|Occurred : 10/15/2001 16:30 (Entered as : 10/15/01 16:30)
Reported: 3/8/2002 5:18:16 AM 05:18
Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire (UK/England),
|Two objects seen flying over Derbyshire, UK. Both keeping exact pace.
I was standing on my porch on the afternoon in question. I can't remember the exact date, but was coming up totea-tims - about 16:30.
I am a keep astronomer so always enjoy looking at the sky, day or night. This particular afternoon there wasn't a cloud in the sky. I noticed forst one, then a second object fly into view from behind the roof of a house. I could not tell exact shapes as these were a fair distance away. What drew my attention to these was the way they kept pace with each other - I would extimate maybe a few hundred yards apart. They were not not moving particularly fast. I watched them for maybe 15-20 seconds, then put my head in through the kitchen door and called for my wife to come and see them. When I looked out again (no more than 5 seconds later) neither object could be seen. I looked all round the sky, but with no joy.
Normally, when a plane flies over, it is visible for anything up to 3 minutes, depending on altitude and direction. These two objects should have been visible for at least another 30 seconds.