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UK UFO sightings July 2008 (updated regularly..Part 2 of 2)

Posted by dandare on July 17, 2008

i will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK. Due to the amount of sightings coming in now, i have had to divide it into a 2 parter).

Please check back from time to time, as this will be updated regularly…If you see something that i have missed, please contact me (thanks)….. and wanting explanations also.

There has been an explosion of UK UFO activity, after the MOD released its UFO archive, and this might account for the media clamouring for our attention (how much of it is fact, is frankly anyone’s guess), and also the public looking at the sky more than normal

Many of the sightings are sensationalised, with usually alot of information missing. Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.

I’m afraid many also fail to follow up on their initial leads, and many reports just remain forgotten.

The UFO sightings do not seem to be slowing down yet this month…..

15th

From Mike (who wrote about his sighting) in another section :

i was in twickenham sunday 13th july at about 0150 when i saw 3 orange looking flying objects fly over my head just near twickenham stadium, i never believed in ufo’s before but has totally changed my perception on this subject. after what i saw i believe there has to be some sort of life out there as what i saw could not have been human. These objects were round, lit up like a light bulb with a blue looking centre. they flew very slowly upward then just vanished. I managed to capture them on phone but tey are very small and ppl i told dont believe me. I just wonder if anyone else out there saw the same thing. if anyone did, please put a comment below.

Diss express ” UFO picture snapped

Last week’s mystery lights sighting Over South Norfolk has brought a flood of sightings at a similar time.
Dozens of readers have written to say they also saw mysterious lights above Garboldisham, East Harling, Attleborough and Long Stratton.Two readers have sent in pictures
” (extract from article).

Northampton Chronicle and EchoBright orange lights in sky evidence of UFOs? “;  ” Heidi Spencer and her partner spotted a cluster of bright lights from their flat in Abington while watching TV on Saturday night.
They stood up to investigate only to see one break off and scoot soundlessly across the sky and disappear
” (extract from article).
16th

17th

Only Kent “Unexplained fireballs flying over the town of Whitstable

Ok here is a question we may never know the answer to, were the mysterious lights that looked like fireballs from a UFO that was seen flying over Whitstable town and sea on Saturday evening?

It’s said that people came out of pubs and out on to the street to watch the five or six orange globes that seemed to be flying in formation without making any sound. Now I now when you are drinking things can look different but they are sure that it was some kind of space craft.

According to reports as the people gaped at the sky, one of the “fireballs” seemed to break away, head towards earth at speed and then disappear ” (extract from article).

Weston and Somerset mercury ” UFOs spotted in skies over North Somerset

 ” However, as shown by files released by the Ministry of Defence earlier in the year, the North Somerset public’s fascination with little green men goes back a long time. In 1984, a picture was taken of a UFO flying over Weston’s Grand Pier at the speed of a light aircraft ” (extract from article). It goes on to mention other sightings in the area; also tells us that many are chinese lanterns, or explainable….

Welwyn and Hatfield times “More ufo sightings over Hatfield

A UFO that was seen mysteriously floating above Hatfield has prompted a number of calls.
We reported last week that the glow of a strange orange light, emitting a “weird haze”, was spotted near the university in Hatfield.
A similar light was also spotted by a WGC woman in Bushey Ley
” (extract from article).

South Manchester ReporterAn Alien Encounter? ” sighting took place on the 12th july, 2008 (saturday)….

Formby times ” Mystery object caught in twister by formby man has UFO spotters in a spin

The idea was to catch a “twister” or funnel cloud that swept over West Lancashire on film. But Pat found something more in his viewfinder.At home he discovered a green disc-shaped object next to the twister that can only be described as a UFO.

“This picture has been absolutely all over the world. We have had people in Spain, France, Thailand contact us and that’s just to name a few. A national newspaper picked it up. I have even been interviewed for the History Channel ” (extract from article). There is also a link to view the photos.

Evening Star 24 ” Are the Aliens coming to cinema ?  

Charlotte Bevan, 18, Foxhall Road was picking her older sister up from Cineworld on Sunday night when she spotted a bright orange light hovering above her..[.]..She said: “I looked up and saw a bright orange blob in the sky. It was moving from left to right and not making any sound. Then it drifted out of my sight behind the cinema ” (extracts from article).

