Monday, January 19, 2009

Northwich, Cheshire, England UK Glowing Orange/Red Balls

Posted: January 19, 2009

Date: December 27, 2008
Time: Between 8:50 and 9:05 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 5 (so far)
Number of objects: 8
Shape of objects: Glowing orange/red balls to start, then when they turned to "leave" triangular in shape.
Weather Conditions: Completely clear sky, about minus one. Little/no wind.

Description: Glanced out of the window to see eight balls of light coming towards the house. Shouted partner to get camera (4 photo's taken) and come have a look. Three of the balls moved off, five remained in position as we took pictures. I went downstairs to watch with a neighbour, then came back indoors as the view from upstairs was less cluttered and a lot warmer. They moved silently and I am almost 100% positive they were not lanterns.

I posted on the local newspaper website forum and have found that others had indeed seen the same thing. Interesting side note: we live near the flightpath for landings to Manchester international airport (we are used to all manner of aviation), and whilst these were in the sky - no landings took place - when they had gone, four planes came overhead to land in quick succession within the space of 5 minutes. Most unusual.

TV/Radio: My local newspapers forum posting is available on:


UFOINFO Note: As with other similar reports I asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloons website to see if this is what might have been seen and received the following reply:

Hi John

I had a look and they were certainly not lanterns....... the close up pictures we have of them show anything but, and there is certainly no way they were such things. There have been two further reports of the same lights on the local newspaper forum I mentioned - so they were seen over an 8 mile area from different vantage points by at least ten or more people.

Thank you to UFOINFO for this report.

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