This was a snapshot of one of about a dozen objects, flying in a straight line at low altitude in North - N/E direction, fairly evenly spaced ( on
their flight path), on a crystal clear August night - pulsating in light intensity and changing colour from orange to white. At times these lights
projected a huge aura of light around themselves.
Please note this is a cropped out section of the original photo - and the lower
right hand light - is a road side street lamp.
I can guess that the objects were only a few thousand feet high ( if that)
Taken 30 Aug 2008 in S/W UK ( near North Bristl) on a 2 megapixel camera on mobile phone.
And the second shot is the same object - but just as I clicked to capture it, the object dimmed out - but is still visible if you zoom the image.
( I found some interesting results when images are filtered in various ways)
It was an unusual enough display in the night sky to stop numerous cars on busy roads and drew people from their cars to watch the silent, pulsating,
glowing objects fly overhead.
Of course we (friends / bystanders etc.) tried to consider what logical explanations could be offered - but after having considered Chinese lanterns -
to elaborate radio controlled models - we are at a complete loss as to what these UFOs could have been.
For some there - it seemed to make most sense that the line of orange pulsating lights were lanterns - so having noted the direction from which they
were flying I checked the wind direction on the Met office website...
and to my astonishment the wind was blowing in opposite direction.
I cannot describe very easily quite how unusual the sight of the more objects than we could count was ... flying low, silently and pulsating in
varying light intensity. It was exciting display to watch, but oddly was a very calm, subtle experience.
These brightly lit objects in the sky, were as far as we could see into the distance to the South and flying away from us to the North - so I want to
underline the fact that this was a multiple sighting - and would have been stunning if it was just one object...
Unusual bright pulsating star like objects have been seen on occasion, in the locality of this sighting - but nothing as stunning as this event I
describe to you now.
I will attempt to respond to any questions people may have.. and will upload the original pictures later.
And lastly, my friends who I was visiting at the time ran into his house to grab his Digi Camcorder- that fortunately had charged batteries... and he
recorded this event. We are currently sourcing the missing Fire Wire leads to capture this digi tape footage into PC so we can extract individual
frames for further investigation.