Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Craig Lowe
Release Date: 25/12/2007
The Flintshire Standard Date: 31 December 2007 Location: Wrexham
Mystery over UFO sighting
Mr Hughes says the objects were like those captured on camera near Wrexham earlier this year. "They were travelling quite fast, about 10-12 seconds apart and were revolving. They were travelling too fast to be aircraft and they were completely silent." Harry Hughes
A FLINTSHIRE man is looking for answers after seeing five unexplained lights in the sky on Christmas Day. Harry Hughes, of Grays Road, Mynydd Isa, was returning some extra chairs to the shed after enjoying Christmas dinner with his family at about 7.20pm.
He said: "I looked up and saw what looked like five bright orangey-red fireballs flying through the sky, coming from the Bodfari direction. "They were travelling quite fast, about 10-12 seconds apart and were revolving. They were travelling too fast to be aircraft and they were completely silent." Harry called to his wife Pam to look at the strange objects before they disappeared and as she followed him out to the garden, they began to change direction. Harry said: "They had been travelling west, but then they began to change direction one by one and started heading north.
They were travelling at a high speed when they began to go north and were slanting upwards. "My wife saw the last two and she looked at them through binoculars. The last one, which was bigger than all the rest, stopped momentarily then shot upwards, following the others north." The police helicopter travelled past our house about 10 minutes later. If it had been a bit earlier, then I'm sure police would have noticed these objects.
Harry's description of the mysterious fireballs matches that of Leigh and Lynn Williams, of Borras, Wrexham, who caught sight of several strange orange orbs in the sky in July, and he said he believed they were similar. The couple also managed to take a video of the strange sighting, which was posted on the Evening Leader website and was the subject of much public debate. Some posters, and UFO experts who spoke to the Leader, felt the incident merited further investigation, while others dismissed the sighting as being the result of Chinese lanterns.
Speaking at the time, Lynn said: "There were seven lights flying fast over the house. Two of them were flying round each other. They were flying very close together, closer than planes. They were going so fast we couldn't focus on them.Leigh added: "There was no noise whatsoever. Surely if they were aircraft there would have been lots of noise.
"My wife was panicking. We just want to know what it was. When they went over it happened so quick. They moved very smoothly and were glowing." Harry said: "I have no idea what these lights were, but I am really glad that I have seen something like this and I am glad my wife is able to verify that they were totally unexplained. I'll be looking out for more over the next few days. I'm just sorry we weren't able to get a picture or a video of them, but there wasn't enough time."
Copyright Craig Lowe 2008