UK UFO Sightings [ May 2009 ] Updated regularly
Posted by dandare on May 16, 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, mainly due to the Sun (tabloid UK newspaper) who think they are the UFO EXPERTS, seeming to print anything remotely to do with UFOs (with no facts/sensationalism and mostly no TRUTH). Unfortunately, this now seems to be spreading to other National newspapers.
Are they eventually going to make UFOLOGY a complete joke?
So, many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, 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: https://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article). There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).
However, as i have said before, i am not sure what value they are to any UFO research.
Lancashire Telegraph ” ‘Burning Object’ UFO alert “
” A 15-year-old lad and one of the neighbours said they had seen a burning objects in the sky. They said it was almost like a hot air balloon but it was moving too fast ” (extract from article).
Daily Echo ” UFO over Southbourne? or just another Chinese Lantern”
” Southbourne man Chris sent us this video, which he thinks could be of a UFO.
Mysterious lights are often seen over the town, but they usually turn out to be Chinese Lanterns or the SBS on late night training ” (full article).
You tube video of this ( i would suggest this to be a chinese lantern?)
Evening Leader ” Wrexham man films UFOs after his second sighting of Mystery lights – video “(includes video).
” “They were totally silent and much too big to be a plane.
“I have heard of a case recently in the Wrexham area where Chinese lanterns have been mistaken for UFOs, but I think that in this instance the objects were moving far too quickly.”
The man said that one of the lights appeared to be moving in a particularly fast fashion.
They were visible for about three to four minutes before fading away ” (extract from article). I believe it is again Chinese lanterns.
Yorkshire Post ” UFO investigators head for hotspot to hold Conference ”
“ The event will be staged at the seaside resort’s Spa conferencing centre on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30, and has been organised by North Yorkshire-based UFO investigator Russ Kellett ” (extract from article).
Peterborough Today.co.uk ” UFOs spotted in Peterborough: did you see them? “
” The bright circular lights, which were spotted around the city by Evening Telegraph readers on Sunday (3 May), have re-ignited the great Peterborough UFO mystery ” (extract from article).
Darlington and Stockton Times “ Close encounter over Brompton? ”
” A bizarre light was seen crossing the sky near Brompton, Northallerton, sparking a local UFO alert.
The unidentified flying object was spotted on Saturday between 8.30pm and 9pm as dusk was beginning to fall.
A couple, who prefer to stay anonymous, saw a bright triangular shape on the horizon over Water End. It appeared to traverse the sky under power and was visible for about a minute ” (extract from article).
Watford Observer ” Kings Langley UFO mystery solved “
“ The cluster of glowing orange lights seen passing over the village on Thursday April 23 were not extra terrestrial visitors as many alleged but 38 Chinese lanterns released in memory of Lucille Frawley who died of a brain tumour in October last year ” (extract from article).
Dorset Echo “ Mystery sightings of orange orbs floating across evening sky ”
” Mr Smith added: “I counted 12 lights in all, it was really peculiar. They were all moving right across the sky more slowly than a helicopter or anything like that.
“They seemed to be coming over the Ridgeway and floating over towards Weymouth, they weren’t in any particular formation.
A Portland Coastguard spokesman said they received no reports of any strange sightings, but said Chinese lanterns or meteors could be the explanation.
He said: “We have had numerous calls of sightings of lanterns in the past ” (extract from article).
South Wales Guardian “ UFO sighting shock ”
” “Each ‘star’ had a reddish light and, as I looked, I could see they were all moving very slowly and silently towards the north. There was no vapour trail either.
“The lights spanned the width of the sky and were brighter than Venus. It was a lovely clear night and I’ll be very surprised if no-one else saw something.
“We live on top of a hill overlooking Ammanford and occasionally see shooting stars, but never something like this ” (extract from article).
Cannock Chase Post.net ” Were Burntwood lights in the sky a UFO? “
” He said the underside of the UFOs were like the underbelly of a jellyfish in appearance. Two neighbours from across the road watched the spectacle with the family. Michael managed to catch the bright lights on his phone camera, but the pictures do not show the craft in detail ” (extract from article).
Guardian.co.uk (News Blog) ” The Northerner: The truth is out there (in Yorkshire) “…those in Lancashire might like to skip this post, apart form the extract below?)
” Tickets for the Flying Saucers Have Landed conference, which is at the Spa centre on 29 and 30 October, are available at the door for £12 “ (extract from article).
Milton Keynes Citizen “ UFOs over Bletchley terrify teen ”
” That’s the plea from 18-year-old Haley Whitehouse, who says she clearly saw five huge orange balls, travelling faster than a plane, shooting above her Mellish Court home just after 9pm ” (extract fromvery short article).
