UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
September 27th 2009 : Mirfield, West Yorkshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Mirfield, UK
Date: September 27 2009
Time: 2130 and 2137
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 2
Shape of objects: Unknown - too brightly lit underneath to make out shape
Weather Conditions: Clear calm and silent night, no wind, dark moonlit night.
Description: When I noticed the first one (2130 BST), coming from the West and in the distance, it looked almost like a red fireball or an aeroplane on fire - so bright that it drew my attention to it through a gap in the trees. I shouted for my friend to come outside quickly, and as it got closer (which didn’t take long) the colour went from a flaming bright red to bright orange. The object (which because of the intensity of the light, you couldn’t see an outline against the darkness) had three spherical half ball shapes underneath where the bright orange light was coming from. It seemed to slow as it went overhead and I can only describe the underside as similar to three half orange baseball shapes with a black line around each of the circumferences. It appeared to be very low, and it was a very very clear still night with only the odd thin cloud around.
It took around a minute and a half to travel from west to east,and you can see from my house security camera, that me and my friend followed it across the sky in that time. It was not an aircraft as we know it, and it was spookily silent, it was a very quiet night, no wind or noise at all. There were aircraft in the sky, and you could see the red and green navigation lights of those, but this was just brightly lit orange with no navigation lights and flying in what I would consider as a 'controlled' manner.
Once we watched it disappear into the east, we went round the back of the house and had a quick chat about what we just saw. My friend went back in the house and I played outside with the dog in the garden in the same position as before.
Suddenly, once again, I noticed a red/orange bright light through the gap in the trees – Lo and behold, an exact repeat of what we had seen five minutes earlier. My friend said 'go get your camera' – this was upstairs and I dashed in to get it. By the time I got back downstairs, the object had just passed overhead and I had trouble getting my camera to switch on. By the time I got it to stay switched on, it was quite a way into the distance and all I managed to record was a tiny orange blob disappearing rapidly into the east.
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:
Many thanks for your response.
I can guarantee it was nothing like that – the main thing that was inconsistent with balloons was the intensity of the light coming from it – it almost hurt your eyes from quite a distance away. I have seen these Chinese balloons before and can 100% say it wasn’t one of those. I had a friend with me who also witnessed the object – she is very sceptical about these sort of things and even she admits it was a very unusual and unexplainable sighting.
I can only explain the initial sighting as looking like a plane on fire low in the sky. This gradually slowed (although still moving very fast) and turned from brilliant flaming red into bright orange as it went virtually overhead.
Looking upwards at it, you could not make out a shape as the light coming from it was too bright – just like looking into a spotlight in the darkness – you can’t make out anything but the light. This light appeared to be emanating from three spherical ball shapes on the underneath of something?
While it was going overhead, there was no sound at all, and it was a really still quite night and we could hear planes in the distance and see the nav lights on those.
I am very level headed, very educated and very logical in my thinking – I have no known explanation as to what I say on that night.