UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
December 31st 2008 : Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
UFOs From The City Of Sheffield In The UK
Date: December 31, 2008
Time: 2200 to 2230
HBCC UFO Research Note: Permission was granted to leave any names and contact information in the sighting report.
Name is Trevor aged 50 a radio ham M0TWS was Introduced to UFOs by Peter ZS2ABF whom does the UFOs report Bulls via packet radio, never been a believer in UFOs but always open minded the universe is a big place, and believe that we or not the only ones out there.
The above evening we went outside to put out a fire that had started with a firework from the neighbors’, when myself and friend noticed this red glow in the distance travelling from the south to north, as it got closer it was like a tennis ball shape at first glowing red, the largest it got was against my small finger nail about 1/4 size of that.
At first when it was noticed the red light seemed to be Illuminating the clouds above the UFO, the fog and cloud base was at 1000 feet took note of this on a early weather report off the TV.
At first I thought that it was a light on a low flying aircraft, but I soon dismissed that as the red glow was constant and not flashing on and off like normal, so the next thought was a Chinese fire lanterns, I have seen these in the past and the way that they glow is completely different than the way that this was glowing constantly.
It was very slightly illuminating some parts of the clouds when it first appeared, as if it had just come through the base of the clouds. As it came nearer it became more of a round shape, like a tennis ball, but as it came closer it was more flat dome shape, it didn’t fly directly, imagine a clock the 0900 is the horizon, and above me is 1200, the object disappeared at about 1100 position.
The way it disappearance was strange I did give it the benefit of doubt, was it a flare ? no I have been in the TA Army when I was young and know what flares look like, the object went upwards into the clouds, it again partly Illuminated the surrounding clouds as it travelled upwards and then the red light went to a small pin prick of red and it vanished.
This is the first time I have seen anything like the above I hope it helps and hope that the information is informative to people who take these things seriously.
Thank you to Peter in South Africa for the fellows report.
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