Cryptoworld ” Another UFO filmed over London (maybe?) “
” It does look interesting, but I can’t believe it wasn’t seen by more people or reported to the news/media. My gut-feelings are it’s just a trick of the light or just a fake! ” (extract from article). I would have to agree.
Dorset Echo ” Dorset UFO sightings – the explanation “
” Around 40 lanterns were released at the annual pagan Beltane gathering at Rodden, near Langton Herring, as part of a celebration heralding the start of summer.
Organised by Weymouth-based pagans from the Dolmen Grove, the Spirit of Rebirth gathering attracted more than 200 people, many of whom put wishes in the lanterns and let them fly into the night ” (extract from article).
The Sun ” Reagan afraid of invasion by aliens ”
“ Mr Reagan, who was President from 1981 to 1989, told a pal he had seen flying saucers three times, said author Darwin Porter.
He allegedly added: “I just know it. They’ve selected some desert in the West to make their landing.”
But the ex-President’s daughter Patti Davis dismissed the claims, saying her father, who died in 2004, may have been joking ” (extract from article).
Sunday Mercury.net ” ‘Jellyfish’ style UFO’s spotted in Lichfield, Staffordshire “
” A formation of seven ‘craft’ were spotted flying over Burntwood at 9.40pm. A group of six adults and a small child watched in amazement as the bright lights passed overhead in the direction of Lichfield ” (extract from article).
The Telegraph ” John Michell “
“ John Michell, who died on April 24 aged 76, was a charismatic Old Etonian mystic often championed as a counter-culture seer for his fascination with alien life, geomancy, the countryside and crop circles; his most famous book, The View Over Atlantis (1969), is arguably the most influential tome in the hippie underground movement, and is credited with placing the Somerset town of Glastonbury as the capital of the New Age ” (extract from article).
Seacoastonline.com “ Exeter UFO Festival could be out of this world ”
“ On Sept. 3, 1965, Norman Muscarello rushed into the Exeter police station blown away by the hovering craft with five red flashing lights he had just witnessed. Following his report, a series of similar stories throughout the area began emerging.
This year on Sept. 5, a series of events will kick off at the very spot Muscarello shared his story, the Exeter Town Hall, as part of the first Exeter UFO Festival which will celebrate incidents in Exeter and the surrounding area ” (extract from article).
24 The East Herts Herald ” UFO spotted in skies above Chesthunt and Essex “
Spalding Today ” UFO appeal after facebook message “
“ Local resident Wayne Brickles informed the Lincolnshire Free Press by posting a message on its new Facebook page, describing nine unidentified lights he saw speed across Patriot Close at about 9.50pm ” (extract from article).
Evening Star 24 ” New mystery in Suffolk skies ”
” Bob Cousins, from Kesgrave, contacted the paper to report his sighting of what he believes were two meteors at 10.40pm Saturday night – and he wants to know if anyone else saw the mystery objects.
He said: “I saw a bright orange/yellow light, brighter than a plane light approaching from the west, heading due east. It looked odd so I got my camcorder but the battery was flat ” (extract from article).
This is South Devon “ UFO riddle of glowing orange disc “
” A BRIGHT orange light in the sky above Brixham caught the eye of resident Anthony Sherwood who is confident that what he witnessed was a UFO.
He watched the illuminated ‘disc’ from his living room window in Summer Lane around 9.30pm on Saturday.
After seeing it fly in a straight line about half-a-mile above the rooftops, Anthony stood in awe as the object headed up into the skies at a 60-degree angle before vanishing into the clouds ” (extract from article).
This is Bristol ” UFO filmed in sky over Bristol ” [other articles with the same sighting will have ** by them]
“ This video was uploaded yesterday and shows a UFO in the sky on 10 May ” (extract fromvery short article).
mmmm…no comment… next.
Channock Chase Post.net ” Birthday bash sparks Burntwood UFO alert “
” A Chasetown family released ten Chinese lanterns (mini hot air balloons made from rice paper with tea lights) into the sky.
But as they rose and floated off towards Lichfield, local residents watched the strange formation of lights in awe.
Last week The Post reported how one local man believed he was seeing UFOs because of the strange shape created underneath the ‘craft’ and because there was no sound ” (extract from article).
Buxton Today ” UFO is spotted ”
” A UFO sighting was reported to police on Thursday night.
A member of the public contacted police after they had seen orange flashing lights in the sky above New Mills.
The lights reportedly flew over his house twice at 10.25pm.
A police spokeswoman said: “He believed the lights to be too fast to be an aircraft and too quiet to be a helicopter” ” (full article post).
County Times ” UFO sightings: strange orange lights spotted over Newtown ”
” It has since been claimed the lights were Chinese Lanterns set off from a wedding party.
However, Jackie says she is not convinced by that explanation.
She said: “There’s no way they were lanterns. They all went off in exactly the same direction, following each other ” (extract from article). I do hope this is a misquote…? evidently, never heard of the wind then??
