Ripley,Derbyshire-17th August 2016

Location of Sighting: Ripley,Derbyshire
Date of Sighting: 17th August 2016
Time: 12.50pm
Witness Name: John

Witness Statement: It was a nice sunny day,with a few scattered clouds around,and i was having a cigarette outside the back door,and watching a few airliners flying overhead,of wich there seemed to be quite a few that day especially with East Mids airport being only 20 miles south,when i noticed a small silvery glinting round object,to the NE at fairly high altitude.The object was stationary and airliners were flying close by it,but not quite as high. I took two photos on my mobile,and it moved very slowly about two inches from north to south in about 10 minutes an became stationary again for about 1 minute then started to move south again which i filmed,on my mobile for 2 and a half minutes,till it disappeared into cloud. I went back inside for 15 minutes an returned outside to see if it was still there,and the object was back but about 4 inches across the sky to the north east,from the direction it came. It disappeared into cloud again after about 30 seconds but after the cloud had gone in a few minutes,it had disappeared altogether. It was obviously under intelligent control and definitely not a plane,balloon or helicopter.Its not noticeable on the photos or video but probably would be if they could be enhanced.


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Updated: August 22, 2016 — 9:57 pm

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  1. This is very similar to what I saw on 18/7/16 over Whitchurch, Bristol at approx 4.45pm. I was watching two of these white/silvery orb like objects from my garden. They were very slowly and silently moving southwest, from the east. The sun was catching them and they were really bright,and then they would dim out of view. I lost sight of the first one but the second I watched for over half an hour. They were also very high in the sky in the east and moving nearly overhead. The second one then gradually veered off northwards out of sight. I thought they might have been gliders but I checked Flightradar24 and they were too far away and not high enough. Would love to know what they were.

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