Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report
Author: Dave Hodrien
Originally forwarded by Richard Hall
Release Date: 05/07/2011
At about 11pm on 27th May 2011, Steve Watts witnessed something unusual in the sky from his location in Wiltshire. It was a pleasant dry evening. To the South of him a number of miles away he saw what appeared to be a triangular shaped object which was glowing a fiery yellow colour. It appeared to be about 20 feet across and moving quite fast across the sky. As he watched he then noticed two other identical objects. The three objects seemed to slowly move into a triangular formation.
Steve continued to watch for half an hour during which further objects appeared and travelled in the same direction as the initial objects. He was amazed at what he was witnessing, but put the sighting down to secret military aircraft rather than ET craft.
After reading the details provided by the witness I am convinced that what was experienced here was the launch of multiple triangular-shaped Chinese lanterns. Lanterns are usually cylindrical in shape and are seen as orbs of glowing amber coloured light at a distance. However they can be purchased in other shapes including triangles, and sometimes the light within them glows very intensely making them appear yellow in colour, or even white. Due to the distance the objects were observed it would have been hard to accurately predict their size or speed, so it is possible they were much smaller than they appeared.
The fact that this sighting lasted for half an hour, over which many objects were seen all travelling in the same direction, fits in with it being a launch of lanterns from a celebration somewhere. Lanterns often appear to form shapes in the sky as they drift around in air currents. I am quite confident that this was the cause behind the glowing objects seen, whether or not the source of the lanterns is ever known.
The witness has not got back in touch so the exact location this incident took place is currently unknown.
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2011