1,000ft Long UFOs Over Lancashire

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.

Read the full article online

UFO Report From Thundersley Essex SS7 – Sept 19, 2009

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

one
then 2 togther
then 1

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.

What Did People See In The Sky July 4th 2009?

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.

Orange Balls of Light Chinese Lantern Theory (ORBLCLT)
Orange Balls of Light Chinese Lantern Theory (ORBLCLT)

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?

Giant flying bioluminescent dinosaurs?

How about giant flying bioluminescent dinosaurs?

A recent episode of History Channel’s Monster Quest explored reports of pterodactyl-like creatures that have been seen in the skies of Papua New Guinea. Called a ropen or flying demon, it is said to be bioluminescent and blurry video and photos presented by Monster Quest and monster hunters Paul Nation and Garth Guessman look a lot like the video and photos from the UK and July 4th ORBL sightings.

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.

ORBL UFO Over Grantham UK

Yet another Orange Ball of Light (ORBL) sightings over the UK.

This time over Grantham, Lincolnshire Saturday night. Twenty-nine year old Jackie Forbes of Harris Way went out to her garden a touch after 10:30 pm on June 20th and saw an orange ball of light for about one minute before it disappeared.

“It was travelling at the speed of an aeroplane but it was bigger and orange. Sometimes the planes at night have flashing lights on but this was constant.

The something else dropped from underneath the plane.

It was really weird. It definitely wasn’t a shooting star or a meteor.

I think somebody else out there must have seen it.”

www.granthamjournal.co.uk collected several other reports froms over the weekend of strange orange glowing object in the sky.

One of an “orange and red ball in the sky” over Springfield Park Saturday night and another Sunday about 6pm.

Of course the Orange Balls of Light Chinese Lantern Theory (ORBLCLT) is brought up at the end of the article, but we have come to expect that.

More UK UFOs – 30 Lights Over Weston

Recent weeks have had a flurry of UK UFO sightings. Sighting continue with www.thewestonmercury.co.uk reporting on 30 orange or white UFOs seen over Weston, Northamptonshire.

Multiple witness reported the lights between 10:30 PM and 11:00 PM, on Saturday June 13th.

More chinese lanterns or something else?

Last Week's Dorset UFOs Credited To Chinese Lanterns

Mysterious orange lights that were reported over Weymouth and Portland last Friday and Saturday have been credited to Chinese lanterns that were launched from an annual pagan Beltane gathering at Rodden, near Langton Herring in Southern UK. Over 40 lanterns were released as part of a celebration welcoming the start of summer.

Chinese lanterns have been blamed for other UFO reports, including recent unexplained lights over Peterborough UK and late April video over Moscow.