UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
February 18th 2009 : Bekesbourne, near Canterbury, Kent, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Bekesbourne, near Canterbury, Kent, England
Date: Feb 18 2009
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Predominantly rounded, but seemingly changing in shape
Weather Conditions: Cloudy night, no stars or moon visible
Description: Saw an extremely bright orange light in the sky, moving horizontally very slowly. It got bigger in shape and appeared to be changing colour from orange to an alarmingly bright red, getting larger in shape (mostly a perfect circular shape, but seemed to be changing shape with colour, almost distorting in shape into almost a triangular form). At its brightest and biggest stage it was red. It appeared to stop completely in the sky for several seconds, before changing direction immediately and then it completely disappeared. Total time lapse for sighting was about 2 minutes. We were struck at its size and brightness considering how cloudy it was. There was no sound accompanying it.
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:
Many thanks for your email.
I had a look into these UFO balloons, but the pure intensity of the light and colour doesn't seem to match (it was a pure almost solid colour all of the time, not like something that was alight with flame and I guess a balloon wouldn't have that brightness to it), along with the fact it appeared to stop and later just disappear instantly.
However, thanks for bringing that to my attention - I guess the mystery continues!!!