Location of Sighting: Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Date of Sighting: 10/12/09
Witness Name: Peter
Witness Statement: Whilst out having a cigarette in the garden (house is on the hill above Tesco/Borders College off Melrose rd), a huge, bright orange light, almost flare like, shot up from behind the hills from out Selkirk way. I honestly thought it was a missle or the afterburner of a military aircraft ! but no sound, quite low. The object literally ground to a halt when it got over Galashiels, at the hill my house is on. The object burnt so bright as it flew at an amazing spee, then stopped, just floating above Gala and became less bright as it slowed down. It floated slowly, turned towards St Boswells direction and gradually faded out, but with intermittent small bursts of vigour/light.
it was like a missile taking off when it came over the hills !! it was like a huge star burning, but orange in colour !!
I managed to take some pics and when zoomed into the object using Microsoft Picture Manager, the object has a grid/lattice type formation around it.
I have over 40 pics of anomolous objects now taken in The Borders !
I have attached the pics !
Another person witnessed it also !
The pics were taken as the light became less bright than it was – when it first appeared, I thought we were under attack with missiles being launched !!
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