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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/30/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 30/03/2003 22.30)
Reported: 3/30/2003 5:31:06 PM 17:31
Posted: 4/22/2003
Location: Loanhead (near Edinburgh) (UK/Scotland),
Shape: Cone
Duration:20secs
large distant bright pink cone shaped object

I am a great believer in facts, and have an extremely logical outlook on things. I dont deny that I have an interest in UFO's (who shouldn't? / i have a mind that enjoys a puzzle) and have seen several strange things in my life. UFO's to me, are fascinating, they do "exactly what they say on the tin" - THEY ARE OBJECTS THAT FLY (OR LAND) THAT CAN BE SEEN, AND ARE UNIDENTIFIED AS ANY KNOWN CRAFT.

Well thats-that out of my system, I am actually posting this due to my experience this evening.

Its currently 2.27am here in Loanhead (near Edinburgh Scotland)and is testiment to the fact that something DID appear in the sky near my home earlier tonight. As it happened I was visiting my mum (Its was Mothers Day 30/03 here in the UK, my mum lives 5 mins from my house). Me and my mum were chatting and she decided to show me a room in her house she had recently decorated, while upstairs we looked out of the rear window overlooking the Moorfoot Hills looking towards Gorebridge when we noticed what I thought was a firework fairly high in the not so distant sky. We both looked at it, and I soon realised that the "firework"; was more like a flare, as the extremely bright pink glow did not fade at all; as it stayed stationary in the sky approx 1 mile away. Slowly, but still glowing bright pink, the object floated slowly to the ground and passed behind the dark horizon of our line of sight(there are fields and a valley, all of which were in complete darkness at that time of the evening). I sat and spoke to my mum for a few minutes about it and then what appeared to be a very bright blue flashing light - like the type on a police car - roughly in the same direction. I must point out that to me the blue light did not seem all that unusual, it did really just seem like a blue "earthly light" flashing brighty in the distance. But the previous Pink light was far from that, we originally thought it may have been a helicopter but we realised that it was completely silent. All lasted around 20 secs, but was definately something we had never seen before.