Location of Sighting: Huntingdon
Date of Sighting: 18/08/2012
Witness Name: Graham Ellis
Account based on actual witness statement: I was attending a cat show; I had walked to the river to take photos on my way back to the venue, when I saw a black object above the treetops: As I had my camera, I quickly got a photo before the object disappeared from view: I think it must have been near or above the river, as it was in that general direction.
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Many have tried to dismiss this thing as simply a bin liner, but I disagree; the object shows structure as opposed to some random bin liner/balloon floating in the sky; on the top right hand side there are two points of light (& a brighter point of light top centre) if this is reflective sunlight, why doesn’t it reflect off the entire right hand side?
Some people are all too quick to dismiss reports.
For an inflated binliner to become airborne to that altitute would require a strong wind. The foliage in the photograph suggests that there was no wind when the photograph was taken.
For those who are sure it was a bin liner, I challenge them to get a bin liner in the air on a still day and replicate the photograph.