Mysterious orange UFOs swoop across Britain’s skies

By | June 9, 2009

ufoDarting silently in formation, the mysterious glowing orbs light up the night sky.

Some say these orange lights even weave in between each other with the precision of a synchronised flying team from some far corner of the universe.

Clusters of more than 100 have been spotted across Britain and even Holland, leaving onlookers with an eerie sense that, for all the mystifying beauty of the strange objects, they may have just witnessed an armada of invading UFOs.

The most recent sighting was on Sunday when they were seen in two locations, Merseyside and Lincoln. Days earlier a similar phenomenon was spotted over Cambridgeshire, where one witness claims each was as big as a house.

The sightings have prompted defence officials to check their logs and sent UFO fans into orbits of excitement. Engineer Paul Slight, 54, took photos on his mobile phone of the strange objects hovering over Lincoln at 10.30pm while he was cycling home after a day out with friends.

The top image is someone’s recreation, not the actual orbs. Here is a real photo:

ufoEerie: Witnesses reported seeing the lights flying in an apparent formation, dodging and darting around each other before disappearing

‘There were 26 of them at first, dodging and darting in between each other like they were playing a game,’ he said.

‘After that, seven more arrived and weaved through the crowd of lights like strange kinds of aircraft. After five minutes of moving around, they hung in the air for a second then shot off into the sky and disappeared.’

A spokesman for nearby RAF Cranwell said the base was closed at the weekend so the lights could not be attributed to its aircraft. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence is examining claims that the Merseyside lights were connected to an exercise involving HMS Daring, docked in Liverpool.

An ex-military source claimed the lights were dropped by jets to simulate the path of a missile in order to test the warship’s radar systems.HMS Daring, believed to have been taking part in an exericise when UFOs were spotted over Merseyside

HMS Daring, which is currently docked at Liverpool, uses radar-activated guns. It is believed the lights seen may have been ‘counter-measures’ to test its defences

‘They were travelling 15 at a time and every six minutes more seemed to be coming over the horizon. They were not planes. They were not balloons.

Each one was the size of a building.’ Last night it emerged a woman has contacted her local newspaper to claim that the lights over Lincoln were Chinese lanterns – mini hot air balloons – set off at her wedding reception.

‘They looked amazing, hope you all enjoyed the spectacle,’ she said.

Nick Pope, the former head of the MoD’s UFO Project, supported the Chinese lantern theory.

‘I’m not disparaging the whole UFO phenomenon, but I’d say 99 per cent of UFO reports involving orange lights in the sky these days are attributable to these lanterns.’

via Mysterious orange UFOs swoop across Britain’s skies | Mail Online.

I found no video of them on Youtube, just some Chinese lantern videos from 2007. Seems like a military operation rather than Chinese lanterns based on the behavior described.  Too bad they are all blurry orbs. If they were really as big as a house I’m not sure why the military would be testing something so bulky.

8 thoughts on “Mysterious orange UFOs swoop across Britain’s skies

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  2. aletta scott

    OK tonight is 20th june 2009 I have witnessed these lights and to no way were they military flares as I have set off a few in my time being ex-Canadian army as well as in no way were they chinesse lanterns as in no way would laterns all burn out in the same spot, exact same spot, in the nights sky. Nor would they hold or move in the same way as any flare or after burner of any aircraft, lantern at such a height, nor military flare. These lights are real and yet to be discovered on the origin of where they come from. It is however a site to be hold as they are silent and yellow/orange in colour. I have so far witnessed these light twice in my life. And yet to figure out and do have video of the second spotting of these lights. First time spotting these lights was over Munster, Germany. These lights had an apperent formation of triangular formation before they dissapeared. This time they were more of a random foramtion but all seemed to dissapear at the same spot in the sky. There is no way a Chineese lantern nor Military flare nor after burner from any aircraft could dissapear in the exact same spot every time in the nights sky unless there was something else up in the sky that could not been seen for these light to appear to dissapear unless they were entering something much greater in size. This is something that I have witnessed before and thought I would not have witnesed again but I have, and thought I would inform those out there of this incident. A friend of mine will be posting this on FACEBOOK as well as YOUTUBE. You decide what you think. I know what I have seen and I as well as others are amazed at what we have witnessed tonight. If this happened last night and noone noticed it then this according to the reports we will not witness it again tomorrow night. But if reports are saying to be witnessed 2 nights in a row and wasn’t seen last night then tomorrow night we should see this occurance again. Wait out will keep you informed on if I see this again. Sighting was seen timmed at 2345 Germany time.

  3. jim dakis

    flying lanturns weather balloons flares swamp gas smoke rings from the volcano ride when will the truth be told.

  4. aletta scott

    Well unfortunatley there was nothing in the nights sky over Detmold the next night but here is one better, 5 days prior the lights in the night sky over Detmold, Germany check out for or as these were seen prior the light show that was witnessed.
    Strange goings on in Detmold. Hmmmm is there something that is going on here? Someone please exsplain, as there was no aircraft in the air at that time or prior to the ring appearing.
    Now to be closed minded is a person I am not. It would be wrong of me to think we are the only ones out there.
    The weak excuses that are being told to exsplain some of these occurances may appeal to some but not for myself. I have seen way to many things that cannot be explained away by these excuses. They may ease the minds of those closed minded indivuals but not myself or many others like me.

  5. janet butler

    i was sitting on a bench with my husband and my grandaughter at east wittering coastline when we saw what was like a smoky screen moving around above the clouds in different directions, when we looked up, there was an object cruising above us fom left to rght. it was a dark orange glowing object which made no was a lemon shape, but my husband says rugby ball shape. he does not beleive in ufos. but couild not explain what we saw. it was definately no a chinese lantern. janet from colnbrook berks.

  6. saw in California tonight 12/12/12

    They were seen flying over Castro Valley and San Leandro CA, USA tonight about 9:30 pm. same orange glow moving erratically like playing tag, then disappeared as quickly.

  7. Alex S.

    Today is April 6th of 2013. I am in Lake Villa, Illinois. I just spotted this things traveling, almost as if they were following after one another. This occurred at about 10:09 P.M. and then ended around 10:15 P.M. Whatever these orbs are, they seem to following some pattern of transportation.

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