Location of Sighting: Blyth, Northumberland
Date of Sighting: Early quarter of 1999
Time: Approx 9 to 10 pm
Witness Name: Mr Hallicks
Witness Statement: Although this event happened long ago, I wish to share my experience in the hope that someone else witnessed this and can shed some light on it. I was a teenager at the time and was passing through some local allotments with two mates. It was a cold dark winters night and we couldn’t help but notice what was in the sky to the southeast. We noticed 3 bright yellow/orange circular balls of light circling each other in a triangular formation.They kept within the same close distance of each other and they stayed in one area of the sky.I would guess they were somewhere over the coast towards whitley bay direction. They altered in speed as they rotated. I remember feeling slightly startled and amazed at the time as I couldn’t put my hands on what it was.I couldn’t believe my eyes.My friends joked on saying they are probably flying saucers but I think they were as freaked out and confused as I was. The lights definitely weren’t part of a larger craft as they seemed to move independently. They were medium to large in size and couldn’t be more than about 20 miles away but I’m no expert in distances, however it was close enough to make out clearly. I’m confident it was not chinese lanterns and they definitely weren’t any type of planes or helicopters, or even any aircraft for that mater.We saw them for at least 10 minutes as we walked to my friends house, then they just seemed to vanish. I tried to thinking logically what these were as I didn’t want to pass this off as being “flying saucers”so the only other explanation I could sum up was if these balls of light could have been a spot light reflecting onto the night sky ? Strangely though it seemed too bright for that and their didn’t seem to be a haze or a ray of light which shone from the ground up to the balls of light. Answers please ?
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