Were these UFOs over county? - video

Worcester News: SIGHTING: Steve Weeks said the strange lights moved north before they faded above the M5. (41038403) SIGHTING: Steve Weeks said the strange lights moved north before they faded above the M5. (41038403)

A FAMILY in Droitwich think they might have spotted and filmed a UFO in the night sky.

Steve Weeks said both he and other members of his family saw a series of fairly large bright orange lights.

“Firstly, a group of three lights or objects separated about a quarter of a mile apart from each other, arranged in a slightly curved line and passed over our house probably at an estimated height of 1,000 to 2,000 feet or more,” he said.

“They made no engine noise at all. It was definitely not aircraft lights which usually flash intermittently.

“They also moved too fast to be aeroplanes or otherwise.”

Mr Weeks, of Brantwood Road, said the strange lights moved north before they faded somewhere above the M5 at 8.51pm on Sunday, August 24.

“This was followed by another single bright orange light on its own this time, but exactly the same, following the same path as the first three which we saw at the same height and speed,” he said.

“I wonder if any other readers witnessed these strange lights at all over Droitwich or the surrounding area? I have an open mind regarding UFO’s but these are certainly the most bizarre lights I have ever seen in the night skies of Worcestershire before.”

Your Worcester News has reported several sightings over recent years: In January 1997 Connie Clark, of Ontario Close, Lower Wick, saw a fiery red streak moving in a long sloping arc across the sky in the direction of Evesham before splitting in two.

The same year, dozens of people called the Worcester News with reports of an orange ball streaking across the sky in Drakes Broughton before exploding.

In August 1998 a crop circle mysteriously appeared in a farmer’s field in Astley, before Angela Wright from Droitwich saw a huge machine the size of a house in the sky and her radio cut out while driving by the Berkeley Arms near Worcester during the same month.

In February 2000 Georgina Wells saw a yellow egg-shaped object which got lower and lower before shooting off into the sky out of the window of her Bransford Road home, while Jim Brace watched a huge plate-like object with many small domes over South Littleton in June of that year.

In 2003 Daphne Wright watched a cloud of red lights hover above her home in The Hill Avenue, Battenhall, Worcester, for almost an hour. In June this year Bonnie Lewis filmed seven shapes which made no sound and flashed different colours in the sky near Webbs garden centre, Wychbold.

Did you see the strange lights? Have you got any pictures of them? If so, contact our newsdesk on 01905 742244 or send an e-mail to wenedit@worcesternews.co.uk

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9:34am Sat 18 Oct 08

Dave001 says...

ahhhhhhhhhhh it must be those WMD we have been searching for.................
no really that is weird.
ahhhhhhhhhhh it must be those WMD we have been searching for................. no really that is weird. Dave001
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12:09pm Sat 18 Oct 08

Werner Walter says...

Hello,

this UFO is in the real world a so called Sky Lantern - all readers can check thos out bei YouTube. You can find a lot of videos under the searchword Sky Lantern. Its every time the same thing in your wholte nation since 2 years. Practical all UFO-reports based on this Sky Lantern - and the next fleets coming up today night in many english downs and citys and next week we will read again new UFO storys about this.

The same situation is similar here in Germany since 1 1/2 year but we call this UFOs 'Himmelslaternen'.

An now we wait for the next UFO story from the british press.

Werner Walter, UFO investigator from the CENAP-UFO-nework in Germany (CENAP.de)
Hello, this UFO is in the real world a so called Sky Lantern - all readers can check thos out bei YouTube. You can find a lot of videos under the searchword Sky Lantern. Its every time the same thing in your wholte nation since 2 years. Practical all UFO-reports based on this Sky Lantern - and the next fleets coming up today night in many english downs and citys and next week we will read again new UFO storys about this. The same situation is similar here in Germany since 1 1/2 year but we call this UFOs 'Himmelslaternen'. An now we wait for the next UFO story from the british press. Werner Walter, UFO investigator from the CENAP-UFO-nework in Germany (CENAP.de) Werner Walter
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12:43pm Sat 18 Oct 08

Common Sense says...

It wouldn't by any chance be the new EU satelite - Galileo, would it, Werner?

Or is that still in die fabrik, in little pieces - waiting for you and me to pay for it, first?

Do you know where it is being made, please? Maybe in many places - or has it been abandonded? (Aufgeben)
It wouldn't by any chance be the new EU satelite - Galileo, would it, Werner? Or is that still in die fabrik, in little pieces - waiting for you and me to pay for it, first? Do you know where it is being made, please? Maybe in many places - or has it been abandonded? (Aufgeben) Common Sense
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3:07pm Sat 18 Oct 08

Karl Hunderson says...

