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UFO sightings in South West England

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posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 06:57 AM
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At around 1am gmt on Saturday 31st of May there were several orange spheres in the western sky over the city of Bath. They hung in the sky looking slightly like the constellation of Ursa Major but standing in a vertical position with no other star in the sky and glowing very brightly. Did anyone else see this? Why has it not been reported in the media? When I looked at various UFO videos on youtube i found very similar looking displays mostly in south America.

What are these things? UFOs? or military.




posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 07:12 AM
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Hot air balloons?

There is a hot air balloon company that operates out of Bath and I understand they do evening and night-time flights. The burners glow bright orange n the night time sky and are often seen over the Mendips.

Another cause of glowing orange lights in the sky is Paul Devereux's Earth-lights theory which seem to appear just before an earthquake as they did over the north of England recently, although the Bath area isn't known for its earthquakes! These are also orange glows.

Ross



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 07:23 AM
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what if its not hot air balloons, what if its realy ufo's imitating the colors
of the hot air balloons? were you there? did you see the lights with your own eyes?



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 07:23 AM
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Very good point. The only thing is hot air balloons would have an intermitent glow and these had a permanent one. to bright too.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 10:49 AM
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No I wasn't there, but as a rational and logical thinker, I like to rule out all the other possibilities first and as I live out on the Somerset levels, I often see glowing orange lights in the distance which ARE hot air balloons and the glow is NOT always intermittent and can be consistent for long periods when climbing over the Mendip Hills.

That said, I am sure some UFO sightings are very real, but to be taken seriously we MUST rule out other things first.

Ross



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 11:09 AM
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I completely agree with that statement but this was the only time i have ever seen anything like this. I have lived in Bath all my life and am well aware of the baloons that go up but this was very different.

I think i will try to get in touch with some of the balooning companies and see if they were flying on Saturday night. Im waiting to see if the local rag has anything in it on Thursday.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 11:51 AM
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Keep us posted with what you find as I am only just down the road in Glastonbury and and am very interested in sightings in this area.

Ross



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 01:59 PM
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As i'm not at all familiar with ballooning, i was wondering if they needed any other kind of lights on the basket/balloon, to make them more visible to other aircraft during night flying?
I would imagine a relatively slow, intermittantly lit up object would pose a bit of a hazard if fast moving military aircraft, doing night time practices , were to approach.
Especially considering this countrys 'health and safety gone bonkers' attitude!



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 03:43 PM
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Sounds like those pesky japanese (?) flying lanterns were to blame.
I saw some whilst watching Radiohead at the Glastonbury festival some years back and they looked awesome, twisting in the sky and creating formations...I then turned around and saw them being released.
The magic was gone..



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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I saw a cluster of five orange spheres just like decribed at around 11pm 31st May saturday. Spotted North East of England town called Whitley Bay.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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The funny thing is, and perhaps the reason I was so cautious to eliminate other things first, is that at just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, we were awoken by what could only be described as a "whaling banshee", screaming in pain in the fields around us. It was unlike any animal I have heard before (and we live out in the country!)

After listening to the noise for about 15 minutes and looking out of the windows to see if we could actually see anything, the noises stopped but for a low humming sound.

I had dozed back off by this time, but my wife said that she heard the humming sound and then minutes later the screaming noise started again. This went on for about half an hour.

Now there is probably a very logical explanation for tis, but I'm darned if I know what it is!

Ross



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by nomadrush
The funny thing is, and perhaps the reason I was so cautious to eliminate other things first, is that at just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, we were awoken by what could only be described as a "whaling banshee", screaming in pain in the fields around us. It was unlike any animal I have heard before (and we live out in the country!)

After listening to the noise for about 15 minutes and looking out of the windows to see if we could actually see anything, the noises stopped but for a low humming sound.

I had dozed back off by this time, but my wife said that she heard the humming sound and then minutes later the screaming noise started again. This went on for about half an hour.

Now there is probably a very logical explanation for tis, but I'm darned if I know what it is!

