UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
December 26th 2008 : Near Washington, West Sussex, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Near Washington West Sussex UK
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Orange ball
Weather Conditions: Cold clear night
Description: We were driving along the A283 heading west towards Washington, my wife was sitting behind me in the rear of the car with my daughter when she became aware of an orange light flying in an easterly direction high in the sky. There were stars clearly visible as well as Venus in the sky so we discounted it being either a planet or a star and was not a plane, it was bright orange. It moved at a steady speed and was visible for at least five minutes as we were moving in the opposite direction.
UFOINFO Note: As with other similar reports I asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloons website to see if this is what might have been seen and received the following reply:
I looked at the film of the lanterns, but have to say that the wind speed was high that evening 20 Knots at least the object was flying at a steady controlled speed there was no flickering. I have spent many years watching aircraft and can honestly say that this orange ball was unlikely to be a lantern it was in a perfect level flight and seemed unaffected by the gusty conditions and visibility was perfect.