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UK UFO Sightings [ January 2009] Updated Regularly

Posted by dandare on January 18, 2009


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 this year, this became even more prominent, after the Sun (tabloid UK newspaper) released a story of an alleged UFO hitting the conisholme wind turbine; 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.

ufo-hefe-label-2007Please 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:  https://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.




 Slough Observer ” VIDEO: UFO spotted in Dedworth ” (with video).

Bournemouth Echo ” Orange lights over Bournemouth usher in a New Year ”  

Sunday Mercury ” Amateur pilot can’t explain UFO sighting

AN amateur pilot had an alien encounter when he spotted three pairs of UFOs flying over his Midlands home on Christmas Eve.

Dad-of-two, Andrew Freke, aged 47, was smoking a cigarette in his back garden in Solihull when he spotted a bright orange object flying through the night sky.

Seconds later, five more of the unidentified flying objects zoomed over his roof and hovered in his back garden ” (extract from article).


 Huddersfield Daily Examiner ” UFO mystery revealed – they’re Chinese Lanterns

(illustration not part of this article- just an example of a chinese lantern being readied for flight)th1_189200856ufo-balloonAfter the Examiner revealed on Thursday that a Flockton couple saw a large orange light coming from nearby woods on Christmas Day, dozens of residents from as far away as Sowerby Bridge contacted us.

Many were as confused by similar sights above the town.

But others said they had released Chinese lanterns which may have caused the mystery ” (extract from article).




 Herald Series ” Bus travellers near Oxford spot UFO shooting beams of Light ”   

Contact spokesman Michael Soper said the three people were travelling on the Oxford Tube towards London and were about ten minutes outside the city, just before 1am.

He said: “An object came over the top of them, it was very impressive and shooting orange and white beams in all directions ” (extract from article).

windturbineartufoThe incident at conisholme (of a damaged wind turbine) first appeared in the local newspaper Louth Leader, before it started to came to the attention of the tabloid press… for the full story please see my article here . 

Telegraph and Argus ” Other witnesses spot UFO

A couple have backed up the account of a mother who spotted a UFO over Bradford on New Year’s Eve.

Today, the Telegraph & Argus reported how Clare Harris, of Low Moor, saw a flickering ball moving slowly across the sky ” (extract from article).

Derry Today ” The big question – Do you believe in UFOs? ” A slightly misleading question here… however only 3 people responded.

Harlow Herald24 ” UFO sighting on New Years day

The description of the sighting read: “Orange circular objects going in formation, the last one seemed to lag behind the others and at first we though that there were just three then the last one came along.
“We watched for about three minutes then they disappeared into the low clouded sky “
” (extract from article).

Telegraph & Argus ” Friends stunned by Bradford UFO ” (with video).

Derry Journal ” UFOs spotted over North West

Peterborough Today ” Were mystery lights spotted in sky a UFO ? ” 

Mrs Snitch said: “My husband and I were celebrating the new year at home in Whittlesey, and we were at our dining room table when the clock struck 12.” (extract from article).

“About 15 minutes later, my husband noticed some strange lights in the sky, so we went out into our garden to investigate.

“We could see between six and eight lights, which were bright yellowy-orange in colour and were moving very slowly, with no noise


harrogate20091Harrogate Today ” Aliens visit town? UFOs spotted in Harrogate

The picture shows a small orange flaming ball. An identical one was also spotted flying near it.
Did you see the UFOs on Christmas day? Have you any explanation for the unusual sightings?
” (extract from article).

BBC Lincolnshire ” UFOs in Lincolnshire

Unidentified Flying Objects have been spotted across Lincolnshire recently – and have even been blamed for damage to a wind turbine near Louth. Take a look at the pictures, videos and accounts of UFO sightings and see what you think ” (extract from article).

AOL News ” Northern Englands UFO mystery solved

Mysterious lights in the sky over northern England prompted a flood of phone calls to media outlets over the holidays. “The UFO sighting is the hot topic around here at the moment,” said Tony Clynch, 40, of Barrow. “Everyone keeps asking each other if they saw the lights” ” (extract from article). The conclusion: they were probably lanterns; also mentions other cases.

This is Nottingham ” I filmed UFO

Jewels Mellors, of Hey Street, Sawley, and his wife, Helen, saw a bright orange circle in the night sky on December 30. It appeared again two hours later and then again the following night.

