Hi, this is my first sighting that i have decided to post, mainly because i cant explain it.
Basically, last night I was looking into the nights sky when i saw some flashes. As if someone was taking a photo with the flash on. However, it
wasn't direct and came from outside my view. The way i saw it was it illuminated all the buildings around me, only for a second though. This occurred
a few times during the night, even when a police helicopter decided to fly over. At one point i managed to get a look at the light source and it
appeared to be some form of orb. This may be similar to how it looks when you stare at the flash on a camera. Immediately, i thought it was orb
lightning, but there was no thunder and the pictures of orb lightning on the internet look different. For the record, there were lightning storms last
night and it was not conventional lightning.
Time: Between 23:00 and 1:00 BST
How long did the sighting last? They lasted for less than a second.
City: Birmingham, England
Witnesses: Just me
Just lights, or shape discernible? Lights
Color of lights and/or object/s? Blue/white
Number of lights and/or objects? 1 at a time, occurred about 5/6 times
Apparent altitude? I don't know due to the angles of some of them.
Direction of travel? Stationary but occurred in a 5 mile radius.
Apparent brightness? Bright enough to illuminate the buildings around me, but only slightly. Enough to make a difference.
Path of travel: Curved, appeared to be circling.
Any pictures or video: No
Any sound: No
Any aircraft around? Police helicopter at the end, still occurred with it flying around.
Sorry for the poor quality
If any more information is needed, just ask
Edit: A photo of where i saw it with the "orb" being drawn in. Apologies for the low quality, and remember, I saw it at night so everything would
have been dark then.
[edit on 29/7/2008 by Daibach]