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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/16/2003 02:00 (Entered as : 16.07.03 02:00)
Reported: 7/18/2003 11:30:25 AM 11:30
Location: London (UK/England),
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|London 3 witnesses - nothing special just a nightime aircraft that makes no sound and skips pebble style
i was explaining how on the previous saturday i had been sunbathing looking up at a blue sky when i noticed very high a reflective surface. it appeared to be still and looked twice the height of normal jet areoplanes. i thought it looked like a balloon on its side and guessed that it was the International Space station. As i tracked it over a few minutes it appeared to move across the sky in a westerly direction eventually going out of sight, as i watched it another much dimmer object seemed to sail past it in the other direction travelling much faster at about the smae height it diappeared after maybe 20 seconds. one other person saw both objects while a 3rd person saw only the bright object.
so - anyway i was explaining to two friends what i had seen and was pointing in the sky to indicate where i had seen the object and the path it had taken.
it was by contrast 2-3am - or thereabouts and a dark cloudless sky. it was very quiet.
as i moved my finger away we all noticed a very bright object where my finger had been it was like an aircraft light and very bright - it seemed to be at between 5-10,000 feet maybe higer - it was strange as the fact that no sound accompanied its travel made us all stop and watch more closely. it passed overhead travelling quite slowly and as it passed in front of us you could clearly see that it was long like an aircraft with green tail lights. as it passed us it continued its way east and as it passed us its path began to change - not like a normal aircraft would by bsnking - it seemed to maked stepping stone movements in a zig zag pattern - quite subtle but very obvious- it seemed like an optical illusion as it seemed to hop from one place to the other like a skimming stone - it continued in this way until it dimmed and disappeared out view. it was a very neutral ufo sighting and one that i have always wanted to see, perhaps a bit closer would be nice next time.
it was my birthday :)