UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
December 26th 2009 : Hullbridge, Hockley, Essex, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Hullbridge, Hockley, Essex, England
Date: December 26 2009
Number of witnesses: One (1)
Number of objects: One (1)
Shape of objects: Round
Weather Conditions: Mainly clear with light low cloud, dark.
Description: Object seen approaching at high speed from the south west towards the north east, there were no navigation lights visible and the object appeared as a ball of flame with movement of the ball changing rapidly as it would travelling at high speed. The object flew almost over the top of me and it was completely silent, I heard no form of engine noise at all. I watched the object disappear in the distant north east.
I have never seen anything quite like this before and I found it quite spooky, if I had to describe it looking like something, the nearest I could say would be a missile but without the firey tail and the noise but the speed was comparable.
UFOINFO Note: I wrote to the witness stating "As this object passed overhead can you confirm whether or not this was a UFO balloon/Chinese lantern? I'm assuming it wasn't judging by the quoted speed" and received the following reply:
In answer to your question - It had a similar appearance to a Chinese Lantern but as you say the speed and lack of wind would rule that out, I have seen Chinese Lanterns in this area before but most of them fizzle out as you watch them and only travel at the speed of the wind and not in a dead straight line. I would add that the height although difficult to judge was somewhere between 700 - 1, 000 feet.