Category: Sussex

Bright Orange Light-Newhaven East Sussex-10th January 2020

Location Of Sighting :
Newhaven East Sussex
Date Of Sighting :
10 January 2020
approx 20:50 to 20:55
Witness Name:
Garry H
Witness Statement
Where to start. For reasons I won’t explain I went to my front door and noticed in the edge of my vision a bright orange light. At first I thought it was an aircraft on fire, but there was no smoke trailing the light The light was moving from roughly SSE to NE at or below cloud level. Probably around 1000 to 1500feet. There were very few clouds in the sky and a full moon was shining almost directly overhead with the brightest stars visible. The light was about an eighth of the size of the moon and was most definitely not Mars or any other object normally seen in the night sky. As the light drew away from me (about fifteen seconds after first seeing it) it went out followed by a slight “blink”. What really made me wonder was the next few seconds. Given tonight is well lit with moonlight and the lights of the Harbour I noticed either against the cloud near where the light had been or against the moonlit sky a deep black object. It was visible for barely a fraction of a second and I wasn’t sure I had seen anything until it reappeared again for a very brief time in the same place. The object was a long “spike” on end with the pointed end facing up at the middle was a ball like structure and then another smaller spike pointing down. It was not an aircraft as there were no navigation lights no strobe lights and no noise other than traffic on the road below mine. I did wonder if I was watching an airliner as Newhaven is under a flightpath for Gatwick but this was too low and moving against the normal flow of such aircraft. Indeed had it been an airliner or largish aircraft it would have lost lift as its wings would have to be vertical. Airliners actually fly over Newhaven at, at least 5000 feet probably higher. Given I was a scientist this has taken some considerable thought to report this but it spooked me and the means of its instant disappearance meant I had to report it.

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Vertical Moving Bright Light -Cuckfield West Sussex-July 2005

Location Of Sighting :
Cuckfield West Sussex
Date Of Sighting :
July 2005
Between 11 pm and1am
Witness Name:
Christopher K
Witness Statement
I noticed a bright star in the sky which seemed a little brighter than the others. All of a sudden, it accelerated vertically downwards beyond the tree line in the distance (somewhere over Burgess Hill/ Hassocks). This was all I saw but I was left in no doubt that his was a ufo. It had been stationary and then dropped unnaturally quickly and in a controlled manner. I didn’t report it at the time as I felt there was no point. I mentioned to people who didn’t seem to believe me and left it at that. All these years later it still plays on my mind.

Fluorescent Strip Light In The Sky, Eastbourne, East Sussex, Early July 2018

Location of Sighting: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Date of Sighting: Early July 2018
Time: 7pm
Witness Name: Chris
Witness Statement: Came into garden to join family. Noticed a piercing bright horizontal light to the South, like a fluorescent strip light in the sky, stationary for a few seconds, then zipped off to the right behind trees. Estimate at least 30 metres long. Has left me stunned. Very similar to Chinese UFO 7th July 2010.

Tier drop shape, shot beam of light – West Sussex – 2012

Location of Sighting: West Sussex
Date of Sighting: 2012 towards end of the year
Time: 11.30ish
Witness Name: Paul
Witness Statement: Tier drop shape shot a beam of light towards the ground as it stopped coming out the object I carried on towards the ground more the willing to do a lie detector on this, my brother was also a witness to this upon looking back up after watching the beam the object was gone

Round Object Close To Commercial Airliner- Bexhill, East Sussex-26th April 2017

Location of Sighting: Bexhill, East Sussex
Date of Sighting: 26/04/2017
Time: 5.32pm
Witness Name: Jamie
Witness Statement: I had just parked my car and got out when I noticed a distant airliner. It was crystal clear against the blue sky so I continued to watch the aircraft for a few more seconds when a round object suddenly came into view – it appeared out of nowhere in fairly close proximity to the plane but above it! I had a good clear view of this object. I continued to watch the stationary round shaped object in amazement for a further 8 to 10 seconds when I noticed it suddenly begin to fade (curiously the same moment I thought of using my mobile phone to film it) until it completely disappeared in clear blue sky. I kept my eyes on the same area of sky looking for it but it had definitely disappeared. The object had a definite orange tint to it. The plane was a commercial airliner. I checked on Flightradar24 to see if I could identify the aircraft, and I have managed to get a definite id on the plane. It would be interesting to find out if anyone aboard the plane spotted the same object. I have had a life long interest in UFO’s and I am an amateur astronomer. Having spent thousands of hours looking up I am familiar with high altitude weather balloons, hot air balloons, fairground inflatable balloons, I can confidently rule all of them out.. It was no conventional aircraft. I can’t explain what this was. Very intriguing.


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