Herr Werner, perhaps I should explain Common Sense's post to you. You see, no matter what the news story, Common Sense just uses his posts as an excuse to criticise the EU (fairly sometimes but usually from a point of extreme prejudice). It doesn't matter if its a story about a vegetable growing competition or a story about space ships, Common Sense is soon off at a tangent with some irrelevant criticism about the EU, unless of course its about immigrants.
Herr Werner, perhaps I should explain Common Sense's post to you. You see, no matter what the news story, Common Sense just uses his posts as an excuse to criticise the EU (fairly sometimes but usually from a point of extreme prejudice). It doesn't matter if its a story about a vegetable growing competition or a story about space ships, Common Sense is soon off at a tangent with some irrelevant criticism about the EU, unless of course its about immigrants. Karl Hunderson
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9:58pm Sat 18 Oct 08

Common Sense says...

...and I shall continue to do so!

It's called patriotism - something people like Werner have in abundance.

Vegetables! What ARE you on about?

I am merely interested in the Galileo Project - if you know the answer, please say.

I take it you know about it?

It will be used by Brussels to monitor everything that moves, tractors in fields, cars, lorries and even boats on the canals!

Not my idea of "freedom", Karl, sorry!

I would be most interested to know what opinions are in Germany, about Galileo.

Werner? Eine kleine hilfe, bitte? Danke.
...and I shall continue to do so! It's called patriotism - something people like Werner have in abundance. Vegetables! What ARE you on about? I am merely interested in the Galileo Project - if you know the answer, please say. I take it you know about it? It will be used by Brussels to monitor everything that moves, tractors in fields, cars, lorries and even boats on the canals! Not my idea of "freedom", Karl, sorry! I would be most interested to know what opinions are in Germany, about Galileo. Werner? Eine kleine hilfe, bitte? Danke. Common Sense
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2:08am Sun 19 Oct 08

Sallie says...

We witnessed exactly the same, at the same time and date. First of all the three came across, from the south travelling north, absolutely silently, very fast, orangey yellow in colour.

It was witnessed by myself Sallie Green, my partner Steve Green, our son and also our next door neighbours.

It was exactly as Mr Weeks described it. Very strange but fascinating.
We witnessed exactly the same, at the same time and date. First of all the three came across, from the south travelling north, absolutely silently, very fast, orangey yellow in colour. It was witnessed by myself Sallie Green, my partner Steve Green, our son and also our next door neighbours. It was exactly as Mr Weeks described it. Very strange but fascinating. Sallie
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9:20am Sun 19 Oct 08

Steve591 says...

Sallie - Good to know that somebody else saw these lights that night.Disagree with Werner from Germany that the explanation was those Chinese Paper Lanterns, now popular for weddings (and was a Sunday in any case). Could not of been these as first 3 were a too regular pattern and were going too fast to be these. They were fascinating to watch, but they moved over the area very quickly.
Sallie - Good to know that somebody else saw these lights that night.Disagree with Werner from Germany that the explanation was those Chinese Paper Lanterns, now popular for weddings (and was a Sunday in any case). Could not of been these as first 3 were a too regular pattern and were going too fast to be these. They were fascinating to watch, but they moved over the area very quickly. Steve591
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10:00am Sun 19 Oct 08

Common Sense says...

Anybody contacted the military? (Not that they would tell you anything, if it was a test machine!)

Weather forecast stations?

Astronomers? (Natural phenomena, etc..)

..then it HAS to be aliens!

Talk about drowning Gordon's bad news with even bigger bad news....!

Where's my zapper? It may need re-charging!
Anybody contacted the military? (Not that they would tell you anything, if it was a test machine!) Weather forecast stations? Astronomers? (Natural phenomena, etc..) ..then it HAS to be aliens! Talk about drowning Gordon's bad news with even bigger bad news....! Where's my zapper? It may need re-charging! Common Sense
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9:36am Mon 20 Oct 08

Red Baron says...

Why has it taken until October for the Worcester News to run a story based on a video taken in August 2008!!

As an astronomer, pilot and avid sky watcher, I see hundreds of unidentified objects in the sky every week - I simply cannot tell exactly what they are due to the limitations of weather, distance and sky conditions. One thing I know after 40 years of sky watching is that they are not visitors from another world!

Man-made satellites are readily visible in the sky at all times of the year and are particularly visible in the early autumn and spring at or around dusk or dawn.

