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UK – UFO sightings [November 2008] updated regularly

Posted by dandare on November 9, 2008

i will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK.

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).….

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.

Some incidents could be UFO balloons (please see:  http://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article).   

However, as i have said before, i am not sure what value they are to any UFO research. 

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 This is Hampshire ” South view Junior school pupils land a UFO scoop ” 

A UFO landed at a primary school in Basingstoke.

Green goo covered the area and the craft, cordoned off in a corner of the playing fields, was guarded by community wardens ” ( extract from article).

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The Lancashire and Morecombe Citizen ” UFOs reported in skies above Lancaster

A large light floating and flickering in the sky in Lancaster has been reported by Citizen readers.

On Sunday October 5 at around 19:45pm readers of the Citizen have reported to have seen the bright lights attached to a round object above the sky in Bowerham before zooming across the sky towards Morecambe Bay and Barrow.

Have you spotted the UFO? ” ( full article).

This is Bristol ” UFOs over Filton ” 

4th

 Londonist.com  ” Review: Uncon 2008 ” a report on the Fortean Times Unconvention.

forteantimes3For over 30 years this publication has been reporting on a world where scientific certainties smack up against anomalous happenings and last weekend’s two day conference – held in the historic confines of the University of Westminster – was an opportunity for Forteans from across the world to meet up and compare notes (usually of odd sightings) ” ( extract from article).

5th

 Newswire Today ” Weird 09 – Premier UFO and paranormal conference in Wiltshire UK

Our prestigious line up includes Dr. David Clarke, Nick Pope, Paul Devereux, Joe McGonagle, Dr. Peter McCue, USA Crop Circle Researcher Nancy Talbot, Mike Oram, Kevin Goodman, Hayley Stevens and Nick Redfern.
We are also able to offer opportunities to take an active part in the annual Warminster Sky Watch and a rare chance to participate in a paranormal investigation
” ( extract from article). This seems like it will be an interesting conference, with quality speakers. It does not say when in 2009 this will be however.  

Lancashire Evening Post ” Aliens blamed for power cut

6th

The SUN ” What’s Zap? ” (+ video) 

A RED beam of light shoots to the ground from what is believed to be a UFO.

The Sun was yesterday handed dramatic footage of the mysterious craft hovering over Bristol” ( extract from article). I’m afraid i do not believe this footage, and think it might be an error with the camera ( possibly the sensor malfunctioning? the dubious part, is that the beam is perfectly symmetrical in pixel shape )…. but take a look, it’s up to you to decide.  

This is Gloucestershire ” UFO lights over Cheltenham explained

The Leckhampton home has revealed Chinese fire lanterns were set off at 6.25pm in memory of a resident in his 30s who recently passed away ” ( extract from article). However, near the end, the article had the opinions of two witnesses, one agreeing with the explanation given, but the other one totally disagreeing.

Rugby Today “ Couple ask: did you see this mystery light in the sky ? ” 

Tod Dytham and Val Brown, of Caldecott Street, say they witnessed a large orange and yellow ball fly across the night sky at around 8.30pm on Wednesday ” ( extract from article).

Louth Leader ” Eyewitness comes forward: ‘ i saw a UFO over Mablethorpe beach!’

th1_1510200855020ll20ufo20man2022022-10-08Friday 2pm – A LOCAL man has come forward to say he saw a UFO over Mablethope beach.

The man was inspired to step forward by recent sightings of bright lights in the night sky in the area by Eric Goring from Brinkhill ” ( extract from article).

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 Romford Recorder ” Mystery of new UFO sighting

A DOUBLE sighting of UFOs above our skies was reported by different witnesses within hours of each other.
One local family-of-three claims to have seen a pair of strange black and silver flying discs frenetically pirouetting above rooftops in Collier Row, just after 6pm on October 3.
And later in the early hours of the following morning a witness in Dagenham also claims to have seen unexplained aerial phenomena
” ( extract from article). They reported it to ufoinfo.com here, and HBBC Research here.

Rutland Times ” We saw the UFO

My two children and I also saw the mystery object in the sky over Rutland.

We were outside Tesco in Oakham on Wednesday evening, October 22 and my boys aged six and eight spotted it and said it was a UFO.
We watched it for a while and it was not an aeroplane. It moved differently and was quite big.
Georgie Rockman
Oakham
” ( full article).

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Weston and Somerset Mercury ” UFO sighting near Bristol Airport ” the report is on the same incident, that the Sun reported on entitled, Whats Zap? ( seen above on the 6th november ).

The Sun carries on from an earlier ufo story (see above), with ‘an alleged’ similar sighting now entitled ” Is this UFO from outer space

A SHINING beam blasts earthwards from what looks like a hovering UFO, in another astounding sighting.

