posted on Jul, 25 2007 @ 05:09 AM
I'm not sure if this is related to the sighting in Stratford - which is only a few miles from here - or not.
Last night (24th July) sometime between 10.30pm and 11.00pm local time (sorry can't be more precise), I stepped out into my garden and noticed the
lights of an aircraft flying overhead. As I watched it I became aware of four other objects moving roughly NE-SW over the town. By their apparent
size, shape and the way they moved relative to one another, they appeared to be large birds. Possibly geese or swans (but they were not in a v
formation - they didn't maintain any formation at all, but seemed to weave about, as smaller birds sometimes do). I assumed birds partly because
they appeared to have outstretched wings.
Anyway, the odd thing about them is that they were glowing a faint orange colour. I thought at the time that they must be somehow reflecting street
lights. As they went over my house the light faded from view - so may only have been visible from directly below.
At the time there was a light breeze.
I didn't have time to grab a camera and in any case it would have been difficult to capture such faint objects in any meaningful in the time they
were in view.
Only on seeing the Stratford thread has it occurred to me that they may have been lanterns, the light almost out, hence only faintly luminous orange,
drifting in the breeze - their movement did match such a scenario.
At the time my main thought was that someone else seeing them could easily mistake them for UFOs (though I suppose technically they were UFOs
Not much more to add other than that at no time did it appear that they were large craft or at any great height and whatever the explanation I'm 100%
certain they weren't spaceships nor aircraft of any sort.