” These images of the mysterious object were taken as it apparently hovered over a residential area of Bristol.
Computer game writer Andy Hadlington, 36, spotted the blob from the window of his office in Knowle late on Sunday afternoon ” (extract from article).
“ The actual government position and involvement, as shown by Andrews are extremely important for both the crop circles and UFO subjects and demonstrate why we need to be vigilant with the accuracy and truthfulness of statements made by governments, EVEN during this ’so called’ period of CHANGE and transparency ” (extract from article).
Stv ” More unexplained lights above north-east Scotland “[ includes video ]
” The video appears to show at least six lights tracking at an altitude far lower in the sky than the lights seen the same night in the video over Fraserburgh, about 26 miles (41 kilometers) north of Ellon.
Which begs the question: Were these orange-coloured lights possibly floating lanterns set off into the sky from another part of the world? ” (extract from article).
Express Buzz ” UFO alert sounded over Bristol ” **
” Andy Hadlington saw the mysterious blob silently hovering around and filmed it from the window of his office.
The mysterious grey object glided around the residential area of Knowle, Bristol, at 5.30pm on Sunday without making a sound ” (extract from article).
Sunday Mercury ” UFO spotters are a strange bunch!”
” Strange bunch, UFO-spotters. They look into the sky and if they see something they don’t recognise immediately believe it must be from Mars. Dave has a simple message for them: you are talking out of Uranus ” (extract from article).
To which i respond…. is this before this paper(and others) hype’s another supposed UFO sighting again(and again);without bothering to do their research(also many people who report them,want to know what they are, but many papers jump on the ‘little green man’ bandwaggon hypothesis)….i think alot of the time the only ones talking rubbish are papers like this…go figure!
County Times ” UFOs over Newtown: see one reader’s video clip ”
“ LAST week’s story about UFOs over Newtown prompted one reader to send in a video clip she’d taken of the strange lights zipping around Mid Wales skies.
In Friday’s County Times we revealed how Unidentified Flying Objects spotted over Newtown were possibly Chinese Lanterns. A number of Newtown residents witnessed as many as 20 orange spherical objects in the sky over the town on Saturday night ” (extract from article).
This is Cheshire ” UFOs sighted in and around Warrington ”
” On Saturday, May 9 at around 10.30pm David Horgan, from Stockton Heath, saw around 15 to 20 separate orange lights flying silently, seemingly following the Manchester Ship Canal.
While the next day, Marie Kelly-Irlam, from Lymm, was driving with her son and his girlfriend when they spotted a huge burning fireball travelling at a fast pace through the sky at around 10.20pm ” (extract from article).
Berwich Today ” More sightings of UFO ”
” MORE sightings of a possible UFO in the Berwick area earlier this month have been reported on a specialist website.
It follows a posting made on UK-UFO.co.uk and reported in the Berwick Advertiser last week about a bright orange light being seen in the skies above Tweedmouth on May 9 ” (extract from article).
Uxbridge Gazette “ Cowley UFO could be a lot of hot air ”
“ A CLAIMED UFO sighting has been branded a load of hot air by Uxbridge Gazette readers.
Melody Pearce contacted the paper describing red spheres with a glowing light beneath them, which she saw from her home in Heritage Close in Cowley last Saturday ” (extract from article).
Diss Express ” Mysterious lights in South Norfolk spotted again ”
” A family from The Heywood, near Winfarthing, who asked to be left anonymous, described 13 orange glowing lights rise from the distance before floating over their house and suddenly going out.
The lights were described as being at a height equivalent to a low flying airplane, but slightly bigger and noiseless and were following each other ” (extract from article).
Leamington Spa Courier “ Warwickshire UFO sightings- could they show we are not alone ” <<< [related article has <<< after title]
“ Residents from across the district have been writing to the Courier with their strange UFO sightings following last week’s article about an unidentified object over Radford Semele ” (extract from article).
Milton Keynes Today ” Family spark UFO scare with Lantern tribute ”
” A goodbye gesture to a much-loved grandad unwittingly sparked off a massive UFO scare for hundreds of people.
The mysterious ‘Bletchley balls’, huge glowing lights speeding across the sky, were the talk of the town for days ” (extract from article).
Wigan Today ” Wigan man spots UFO ”
” “It was just a white light – like a plane – but about 50 times faster. It was in my vision then out of it in literally one second, covering probably a couple of miles in distance in that time.
“I always keep my eyes to the skies but have never seen anything like that before.
“I half thought it was a shooting star at first but then I realised it was too low. I don’t know what it was” ” (extract from short article).
Liverpool Echo “ Mysterious Liverpool ‘UFO’ sighting ” ### [related sightings will have ### after the title]
” Several punters at the Greenhills pub, on Greenhill Road, Mossley Hill, described seeing bright red dots floating in the near moon-less sky between 10.30pm and 11.30pm ” (extract from article).