He said it moved slowly but there was no sound or flashing, as there would be with an aeroplane ” (extract from article).

ufonorthwales2009North Wales Weekly News ” UFOs spotted over Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-sea? ” 

The Weekly News received several calls from concerned residents who saw orange, yellow, red and white orb like objects floating over Bryn Euryn and the West End of Colwyn Bay on New Year’s Eve. Other lights were also reported floating out to sea from Towyn on the same evening ” (extract from article).

Birmingham Mail.net “ UFO sighting sparks worldwide interest

Dad-of-two, Andrew Freke, an amateur pilot for more than 15 years, spotted the bright orange lights flying above his Solihull home while he was smoking a cigarette at about 11pm on Christmas Eve.

At first he believed it was simply an aeroplane from nearby Birmingham Airport but he quickly dismissed the idea because the three pairs of lights were silently flying in a zig-zag pattern at about 150 miles-per-hour.

Officials from nearby Birmingham Airport confirmed they had no aircraft matching the description in the area on Christmas Eve.

After Mr Freke’s story appeared in the Birmingham Mail last week, people from as far afield as San Francisco and Germany have reported having the same close encounter ” (extract from article).


 Shropshire Star ” UFO sighting linked to shortest day

Philip Hoyle, of the UFO Investigation and Research Unit in Shrewsbury, said although many people put the lights down to Chinese lanterns and aircraft, this time of year did see an increase in UFOs.

He said: “I have been inundated with sightings from across the country in the last two to three weeks, especially people seeing orange lights.

“People think it is lanterns, but lanterns do not move like the lights in the skies are recorded as moving ” (extract from article). I would like to know, how he comes to this conclusion? 

Shropshire Star (again) ” Party lights may be cause of UFOs

Peterborough Today ” The truth is out there with UFOs

peterboroughjan09It turns out that some high-spirited families across the city decided to celebrate the clock turning midnight with something a little different from the usual firework display – they chose to light Chinese lanterns instead ” (extract from article).

The sighting was on New Years day.


 Chichester Observer ” UFO mystery as lights baffle residents

One of the lights was on its own in front. Then came another five, followed by the final six together. There was no pattern to the lights’ positions.
“They were definitely not planes,” said Mrs Hillier, whose daughter is an airline cabin crew member.
“There was no noise as they went across the sky. They seemed to get higher and higher before they went out of sight “
” (extract from article).

Midhurst & Petworth Observer ” Mystery surrounds lights in the sky over Littlehampton

Clacton Gazette “ Jaywick: couple spot UFO

Cambridge news Online ” The one that got away

Dumfries and Galloway Standard ” Close encounters of the Dumfries kind


 BBC Lincolnshire ” UFO sightings timeline

A timeline of where and when strange objects have been spotted in the skies over our region. Send your sightings and pictures in to lincolnshire@bbc.co.uk ” (extract from article).

Dumfries and Galloway Standard ” Was UFO a light ?

Last week the Standard reported a sighting made by teenager Macaulay Moodycliffe, who saw three strange orange lights hovering over the skies of the town.

An anonymous reader has written in claiming responsibility for the “UFOs” ” (extract from article).

Derry Journal ” UFO explained: it was chinese sky lanterns

Burton Mail ” Farmer’s rage at UFOs

burton-mailjan09James Hollis saw them above Gate Farm Stables, in Hanbury Road, Anslow, on New Year’s Day.
But, as they fell to the ground, he realised they were Chinese lanterns with flares inside – one of which fell just a foot from his 15-tonne winter hay supply.
The 50-year-old said his business would have gone up in smoke had the burning lantern caught his bales.
He said: “It had just turned dark on New Year’s Day when my lads and I saw a red light overhead and thought it was a plane taking off 
” (extract from article).


 cambridge-ufoCambridge News ” Dinner group claim they saw UFO in skies over cambridge

A GROUP of friends in Cambridge claim to have spotted a UFO similar to that which allegedly caused damage to a wind farm turbine in Lincolnshire only a few days earlier.
Tracy Moran and five others, who had been dining at d’Arry’s Wine Shop in King Street, noticed the object hovering in the sky on Wednesday night at about 11.15pm
” (extract from article).






