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Occurred : 8/15/1999 23:30 (Entered as : 08/15/99 23:30)
Reported: 3/9/2001 02:44
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Newquay, Cornwall (UK/England),
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 seconds
Rapidly accelerating and direction changing blue ring of light seen for thirty seconds.

With friends in a campsite, we were looking at the stars on a very clear night. One pointed out what we thought at first was a plane. All that could be seen was a blue ring of light that looked to be at a very high altitude. When we all managed to see it far up, it suddenly accelerated our line of vision, then as quickly as it started to accelerate, it stopped in mid air, and then zoomed backwards in a semi-circular motion. After this it accelerated again at a fantastic speed back in the original direction. Later on one (circa 15mins) of my friends saw it again returning toward the direction from which it originally came, again at a fantastic speed. Before the rest of us could locate it in the sky this time it was too late and had gone. Initially we were trying to justify what we saw, for instance lasers from a local nightclub, however we could see these as a shaft light led from the source up to the sky. It certainly was not anything man made that the general public are aware of, especially considering the speed at which it accelerated, stopped and then changed direction. Description: could not see any detail at all, condidering it was late and it was most likely very high up.m What we did see was a light blue ring of light the cntre of which was indiscernible from the night sky. The blue colour was quite similar to the hyperlink colour on this page (where it says "Click here to see examples") although bright like a light and not a dull colour. The ring of light was basically all we could see, and it probably was a perfect circle. The friends I was with included a psychiatric nurse and a news editor (my cousin), whereas I was a student at the time, although now I work for an investment bank. This is genuine, however it is not worth contacting me, as these really are all the details that have. Email me if need be though.