Location of Sighting: Tiptree, Colchester, Essex
Date of Sighting: 14th Dec 2009
Witness Name: Gary Payne
Witness Statement: Hi, um this is prob going to sound mad, but between Sat/Sun 12:45am in Tiptree – i witness 6 Bright orange lights race across the sky.
at first there was only two, they came from nowhere then the two 1st lights swapped place’s, one of them stayed stationary while the other one seemed to vanish!
then while the other one stay (almost hovering – for want of a better word), then once again from what seemed like nowhere, another orange light appeared and zipped across the sky followed by another, then another, until 5 lights had pass the stationary light.
then slowly the sixth light became very dim then seemed to desapear…
this all happened over a 15min time frame…. the objects/light where as i said orange in colour, with no other lights – like you see on planes or helicopters, they moved very fast at first, then slowed down.
i must just say they where quite close, and there was no sound.
i go to heathrow alot though my job, and these objects where not aircraft that i have seen before, nor where they chinese lanterns.
wondered if anyone else may have seen them, i also know there was a meteor shower/shooting stars around this time.. these lights were flying with some control – across the sky, not out of the sky.
Would love to hear if anyone else has reported anything to you.
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