|Occurred : 9/28/2006 20:30 (Entered as : 09/28/06 20:30)
Reported: 11/20/2006 9:39:46 PM 21:39
Location: Winter Hill (near Bolton)) (UK/England),
|strange ball of light, 4 red lights in a strange diamond shape, hovering near mast.
A ball of Amber/White light est (5 miles away)looked like a helicopter's search light or a large aircrafts main light's, very very similar in apparance but much larger, and much brighter, without any aviation light's on it, as I watched it through binocculars; also the light was constant it did'nt break, brighten or dim as it traveled horizontally or away from me.
It appeared at 19:30pm just after it had got dark outside and traveled an (est 5 miles) perpendicular to me along the ridge of the hillside at the hight of a small aircraft, to the right along the horizon and orbited behind the back of the hillside, it returned at 20:00-20:30 and orbited again.
It appeared the next day at a simillar time, repeating the same pattern of travel as the previous day.
One day later it appeared again, but on it's second orbit it began to pulsate it's light on and off constantly every 2-3 seconds, dissapearing and reapearing while still moving across the sky at a constant speed.
There is a transmitter mast a few miles away to the left on the horzion and (5 miles) from my location, lit up with 8 Red evenly spaced lights from bottom to top, and as the ball of light lit and unlit, 4 pale Red lights in a perfect diamond pattern appeared to the near top and to the immediate right of the mast, from my line of sight.
There was quite a lot of background (low cloud/mist) but the Red mast lights were clearly visable, the diamond then seamed to blink each of it's 4 light's. moving a bit to the left as the far left light disapeared, probably obscured behind the mast, but it's dimensions neither grew larger, nor smaller at any time.
I know the hight of the mast to be about 300mtrs tall and this thing (4 red light's in a diamond shape) was at least 1/5th the size and just seamed to hover stationary for (20-30 seconds) before it vanished.
The ball light had continued to flash while manuvering until the diamond shaped lights dissapeared.
I have'nt seen anything like it before or since, and I'm quite rational; I'm also quite baffled as to what either were.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))