Location of Sighting: Northiam, Sussex
Date of Sighting: 25 April 2011
Witness Name: Oliver Morris
Witness Statement: Two steady orange lights appeared very low from over a hedge just 100m away. Not point lights, but around the size of a small car. Their position would have been around 100m above Great Dixter House, Sussex. Light did not flash, completely silent. Certainly not an aircraft, having trained in aero engineering and lived and worked at Heathrow, I know aircraft. Then assumed they were chinese lanterns. So watched carefully for flicker and motion. Astounded to watch them clear to the southern horizon (Westfield/Hastings) in less than one minute (7miles). The evening was very still, I can imagine no wind to have moved them so fast. Saw similar from the same spot on December 31st 2010. Two orange lights again, this time they flew from south to north and were much higher. Again I thought chinese lanterns. But they reached a point above Northiam and just stopped, then rose vertically. Less convincing than the sighting on April 25th 2011, but noteworthy. Both sightings were very similar to other people’s sightings titled ‘Hastings, East Sussex-3rd May 2010’. You’d think lantern, but movement was impossible for lanterns.
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