UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
July 2nd 2009 : Ripon, North Yorkshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK
Date: July 2 2009
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 8
Shape of objects: Round
Weather Conditions: Very still. Warm. Dry.
Description: Eight round orange/red lights moving forward in formation from the east to south-east direction of Masham, North Yorkshire. I thought they were helicopters, but there was no noise. I watched them for about ten minutes. They were still there after I went to find my camera. I tried to take photos, but I couldn't catch them. They disappeared one-by-one while still in the sky.
TV/Radio: I reported my sighting to the police, and they checked it out. They said it was military activity.
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:
Yes, I did look at the site with the lanterns, and it didn't look like them at all. I thought they were helicopters at first. I thought I didn't have any photos, but have since uploaded to my comp and you can see three orange lights.
Today I put a bulletin out on my Facebook, and a friend who lives in LA said I could be right in thinking it was UFO activity as her father used to fly F1-11's at Lakenheath. She didn't say anymore than that, but it sure made me think.