UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
May 2nd 2009 : Maidstone, Kent, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Maidstone, Kent, England
Date: May 2nd 2009
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 9
Weather conditions: Clear, bright 1/3 moon
at 23:39 hrs on 2nd May 2009 over Maidstone, Kent, UK (clear sky & bright 1/3 moon) :
Near Penenden Heath, I saw a shooting star then a few seconds later a bright red light coming from the Town Centre direction. Distance was impossible to calculate, but appeared to be a few thousand feet? As the first one came closer, two more appeared from the same direction. While all three were in site, the first one dropped a small speck of light that travelled in a straight line to the ground ) disappearing behind houses etc). All three travelled the same flight path and despite being an irregular path kept perfect sync. Over the next 30 minutes 6 others also appeared on the same flight path.
None had flashing lights and unlike any civil or even military aircraft, whether they were coming towards you or going away, the light remained constant. No plane could move like they did (changing direction & stopping) and any plane and especially helicopter would be easily heard at that distance, yet they made no sound.
I am one of those who has always thought the idea of UFO's was a great idea, but never took it seriously. I am convinced that what I saw last night was not normal or easily explainable.
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:
Can't see them as balloons or lanterns, far too bright and stayed at same luminescence for a full ten minutes as each crossed the sky (I assume lanterns would flicker?). I have racked my brains for a logical explanation and have found none.
Also, one of them dropped a light to the ground which does not seem in keeping with lanterns.