Evening Star 24 ” EdBlog: Stargate Suffolk, UFOs and Dark Matter ”  

Knaresborough Today ” Harrogate UFOs – aliens or ice crystals ?

sun_halo_optical_phenomenon_editTHE GREAT Harrogate UFO debate rumbles on, with readers getting in touch to claim lights spotted in the sky over Christmas may not be Chinese Lanterns after all.

It started when Bilton Grove Avenue resident Maureen Withers spotted something strange in the sky on Christmas Day ” (extract from article).


ufo-near-bonnybridge-2009 News.stv.tv ” Shock video footage of UFO near Bonnybridge ” (including video); the video still links to the wind turbine incident at the beginning, before going on to its local sighting.

Eye-witness video footage has emerged of an apparent ‘UFO’ sighting in Banknock, near Scotland’s flying saucer capital Bonnybridge.

The extraordinary film comes amidst a wave of similar sightings across the UK. Hysteria began when a giant blade was seemingly torn off a wind turbine by a mystery aircraft in Lincolnshire ” (extract from article). The only hysteria that has been created, has been media made. 

This is Croydon Today ” Another UFO spotted flying over Purley

A mysterious object spotted sailing across the sunny skies of Purley has left residents and a UFO expert scratching their heads.

The blurry entity was snapped by John Barrett, 48, as he was walking across Higher Drive Recreation Ground at about 1.25pm last Friday ” (extract from article).

Chorley Guardian ” Chorley snatch shots of UFO

chorleyufo09The Runshaw College student said: “I was on my way to bed when my mum said ‘you’d better have a look at this.’

” At first I thought it was just a street light but when I looked closer it looked like a diamond and it was moving around in the sky for about half an hour before flying off. I never believed in this kind of thing before but my stepdad is really in to it. I’m definitely a believer now “ ” (extract from article).

Halifax Courier ” Does your home insurance cover UFO strikes ?

Lochaber News ” Mysterious lights spark UFO riddle

Now locals here are looking for answers after several sightings of mysterious yellow/orange lights in the skies above Fort William and Ardgour just before New Year.

Griogair Craig (37), who lives at Clovullin, Ardgour, was in his garden on Hogmanay when he spotted an “unusual” light in the sky ” (extract from article).

Wimbledon Guardian ” Pink jelly-fish in sky sparks UFO speculation in Merton

wimbledonufo2009On January 9 a visitor to wimbledonguardian.co.uk said: “I looked out my flat window this morning, over towards Merton way, and to my surprise notice a large bright pink jelly-fish looking object surrounded by a pink haze. It appeared to be hovering over or above the pylons in the distance.

“It hovered for about five minutes while I frantically searched for my camera. Did anyone else in Wimbledon see it? Any explanations?” ” (extract from article).

This is Local London ” UFO over High Wycombe

A COUPLE from Sands are baffled after seeing a mysterious red triangle that crossed the skies of High Wycombe last night.

At around 8.20pm Hilary Payne was inside her home in Lane End Road when her husband Garry, who was working in the garden, called her to look at the strange object in the sky ” (extract from article).

Lakeland Echo ” UFO mystery solved in Morecambe

morecambeufojan09THE mystery surrounding sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects over Morecambe Bay two days after Christmas may have been solved.

A Visitor reader has come forward to say he thinks the flying saucers were actually Chinese lanterns he had lit and launched at a party ” (extract from article). It also mentions that keen anglers, have also mistaken seagulls for strange lights in the sky, due to reflection in certain conditions. 

Herts and Essex Observer ” RAF man spots UFO over Stansted

Hartlepool Mail ” UFO public debate long overdue

Lancashire Telegraph ” More UFOs spotted over Rossendale


Lancashire Evening Post ” UFO riddle of the dancing lights ” 

lanc-ufo2009Taxi driver and father-of-five Nigel Moore, of Spring Gardens, Leyland, was working a night shift and driving along Todd Lane North at 1.40am when he spotted two bright lights fairly low in the sky.
He said: “They were two glaring orange lights. It wasn’t like a plane or anything, there was no noise. They weren’t satellites ”
” (extract from article).

Highland News ” UFO Mystery

Billie told the Highland News: “What I would like is a rational explanation for what I saw.

“I was putting out the bin at about 9pm when I saw three orange lights. They were not flashing or anything like that, it was just three orange lights together. I thought at first it was a helicopter moving slowly, but I could not hear any sound.”

