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UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom

May 22nd 2010 : Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire, England

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire

Date: May 22 2010

Time: 9.30-9.45pm approx.

Number of witnesses: 2

Number of objects: 1

Shape of objects: Could not tell

Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No

Weather Conditions: Warm, no discernible wind, quiet

Description: We were sitting outside on Saturday night, 22 May, at 9.30/9.40pm when my husband noticed a bright orange object in the sky which he thought at first was something on fire. We both watched this move smoothly upwards in a NNW direction, wondering now if it was a hot air balloon, so rushed to get the binoculars. All we could see was a very bright light source(s) which seemed to be coming from below the object, and at one stage there seemed to be orange rays radiating from one side in a fan shape, at least that is what it looked like, but it was all very indistinct. The light remained constant throughout. We thought we could see a darkish shape above the light(s), almost in the shape of a tall drinks can for want of a better description, but again it was difficult to focus properly. There was no sound, and no flashing lights. Suddenly the object made a smooth almost 60 degree turn more to the west, still steadily ascending, and very quickly disappeared upwards.

Discussing this, we are certain it could not have been a chinese lantern, satellite, helicopter or plane, but are at a loss to know what it was. Had there been flashing lights, we would have said it was a plane. Surely other people in the area have seen this too??