” Musicians from such diverse groups as Pink Floyd and Boyzone have joined forces in a last-ditch campaign to halt the extradition to the US of north London computer hacker Gary McKinnon.
The family and friends of McKinnon, who has Asperger’s syndrome, are hoping that a campaign also supported by well-known names including Terry Waite, Boris Johnson, Sting, Lord Carlile and Jane Asher, will finally bear fruit ” (extract from article).
Norwich Evening News 24 ” UFO mystery over Norwich ” ^^^ [related article to sighting here, has ^^^]
“ Engineer David Self, 56, says he saw eleven bright orange globes flying over his home in Thorpe Marriot at about 10pm on Saturday night, heading towards the coast.
He says they moved at around the speed of a plane, and took around 20 minutes to fly out of eyesight ” (extract from article).
Louth Leader ” PHOTO: UFO seen in sky near Louth ”
“ A STRANGE object was seen in the sky over North Thoresby on Saturday.
Holly Anne Lowley, 11, was playing in her garden with her brother at around 9pm when they spotted the weird sight ” (extract from article).
Southport Visiter ” UFO pictured in skies of Southport “###
” A coastguard source speculated that any orange glow could be attributed to the annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower.
Liverpool-born UFO expert John Rimmer said it was a “rule of thumb” that mysterious lights in the sky generally turn out to be floating Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).
Liverpool Echo ” Liverpool UFO mystery: dozens report mysterious lights in the night sky “###
” Eyewitness Jackie Hardaker of Mossley Hill said: “They were like red balls, they looked like fire and when planes went past they just dimmed.
“When I looked out again one went across Rose Lane and dropped something that looked like fire.”
Phil Daley also saw something similar from Allerton Road at the same time ” (extract from article).
Norwich Evening News 24 ” Norwich UFO mystery solved ” ^^^
” But a number of readers have revealed that instead of visitors from out of space, the globes were actually flying lanterns let off from Wensum Valley Golf Club.
Tom Harwood said the lanterns on Saturday night were to celebrate the wedding of Robert and Becky Palmer ” (extract from article).
Wales Online ” Watch: Mother and daughter film UFOs above their home ” [related article will have &&& after title].
” Mum Fiona, who lives in Llandaff, Cardiff, said: “It was about 10.30pm and my daughters called me to look at the object they could see in the sky.
“They were bright orange and some of them were pulsating red ” (extract from article).
Telegraph.co.uk ” Dozens report seeing UFOs over Merseyside ” ###
” They claimed to have seen glowing orange lights moving slowly across the sky between 10.30pm and 11pm on Sunday evening.
Sightings were reported from Southport to South Liverpool, and at spots including Ainsdale, Garston and Mossley Hill ” (extract from article).
Wales Online ” City UFOs were chinese lanterns ” &&&
” Reader John Pascos was a guest at the wedding and said 25-30 of the lanterns had been released into the sky by guests.
Experienced UFO researcher Philip Mantle, who has written a number of books on the subject, was quick to spot the confusion.
He e-mailed the Echo to say: “I can tell you that Fiona and Myfanwy George-Veale did not film anything unusual.
“Instead they have filmed Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).
Muswell Hill Journal 24 ” Actor stunned by cube UFO over Muswell hill “
” Actor Sam Lathem was so spooked by the appearance of a large cube-shaped “ship” with orange lights erratically making its way across the sky he sketched an image of the floating object
The 44-year-old, of Ellington Road, said: “What was really peculiar was it was a cube and had orange lights coming from underneath and it was such a close-up view ” (extract from article).
Liverpool Echo ” Liverpool UFO sightings could be hoax ” ###
” He told the ECHO: “On Sunday night I was on Sudley field on Mossley Hill and we could see these lights from half a mile away.
“We saw about 12 or so and wondered what they were.
“One blew low across the field, and so I ran across to catch it before it fell and saw it was one of those Chinese lanterns.”
It’s a theory that is backed by the experts ” (extract from article).
Leamington Spa Courier ” UFO if you want to, the lights are chinese lanterns burning ” <<<
” The Coppice Road resident attended a party at Whitnash Sports and Social Club to celebrate a friend’s 65th birthday on May 2, during which between ten and 15 Chinese lanterns were released into the sky.
She said: “They were spectacular and went away up in the sky. We watched them for ages – they must have travelled a very long distance in the Radford Semele direction ” (extract from article).
Telegraph.co.uk ” X-files hum hits cornwall ”
” The irritating and unidentifiable sound, which has been reported in locations throughout the world, is driving residents in Mawnan to search for an explanation.
Now the parish council has been asked to launch an investigation to find the source.
Residents claim they are also experiencing a variety of other symptoms including headaches, anxiety, frequent nosebleeds and a loss of balance ” (extract from article).