posted on Dec, 19 2004 @ 04:03 PM
Earlier this evening, sometime around 18:00 , I was driving North along the A23 out of Brighton, UK, when i spotted a very bright light in the sky. At
first i just wrote it off as an aircraft flying straight towards me, but then it suddenly burst into 4 or 5 small lights in a line for a second, and
then disappeared completely. Unfortunately I couldn't pull my phone out quick enough for a pic, so this description is the best i can give. There was
partial cloud, wth stars and a half moon visible.
I have had a couple of theories as to what it may be:
1. Several aircraft were flying in a line towards me, then one broke away, revealing some others which also then turned, flew behind trees/into a
cloud or something, and therefore disappearing. I would think this is quite possible.
2. A hercules deploying chaff or flares - it was vaguely reminiscent of this, but highly unlikely in this area.
3. A firework - well, i've never seen a firework anything like this before.
So therefore it remains Unidentified. Anyone else got any other ideas?