Location of Sighting: Poulton Le Fylde Lancashire
Date of Sighting: Wed 28/09/11
Witness Name: Dave Wilton
Witness Statement: Approx 0025 on wed 28/09/11 I spotted a very very bright light green object travelling very fast and very low towards the west. It was travelling in a south to north direction and it looked as if it was only a few hundred yards away from my house.It was travelling quite low – I would estimate at somewhere between 100 to 200 feet. It lasted in my sight for just over one second. I would estimate its magnitude at being minus ten. It was luminous green and a perfect orb shape with silver light at its centre. It was approx a quarter the size of the Moon so quite large really.
I submitted a sighting of it to LAPIS [http://lapisparanormal.com/] [The Lancashire Anomalous Phenomena Investigation Society (LAPIS) ] within half an hour of the sighting but have not heard from them regarding anyone else seeing it. I cannot think of what it could have been. It certainly wasn’t a satellite [I’ve seen many of those including the ISS and Shuttle]. It wasn’t a meteor [again I have seen many of those as I have been an amateur astronomy for over 45 years now!!. I really have not seen anything like it during my stargazing days [or years I should say]. As for it being a lantern -well had I thought it was one I wouldn’t have wasted anyone’s time about it!!For a while it scared me because it was so unusual, so vividly bright, so large and so close! I don’t know if anyone else would have seen it because it was so low and so close to my house. I can only hope someone else saw it either before it reached my area or after it left my area.
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