Original witness statements/email messages sent to us with footage images.
Ken - I know Friday was Guy Fawkes night - here it was a complete
washout due to the constant rain. Last night, Saturday the 6th was a
little more dry so the din of fireworks began."
8pm I had gone round to the shops to post my Aunt’s birthday card; at
the top of the road I spotted one of the orange lights that I had
previously seen a couple of months ago coming towards me from the
North, two others were behind it. The light was heading overhead
quite low and of a speed, which I thought I might get a chance to film,
if I ran fast back to the house, which I did.
with the little camcorder to switch it on I grabbed my partner towards
the front door. She could see, (despite her very poor eyesight),
the object to the left and agreed it was most unusual. She
was too cold and retreated back indoors.
first objects passed, and I continued again my walk to the
post-box, but this time with the video camera. I posted the letter,
then again more objects appeared in the sky above the fireworks.
This I filmed, but was not sure if the camera was charged as the blue light on the record button had not changed to red.
got back to the bungalow and went inside to get my partner out again,
but she was too cold & not interested. I returned outside and
squatted the camera on the disabled handrail outside the front
door to record yet another object to the left. I was noticing that
the blue button was not ever changing to red. I watched as around six
other objects at different distances, appeared to the right. I decided
to change from pressing the video button to the camera button just
under it…(still shots). No flash went off so I was thinking the camera
was not working although it was lit up.
lovely object went right up close over the cricket ground and off
towards Shortstown, to the left another close object was heading
towards me. It was above a neighbouring bungalow when suddenly a beam
of orange light shot down from it for a few seconds; it was moving very
slowly - it may have even stopped; I was concentrating on the focus of
the camera (zooming in - zooming out). Four times this beam briefly
shone down on this neighbour’s rooftop;
I tried to time catch it as I pressed away at the ‘camera’ (still shot), button.
beam moved from left to right; it appeared to come off the bungalow
rooftop and come towards me; it may have hit the ground, but I was
concentrating on the orange orb. I was clicking, but no flash came from
the camera. These objects passed and I returned quite frightened in
doors straight onto the computer to see if anything was on the card.
you know the nightmare I had then. I thought all had not been recorded.
I went out every ten minutes for up to one & a half hours. It was
freezing, and I was so buzzing I still had forgot to put on a coat!"