Tag: Essex

Opaque White Object – South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

Location Of Sighting :
South Woodham Ferrers, Essex- End of November 2010
Date Of Sighting :
End of November 2010
Time:
Approximately 20:00 to 20:30 Hrs
Witness Name:
David W
Witness Statement
I have just replied to another witness statement on here regarding their own recent observation as it looked similar to my experience and I therefore thought that I should really log mine as it was so unusual.
I was bolting on my 4 x 4 vehicle roof bars in my drive at the time and facing up at my roof and so had a visual of a large patch of dark starry night sky with the odd fragment of cumulus blowing in the strong cold northerly wind. (I am a Fellow of the royal Meteorological Society and therefore the weather is a real interest to me). An object caught my attention which initially looked similar to a white sea bird slowly flapping it’s wings which was reflecting the town’s sports ground lighting in the town centre. It was high up and an opaque white and as I watched it I realised that it wasn’t a bird because it was changing shape, then I thought it must be a huge white plastic bag blowing high up in the wind, but it couldn’t have been because it was moving against the very strong northerly wind. There was a fast moving small cumulus cloud running south in the wind and the object started to fade away as I watched it go behind the cloud. I waited as the cloud moved away but I never caught site of it again. It really bothered me because I know I am an excellent witness of anything in the sky and I can almost always identify everything i see through the process of elimination. However, this has always dumbfounded me. It was moving, it was silent, it was sort of translucent, it was changing shape and it faded away right infront of my very eyes as I was racking my brains and trying to fathom it out. I told everyone at work the next day but I didnt make a careful note of the date which I regret. I wanted to contact the CAA the next day about it but I was so busy at work that week that I just let it go. I have never witnessed anything like it before or since. If you wish to get in touch with me then please do feel free.

4 Slow Moving Lights- Colchester Essex – 5th August 2019

Location Of Sighting :
Colchester Essex
Date Of Sighting :
5/8/19
Time:
23:20
Witness Name:
John G
Witness Statement
Standing in my garden I looked up and saw 4 slow moving lights moving to each point of the compass there was no flashing lights and no noise there where planes flying around I saw there lights and heard the noise of there engines flying on the same flight path but the 4 lights moved slow across the clear sky and just blinked out of sight

Benfleet, Essex-3rd May 2009

Location of Sighting: Benfleet, Essex
Date of Sighting: 3rd May 2009
Time: between 21:55 and 23:30
Witness: Clive Watson

Witness Statement: I was walking back to my house when my brother spotted 2 round white lights moving across the sky then a 3rd object appeared,they moved across the sky at speed slowing down i guess over canvey island then disappearing out of site .They then reappeared a few minutes later but this time there were 5 objects travelling in a line again disappearing over canvey island.The objects were round and bright white but when zoomed in on a video camera appeared reddish orange.They travelled silently and unlike aircraft or helicopters didnt display any flashing safety lights.The objects went back and forth for about an hour and a half,possibly longer as dont know prior to 21:55 how long they had been flying around.At one point a helicopter or plane(i only saw the safety light flashing) appeared to follow the objects only to go straight past them as they appeared to slow right down.3 of the objects made what looked like a triangle formation a couple of times throughout the evening.By about 23:00 only 2 objects flew past but at faster speeds.I managed to get about 15 mins footage before my video camera battery ran out and will put on here later.

UK-UFO Comment

We have received a number of related sighting reports covering Benfleet:Instead of raising new individual sighting reports these have been logged as comments.

The number of objects witnessed combined with the orange glows reported suggests that there is a good chance that what was witnessed were Chinese Lanterns released in the local area.

If possible please can anyone who witnessed the sighting view the Chinese Lantern video and let us know if the sighting was similar.

Source:Direct request on UK-UFO

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Thundersley, Essex-24th April 2009

Location of Sighting: Thundersley, Essex
Date of Sighting: 24th April 2009
Time: 21.00
Witness: Adrian Eve

Witness Statement: me and family members were in the garden , when i saw an orange ball of light travelling from se towards nw, it was faster than any aircraft and low ( 1000 to 2000 feet ) making no noise at all . around 1 and a half minutes later another appeared exactly the same , travelling in the same direction and height and speed this continued to happen and in all we counted 5 . with the last one being bigger and brighter . ive never seen anything like it before and wondering if anyone else had the same sightings ?

Source:Direct request on UK-UFO

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Colchester, Essex-24th April 2009

Location of Sighting: Colchester, Essex
Date of Sighting: 24th April 2009
Time: 21.00
Witness: sam wright

Witness Statement: bright orange light travelling rapidly from the north east to south west horizontally over colchester towards coggeshall/ chelmsford, looked like a firework / shooting star that would’nt extinguish but travelling at that kind of speed. Too fast to be a light aircraft but was at that same altitude and too low to be commercial . had no flashing lights and no noise/sound coming from it. It travelled in a perfectly straight line not seeming to gain any altitude , freaked me out abit , hav’nt seen anything like that before, sky was crystal clear and had other witnessess with me who got a bit freaked too , has there been any other sitings of this object tonight ? or is there an obvious reason for what this is ? And no its not a chinese lantern!!!!

Source:Direct request on UK-UFO

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