Billie, an advertising executive, said she then briefly went to her car and in the matter of seconds it took her, the lights had disappeared completely ” (extract from article). It also goes on to mention other sightings.

Thsi is Retford ” Mysterious lights baffle revellers

Evening Star 24 ” UFO Mystery still unsolved

heathm20090115161843The latest sighting of four balls of light travelling slowly across the landscape from Grundisburgh towards the Mendlesham mast comes at a time when similar unexplained lights have been seen over Cumbria and Scotland.
However, as the lights were seen over Suffolk on New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day the most likely explanation is that they were Chinese lanterns
” (extract from article).

Evening Leader ” Woman photographs UFO over Wrexham nursing home

wrexhamufo09The most recent photograph was taken by Janet White at about 7.15pm on Friday, outside Emerald House, a nursing home on Chester Road, Wrexham.” (extract from article).

The sighting will no doubt fuel further speculation North East Wales is one of the UK’s leading UFO hotspots.

Spalding Today ” Mystery lights could have been lanterns


 Chester Chronicle ” Three quarters of Britains believe in Aliens

According to the report by http://www.onepoll.com, 78% of people think aliens exist with another 55% believing they visit earth regularly.” (extract from article).

Lytham St Annes Express ” Fylde set to host worldwide conference of UFO experts

Around 400 people are expected to attend the event, which will take place at the St Annes YMCA on St Albans Road on March 28 and 29. As well as talks, people will also get the chance to have their aura read and purchase memorabilia ” (extract from article).

The Sun ” Is that a flying saucer Boyo ? ” mmmm…no.

The ‘flying saucer’ was spotted flying over the Dyfi Estuary near Aberystwyth, Wales, by hundreds of gobsmacked onlookers.

And these amazingly clear pictures have given new hope to the thousands who believe life does exist on another planet ” (extract from article). More quality journalism by The Sun, again…. not.

This is Hampshire.net “ UFOs spotted ?


 Evening Star 24 ” ET phone home ? Get a life ” He is probably right about the majority of UK UFO sightings (but not in the style he writes it), but he also shows utter contempt for the subject, with no facts or knowledge….. way to go ! for instance:

Are we supposed to think it’s coincidence that the Rendlesham UFO incident happened at Christmas when loads of USAF personnel from Bentwaters and Woodbridge would have been wafting from one party to another?
And the Roswell incident that people whisper about in hushed voices happened at the height of the Cold War at a time of mounting paranoia about Reds under the Bed in the US
” (extract from article). That’s enough…

Daily Star ” Aliens paying a visit every day


 Daily Star ” UFOs buzz prison full of monsters


 Telegraph ” UFO cloud spotted over Wales

PD*26346400Clouds formed by rising air currents can pile on top of each other forming bizarre shapes that resemble the alien creations of science fiction.

This strange apparition hovered over the British coast for almost an hour and was captured by Sonja Lewis as she worked at Borth Golf club, Mid Wales ” (extract from article). Same sighting to The Sun’s article on the 16th.

Another article with the same sighting, is reported by WalesOnline ” Secret of the Borth Golf club UFO

IT’S not so much a cloud with a silver lining, but rather the cloud that looks like a silvery flying saucer.

Onlookers were spellbound when they witnessed the unusual phenomenon that “hovered” over the Welsh coast for almost an hour.

Sonja Lewis was working at Borth Golf club where her husband, John, is a pro golfer, when she took this picture ” (extract from article). Notice how they all use UFO in the headline, to catch everyone’s attention, even though they know what it is. 

This is Wiltshire ” Trio claim they also saw orange UFOs


Midhurst & Petworth Observer ” VIDEO: UFOs over Littlehampton? flickering fireballs filmed on mobile ” (with video).

Tom, who filmed the images at 9.14pm on Saturday, January 3, said: “After dropping off a friend I was just about to turn off Cornwall Road onto Arundel Road when I saw two orange objects in the sky in front of me ” (extract from article).

Louth Leader ” UPDATE: Expert Nick Pope on weird donut UFO mystery

Nick Pope, who worked on the Ministry of Defence’s ‘UFO desk’ in the 1990s, told us: “This is a really bizarre photo. When people don’t see anything at the time, but later notice something unusual on the image, it suggests a fault with the camera or the film. But I’ve seen numerous such photos and this looks different. It’s one of the oddest looking UFO photos I’ve ever seen ” (extract from article).