A clip handed to The Sun shows the white dot hanging motionless in the air before a shot of white light emits from the orb, hitting the earth ” ( extract from article).

The bristol sighting can be seen on youtube (below)

Another alleged sighting from a youtube submitter (Romulo 282838) filmed on the 18th november at Brandenberg – Germany (submitted here, for a similar sighting only; i’m not claiming Germany is part of the UK).

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Grantham journal ” Town UFO expert says we need your photos

AMATEUR astronomer Jonathan Turner is appealing for people to keep a camera on them at all times to catch quality footage of UFO activity.

In a letter to the Journal, Mr Turner, of Dysart Road, Grantham, has been following the UFO sightings in Grantham and believes there has to be other forms of intelligent life out there.

He said: “We appear to be having what’s known as a ‘mini flap’ of UFO sightings in the area but most UFO sightings can be explained. I have had an interest in this for many years. I’m ex-RAF and a back garden astronomer so I know what is up there, and yes, I have had a genuine UFO sighting “ ” ( extract from article).

12th

For a large bath, that looks supposedly like a UFO see the Independant’s ” oversized baths: wallow in luxury

bathfornari_79521t” …sells a very large round bath – called a UFO because it looks like a flying saucer. According to the company’s owner, Laurence Pidgeon, there is a real trend at the moment for oversize baths . “It’s not just to do with the feeling of luxury but, perhaps, people who have converted a bedroom into a bathroom feel they have much larger space than normal,” he says. “The UFO is fantastic and takes up to 14 people” ” ( extract from article). If you want one however, you will have to splash out £9,741.

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Shropshire Star ” Have aliens visited ?

Strange lights have been seen in the skies over Powys sparking speculation of aliens visiting Wales.

Witnesses didn’t know whether they were seeing a strange firework or something more sinister.

Carol Morgan, of Llanfair Road in Newtown, said she spotted a large ball of orange light moving across the night sky on Bonfire Night ” ( extract from article).

Louth Leader ” Latest: Black Triangle UFOs ‘not piloted by alien beings’

Friday 11am – RECENT sightings of triangular shaped UFOs in the Louth area have lead to claims they are piloted by Americans.

Eric Goring contacted us to say he was seeing the craft fly near his home in Brinkhill.” ( extract from article).

Now Julian Schmidt has emailed us to say he believes they are not of alien origin-but man made

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Exmouth Journal ” UFO alert: sightings of ‘strange lights’ over Budleigh Salterton

BUDLEIGH Salterton could have been visited by UFOs – after two separate sightings of strange lights were spotted over the town.
A 38-year-old Newton Poppleford businessman, who wants to remain anonymous, spotted a row of white hovering lights above the town on the night of Newton Poppleford carnival.
On the same night, 32-year-old Tom Ambrose, of Sidmouth, said he saw a series of multi-coloured lights projected above Budleigh Salterton
” ( extract from article).

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I have decided to add this, as it is not a local or national paper, but has an interesting UK sighting to report; it comes from the iReport.com ” UFO’ – Do you believe or have you seen one ” 

I want to share a story with you and I would like to hear yours (if you have one). Thirty (30) years ago when I was stationed in the United Kingdom a few friends of mine used to car pool back and forth to work together (like is often done now)………[.]………..I spotted it first, I mentioned it looked like a huge landing light from a Cargo aircraft and a cargo base (RAF Mildenhall) was not that far from us (as the crow flies) so I just assumed it was an aircraft light that kept getting closer, as it got closer, it became much brighter. It seemed like I no sooner brought this to the attention of Mike and the ‘thing” was over our heads. I kid you not, it happened in the wink of an eye ” ( extracts from article).

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Shropshire Star ” More UFOs reported

More reports of strange lights in the skies above Shropshire have been coming in to our website.

The most recent sighting took place on Saturday, November 16 in the skies above Newport in the direction of Edgmond.

A reader emailed us to say she spent 45 minutes watching a “hazy ball of light that moved backwards and forwards across the sky at differing speeds-sometimes moving up and down in a strange way” ( extract from article).

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 Berwick Advertiser ” UFO was a military aircraft

REPORTS of a UFO spotted in the skies above Chatton have been dismissed as the activities of military aircraft.

Valerie Glass, from Belford, saw the ‘strange orange light’ as she was driving from Wooler to Belford….[.]…..Flt Lt Nick Winder of RAF Boulmer explained: “I have done some investigation of aircraft activity in that area and am happy to report to you that spotted a pair of military helicopters on manoeuvres.
“Based on data received from the remote radar head at Brizlee Wood, Alnwick, I can confirm that the two helicopters transited to the area and conducted several landings, hover manoeuvres at (approximately 500ft) and some close formation flying
” ( extracts from article).