Hounslow Chronicle ” Police investigate Hounslow UFOs

After receiving a number of calls from bewildered members of the public Met Police decided to investigate.
A spokeswoman said: “Members of the public called police from approximately 11pm to reports of numerous lights in the sky in the west London area of the city. Police tracked the lights to a birthday celebration in the Bedfont area.”
But these claims are unlikely to deter hardcore UFO enthusiasts who are convinced that what they saw was not of this earth
” (extract from article). The video can be seen here .

18th

This is Lincolnshire ” Could cigar-shaped craft be UFO? ”  “A strange cigar-shaped object has been spotted in the sky above North Hykeham, on the same day as the MoD reported a similar sighting in Welton, near Lincoln.

Sue Stanley (48), of Hutson Drive, North Hykeham, saw the object floating over North Hykeham on June 23, the same day as the reported sighting in Welton…[.]….. This now brings the total of sightings since January 2007 to seven – compared to a total of just nine from 2003 to 2006 ” (extracts from article).

Diss Express “Mystery lights bring glut of strange sightings

Last week’s report about the mysterious lights seen in the sky above South Norfolk, brought dozens of reports of similar sightings and ideas about what they might have been” (extract from article). 11 people give their take on the sightings they saw.

The Diss Express (again) “UFO claim brings MOD response

Many readers have speculated that the sightings could be linked to military aircraft due to the amount of airbases in the region.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence department responsible for UFO sightings, said they had not received reports of any in the area, but were unable to confirm aircraft activity in the area at the time of the bulk of the sightings
…[.]…An MOD statement said: “To date, independent experts have concluded that there are realistic explanations behind alleged UFO reports, such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena” (extracts from article).

Southport Visiter “UFO sighting by Pat Regan of Ainsdale still a mystery

The mysterious sighting, in Rufford, could now be investigated on sci-fi programme “UFO Hunters” for The History Channel after it was analysed by graphics expert Allen Rogers…[.]…He said: “I know it’s really hard to say for sure what this object is. Is it a UFO? well I would have to say yes – it is unidentified, it is flying and it is an object. “Is it ET visitors checking out a nearby weather event? I’m not sure about that one”” (extracts from article).

Hartlepool Mail “UFOs – Fact or fiction ?

From next week, the Mail is launching a new weekly series of features focusing on the extra-terrestrial…[.]..The column’s author, however, Richard D Hall, won’t be preaching to you. He will explain about UFOs in an informative way which is ideal for anyone just beginning to get involved in the phenomena” (extracts from article).

Hartlepool Mail “UFOs… is the truth out there?

Dewsbury Reporter “ We are not alone!

According to Lorraine Senior, who lives near Woodkirk Valley Country Club on Leeds Road, bright lights hover in the sky, sometimes in a triangular formation before flying off at great speed….[.]….”They come regularly at weekends about 11.30pm and hang around for about 20 minutes. They are oval and diamond shaped and have multi-coloured lights.
“Sometimes they fly in a triangular formation and shoot off at great speed. I would guess they are about half a mile away. There is nothing in the area but green fields”
” (extracts from article).

19th

Claire (a reader who saw a possible sighting)

Last night (19th July 2008 )  in Bewdley, Worcs, we were sat in Garden when we saw a large satellite type thing. Then suddenly out of nowhere a long libe of ornage blotches moved in a exact line towards this satelitte thing! there were loads of them all going in the same direction travelling at a high speed. they werent planes etc. It was approx. 11pm. Very weird, even my dad couldn’t figure it out! and he knows everything! 

20th

Wales Online “US boffin offers anti-alien hats to Welsh ufo buffs

21st

Hounslow Chronicle “Close encounter for Hounslow teen

Jahtel Roberts-Joseph insists he saw a strange craft, about the size of a small trampoline and with flashing lights, make a crash landing in a tree on Hounslow Heath.

The 17-year-old, of Bramley Way, Hounslow, said: “It was the size of a small trampoline, but quite chunky, and had red and blue lights all round which were so bright you couldn’t stare directly at it.” He and a friend fled in terror but by the time they returned moments later the ‘craft’ had vanished, leaving only a patch of flattened grass and a few broken branches in its wake” (extract from article).

East London Advertiser “Whoosh! UFO shoots across sky and MOD ask me to say nothing!

