UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
March 21st 2009 : Coniston, Lake District, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Coniston, Lake District
Date: March 21st 2009
Time: about 6:30pm
Number of witnesses: 5
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: It looked like a burning orange light, roundish, but I thought at first it looked a little square, but the actual light looked as if it were moving, like a flame.
Weather Conditions: Clear, no cloud cover, high visibility
Description: I was walking back to the car on Saturday which was parked in the car park near Conniston Water, Lake District. I was away with my family for the weekend. Half of them had gone back to our cottage, and 5 of us had stayed to have a pint before tea. (I was walking with my sister who is pregnant therefore not drinking at all, my dad, sister and brother in law who had had a few pints but I only had one.) I was walking next to my dad and we both stopped due to the orange light in the sky. At first we thought it was a helicopter as it was very bright and low, glowing and looked like a spot light on a helicopter but unusual in colour? It moved across the sky slowly as an aircraft/helicopter would, but then it stopped and seemed to hover for a bit, a minute maybe, then it started moving up rather than across and we became more confused as to what it was due to the way it moved, horizontal, then vertical.
My pregnant sister got scared and went to the car, we continued to watch. It got dimmer when it started to go up and dimmer as it got further away and then we watched it disappear up, as if it had gone into the atmosphere. My dad thought it may be a hot air balloon but it got so very high and had no balloon attached to it?! It just looked like a slow moving ball of orange flame and we were baffled, and a bit scared. There was no sound at all and it went very high towards the end but started low. I am fascinated at what this could have been, and because 5 of us saw it and we are very logical people, 3 teachers, a children's therapist and my dad, a town planner, pretty normal people but we all felt that it was strange, I knew it wasn't just me. All of us agreed that what we saw just a few days ago was strange. Obviously no one believes us and when we got back to our rented cottage, the rest of our party thought we were mad and drunk but I only had a pint, and my sister; nothing, and the others were by no means intoxicated. We didn't get a picture which I wish we should have but we literally stopped in our tracks watching it, my heart was racing when I started to realise it wasn't an aeroplane or helicopter. We were stood watching quite amazed. Could there be a logical explanation for this such as a weather balloon? I am convinced it wasn't a hot air balloon as it was getting really dark and it went soo high from being quite low when we originally saw it. I am open to logical explanations but we just can't think of one?!
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:
Yeah I’ve looked at that website but I feel that it was too big to be one of those lamps, and it stopped in the sky for several moments before going really high, I just don’t think those lamps would be able to be seen that high up, or change direction like that?! - and it seemed too big at the beginning to be one of those lamps. I mean I really don’t know what it was but those lamps look pretty small and this thing moved like it was in control if I’m making sense, rather than something just floating on the wind? I will ask the people who I was with what they think? I suppose unfortunately I can’t say what it was either way but it really did seem like it was moving slowly, controlled.
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