Ross



I used to be on Salisbury plain alot when in the reserves (5th battalion RGJ) and reading your post made me feel like i was about to lose my dinner.

In 1995 (march time) we were in a wooded copse prepping for a night assault when we heard this hummmm, hummmmm, rising and falling like a substation about to blow. as you can guess there was no substation around for miles!.
The next thing this primevil terrifying scream rolled around us, like a cross between a huge cat like rooowwwwwl and a scream of terror a child gives off.

Now, our WO2 was as hard as nails, mean as a cobra with toothache and rock steady.

He walked amongst us, counted us all down and called end ex over the net. Just then the same noise happend again, this time closer. Captain C, WO2 and two other NCO's bombed up with live ammo and they took into all round defense (with us recruits behind them).

About 10 minutes later two lynxs came in to pick us up and we scrambled on board.

Back at netheravon we were debriefed, all had a good sit down / calm down time, and had a de-briefed and told to 'forget it, sleep on it but forget it'.

That noise and screaming haunts me even today 13 years on - and its a sound i dread to ever hear again, especially as i spend alot of time alone at high altitude in the cairngorms for protracted amounts of time.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 04:42 PM
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Saw a Cluster of five orange spheres around 11pm on the 31st May Saturday in Whitley Bay North East of England. But they werent in any formation just scattered ramdomly but close together.



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 02:24 AM
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Originally posted by Dan Tanna

Originally posted by nomadrush
The funny thing is, and perhaps the reason I was so cautious to eliminate other things first, is that at just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, we were awoken by what could only be described as a "whaling banshee", screaming in pain in the fields around us. It was unlike any animal I have heard before (and we live out in the country!)

After listening to the noise for about 15 minutes and looking out of the windows to see if we could actually see anything, the noises stopped but for a low humming sound.

I had dozed back off by this time, but my wife said that she heard the humming sound and then minutes later the screaming noise started again. This went on for about half an hour.

Now there is probably a very logical explanation for tis, but I'm darned if I know what it is!

Ross



I used to be on Salisbury plain alot when in the reserves (5th battalion RGJ) and reading your post made me feel like i was about to lose my dinner.

In 1995 (march time) we were in a wooded copse prepping for a night assault when we heard this hummmm, hummmmm, rising and falling like a substation about to blow. as you can guess there was no substation around for miles!.
The next thing this primevil terrifying scream rolled around us, like a cross between a huge cat like rooowwwwwl and a scream of terror a child gives off.

Now, our WO2 was as hard as nails, mean as a cobra with toothache and rock steady.

He walked amongst us, counted us all down and called end ex over the net. Just then the same noise happend again, this time closer. Captain C, WO2 and two other NCO's bombed up with live ammo and they took into all round defense (with us recruits behind them).

About 10 minutes later two lynxs came in to pick us up and we scrambled on board.


Give me orange spheres floating about in the air any day of the week!!!



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 03:01 AM
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Hi Dan

The sounds you describe seem very similar to what we heard, and yes the sound lives with you - I'm unlikely to ever forget it.

Several local farmers have been asked if they knew what it was, but no explanations have been forthcoming - it was indeed VERY strange.

The timing alongside the sighting in Bath is strange, but could be purely coincidental.

Ross



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 06:56 AM
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Hey you might be interested in this area "Clapham Wood" is it near here?

I recently did a thread on areas that seem to have lots of UFO and vanishing things and your area seems to have much history to it.

If you look here on my post you will see the area and reports

The Great Vanishing Mystery

Please let me know if it was near or over this area, and do you know of any other strange events in the area recently especially in regard to vanishing or moving objects?

Kind Regards,

Elf



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 07:05 AM
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Yes I am very familiar with Clapham Wood and had a guest on my radio show recently talking about some of the strange phenomena encountered there.

Thanks

Ross



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 11:00 AM
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hi i am in cumbria and around 11 pm sat 31st may i also saw 2 bright lights traveling very fast and it wasn't a plane they traveled across the sky and disappeared behind a cloud but never came out the other end. strange



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