UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
April 3rd 2009 : Accrington, Lancashire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Accrington, Lancashire, UK
Date: April 03 2009
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Half Circle
Weather Conditions: Clear
Description: On the date above, 3 people were standing in the back garden of a friends house. In the sky was what appeared to be a half circle shaped object. It was very clear that it was this shape. It was orange in colour with a flashing light on the left hand side. It almost looked as though it was on fire. It was stationary was aprox 10 seconds, then it appeared to come closer heading westwards. It then stopped again and moved towards the north, still quite slowly.
All the time it looked like it was glowing as if on fire. The object then appeared to circle around slowly before heading upwards and disappearing. At first we thought it may be a meteor but the movement was wrong for this.
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 you reply.
Myself and my friends that were with me watched the whole incident and I really can confirm that it was not a balloon. We checked out all of these sites and pictures before we reported it just to check. When we described it as a half circle, the circle was the base section, not the top. The top was flat and there was a definite flashing light on the left hand side.
The movement of the object and the way in which it clearly rose quite quickly back into the sky was too strange. The movement was far too controlled.
We really did check all pictures and other descriptions as we are quite sceptical people about things like this and did think there was an explanation to it. There was none.
I do believe totally John that this was a unidentified object in the sky.