The Lancashire Evening Post has an interview and article with Jason Robinson, a 34 year old former ‘air defender’ who saw four mysterious craft in the distance while out walking his dog on Monday October 12th near his home in Threefields, Tanterton.
The father of 3 states that as part of his military training he can ‘recognise military planes and civilian planes’ and these were nothing he had seen before.
“I had to know every plane and they were definitely not what we had. We all witnessed that the traffic in the sky above where they were was horrendous. You’d never see that anywhere.
There must have been other people who saw them because they were huge. If you go off the size of a plane, say 60 feet wide. These must have been at least 1,000 feet – that’s how big they were.
It doesn’t look big on there (the phone camera screen) but you can’t even see the planes on there – that’s how big these are to them. You can’t come out with ‘they’re Chinese lanterns.”
Two of his sons, Samuel and Joseph, his girlfriend Tara Hughes, 32, and her mother Joan also witnessed the UFOs.
Robison claims the UFOs were then surrounded by 15 to 20 planes and 4 military helicopters.
Robison says he has video footage where a saucer shaped craft is visible, but has not release the video yet.
Posted to our Contact Form last night, a report of unidentified orange lights from Thundersley Essex SS7, UK, about 40 east of London, from around 11:50 PM on September 19th, 2009.
Hi tonight we aw at approx 11/50pm
then 2 togther
very bright lights moving right to let on our west facing garden woth no noise thern simply dissapearing as far as we could see, there were 4 of us and we can all see these at the same time. totally unexplained as there was no noise at all and very cloudy, please let me kknow your thoughts on this.
No doubt chinese lanterns will be brought up to explain the sighting, but while they may explain some of these Orange Ball Of Light (ORBL) type sighings, we have discussed before the various problems with crediting lanterns with all of the ORBL reports that have swamped UFO sites in the last several years.
On the evening of July 4th, 2009, WhalesInSpace.com was the first website to post sightings of Orange Ball of Lights (ORBL) from that night, starting over Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Since then, dozens of sightings, from all over the United States and all over the world have come in, reporting groups or single orange and orange red UFOs.
A common explanation for this phenomenon is Chinese lanterns. While this theory held up better in a recent string of ORBL sightings over the UK, because of the close proximity of those sightings, it falls apart when you have have coast to coast reports of similar lights across the US.
The website, www.lowpricememory.co.uk that sells Chinese Flying Lanterns was posted by a WhalesInSpace reader, I presume to ‘prove’ that what people were seeing on July 4th were Chinese Lanterns. The product description states the lanterns, which measure 36cm or about 14 inches by 90cm or 35 inches and reach heights of 1000 meters or 3280 feet during their 15 to 20 minute lifespan. First, there is no way something with a 20 minute flight could explain sightings in 10 states across the US, unless there was a coordinated mass launching of lanterns. Also, I have never heard of people setting off Chinese Lanterns for the 4th of July.
Below is a video of a group of Chinese lanterns being launched. Could this be what people saw on the night of July 4th 2009?
If the Orange Balls of Light Chinese Lantern Theory (ORBLCLT) doesn’t fit, what does?
The natives of Umboi Island of Papua New Guinea have stories of unexplained lights in the skies and tales of giant flying dinosaur like creatures that go back generations. More recent sightings, such as the Duane Hodgkinson “pterodactyl” sighting in 1944 and 1994 Gideon Koro, Wesley Koro, and Mesa Agustin sighting, reporting a huge 20 foot plus wing span on a pteranodon or pterodactyl like creature, a crested head, and in night time sightings a glow or bioluminescent quality.
What are bioluminescent pterodactyls doing flying over Pennsylvania, Washington State, Missouri, Ohio, and other parts of the US on the 4th of July?
Would you rather except they are little green men from another planet in flying orange orbs?
“A procession of the damned.
By the damned, I mean the excluded.
We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded.”
Charles Fort – The Book of The Damned (1919)
I don’t know what people saw on July 4th. They were UFOs for sure. Unidentified flying objects.