Asfordby, Melton Mowbray-21st July 2010

Location of Sighting: Asfordby, Melton Mowbray
Date of Sighting: 21.7.10
Time: 9.30pm
Witness Name: adey c

Witness Statement: My friend and I had just returned to Asfordby Main Street from a dog walk. We were just saying goodbye in my garden, I noticed what I initially thought was a plane heading towards East Mids airport. I immediately realised that the light being omitting from the object was large in size, continuous and seemed to be coming from the centre of the aircraft. The light had a strange orangeness to it and I then thought that it may be an airship of some description. It seemed to be travelling quite slowly and we could not hear any noise. It initially looked to have some distance from us but then it turned quite sharply and started heading away from us. We could then see that it was almost square, looked metallic and had no wings or rotary blades and was only probably 1/2 mile away. We both agreed that we have not seen anything like this before. At approx 1am on the same evening I noticed a bright light in the sky from my kitchen window. It seemed to just hang in the sky and may have had the altitude that a helicopter would have. The light was too bright and continuous for a helicopter. Again there was no noise. This looked as though it was over the outskirts of the nearest town of Melton Mowbray approx 4 miles. I called my friend and she could see the same object. I then viewed what looked to be the same object at 3am slightly more overhead. Same type of light and no noise. We are completely baffled as to what we saw that evening.


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Updated: July 22, 2010 — 5:11 pm


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  1. Hi Adey
    My partner Jess and I have witnessed at least 12 of these Orange balls of light (OBOLS’s) since january in the loughborough area, at first we saw them just silently fly over but just recently they have changed their behavior to hovering. I have started a thread in the uk-ufo forum about this behavior change infact I observed a single OBOL hovering to the southeast of loughborough at 10pm tonight 18/8/10.

    You can see the thread here…

  2. my grandad has just phoned up saying that there was 7 of those and 2 fighter planes were chasing them at speed and flew over the house my grandad was amazed as was i

  3. I was driving to Nottingham yesterday at about 5pm between Nottingham and Melton Mowbray me and my mate witnessed an orange ball of light flying towards Melton Mowbray. There was no flashing light and it was moving at quite a steady pace and was flying fairly low. We have no idea what it was but other drivers must have seen it!

  4. About 9:40pm Sat 10th Aug 2019. Noticed a bright light quite high in the sky hoovering over the east side of Melton fist thought it was a helicopter until it suddenly dropped out of the sky. We agreed it wasn’t a drone due to the high winds. A few moments later my 4 year old grandaught shouted there is another light this was traveling from the north. It stopped at the first light.and both where moving round in circles the main light was a constant bright white light were the other was slightly dimmer. They moved quickly after each other. These where no way helicopters or drones you could not hear anything. After 30 mins or so the moved from the east of Melton towards the south side. Still following each other even in the high winds. The larger light seemed to give off what seemed to be 2 white firework trails then the disappeared

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