20th

Hamstead and Highgate Express ” Stars line up for Live Aid concert for hacker

guitar-6usA ROCK concert featuring guitar heroes Marillion is being organised in support of computer hacker and former Highgate Wood pupil, Gary McKinnon.
 And pop legends George Michael, Brian May and Jamiroquai have been tipped to join the line-up
” ( extract from article).

Warwick Courier ” Teenagers spot UFOs over Woodloes

Teenagers driving on the Woodloes in Warwick were left intrigued and unsettled by the appearance of three UFOs.

Hampton Magna 19-year-old Owen Lloyd told how he and two girls spotted three bright orange lights at 7.54pm on Saturday while on Woodloes Avenue South looking East towards Leamington ” ( extract from article).

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 Warwick Courier ” Teenagers spot UFOs over Woodloes

Teenagers driving on the Woodloes in Warwick were left intrigued and unsettled by the appearance of three UFOs.

Hampton Magna 19-year-old Owen Lloyd told how he and two girls spotted three bright orange lights at 7.54pm on Saturday while on Woodloes Avenue South looking East towards Leamington ” ( extract from article).

The Telegraph ” Police helicopter avoids colliding with UFO, report claims

The pilot managed to swerve out of the mystery aircraft’s way while he was on a routine police surveillance task over the city centre earlier this year.

The helicopter was also carrying two police observers during the journey in May.

All three reported seeing a strange aircraft with two continuous blue/green lights.

The incident is detailed in a document compiled by experts from the Airprox Board, which records near misses and reports them to the military and air traffic control units.

The report stated: “The front observer saw unidentified lights flying around their aircraft. The pilot established visual contact, as he manoeuvred the aircraft to avoid a collision and to identify the light source.”

The object was less than 100m away and flew around them ” ( extract from article).

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ufo-online3Sunday Mercury ” Police helicopter nearly collides with ‘sinister’ UFO in Birmingham

Initially, the pilot and two police observers dismissed the near miss as a close encounter with a model plane. But despite searching the area with a thermal camera, the pilot was unable to find any signs of radio-controlled activity.

Details of the incident, which happened at about 9.50pm on May 2, were revealed in a document compiled by experts from the Airprox Board” ( extract from article).

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Sunday Mercury ” Disturbing UFO incident in Birmingham

A POLICE helicopter flying over Birmingham narrowly avoided tragedy when it nearly collided with a UFO, a report has claimed.

The pilot managed to swerve out of the mystery aircraft’s way while he was on a routine police surveillance task over the city centre earlier this year.

The helicopter was also carrying two police observers during the journey at around 9.50pm on May 2 ” ( extract from article).

Paisley Daily Express ” UFO sightings in Elderslie

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North west Evening Mail ” Beam me up Scotty

26th

 Fenland Citizen ” UFO spotted over town

fenlandufo-nov-2008The man, who does not want to be named, caught this unusual light formation in the skies over his home as he watched them silently move over Wisbech with a group of neighbours.
The picture was taken between 9pm and 9.30pm last Monday (November 17)
” ( extract from article).

 Although i normally do not comment, i would like to suggest that this could have been easily done at night with a slow exposure, with a moving light source. It does not help with the size of the photo given.

 

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Sunday Mercury ” Birmingham UFO sighting is one of many recent ‘alien’ visits

A mysterious flying object was sighted over Selby town centre, In Wisbech just over a week ago, a man, who does not want to be named, caught sight of an unusual light formation in the skies over his home as he watched them silently move over Wisbech with a group of neighbours ” ( extract from article).

ufibeamup2 Bournemouth Echo ” Did you see lights in sky over Christchurch

SEVERAL people reported seeing a UFO over the sea south of Mudeford on Saturday night.

A Mudeford man was visiting a friend in the St Catherine’s Hill area of Christchurch and saw unexplained lights in the sky over Hengistbury Head” ( extract from article).

Warwick Courier ” More people report UFOs over town

One explanation that has been offered is that the lamps were a home-made hot air balloon, but Mrs Clark says the object did not appear to be affected by wind. She described herself as “very spooked out” by the occurence, as was her Staffordshire terrier Bailey. She added: “The dog ran about three circles on the spot. Every time we have been out since he has looked at the sky.”
Warwick man Dave Rist contacted the Courier after seeing the same three lights at around 7.45pm. He said: “One came down towards the ground then as we watched all three disapeared into the sky ”
” ( extract from article).

