UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
October 17th 2009 : Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Stockton on Tees
Date: October 17 2009
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Round/oval
Weather Conditions: Clear, no wind
Description: I went into the garden to let my dogs out at roughly nearly 9:00pm. I saw a big burning orange object in the sky. It was an object not a light or reflection etc. It looked quite large and I thought a first it was maybe a huge hot air balloon on fire. It's the only way I can describe it. It was bright orange. It was not a Chinese Lantern or UFO Balloon etc. It was much bigger.
It looked like there was flames? I shouted my family to come and look as I have never seen anything like it. I ran in the house to get my family.
When I came back out it was going up, right up into the clouds. I gather from this it was moving fast. My daughter watched it go into the clouds. Now I live in Teesside and we are on the flight path of Teesside (Durham Tees Valley airport) so I cannot imagine a hot air balloon being in the sky at night. It went to the south. It appeared in the East. It was about the same height at the Aeroplanes travel at.
It was 100% not an aircraft, helicopter nor a light. There was no noise. It moved horizontal across the sky then went up into the clouds (south).
It was about an inch big when I first saw it, and I did see what looked like flames, hence why I initially thought it was a hot air balloon. I have since Googled and there are so many similar sighting in Teesside. The glow did not fade or burn out. Basically it went up into the clouds so we could not see it anymore.
TV/Radio: I have posted at local news forum to see if anyone else has seen this and other UFO sights as I am intrigued.