Orange lights sighted by hundreds above Bristol
Posted by Xeno on September 17, 2008
UFO researchers were yesterday investigating more than 100 reported sightings of mysterious bright orange lights in the night sky.
Five ‘fireballs’ reportedly danced in the air for ten minutes above Bristol before suddenly vanishing from sight on Sunday. Andrea Grayson told how people flocked into the streets to witness the “amazing display”. She said: “The first four came and seemed to wait for the last. Then they circled several times before disappearing.” Roger Rosamon, of the British UFO Research Association, refused to comment until he had fully investigated. – thesun
Floating lanterns usually don’t wait for eachother unless there are unusual air currents. But it seems, that’s what they were:
As reported in yesterday’s Western Daily Press, a number of callers from Westbury-on-Trym to Fishponds rang the newspaper on Sunday saying they had seen the “fireballs” move through the sky between 9.15pm and 10.30pm on Saturday.
Sandra Moss, 51, from Frampton Cotterell, saw them from the Prince of Wales pub in Stoke Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, as she enjoyed a soft drink with friends. She said: “The light was bright orange and seemed to be hovering, then it would drop, disappear and come back.”
Another caller from Fishponds said it had been a clear night until she and her family saw the lights, when it seemed to become somewhat hazy.
More readers contacted the newspaper yesterday, this time through our website http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk .
The lid was finally lifted on the UFO mystery after reader Pete revealed: “I have been reading these articles with a lot of amusement. The so-called UFOs were Chinese lanterns set off by a number of us at my brother’s wedding reception at Stoke Lodge playing fields in Stoke Bishop!” – thisisbristol