Friday, October 14, 2011

Five Orange Balls Of Light Seen Over Hemel Hempstead UK

Date: July 21, 2011
Time: Approx: 11:15 p.m.

Dear Brian, I have just seen five objects, four about 30 seconds apart, fly almost over Hemel Hempstead, possibly from north west to south west passing over south western boundary of Hemel (over Potten end towards Bovingdon). There is a possibility they were following radio beacon at Bovingdon?

The first four came fast, spaced 30 seconds apart and as one passed out of my view the next was in view on same flight path (right to left over approximate 100 degree view before they were shielded from my view by a tree. The fifth one came down the same path about a minute later.

They appeared to be orange balls of large-ish radius, but I could not hear any sound. Due to the speed they passed I'd guess they were around 10,000 feet or so, they passed over more quickly than I'd expect an aircraft. The did not appear to have normal red/green lights or landing light, but if they had the lights could have been obscured by the brightness of the orange light seemingly surrounding them. I thought of Chinese lanterns but surely they were too fast and the light was too intense. I could not see any form to them.

I thought they couldn't be balloons - too fast, all on exact same path, but all seemed silent.
They could be aircraft for same reasons above, but were silent, possibly military or spy stuff?

They couldn't have been meteorites as path curved slightly and no trail, round ball of light effect.

Time of sighting about 23:15 hours Sunday 24 July 2011 - From Grovehill West, Hemel Hempstead looking toward leighton buzzard road.

Additional Information:

Dear Brian, I emailed a short while ago with a sighting in Hemel Hempstead, Herts England.

Sorry just realized I didn't give you the weather conditions, the sky is clear , stars clearly visible, no mist or clouds to horizon, no wind, Also if you're not aware of my locale, Bovingdon is a village about three miles away where an atc beacon is set up at an old wartime airfield to give current aircraft directions. I'm not sure it's still operating though.

I first saw the orange balls from my bedroom as I opened curtains with lights off to go to bed. I watched four pass 30 seconds apart so opened a my window as I couldn't distinguish the shape of the objects, except a ball like glow. Viewing them 'clear' didn't help so I went downstairs and out back of house to get my binocs from the car but saw the fifth one passing on the other side of my house, (viewed from my back garden over the house roof) (it wasn't flying directly over my house, it was probably a mile away, horizontally from my house). I was too late for the binocs to do any good. The fifth one was the last (I think) Hope I'll sleep tonight!!

Could the five objects be military jets flying out or back to train or from/to mission? I thought jets on afterburners give a bluer dancing diamond type jet output and they were elongated glow, not almost spherical glow as here? Also do they have silent jets, or fast, silent jet heli's that do the orange glow thing? No red green lights or landing lights....I'd better go or I'll never sleep!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Date: September, 2011.
Time: 2230 Hours GMT.
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK.

I had just finished work which is located on St. Albans Road, A5183, near the roundabout of Redbourn and Hemel Hempstead, I was riding my motorcycle west towards where I lived, the road was currently under repairs on the B487 route, which must of started after I left for work earlier that day, I was re-directed a new route to get home, I proceeded east back on the B487 road towards the A5183 and south towards the A4147, heading east again, down that road "about" half way, something caught my left eye, it was silvery, large, disc shaped, red and white lights on top, on the side and on the bottom of it, with a green light flying around the object, it is a country road, and therefore has bushes and tress all around on the left and right side for miles in both directions, however, there was a car in front of me and also one car behind me, all 3 of our vehicles, at the same time, slowed down and came to a full stop, the space between our vehicles was roughly the size of 5 average car lengths, as soon as I stopped I got off my motorcycle, removed my helmet, jumped through the bush onto the field, due to major curiosity, I remember thinking instantly that this is a UFO, from the time I got off my motorcycle which took about 3 seconds as I left the bike on I just put it on it's stand, to jumping the bush, the Very visible object had instantly vanished as quickly as I got off my motorcycle.

I made my way back to my vehicle, none of the other drivers said anything to each other including myself, we were all just "gob smacked" we were all silent, I remember we all looked towards each other back and forth as if to say "What the **** was that?" after about 30 seconds the driver in front of me got back into his vehicle and continued on his journey, the vehicle behind me continued on his journey also after about another 30 seconds, I couldn't just ride away, I stayed there, lit up a cigarette, got my mobile phone out with the camera at the ready just in case I saw something again, entered the field once more, and stayed there as long as it took to smoke my cigarette, which was roughly 3-5 minuets, I heard nothing, I saw nothing, I myself then continued on my journey back home.

After telling my mate the next day, he believed me and said he has had his own sighting of UFO's (literally being unidentified flying objects), we spoke about it for a while and then left it alone as we knew without any hard evidence, it would be near impossible to make it seem legit... and that was the end of that.

With all of the hoax's in the world, extremists, and genuine legit sightings, nobody can be sure who is telling the truth, I would of said "apparent genuine legit sightings" but there's no need because I know what I saw, and I can only imagine those other 2 drivers that night knew it too, there ARE real sightings, use your own judgement and experience, if any..

I could probably drive back and find the exact spot I saw it as well but really..what's the point.