Location of Sighting: South of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Date of Sighting: 14/05/2011
Witness Name: Lee W / Abi D
Witness Statement: Had just left Thorpe-le-Soken and turned south on Tan Lane. A light suddenly appeared in clear sky ahead, quite distant. Initially the light was small and usually bright – thought was a bright star or planet but not likely due to sudden appearance. Over 20 seconds light appeared to grow and become more diffuse. I was driving and had to take the right turn towards Little Clacton. Abi was able to watch object for longer out of passenger window and was shocked to see it suddenly shoot upwards and disappear behind clouds.
Object’s colour was bright white becoming more orange before disappearing upwards.
Have never seen anything like this, very frequently see chinese lanterns and helicopters in this area, definitely nothing of the sort.
Would approximate object to be 5 mies to our south so would have been a couple of miles offshore.
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