I am more than happy to post the unedited images. I have around 29 of them, some are badly taken (I forgot to switch off the flash although they do
give a sort of idea).
Chinese Lantern? er, no. As I tried to say earlier, it was way, way too bright for this and was certainly not in front of the trees either as after
hanging there motionless for approx 15 minutes, it slowly slid behind the tree - and then came out again back to where it was before.
Direction I have given already - East South East at around 1700 hrs to 1730 hrs.
I will happily post all 29 images, or if anyone wants the raw files they can have them gladly.
None have been processed or tampered with in any way - what would be the point, as I want to know what it was and tampered images are useless unless
you know what you are doing with the processing (I do not).
Just go to Image Shack, and get them - I uploaded then unresized so they should be identical and they are marked as public so accessing them should be
easy. If you have difficulty please PM me and tell me how to send them to you and I will gladly oblige.
The pictures do not do what I saw justice - I have no real way to know how far away it was - it looked to be a fair distance but there is no way to
know as I could not see it's shape - all I could see was the light (which was a bright red, unblinking/flashing, and not aircraft navigation lights.
I am used to seeing aircraft, and it was not one of those, neither was it a balloon or a helicopter. Things that are drifting do not hang there, go
one way (towards the right from my viewpoint) and then sit still again, finally going back in the direction it had just come from.
I was watching it for a good 30-35 minutes, then had to deal with something (took 10 mins) and when I looked back again it was gone so I did not see
it go away.
I am well aware that 95 - 97% of lights in the sky have a mundane explanation and this may well be no exception. I can certainly rule out Chinese
Lanterns, Sunsets, reflections etc.