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Originally posted by Jax11
I've seen orange lights in Derbyshire - about 2 months ago - but not so intense as yours. (Coincidentally it was the day that the BP oil rig blew up but I am sure it was just that - a coincidence.) There still seems to be no good explanation for these.
Originally posted by Silver Star
I was going to make a thread about this myself but you've beaten me to it! (thanks!)
There is a plague of orange lights in the sky over the UK at the moment. In fact, it is the only potential UFO that i have ever seen personally, and i know other people who have had similair sightings.
They are being dismissed as chinese lanterns but i disagree:
The light i saw was stationary, solitary and had an odd quality to it - like a streetlamp in the sky.
I think there could be an epidemic of these sightings and it is interesting that you have seen the significance of it. Hopefully other people will come forward with their experiences.
Thanks for the post!
Originally posted by Silver Star
That corresponds, almost to the letter, to what my sister saw in Wales over Christmas this year. She said it was like a hot air balloon on fire. It was this that inspired me to take my sighting (on exactly the same night but in Cornwall) perhaps a little more seriously.
But what do you make of it?
I must admit to being intrigued by the flood of sightings.
"A NUMBER of readers have contacted the Times with further information about the strange orange lights spotted in the sky. Ray Sturgees from Ashby said he spotted some similar lights from his home on the edge of the town.
Mr Sturgess said:"It was like a ballon with a basket on it, but the basket seemed to be on fire. Then the basket disappeared and it was just a red ball with a flame around it. Then it started to go higher in the sky, it was going really fast."
Alan Gee from Whitwick saw something similar while he was visiting friends in Cannock on Saturday, May 15th, the same day as the first sighting over Measham. Mr Gee said:"I was looking eastward and saw exactly the same light. So it would have had to have been a very bright ballon to be seen 30 miles away."
Diane King contacted the Times via email to share her experience. She said:"We also saw the light in the sky. We had been Ask in Ashby and there was a storm in the distance. "We were watching the sky, when we saw this long flame like object came towards us. There was no sound and sparks had come off it during the movement, like something had come off it and sparked when clashed."
However Anne Morgans from Measham also called to tell us that she had been releasing chinese lanterns in Measham on May 15, to celebrate her daughter's birthday.
Mr Oaks also called to say that he had released 11 Chinese lanterns from Millfield Close to Ashby.
So what do you think? Were these sightings nothing more than Chinese lanterns, or is something a little more extraterrestrial visiting north-west Leicestershire?
I saw something that looked just like a chinese lantern over Wigston, Leicester. Simular to a hot air baloon but smaller, about 50ft in the air gettin higher and higher but very slow. Maybe a lantern but who knows.
Originally posted by Mr Zeropoint
reply to post by DClairvoyant
Feel like we both saw the same thing man, i stared at it till i could no longer see it as it passed over my house. Pretty much the did the same thing you did ^^ how strange.
Originally posted by MrsBlonde
UH OH !!!
I was afraid something like this was going to happen, I 've reading through this thread and you all have some strange things afoot for sure
your tall black beings remind me somewhat of this guyMothman
creepist thing thing ever
why so many Chinese Lanterns in UK? Just kidding !
I've seen some alternatively powered craft in Arizona Us and Washington US
but nothing like what you are describing, sounds you are overun overthere
[edit on 6/28/2010 by MrsBlonde]