BBC NEWS ” Judgement reserved in hacker case

The British hacker facing extradition to the the US for hacking into American military computers will know on Friday whether he can seek a judicial review ” (extract from article).

This is Retford ” Lights in the sky mystery solved ” (yes you have guessed it).


ufo2Shropshire Star ” UFOs spotted over county

Reader Robson Bolam sent us these pictures of a mystery object which he saw over Donnington.

And he is at a loss as to explaining what it is he photographed ” (extract from article). I’m sorry if i seem rude, but this is quite obviously an insect, possibly a fly (but definately an insect of some kind).

Fleetwood Weekly News ” UFOs could have been hoax

STRANGE lights in the sky seen in Fleetwood and Poulton before Christmas could have a rational explanation – a cheeky hoax!
That’s what Fleetwood taxi driver Mike Sharples says after he saw youths larking about in Thornton with home made “air balloons”.
Such devices consist of lightweight plastic carrier bags with small candles attached
” (extract from article).


Londonist.com ” World’s most explainable UFO filmed over Islington

You’ve gotta love local newspapers. This quote from the Islington Gazette comes from a local resident who filmed and reported mysterious lights in his local skies:

After the New Year’s countdown at around ten past midnight I went outside with my brother and we saw these strange bright orange glowing objects in the sky.

Using the clues in the statement, can you employ your knowledge of New Year’s traditions to work out what the credulous fellow might have seen? The Islington Gazette, a robust and tenacious organ unwilling to jump to conclusions no matter how obvious, contacted the Royal Astronomical Society for advice. It turns out, would you believe, that some celebratory pyrotechnic might have been the cause ” (extract from article).

Islington Gazette ” UFO mystery over lights in the sky ” (the article that the Londonist is referring to).

The videos of the glowing objects hovering above Islington were filmed by Chris Papadopoulos, of Twyford Street, Islington. The clips show the swarm of lights moving in an erratic manner and the shocked exclamations of the eyewitnesses as they try to take in what they are seeing” (extract from article).

Lutterworth Today ” Is this a UFO?

great-bowden-jan09IS this amazing picture of an Unidentified Flying Object over Great Bowden proof that we are not alone in the universe?

The photo, taken from the footbridge over the railway line at Great Bowden, appears to show a saucer-shaped object flying above the trees ” (extract from article).

 The Northern Times ” Lights prompt UFO claims

Mrs MacDonald, a carer, was travelling to work in Alness to start a night shift around 7.45pm on New Year’s Day when she had the unexplained encounter on the A9.

“I saw three bright orange lights in the sky, about 100ft off the ground,” said Mrs MacDonald. They looked like they were flickering inside.

“I was on the A9, just passing Rosskeen Church. I thought at first it was something to do with the oil rigs in the firth and that they had put up some new masts, but as I got nearer I realised they were just hanging there ” ” (extract from article).  

This is Scunthorpe ” Early warning for UFOs?  ”

A SCUNTHORPE company is selling a device which could prevent UFOs colliding with wind turbines.

But the product – which itself looks like a flying saucer – will only work if the UFO itself has been equipped with a radar! ” (extract from article).

Swindon Advertiser ” UFO ? No, it’s my birthday party ” 

Ilkeston Advertiser ” Sighting of turbine UFO in Cotmanhay


 Evening Star 24 “ Suffolk UFO mysteries deepen

heathm20090123113953UFO experts firmly believe Suffolk is a portal for visiting alien craft – and flying saucers are hovering in the county’s skies daily.

Over the past month there have been sightings of strange lights in the sky between Kesgrave, Grundisburgh and Framsden, at Felixstowe, Leiston and Aldeburgh – many of which remain unexplained.

Tonight The Evening Star’s website launches a new section – Stargate Suffolk – to keep everyone up to date with all the stories and sightings of alien craft, mystery lights and even little green men ” (extract from article).

Southern Daily Echo “ Southampton UFO enthusiast baffled by lights floating above the skyline ” (including video).

It is the latest in a long line of sightings to suggest that extra terrestrial life is out there and interested in Hampshire.

The bright lights were shot from a house in Hedge End by a UFO enthusiast who wished to remain anonymous. He said: “I’m still having trouble trying to work out what they are myself, they are in a fixed position to start and then you clearly see the two lights moving apart “ ” (extract from article).