I REPORTED a ‘UFO’ to the Ministry of Defence 29 years ago when I was a student nurse at a local hospital in Leicestershire. The object appeared to hover above a hedge, glowing red. A white hot plume came from one end of the object and I could hear a droning noise….[.]….I got a real close look as it passed over me, clearly triangle shape with lights at each point, a raised area from the tip to the middle of the other end, with a raised disc shape in the middle.

Then whoosh! It was away faster than any thing I had ever seen.There was no noise as the craft moved off at speed.
The MoD came to see me and asked me to draw pictures and recount my story, then asked not to share this information with anyone. There had been other sightings across Leicester that same evening
…….[.]…..I am sure the triangular craft are flown by top secret agencies working on Government projects.
What I would like to find out is if my 1978 sighting was one of these projects. I believe there were Lockheed projects at that time regarding the Stealth and Delta wing craft.
On the other hand, my mind remains open to the idea of visitors from other galaxies
” (extracts from the article). There seem to be simularities here, to a sighting i saw in Hampshire in the 1980′s…. interesting.

Compare-airport-parking.co.uk “Hounslow UFO’s baffle local residents

Shropshire Star ” What is it about county UFOs?

In the latest report, a Telford stargazer has reported seeing unexplained multi-coloured objects in the skies above the town.

Robert Davies, 31, from Arleston, says he saw the objects in the early hours of June 25 – the same day reports emerged of strange phenomena hovering above Clive Barracks at Tern Hill. His claim comes just weeks after a group of unidentified flying objects were reportedly spotted and filmed by a soldier at his barracks near Market Drayton.

Mr Davies said when he compared his footage with the soldier’s video the similarity was uncanny” (extract from article).

22nd

23rd

East London Advertiser ” There’s proof Air Force lost crucial evidence proving UFOs were real ” (short article)

Evening Star 24 ” IFO (Identified Flying Object) ” (including video)..

The riddle behind the glowing orange UFO seen by Ipswich teenager Charlotte Bevan appears to have been unravelled today.
Miss Bevan, 18, spotted the mysterious unidentified flying object over Cineworld in Cardinal Park last weekend
” (extract from article).

24th

Wales online ” Family terrified by UFO ” ” Mrs Williams, of Church Terrace, said: “The lights were orange, flicking on and off. Over the space of 10 minutes, they got smaller in the sky and disappeared one by one ” (extract from article).

25th

Daily Star ” The truth about Britain’s X files

Britain’s official UFO-buster Nick Pope claimed yesterday we are being contacted by aliens.

The real-life Fox Mulder has backed astronaut Edgar Mitchell who we revealed claimed ET-like aliens have been visiting Earth ” (extract from article).

26th

27th

Shropshire star ” Close encounters with UFOs and MP’s

This is local London “UFOs spotted over Bourne End

BAFFLED Bourne End residents are asking for help to dentify unexplained flying objects they spotted in the sky last night.

Huw Meredith was with his family at around 11.30pm last night when he they saw 30 to 40 orange lights travelling north west above their home in Southbourne Drive ” (extract from article).

Wales online “US show to see if truth is out there

US TV makers have set a date for when they will visit the site in Wales where a mysterious UFO was spotted by police.

The unknown object, spotted by officers in a South Wales Police helicopter above RAF St Athan, in the Vale of Glamorgan, prompted a wave of extra-terrestrial excitement” (extract from article).

Peterborough today ” What was mystery triangular Aircraft ? ” In the comments, it was mentioned that a vulcan aeroplane was in the area, due to an airshow (debate as to whether it was silent/ and that depends on how far away it was, and whether it was the same shape?).

28th

This is Hampshire ” More mystery lights spotted over Basingstoke

Cllr Lovegrove, who now sits on Tadley Town Council, said he wasn’t sure what lights were, but conceded they could have been Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).

Birmingham post ” The aliens are coming and starting with Kerrang!

The Comet 24 “ UFO sightings in comet county ?

On Saturday between 10pm and 11pm Stevenage residents spotted between two and seven orange spheres in the sky, travelling parallel with Luton Airport’s flight path and today (Monday) the Comet has been inundated with calls from people who think they may have spotted extra terrestrial activity ” (extract from article).

However, it does go on to say “On the same evening UFO Investigations UK received a record number of reports of sightings in one night and as a result it has called for an official MoD inquiry. Speaking to a national newspaper, a spokesman for the organisation said: “More than 200 people got in touch claiming to have seen UFOs on Saturday night. Normally we receive 10 to 15 reports a day. So far we’ve not been able to explain all the sightings. It’s time for an official enquiry.”

