In “Friend or UFO” (wimbledonGuardian.co.uk -posted 5th september,2007) it mentions “mysterious orange lights appeared in the sky over surbiton…[.]”. About 12 witnesses to start with, rung up the paper about this, from both surbiton and Ewell, and mentioned them as lights similar in form to a ferris wheel.
Soon, more people began to ring up the paper, and in the article it gives examples of those who did so. For instance one witness says “At 10.02pm there were 10 spherical lights which were a yellow, golden colour. To me they appeared to be drifting with the wind”.
I’ll leave it up to you what this suggests, but there is a strong suggestion that this is lanterns/ufo balloons again. There are other reports from other witnesses, but Robert Rosamond, chairman of the British UFO Research Organisation makes valid points here:
” At face value your orange lights would appear to fit a familiar bill – Chinese lanterns as opposed to an invasion from space.
These pesky objects (the lamps, not UFOs) seem to be back in vogue once more, consequently they’ve been seen over the length and breadth of the UK recently.
However, face value isn’t an informed opinion and as such we would need to see the original reports and talk to the witnesses in an effort to ascertain the exact circumstances of their sightings before making any kind of comment.” (all extracts from the article).
In the GreatYarmouthMercury.co.uk (posted 6th september,2007), the “ufo drops to earth in flames” and there is evidence the ufo sighting was a home-made hot air balloon (ie a large black polythene bag with a candle in it), which landed in a garden. (the original sighting was from 24th august, 2007…when witnesses saw a “black fiery object in the sky”).
Another sighting to quickly mention can be found here at Banbury . I’m sure i have missed other sightings….. but it gives an indication of the majority of sightings being reported by the media at this time.