UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
January 1st 2009 : Clifton Moor, York, Yorkshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: York England
Date: 1 January 2009
Time: 12.25am GMT
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Parachute shape bright white light
Weather Conditions: Cold night but high cloud base few stars
Description: My partner and I thought you would be interested to know about our experience on New Years Day.
We live in the Clifton Moor area of York and around 12.25am I had stepped outside and saw a bright white light in the sky. I could only describe it as a parachute or hot air balloon. As it approached it got larger. I watched it for a couple of minutes before shouting my partner who also observed the same object, which remained stationery for about a minute. It then accelerated away from us , almost vertically, at tremendous speed through the cloud base and out of sight.
TV/Radio: Local press coverage
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:
Thank you for this. I have looked at the website and it was nothing like the balloons featured on there. What I saw was more like the size of a house.