A spokesman for Luton Airport said: “We can confirm that these sightings were actually Chinese lanterns, believed to have been released in the Stevenage area over the weekend. These lanterns are similar to hot air balloons in design but about the size of a dustbin liner. The airport would like to reiterate that anyone who plans on releasing lanterns should get clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority before doing so” (extract from article).

The sun “UFOs ; we believe

Birmingham Mail “Orange UFOs puzzle brim

Many people, including paramedics and police officers, reported sightings of spherical, orange mystery objects flying over Moseley and Kings Heath.

Wayne Dale, an engineer from Hawkhurst Road, Maypole, was walking with a friend when he saw unusual objects moving erratically across the sky” (extract from article).

29th

Daily Mail ” Caught on camera: Mysterious speeding object leaves UFO experts puzzled ? ” i’m afraid i do not know who they have been talking to, but this is almost certainly either a bird in flight/ or a bug. its on a relatively slow shutter speed, hence the blur, but he did not see it until he looked at the photos later on… thats usually another danger sign…what do you think it is? Also at This is South Devon see here .

The Huddersfield daily Examiner ” Mystery lights in the Yorkshire sky

George Senior from Upper Bank End Road, Holmfirth said: “I looked up and saw what looked like an orange fiery shape travelling towards Cinderhills in Holmfirth from the direction of Wooldale.” Anita Duce, of Fernside Avenue, Almondbury also contacted the Examiner with details of the shape” (extract from article).

Rossendale Free Press “UFOs spotted over valley

A FLEET of mysterious orange orbs were spotted flying over the Valley last Saturday night.

Almost a dozen balls of light were observed by a group of friends sitting outside the Whitchaff Inn, on Bury Road, Rawtenstall, at around 10.20pm” (extract from article).

Crawley Observer “VIDEO: UFOs spotted hovering over Crawley ” “Baffled Ifield residents contacted the Observer after seeing 10 flaming shapes floating in the night sky over the town late on Saturday” (extract from article).

30th

 North Devon Gazette 24 ” Our garden was buzzed by a UFO!

The astonished South Molton grandparents, their daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren, had been sitting in the back garden for about an hour before they spotted the “orange blob” slowly moving towards them at around 10pm on Saturday night” (extract from article).

This is Derbyshire “Could repeated UFO sightings across Derbyshire be proof we are not alone ?

Omar Fowler, group leader of Derby’s Phenomenon Research Association, which studies UFOs, made the comment after the Evening Telegraph told him about reports of “two floating orange triangles” seen over the city.

He said the organisation would normally receive about 25 sightings a year, but that he was already aware of about 30 in 2008, including eight this month.

Some of these were also coloured triangles, which Mr Fowler, who has studied UFOs since the early 70s and has appeared as a television UFO expert, said were likely to be “alien-controlled craft”.

The most recent objects were seen by a family holding a barbecue in Locko Road, Spondon, at about 10.15pm on Friday ” (extract from article).

31st

compare airport parking.co.uk “East Midlands Flightpath UFO Mystery continues

So far the region has seen approximately 30 sightings and appear to predominantly take the form of triangles and according to Derby’s Phenomenon Research Association several people living along the flightpath of East Midlands Airport have reported seeing UFO’s ” (extract from article).

The Huddersfiled daily examiner “Is it a UFO? No, its just a Chinese Lantern

People in the Holme Valley reported seeing a mysterious red light in the skies on Saturday night.Sadly for UFO believers it turns out they were nothing more mysterious or sinister than fast-flying Chinese lanterns sent soaring skywards.

Kirkburton woman Lyndsay White contacted the paper after reading that two people had reported seeing a red shape moving from Cinderhills in the direction of Dunford Bridge.She said: “My family and I released a Chinese firefly lantern at Highburton around 10pm on Saturday ” (extract from article).

Get Reading ” Is this a UFO? ”  with video. Near the end it mentions “Researchers from APRA state it is 99 per cent sure the sightings were fire lanterns but has had no confirmation of an event or party which may have launched them.

Fire lanterns are readily available to buy from a number of online dealers and are also referred to as a UFO balloon or Chinese lantern and are often used as an alternative to fireworks ” (extract from article).

