|Occurred : 11/4/2006 19:56 (Entered as : 11/04/06 19:56)
Reported: 11/6/2006 4:16:14 AM 04:16
Location: Grimsby (UK/England),
|Driving back from a fireworks display along the A16, which is a poorly lit road, saw 3 objects which looked like candle flames, globular in appearance. The part of the road we were on at the time was a couple of miles from the town and was quiet enough apart from the fireworks a couple miles away in the distance. The objects appeared to be travelling int a straight line, one after the other, around 1000 metres from me and were about 3 or 4 hundred metres apart. I would estimate their speed to have been around 150mph and their size around 7-10 metres across. I initially thought they may be fighter craft flying a sortie locally as we have quite a lot of that sort of thing here but there was no engine sound and they were far too slow. I would have had them down as flames from hot air balloons but a) it was dark and b) they were too fast. I stopped the car when I saw the second light and lowered the window & switched off the engine. The third light then flew across my field of vision. As I already stated, there was no engine noise, just the sound of fireworks in the distance, which was strange. Their flight path seemed odd too. They were travelling in a straight line, in single file, yet once they were over the town they elevated by some distance, i would guess perhaps 50 metres and then continued their path north by north east towards the river Humber. I watched them for a few minutes then drove on.