It so happens that on the evening of Sunday 24th of August this year two visible satellites rose in the west and transitted the sky to the east in relatively close proximity. They were followed by a third.

The International Space Station (ISS) regularly appears in the night or morning sky and is a wonderful object to see as it "flies" across the sky from west-east.

With all respect to the gentleman, who videod the event, his depth and spatial perception were not at their best as he was using his cam-corder and, if he is not a regular sky watcher, he would not readily identify what he has seen. He probably was in a well-lit environment where the sky was polluted with light (street lights, patio lights, house lights etc)

Satellites follow a west-east or north-south path across the sky and often "blink out" when they enter the earth's shadow. Other tumble through space and "flash" as the sunlight reflects off their surfaces.

There are over 9000 recorded man-made objects in orbit around our planet and satellite watching is a fascinating hobby. A search on the internet will reveal free programs that predict their path on your pc.

As someone once said - No news is good news - so make it a story!!

Why has it taken until October for the Worcester News to run a story based on a video taken in August 2008!! As an astronomer, pilot and avid sky watcher, I see hundreds of unidentified objects in the sky every week - I simply cannot tell exactly what they are due to the limitations of weather, distance and sky conditions. One thing I know after 40 years of sky watching is that they are not visitors from another world! Man-made satellites are readily visible in the sky at all times of the year and are particularly visible in the early autumn and spring at or around dusk or dawn. It so happens that on the evening of Sunday 24th of August this year two visible satellites rose in the west and transitted the sky to the east in relatively close proximity. They were followed by a third. The International Space Station (ISS) regularly appears in the night or morning sky and is a wonderful object to see as it "flies" across the sky from west-east. With all respect to the gentleman, who videod the event, his depth and spatial perception were not at their best as he was using his cam-corder and, if he is not a regular sky watcher, he would not readily identify what he has seen. He probably was in a well-lit environment where the sky was polluted with light (street lights, patio lights, house lights etc) Satellites follow a west-east or north-south path across the sky and often "blink out" when they enter the earth's shadow. Other tumble through space and "flash" as the sunlight reflects off their surfaces. There are over 9000 recorded man-made objects in orbit around our planet and satellite watching is a fascinating hobby. A search on the internet will reveal free programs that predict their path on your pc. As someone once said - No news is good news - so make it a story!! Red Baron
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2:16pm Mon 20 Oct 08

Steve591 says...

Dear Red Baron
I would like to point out that there was a delay on the article appearing due to technical difficulties concerning the file & its transfer to Worcester News website.

It is interesting that you say these may have been satellites, but there were 4 lights, not three as you mention. They were travelling from south to north and not along the diectional paths that you also state? The area was not heavily polluted with street lights and I am not of the opinion that this influenced what was seen by myself and my family. We are not regular skywatchers just to clarify !!

Thank you for your constructive comments however. We know what we saw.
Dear Red Baron I would like to point out that there was a delay on the article appearing due to technical difficulties concerning the file & its transfer to Worcester News website. It is interesting that you say these may have been satellites, but there were 4 lights, not three as you mention. They were travelling from south to north and not along the diectional paths that you also state? The area was not heavily polluted with street lights and I am not of the opinion that this influenced what was seen by myself and my family. We are not regular skywatchers just to clarify !! Thank you for your constructive comments however. We know what we saw. Steve591
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11:23am Tue 21 Oct 08

Jeremy Pitt says...

Are there UFO's? yes of course there are, most of these flying objects are never identified, hence unidentfied flying objects!! Are they visitors from out of space? probably not, the probabability of one other life form from one other galaxy (out of the thousands of other life-forms in the millions of other galaxys) in the same timeframe continuum is so so remote, you probably have more chance of winning the jackpot on the lottery every week for a whole year!!
And just to compound the unprobability, there have been many hundreds of different types of sitings, different types of "space vehicles" and different types of activities, which suggests more than one alien life-form is bombarding our insignificant, technologically backwards planet!!
Are there UFO's? yes of course there are, most of these flying objects are never identified, hence unidentfied flying objects!! Are they visitors from out of space? probably not, the probabability of one other life form from one other galaxy (out of the thousands of other life-forms in the millions of other galaxys) in the same timeframe continuum is so so remote, you probably have more chance of winning the jackpot on the lottery every week for a whole year!! And just to compound the unprobability, there have been many hundreds of different types of sitings, different types of "space vehicles" and different types of activities, which suggests more than one alien life-form is bombarding our insignificant, technologically backwards planet!! Jeremy Pitt
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