Witness statement: "I took this sequence of photographs on April 26 1996 at about 9.20pm over the Chibolton Observatory, Chibolton, Hampshire, England.
After a prearranged meeting with a friend close to the observatory we witnessed a luminous orb consisting of six smaller red lights arranged around a yellow/orange light, which appeared in the sky above and to the southwest of the observatory. It was twilight and the weather was fine with a clear sky and light wind.
The light moved slowly towards us passing above the dish of the observatory, it then banked and began to move North, allowing a clear view of the configuration of lights underneath it. It did not make any sort of sound. After a short distance it disappeared, as if the lights had been turned off. The whole sighting lasted a few minutes, as I had my camera with me I took a number of photographs in quick succession as the lights banked and moved North.
The photographs were taken on a 35mm SLR camera, using standard 100 ASA slide film. The exposure was at 1/60 of a second for all the photographs.
There have been several other sightings at Chibolton observatory in recent years."
Special thanks to Rod Dickinson and circlemakers.org for sharing with BEAMS