UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 2nd 2009 : Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Tyldesley, Greater Manchester
Date: August 2 2009
Number of witnesses: 4
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Ball
Weather Conditions: Clear
Description: A very bright orange glowing ball of light hanging in the sky over Tyldesley, watched this object for a period of 5 minutes, pulled over to inspect more carefully. The ball appeared to move upwards slowly , thus appearing to reduce in size until it disappeared completely.
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:
Thank you for your reply about this.
Since this 'sighting' I have made multiple enquiries around the area and have since found out that there is a local firm that are setting off chinese lanterns.....I feel that this could possibly be the rational explanation for my sighting......I used to investigate paranormal and UFOs as part of a team some years ago but stopped due to family commitments. I had no idea that these things were now mass market sale but it appears that its the latest craze.
Thank you for your time and your response but I do believe this ball of light now to have most likely been a lantern.