UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
January 9th 2009 : Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Cleethorpes North East Lincolnshire UK
Date: 9th January 2009
Number of witnesses: 6
Number of objects: 9
Shape of objects: Orange balls of light
Weather Conditions: Clear, Full Moon
Description: We saw a series of orange balls of light over the River Humber/ Cleethorpes area heading approximately East to West. One appeared followed by two more followed by two followed by three followed by one. They seemed to climb and eventually disappear.
Twenty minutes previous to this incident I saw what appeared to be an Orange coloured shooting star go over the top of us while on Cleethorpes sea front, this was also witnessed by a colleague of mine who was four miles away at the same time.
We tried to explain away these sightings but found it difficult to, there was no noise, no Nav Lights or any indication that they were aircraft of any kind. We tried to take photo's which came out but a little poor. Our sighting seems to be the same as a lot of others recently and it would be interesting to find out what they were.
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 have taken a look at the web site and video you mentioned and I don't think that is what we saw, especially the first incident with the shooting star type of object. These weren't acting in the way a balloon would probably act, they were all in a line, all stayed at about the same height and seemed to be in "convoy" I feel if they were any type of balloon their altitude would have varied. I have flown in helicopters myself quite regular over the past eight years and am used to looking out for other aircraft and anything else that may conflict with us.
We live on the East Coast of the U.K and these seem to come from the east, we also don't live many miles from the incident at Conisholme and the wind turbine that got damaged.