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01/01/2010 - Birmingham - Red Orb Sighting

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 02/01/2010

On 1st January 2010 we received details of a sighting that took place just as the New Year came in. Witness Timothy Sylvester saw a round reddish coloured orb of light as the fireworks began. He estimated it was about the size of a car, although exact size and distance can be very hard to judge, especially after dark. He stated that he watched the light for about 50 minutes, before it finally faded away.

If the timing given was correct, this seems a very long time for the light to have remained visible. Yet I am almost certain that the object he saw was a Chinese lantern which had been launched to celebrate the New Year. I actually saw a couple myself close to my parents house, and we have received some other similar reports as well. Lanterns are very popular this year, and many have been bought and launched around the country. Timothy did not leave any contact details so we have no further information about this sighting.

Copyright Dave Hodrien 2010

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