Location of Sighting: Shepshed, Leicestershire
Date of Sighting: 1/1/10
Witness Name: Nick and Jess
Witness Statement: Jess and I had been relaxing at home on new years eve, neither of us drink alcohol so were were sober, a neighborough was letting off fire works to celebrate the new year so we decided to go and have a look.
While standing on the front lawn our attention was drawn to two orange lights just off to our left traveling approx north to south, at first we dismissed them as embers from a firework but the brightness lasted too long. As we watched the two orange lights move off to the south a third drifted into view from the north, this one was much lower and brighter than the first two, it was at this point we realised we were looking at a bit more than chinese lanterns or firework embers, we watched the third light for a few minutes before going back indoors.
The following evening I was walking the dog this time i witnssed a single orange light track across the sky again in approx north to south direction.
The following sunday I mentioned what we had seen at new year to my mother who promptly told me that my aunt had seen eaxctly the same thing in Loughborough a couple of miles away, this really got us wondering so I did some research online and found that many other people had been witnessing the orange lights in the midlands area throughout the xmas period.
We know what we saw and it was not a chinese lantern.
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