UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
January 7th 2009 : Chatham, Kent, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Chatham, Kent, England, UK
Date: 7 Jan 2009
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Bright orange light slowly moving - fading within ten minutes
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, calm.
Description: I'm committing this sighting as an example of the many UK sightings that I have read about in recent months in UFOINFO. The above sighting is an example of a 'Chinese' baloon/device which is fast becoming common place for use at weddings, firework parties, christmas, for new year celebrations & I would guess, as hoaxes. Orange lights fading, slow moving orange lights, orbs, bright lights many fading out, etc... Usually let off in groups. Sound familiar?...
Yes it does sound familiar - I am aware of the lanterns you mention and if you have been reading the reports on UFOINFO you will have seen that I ask people to check the UFO Balloons site to see if this is what they might have seen.
Some say yes, some say no, while others do not reply.
At the top of the UK UFO Sightings page at http://www.ufoinfo.com/sightings/uk.shtml it states:
"With the increase of sighting reports in and around the Loughton Essex area, readers should be aware of companies such as UFO Balloons, their products could account for some of the sighting reports. Also read the September 12th 2005 report from Hornchurch, Essex."
I will be adding the UFO Balloons link to the sighting report page along with some links to sites that allow you to see if satellites or the ISS could be seen at the time.
John @ UFOINFO