UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 26th 2009 : Leicester, Leicestershire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Leicester - UK
Date: August 26 2009
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Small and round (distant).
Weather Conditions: Mainly clear.
Description: We live 2 miles southeast of Leicester.
We saw a single bright orange light moving completely silently, in a perfectly straight line directly overhead. It appeared to be at the height of other aircraft but moving incredibly quickly. As it moved across the sky it climbed in altitude as it headed for a point in the sky well above the horizon. It became smaller and more feint as it travelled before flickering in the atmosphere. Finally it was not possible to see with the naked eye. It was travelling eastward, and was visible in the sky for around 30-40 seconds.
The combination of characteristics made this object unique in my own experience. Its perfect trajectory, combined with its speed, distance covered, and complete lack of noise or flashing lights meant that it could not be a documented aircraft, satellite, shooting star, firework or any man-made object I have ever heard of. In addition to these characteristics this was an object that started at a lower altitude but continued to climb evenly, and was on course to leave our atmosphere.
TV/Radio: I left a message on Leicester Mercury newsdesk answerphone.