|Occurred : 9/20/2000 22:30 (Entered as : 20/09/00 2230)
Reported: 2/1/2002 10:57:05 AM 10:57
Location: Padstow (UK/England),
|Flashing lights seen as half-mile wide object in night sky above padstow,England
The object seemed to be about 45 degrees above the horizon and above some patchy thin cloud.There was one white light at first, what I first thought was the moon, but more lights appeared in a row horizontaly,there was a slight dull centre to the lights. they then started to flash in sequence as if it was one large object,slowly at first, speeding up,then they all disapeared.The whole sequence was repeated again, but this time when they stopped flashing, there was a bluey-green laser -type beam coming out from near the last light on the right, pointing upwards, quite short, and vibrating or flickering.This lasted about a minute, then all the lights disapeared. The whole thing started again after about 5 minutes,after it finished the 2nd time we went inside because it was too cold.If the lights were all one object, we estimated that it must have been about half a mile wide.We were camping on a campsite at the time, on holiday.I was a self employed gardener at the time, and my partner was a lorry driver,we had been together for four years. We were both 26 years old at the time.
((NUFORC Note: The first possibility that we feel would have to be ruled out would be some kind of laser-based advertising light. If that would not explain the sighting, we do not know what the witnesses may have witnessed there. PD))