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UFO. United Kingdom

ID #1625248904
Added Fri, 02/07/2021
Author July N.
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Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
31.07.2010 23:05
Location: 
Стэнмор
United Kingdom

At 23: 05 on the evening of August 31, 2010, I accidentally looked to the southeast from the top floor of my house and noticed a fast-moving bright and stable spherical orange light source. 

The source was moving north-northeast in a smooth and steady motion, which, according to my estimates, given its relative distance of about a quarter of a mile from my location, corresponded to a speed of fifty to seventy miles per hour. 

During the flight, the source seemed to make a small, very smooth deviation from the straight course it was following when I first noticed it, and in a long, slow arc, it stopped completely in the sky at about a sixty-degree angle. above the horizon, where it seemed to stop completely, and then in a matter of seconds disappeared into oblivion (this effect could be achieved due to the fact that the source was moving away from me to the east, gradually lost sight of, or in some other way). 

At that time, I was able to capture the movement of approximately fifty-nine seconds of the original object's flight using a Kodak EasyShare C813 8.0 MP camera (the recording is not published), which when played back showed that it was rotating, and it was not completely orange. 

Instead, brilliant patterns of white and a very bright and distinct blue hue were also evident. Unfortunately, due to my initial attempts to point the camera at a moving object against a black sky and under less than ideal circumstances, the original frames are shaky, but still sharp enough to be clear enough for analysis. During the incident, the sky was heavily covered with torn, slow-moving clouds. 

There was a full moon, and it seemed that the source was moving some distance below the base of the cloud. 

I want to note that the route on which the object was seen is part of the normal flight route of aircraft arriving at Southampton Airport, however, it was moving against the established route and was seen with lights ((which were not)) in accordance with the known aircraft.

((ADDENDUM FROM THE WITNESS))

Peter, my apologies, this was an obvious and somewhat annoying mistake on my part. The date should be July 31, 2010, and not August, as you correctly noted. 

Also note that a small typo should be corrected: "nevertheless, he was moving against the established route and was seen with lights corresponding to known aircraft," which should read: "... nevertheless, he was moving towards the established route. the established route, and it was noticed that there are lights on it that do not correspond to known aircraft." Thanks. 

I have an additional comment. 

I have just learned from my father, who lives in the nearby village of Fair Oak, Hampshire, about seven and a half miles away, that on the night of August 25, at about 22: 50, he noticed two independently working orange spherical lights. sources.

 During the observation, the objects traveled an unknown distance, probably no more than a quarter of a mile, knowing from what point of view it had, and from south to northeast. The detection was stopped when one of the objects stopped abruptly in mid-flight and flew straight up at a considerable speed, and five seconds later the second followed, and both objects disappeared from view. 

I can try to get additional details, but this is definitely curious, given the nature of the object that I personally observed and managed to capture in motion. Thanks.

Duration of observation: two minutes

Original news

Date:  July 31 2010 
Location: Stanmore, Winchester England
Time: 23:05
Summary: At 23:05 hours on the evening of August 31st, 2010, I happened to look towards the southeast from the upper floor of my home and noticed a fast moving brilliant and steady orange colored spherical light source. The source was moving wards the north-northeast in a smooth steady motion, which I estimated given its relative distance of roughly one quarter mile from my position to be traveling at between fifty and seventy mph. As it flew, the source appeared to make a small, very smooth deviation from the straight course it had been following when I initially noted it, and in a long lazy arc came to a complete stop in the sky approximately at an angle of sixty degrees above the horizon, wherein it seemed to perform a complete stop and then in a matter of seconds faded away to nothingness (this effect may have been achieved by the source moving away from me on an easterly course, gradually being lost from view, or by some other means). I was able at the time to motion capture approximately fifty-nine seconds of the source objects flight using a Kodak EasyShare C813 8.0 MP camera, which when played back seemed to indicate that it was spinning, and was not entirely orange in color. Instead, brilliant instances of white and a very brilliant and distinct blue hue were also in evidence. Sadly, due to my initial attempts at sighting the camera on a moving object set against a black sky and under less than ideal circumstances, the initial footage is shaky, but still clear enough for it to be clear enough for analysis. At the time of the incident, the sky was heavily overcast with broken slow moving clouds. There was a full moon, and the source appeared to be moving along some distance below the cloud base. I wish to point out that the route on which the object was seen is part of the regular flight path for aircraft coming into Southampton Airport, yet it was moving counter to the established route and was seen to be carrying lights ((which were not)) consistent with known aircraft.

((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))

Peter, My apologies, that was an obvious and somewhat unfortunate mistake on my part. The date should read, July 31st 2010, not August as you so rightly pointed out. Also, be advised that a small typo should be amended, it is “yet it was moving counter to the established route and was seen to be carrying lights consistent with known aircraft,” which should read: “…yet it was moving counter to the established route and was seen to be carrying lights which were not consistent with known aircraft.” Thank you.  I have an additional comment to add. I have only just learned from my father who lives at the nearby village of Fair Oak, Hampshire, some seven and one half miles from me that on the night of August 25th, approximately 22:50 hours, he observed two independently operating orange spherical light sources. In the course of the observation, the objects travelled an undisclosed distance, probably no more than one quarter miles knowing the viewpoint that he had, and from south to northeast. The sighting was terminated when one of the objects stopped abruptly in mid-flight and shot straight up at considerable speed, followed five seconds later by the second, both subsequently vanishing from sight. I can attempt to obtain additional details, but this is certainly curious given the nature of the object that I personally observed and managed to capture in motion. Thanks.
((END ADDENDUM))  Duration: Two minutes
Source: National UFO Reporting Center

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