Selkirk Weekend Advertiser ” I don’t believe in little green men – but…






The Sun “ K.O. UFOs

Nick Pope — who worked on the Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk for three years — revealed the rules of engagement for the first time.

He claimed RAF pilots had fired at UFOs on several occasions — but failed to bring them down.

He added: “We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down — with little effect to the UFO.”

Mr Pope said the rules of engagement were drawn up after dozens of close encounters with suspect craft in British airspace.

RAF attacks on UFOs were “not automatic but happen when something in our airspace is deemed to be a threat” ” (extract from article). All i’d like to add is that this is complete hype…. yes its colourful, but what does it actually say?? not much really…sorry. However, it could have been less sensational and tried to give facts, witness descriptions and so on.

But yet again, it has the other media writing/videoing about the same stuff.

See ITN ” RAF has tried to shoot down UFOs ” with video.

story428e3cd5b66c90729f5887e2777bd8fc_320x240Mr Pope, who used to work for the Ministry of Defence investigating UFO sightings, alien abductions and other strange phenomena, said British jets have regularly been scrambled to attack flying objects but have never brought one down ” (extract from article). Where are the examples please Mr Pope?… 

herald sun (Australia) ” British Top guns ordered to shoot UFOs ” 

He claimed RAF pilots had fired at UFOs several times – but couldn’t take them out.

And he added: “We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down – with little effect to the UFO ” ” (extract from article).

Mail Online ” Defence chiefs ordered RAF pilots to shoot down UFOs

nick-popeBut details of such incidents would never be released, he said.

‘The public won’t know unless it comes down in a heavily-populated area,’ he said.

‘I do believe we will bring one down. We’re developing increasingly sophisticated weapons.’

Mr Pope said the government has no way of knowing if the UFOs pose a threat because the cases are never fully investigated.

‘They will try to play it down by talking about flying saucers and little green men. But there are MPs and ministers and a faction of the MoD who do believe in UFOs,’ he added ” (extract from article). Ah ha, this makes slightly better sense.

Telegraph ” RAF ordered to shoot down UFOs ” ( with video).

The Tech Herald “ UFOs targeted by MOD ‘ shoot down’ directive

Wigan Today ” Another UFO spotted in wigan skies ” includes video

Wigan Evening Post ufologist Jon Peake said: “This is a very interesting clip as there is clearly something visible in the sky above the trees. It is open to debate just what the object is but if it’s a kite, it is a very big one and it doesn’t look like a rogue cloud. This could be something mechanical – possibly a craft of some kind. Whether it’s from another planet is a matter of conjecture ” (extract from article).

News Blaze.com ” UFO sightings in Birmingham

impression-of-ufo-sighting230There have been a number of UFO sightings in the UK recently, in fact Britain is probably one of the most active areas for seeing UFOs on the planet just lately.

Why is such a small country as Britain seeing so many UFOs? That is a good question, to which at present there is no answer ” (extract from article).

Sussex Express ” UFO mystery solved…maybe

Louth Leader “ VIDEO UPDATE: Nick Pope on man claiming world’s most UFO sightings

ufojjan09BRINKHILL’S repeat UFO witness now claims to be the world’s most prolific UFO spotter.

Eric Goring, 62, visited the Leader last week in response to the recent wind turbine incident and to show us the night vision equipment he uses to spy on UFOs.

He said: “I believe I have seen more spaceships now than anyone else in the world. I have seen hundreds ” ” (extract from article).


This is Staffordshire ” UFO watch: Was object a spaceship or a spinning gratefruit ?

RESIDENTS have been left baffled after spotting strange activity in the sky ranging from pink lights to spinning grapefruits ” (extract from article).

Midhurst and Petworth Observer “ Did you see Worthing’s latest UFO ?

Dumbarton Reporter ” Aliens have lanterned

The Sun ” Closing time encounters of Thirst Kind


Whitehaven news ” UFO seen off coast

Apparently there were two lights together, then one veered off to the north. He kept watching this light which then dipped down to sea level then up again, before heading off at speed northwards ” (extract from article).

This is Local London ” VIDEO – Mottingham: Are these orange lights UFOs?

ufo333“I filmed them for a minute and they covered quite a distance. They were moving fast.

“If they were lights on a plane they would have stayed the same distance apart but they were moving apart and then close together.

“Finally, they got lost in the clouds, never to be seen again “ ” (extract from article).

