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Occurred : 6/25/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 06/25/08 22:00)
Reported: 1/7/2014 8:08:00 AM 08:08
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Sheffield (UK/England),
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 minutes
5 lights, Diamond formation above street. UK 2008

It was mid-summer in 2008, I estimate around the time of June around 10pm at night. Myself and a friend of mine left our home to grab some food from a nearby chinese takeout. As we walked along the road, I glanced up into the sky above the restaurant and noticed 5 solid orange lights, in a diamond/kite formation silently hovering.

I estimate the distance to these crafts from ourselves at approximately 250m away, we paused in our tracks and simply observed what was happening. The two points of light on either side of this formation(the left and the right respectively) began to slowly move towards each other, in a very smooth and seemingly controlled manner, passing each other and becoming stationary in each others original position (essentially these two lights cross paths and swapped sides on this formation), around 60 seconds later they reverted back to their original positions before disappearing, leaving only 3 lights remaining.

These 3 lights began descending to what I would estimate approximately 100m in height above us, and began moving down the street towards us, passing over head. The formation had became somewhat of a .. "convoy" following one after the other in single file. The first of the 3 lights passed by approximately 50m and as it did so, the solid orange light emitting from the first craft, simply turned "off". Now that the glare of the lights were gone, we could see a circular craft of some sort, silhouetted against the night sky, it was rotating anti-clockwise very slowly.

We could tell the craft was rotating due to the fact there appeared to be some kind of components on the exterior hull, slightly darker in colour than the craft itself. The craft was a silver raw metal kind of colour, as it continued by we stared at this craft intently but strangely enough.. without blinking or turning away, the craft vanished. It didn't whiz off at high speed, or make any jerky movements, it was there and then it wasn't..

The second and third craft did exactly as the first craft had done, it moved over our heads around 50m away from us with the lights turning off at the same point as the first craft, the same type of craft was seen silhouetted against the sky, spinning anti-clockwise very slowly, with the same outside markings as the first craft. It too simply vanished while looking right at it, as did the third craft moments later.

There was absolutely no sound, no humming or vibrating which also puzzled us both. My friend observed everything I did, standing no less than 2m away from myself on the corner of the street.

I am fairly certain these were not Chinese lanterns, as their path of flight and movement appeared to be extremely steady and controlled, I do not believe paper chinese lanterns can move in a controlled manner, they're carried by the wind and these objects were clearly not affected by the wind.

In hindsight, I do not know why I did not attempt to take any pictures or evidence of this encounter. The reason it's taken me 5 years to make a report of this sighting, is for two reasons: 1) Every time I bring up this encounter with anybody, friends, family, strangers, I am subject to ridicule and people questioning my sanity.

2) I have struggled trying to locate the proper authorities to report this to whilst living in the UK. I thought about reporting to an American organisation however I was unsure if it would be accepted, given I am not residing in America nor did the sighting take place there.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))