Originally posted by socrates271
At 9:20ish pm a few minutes ago I was in the dark walking up the hill my house is on when in the eastern sky there was an immediate orange light flying quite quickly south. I thought it was a plane at first, but then I saw in background of the cloudy night a commercial plane flashing it's lights and when the two were immediately side by side the differences were clear. It had no tail of any sort and it didn't increase in light intensity. Went online to see if I could get more info on this because I didn't know of any orange ufos.
Just correlating data.
I'm in pennsylvannia
[edit on 27-2-2009 by socrates271]
Originally posted by cropmuncher
reply to post by tarifa37
Funny you should say that cos last year while i was in the malverns i observed a flash high up in the night sky, not a flash that filled the sky but a small flash - i likened it to the cgi used when the enterprise or voyager of star trek goes into warp & disappears in a flash of white light.
Happened once & that was all.
Bright lights in the skies have baffled police and air-traffic controllers. The unidentified flying objects have been likened to similar strange orange glows seen over Liverpool and Essex. Witnesses said thousands of people may have seen the bizarre floating orbs.
Air-traffic controllers at Shoreham Airport and Brighton police said they had received inquiries about the UFOs, with as many as eight seen in the sky at one time.
James Gordon-Johnson, of Preston Park Avenue, Brighton, said he was leaving a restaurant in Shoreham with his brother at 11.30pm when he saw "what appeared to be a very big orange light in the sky". He added: "It was very, very bright but static - it wasn't rising or falling. Another one then appeared in mid-air. Then another. "It must have been somewhere over Hove Lagoon but the lights were so bright thousands of people must have seen them. "The next morning I got a phone call from a friend of mine who saw the exact same thing." Mark Sztopel, from Brighton, told The Argus he saw seven lights moving slowly in an easterly direction across the city at midnight. He added: "I'm a big plane enthusiast so I know what the lights and characteristics of a plane look like at night, and I can tell you now that these definitely weren't planes."
A spokeswoman for Shoreham Airport said staff had received emails from people inquiring about the glowing objects. She said: "We closed at 7pm so there was nothing happening here. We've no idea what they could have been." Police said they also received a report from a man in Hove who said he saw "approximately eight planes coming in over the sea, with no flashing navigation lights, towards Gatwick, in a dead line". Officers contacted air traffic controllers at Gatwick who said they knew of no movement in the area. Sue Heard, a police spokeswoman, said: "We were called out and made checks to establish it wasn't a known aircraft. "It certainly seems pretty baffling on the face of it but there was a meteor shower on Saturday so maybe the two are connected."
A cloud of comet dust produced a Leonids meteor shower over the weekend, which managers of Herstmonceux Observatory said peaked on Saturday night with a display of shooting stars.
UFO spotters have also linked the orange lights to sightings in Liverpool and Essex, recently revealed as hoaxes created using open flames suspended under plastic bags to produce mini hot-air balloons. But Mr Gordon-Johnson, 33, said: "These weren't meteors - there's no way they were meteors. They were far too big and bright and low in the atmosphere. "They looked like they were about 3,000 or 4,000ft up. As I kept looking at them they just sat there. I was trying to think of explanations but couldn't think of one. "It was very odd. If it was just a balloon you wouldn't have seen another just appear at the same altitude. There was no sound. Nothing at all."
Originally posted by ziggystar60
Originally posted by Anubis3.14
If this happened to you, and you thought your sister got it on video, wouldnt you call her ASAP or just run or drive to her house immediately?
There is always the possibility that the OP has children, and didn't want to wake them up to go to his sister - and certainly didn't want to leave them alone in the house while he drove to his/her sister.
Just a thought.