UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
May 24th 2009 : Edenfield, Lancashire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Edenfield Lancashire
Date: May 24 2009
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1 maybe 2
Shape of objects: Spherical
Weather Conditions: Clear, calm no wind
Description: We were driving home on a very calm clear evening when we rounded a corner and saw a large orange orb very still in sky - which then seemed to have break away of flame which went vertically down to earth. At first we thought it was a flare and that someone was in difficulty on the hills in the direction we were travelling. As we drove nearer the orb disappeared from view and then we saw another some distance away (behind us in the direction we had travelled from and over a built up area). Not sure if it was the same one or a second one but the pattern was repeated.
TV/Radio: Not reported - trawling internet to see if anyone else saw same.
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:
Without doubt what we saw was not the same. The shape was spherical - so much so that when we rounded a corner to see it for the first time I commented on 'the beautiful moon' before we realised it was too small and much too low in the sky to be the moon and before the 'flames' seemed to fall from it. I am highly sceptical about UFO's and the like and feel sure there must be some rational explanation - comet? but am hoping that others will have seen them and can tell me what they were.