The Star ( S. Yorkshire) ” Mystery over UFO sighting

MYSTERY clusters of lights in the sky have baffled residents in north Sheffield.

Dad-of-two Lee Norman, of Wordsworth Avenue, Parson Cross, said: “We heard the next-door neighbour shouting to his partner and looked out of the window to see six orange, glowing lights all in a row, flying above our house ” ( extract from article).

Denbighshire Free Press ” Ruthin housewife’s UFO shock

“They were a bright terracotta colour, and just carried on moving over to the right and over Moel Famau.
“They were shaped with a flat bottom and a rounded top, how you would expect it to look. It sounds like a cliche really,” she added.
“I was watching them for about three to four minutes, they were just drifting like a glider.”
The woman’s son also saw the flying objects, but could not make out what they were either.
“I would just like to know if anyone else has seen these objects, as I can’t stop thinking about it, it was very weird.
“I don’t believe in UFOs. So I just want an explanation to this really, as I don’t want to believe that they could be UFOs,” she added.
This sighting in Ruthin follows another report on the same evening in Saltney, Flintshire
” ( extract from article).

Selby Times ” UFO sighting in skies over Selby selby-ufo-witnesses-nov-2008UFO experts have been alerted after a mysterious flying object was sighted over Selby town centre.

Friends Chris Delaney, 34, of Barlby, and Adam Deakin, 39, of Selby, were walking home after a night out on November 8 at about 1am when they spotted an orange glowing object moving quickly across the sky ” ( extract from article).

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Hucknall Express ” Hotbed for UFO sightings

Thisisgreatbar.co.uk “ UFO near-miss for cop chopper ” 

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 North West Evening Mail ” Walneyites insist truth is out there

The duo — who had not been drinking — were standing at the bus stop near Vickerstown Institute waiting to catch a Stagecoach into town when they saw the unexplained lights.

“We saw coloured balls of light coming from the north,” said one of the witnesses.

These spheres —blue, purple and green —zoomed over the Devonshire Dock Hall and were going in the direction of Piel Island when they were lost from view ” ( extract from article).

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5 Responses to “UK – UFO sightings [November 2008] updated regularly”

  1. P Humphreys said

    Sat Nov 23rd 2008 10-40pm
    Party of 7 travelling into Newtown,Powys. Bright orange object in sky right in view through windscreen. We all thought it must be a helicopter as it was much too large for a star and the wrong colour. The driver radioed office to look outside and they confirmed that they could see it too. When we left the vehicle we realised that the object was stationary higher than the light clouds clouds and no noise. We observed it for about half an hour It was orange with a rough halo around the outer edge and at one stage went dim and jumped about 10 degrees to the left. Tried unsuccssfully to photograph it.Anyone travelling through Newtown that night would not be able to miss it.Any clues?

  2. Ms Wallace said

    Exactly, the same Distribution Observation as My 13yr old Son! & his Mate, that was with him! when they to saw a UFO in Stoke on Trent Sky!On the night of 22/11/08 BUT HE SAID ; The Beam of orange light came from a hole the size of the width of a road but round in shape, & the rest of frame work surrounding it! was the size of a quiet wide pavement! IN HIS EXACT WORDS! hes mate too tryed to take a photo ! but his full Battery on his Mobile went Dead!!!!!!!

  3. Mark In Exmouth said

    I see a UFO tonight over exmouth nov 28th 2008 , I have video fottage but you can only see a orange light it was thier for about 4 mins then gone and im 100% this was no plane i all stayed out side in the gardend for 20 mins hoping it would return i did hear a very loud roring sound but no lights. First it was really big that got my attention as it moved slow at first then just stopped dead many times. Your welcome to see the fottage it does not show too much only a light in the sky time was about 7 ish and my partner see it as well and the kids. Wow my first UFO sighting pretty cool stuff.. im very intrested if anyone wants to meet up to go and see any in the surrounding area,
    Regards
    Mark my email is nlp@nlp-hypnotist.co.uk

  4. Carley said

    Yeah me and my mum went for a walk on boxing day night and saw the same sort of thing, it was dark 9 ish at night clear sky and this ‘ufo’ looked orange ark shaped it turned and moved slowly higer and then disappeared it was big, then a few days later we saw it again while coming home later again at night it was the same thing but it moved slow and sort of glowing i went to get a camera and it had disappered fast ! it was to bright and still to be a plane or helicopter and it was silent. North West England .we were freaked out !

  5. Kirsty said

    We have seen two bright lights in the sky they look like stars but both travel together throgh the sky at a noticeable speed. They are always the same distence apart and sometimes stop completely. They’re in the sky most nights. YOU WILL NOT SLEEP TO NIGHT!!!!!!!

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