Wimbledon Guardian ” More UFOs over Wimbledon ” 

wimbledonjan09This is the latest sign of alien activity in the skies above Merton.

The picture was taken by Nicholas Fitter, from his flat on the Broadway last week.

Mr Fitter said: “I was doing my laundry when I saw it.

“I thought it was a balloon at first, but it was as big as a house. I went out on the roof and took some pictures.

“It had tentacles that appeared squid like and even mimicked a squids movement at times. I am sure other people would have seen it too since this jellyfish appeared rather large in broad daylight ” ” (extract from article). no comment.

Derry Journal ” Close encounters reported over Lough Swilly

Richmond Guardian ” Video of strange light over Twickenham posted on you tube

A Twickenham man has been left perplexed after spotting a mysterious object floating in the sky and has turned to YouTube in the hope of identifying it ” (extract from article). You can see the video at the link above.

This is the West Country ” UFO sightings over Taunton

Manchester Evening news ” Did local TV unwittingly screen UFO this morning ” (with video)…. I’m afraid not, as it’s an out of focus airplane with its lights on.

Louth Leader ” Dollar to donut it’s the lens

EDITOR – As a photographer of 40 years’ experience, I’ll bet you a dollar to a donut the UFO is an artifact created by the bright lights shining into the lens.

This is indicated because the photographer didn’t see it when he took the picture.
Very often, the cheap sensor of a cell phone goes dark on pixels where there’s too much light, creating the ‘donut’ shape. Why it didn’t do that to the oncoming headlights, I don’t know
” (full article).


Lutterworth Mail ” Richard recalls UFO moment

ufo9999The 38-year-old, who works as a senior architectural technologist, said: “I’d taken a few pictures of the train as it approached me and got a few more as it went past. It was only when I downloaded the pictures afterwards that I noticed it [the UFO]. I didn’t do anything with it at first. But a few weeks later I saw the stories in the Mail with people saying they’d seen something ” (extract from article).

News Shopper online ” VIDEO – GREENWICH : second UFO sighting ” (includes small video).

John Malkin spotted a strange light in the sky on both Saturday and Sunday night.

He said: “Me and my son were at home in North Greenwich when we saw the orange/yellow light moving quite fast towards the river “ ” (extract from article).

This is Staffordshire “ John Woodhouse : Aliens are coming – armed with cigars and grapefruits

The latest incidents saw residents in Bradeley baffled by a spinning grapefruit on Sunday evening and a woman in Penkhull faced with four dull, dark pink objects while walking her dog on Saturday night ” (extract from article).

Belper News ” Strange lights over Belper  – mystery solved ” (no not chinese lanterns, this time). 

Reports of bright flashes in the night sky and unexplained electrical activity were due to a fault on an electrical transformer.

A spokesman for E-on, which controls and maintains the electricity network across the Midlands, said on the day in question, saturday, December 20, the company had a call saying there was a fault on a mini-substation on red lane in Milford.

He said the fault would have caused a series of bright flashes and the power would have been affected as far as Belper ” (extract from article).




Littlehampton Gazette ” Watch out for new UFOs in Goring

THERE will be strange lights on Goring Greensward tomorrow (Sunday, February 1).

But it won’t be UFOs lighting up the night sky, it will be Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).

7 Responses to “UK UFO Sightings [ January 2009] Updated Regularly”

  1. Jonathan Bell said

    I am an ex pilot 52 years of age.

    I was staying at my brothers house for a week over New Year, on 1st January 2009, location, Washington, Tyne & Wear, UK. At about 00:40h I went into the rear garden for a cigarette when I looked up I saw two bright oval shaped orange lights, heading in an south easterly direction, these were not Chinese balloons, helicopters, or fixed wing aircraft, the orange lights were steady and I discounted the possibility of military jet afterburners, the height of these UFO´s I would estimate at between 4000 and 7000 ft as they were travelling just below the cloud base, both UFO´s were maintaining the same speed, the second UFO flying behind and to the left of the leading UFO in the 8 o clock position, this second UFO accelerated to come alongside the first UFO, they both travelled together for a few seconds, then the leading UFO accelerated for a few seconds and then stopped, it seemed to hover and then accelerated vertically, as it travelled vertically through the cloud the orange glow could be seen to slowly disappear. The second UFO then travelled to the exact same spot as where the first UFO went vertical and then did the same, again the orange glow gradually disappeared through the cloud.

