UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
September 26th 2009 : Gunthorpe, Nottingham, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Gunthorpe, Nottingham, England
Date: September 26 2009
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Circular
Weather Conditions: Calm and fair day
Description: I had just got back with a friend from playing tennis, I saw him to his car but then from my front door I saw an extremely large fire like circular object spinning vertically in the distance above. From my knowledge of surroundings I would say it was probably hovering above the village field or above Kneeton (a village across the River Trent). I was instantly surprised due to the appearance and its large mass/size. The sighting lasted about a minute. I immediately grabbed my friend, we watched it and it started to decrease in size, like it was burning out like a fire, it kept getting smaller and smaller until it appeared like a star then moved at strange angles, and it disappeared in the distance. I then concluded it was possibly actually travelling away, not decreasing in size, but at a speed unbelievable. There was no sound at all which also made me confused and further justify my thought that it was a UFO. The object was quite low, much lower than that of helicopters that fly over here. My friend thought it was a balloon at first but the sky was clear and there was no balloon as such above it, he concluded after its remarkable disappearance that is was "pretty weird". My friend only saw the sighting half the time I did because I got his attention to it about 30 seconds after I saw it.
TV/Radio: My sighting was not reported on the TV but today (Monday) I heard on the radio (BBC Radio Nottingham I think) a sighting similar to mine in Netherfield (a town 6 miles away from where I live) on the Friday (day before I saw the object) and the mans description was a yellow circle which is roughly the same type of description as mine, although I particularly use the phrase fire-like as a better description for its unusual colour and texture that I witnessed.
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:
Thanks for the reply John, I have read the website and seen many videos of the lanterns and lots of 'UFO' sightings that appear to be these lanterns on youtube, I have a basic knowledge therefore of how they move in the sky and how they can suddenly disappear, however what I saw in the sky was extremely large, very bright and very close, it shrinked in size in a quick manner until it appeared like a star and then proceeded to jolt at random angles to before disappearing into nothingness in a minute leaving a trail that also disappeared shortly after, it was a very dramatic experience that I was shocked and speechless by and didnt think about it till only a day after. There is no way it could have been a candle, it was a clear sky and I saw it as a bright, circular fire-like object rotating at an angle but bright enough to an extent it was hard to make out what it was, and then suddenly shooting away into nothingness like a missile.