Location of Sighting: Perranporth, Cornwall
Date of Sighting: 22 August 2017
Witness Name:Adam W
Witness Statement: So I’m sitting on Perranporth beach looking up NW at the high cirrus clouds, ~45 degree elevation, wondering if they mean rain. There’s a stiff offshore breeze, but the high clouds appear to be moving slowly. I notice a small, pale, sharply defined object (in contrast to the diffuse clouds) which seems to be keeping pace with them. The kind of size that you don’t notice in peripheral vision, only when you happen to look at it. It gave the impression of great height. But airliners don’t move like that, and it certainly wasn’t a bird or a kite.
I watched it for about a minute, then deliberately looked away and back to make sure I could find it again. It was still there, so I reached down for my binoculars to see if I could make out what manner of aircraft it might be.
As I attempted to focus, it suddenly shot off to the SW faster than I could follow. Made me jump.
If it was a drone it had extreme performance.
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