    This was also witnessed by my partner and another member of my family living 1.5 miles away. The orange lights or glow looked like the typical orange colour of street lamps as seen from a distance.

  2. dandare said

    Thanks for finding the time, to share your sighting details Jonathan.

  3. chris said

    on wednesday the 28th september a friend knocked on my window and told me to come outside to look at sumthing in the sky. It was an orange, yellow and red diamond shape which was moving at speed from right to left,it was really bright at first. It then seemed to slow down and hang in the sky for about 20 seconds and then it moved upwards to a higher altitude until the light of the object had faded then dissapeared.There were five other people that also witnessed this.

  4. Steven Mcc said

    Literally three hours ago, I had went into my back garden for a quick ciggie and had spotted something. Below is a direct copy of an email I have sent to a website in order to establish if anyone else in the area may have spotted the same thing. I am really surprised the amount of people on this page with a discription so utterly similiar to what I had just seen :

    I have always had a massive interest in the UFOs, as I believe that if Earth is the only planet in the universe with life, then the universe is rather lonely. A couple of years ago, there was a “mass-sighting” over Belfast Lough, which consisted of several lights in the sky making un-natural patterns. I was deeply disappointed to miss such an event, and thought that I would never have the same chance again.

    However, literally a couple of hours ago, I went out into my back garden to grab a quick ciggie. Normally if it is a cloudless night, I will look up at the stars, as in all honesty, in darkness my back garden is just as interesting to look at as it is in light. However, after only being out for a couple of minutes, I had spotted a light over in the distance. I presumed it was first of all a plane with it’s lights on at night, but as it seemed to come closer, I started to think it was a plane on fire, as the sheer brightness, matched with the orange/yellow colour of a fire glowed from it. Although after watching it for a few seconds more, I do not believe this was so. It closely resembled a diamond shape, but I could only describe as the colour that shone from it, maybe the diamond shape was an aura of light around this object. I did pull my mobile phone out to take a picture, however I am afraid due to the age of my phone, the picture did not come out at all.

    As soon as I had thought the object was possibly a UFO, I quickly returned to my kitchen and rang up one of my friends to ask them to look out in the same direction, but by the time I had returned to the garden, the object seemed to be fading. I assumed it was going the opposite direction, but the speed at which it seemd to shrink into the distance was immense. I was too late in asking my friend to look for this object, but I shall be checking my local papers in the next day or two, seeing whether anyone else has seen this. I certainly hope someone has managed to take a picture, as Ihave to admit I was very excited at what I had witnessed. (The length of time the object had been in the sky leads me to believe that it was not a flare from the coast, as it hung in the same location for such a long period of time, without falling).

    I have only now started scouring the Internet, and have come across http://www.nuforc.org/
    I have also recorded these following details, the time is as accurate as I can guess, give or take five minutes either way. I look foward to any reply, although I understand you must receive many letters from people with similiar stories, but I would ask if there is a chance you could let me know if anyone else may contact you regarding the following:

    22:40 – 22:45 Saturday 18th April

    UFO? – Orange/yellow colour, like fire, in the direction the Belfast Lough points toward the mainland.
    Rough Diamond shape, though may be an aura rather than the object’s actual shape. 3-5 minutes sighting.

    Thank you in advance for any reply,

  5. dandare said

    Thanks Steven Mcc for your account…. i have not heard of a similar sighting, i’m afraid…if i see anything in relation to this i will place a comment below.

  6. Ken said

    I have just had a sighting of three red lights flying in formation over Nottingham and a fourth joining the other three, three minutes later, they all moved behind a dark cloud and dissapeared. I have been interested in UFO’s since seeing one close up over the M1 motorway in the 1970’s. It was the size of the roundabout juntion and had a large oblong red light pulsating around in a huge circle

  7. Joanne Arundel said

    My neighbours and I were having a BBQ last night and we all (4 adults and 3 children) saw what looked like a UFO in the sky. It was Orange is colour and there was no noise. I seemed to move and was in the sky for about an hour. Does anyone know if this could have been a chinese lantern or was it a UFO. We have a picture of it but it just looks like an orange blob/light. We live at Salendine Nook, Huddersfield and looked like it was hovering above Ainley Top right over to Scammonden Damm. 5th July 2009

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