This is Gloucestershire “The truth is out there – Woodmancote UFO was a kite, probably, or maybe a hot air balloon  mmmm.

Crawley Observer “VIDEO: UFOs over Worthing

Emails and phone calls flooded in to the Herald newsdesk from confused residents who watched in amazement as up to 21 orange ball-like lights moved across the night sky over the area below cloud level from around 10.30pm on Saturday, July 25 ” (extract from article).

10 Responses to “UK UFO sightings July 2008 (updated regularly..Part 2 of 2)”

  1. mike said

    hi mike again in regards to the 15th July I took a pic can you send me info on how to send it to you.

  2. dandare said

    Mike …. Please send to dan_dare6@yahoo.co.uk (please put UFO in the subject line, as i recieve about 100 spam e-mails a day, and might delete it by mistake otherwise) ….
    I’ll take a look for you, but i cannot guarantee an answer, but will put the photo up next to your description….
    Thanks for coming back, and posting again
    Regards

  3. dandare said

    Thanks for all your comments and sightings… i have decided to place them on a permanent page http://dandare.wordpress.com/readers-encounters/

    I am still in the early stages of putting this together, and hope to add, where to find out more on your sighting, and so on… this will be ongoing/updated as and when time allows…

    Regards

  4. Jason said

    Just wanted to know if any one else has just seen the same thing has me the unusual thing was I never look at the clock in the kitchen that much but on my way out side for a a cigarette i did so this time i know it was 6:45am in leeds i believe facing north west ish and about a meter from the edge of the trees was two unusual lights one slightlty lower than the other and a little bit to the left I knew straight away they wasnt stars or planes because almost has if they had seen me come out of the house they just faded away and it wasnt behind clouds.
    has anyone else seen anything this morning like this its the first time in about 28 years since i have seen anything like this its now 07:16am on saturday morning the 18th of october 2008 happened at 6:45am

  5. Caroline said

    I just saw a really strange thing driving home down the hill into WHitstable, a coastal town in Kent around 4.40pm. From up the hill there is a broad view over the whole town. It looked for all the world like an irregular grid of bright orange forked lightning above a group of houses / the fire station for a split second, quite wide-spread. The sky was dusk so I had pretty good visibility and it made no sound. There weren’t any storm clouds in the sky and it wasn’t fireworks either. I am completely dumfounded so I’m looking for similar sightings online at the moment…!!

  6. Josh Lester-rigg said

    heya my name is josh on 10th November 2008 i was standing around at Mcdonalds at Telford town centre, Telford. i was waiting for my Fiancee and looked in the sky over Hollinswood, Telford towards nedge hill and saw two orange glows in a ball shape in the sky floating for a little bit then it just vanished. It did not look anything like a plane or helicopter.

  7. jay said

    haz any one seen anything dodgy in b,ham skies lately??? cos i have and it seems things r esculating…there must be a reason…can someone get bak 2me

  8. dandare said

    Thanks for posting your sightings; i would suggest websites for reporting (if you would like too of course; i only suggest also doing this at other sites, as they are usually bigger, as i am one person with limited time and resources-i’m afraid; although i love to hear all those coming in here, and try to reply too as many as i can) like http://www.nuforc.org/ , http://www.hbccufo.org/,and http://www.mufon.com/.
    Also http://www.abovetopsecret.com/ i have seen a wealth of knowledge there, although the arguments can sometimes get heated, but worth it.
    for information http://www.ufocasebook.com/ ; or websites on the left side of my website….
    for sateillite tracking have a look at http://science.nasa.gov/realtime/jtrack/Spacecraft.html
    Also, Go to http://www.heavens-above.com for more information of what was in the sky at the time. I would also recommend these sites too.
    Jay…. they seem to be chinese lanterns? although this is what i have heard on the grapevine? could you consider this as a possibility?
    Caroline… i have not heard of any other similar sightings?
    Thanks also to jason.
    Regards

  9. Joshua Lester-rigg said

    Heya im back another sighting of theses orange glows in Telford,Shropshire on 7th November 2009, a huge orange glow floating from the Wrekin over new college Telford, wasnt a plane wasnt a lantern whih as been used in hoax but dont know what it wa got pictures and a video of it it happened bout 8.30pm that night what could it be? thanks any more and i let you know.

    JLR

  10. hsalter said

    I believe in aliens

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