12/3/2011 8:02:49 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Definately orangey-red in colour. Size I couldn't even guess nor the shape except it definitely didn't look spherical. Sorry I can't be more precise. The brightness varied.. kept fading and brightening up again. At one point it became quite bright before fading again, that's when I saw some kind of non spherical shape.
Size of Object(s)
Afraid I couldn't even hazard a guess. Estimating sizes I just can't do.
Description of Area / Surroundings
I live right on the South coast of England. A little town called Seaton. Very small town, very very little light pollution and to my knowledge no military bases in the surrounding area nor power plants. No weather or research stations. Just a quiet little seaside fishing areas.
Full Description & Details
So I was having a smoke from my balcony and saw this. As I said. It was most definitely an Orange-Red colour, very bright and clear. I first noticed it just above Orion's belt and to the left. At first I thought it was simply something you could see at this time of year, a planet maybe or a bright star of note. I thought I was seeing things at first, but after watching for some time it was definitely moving. It's movement was erratic, there seemed to be no pattern as such except a vague circular motion as it traveled right towards Orion's belt. It stayed there for sometime, flitting up, down, left and right in no particular order. The whole time it was getting brighter as if moving closer or becoming more intense and then fading again until it disappeared. This is when I thought it was a chinese lantern. Just as I was about to head back in after finishing my smoke, it suddenly appeared again, this time lower down and back left of Orion's belt. It made the same vague circular movement before fading and appearing back above Orion's belt.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I can't be 100% sure obviously. But I have checked charts online and various websites. I can't find anything that could explain something of this colour, distance or location for this time of the year. It didn't resemble a meteorite or satellite in any way I've seen before and a Chinese lantern would of burnt out within the time I was watching.
Not much to tell really. I'm 23, pretty average. Work for the family business. Studied animal management at college. Definitely a believer in anything unusual or things that can't be disproved but also I do like to try to work out a scientific or already known reason first. Somewhat try to disprove myself before I believe. Find the facts.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I have always been a believer in life other than ours. I believe in a lot of spiritual beliefs, energy based beliefs, the paranormal. Anything where there is no proof that it cannot exist, I believe however I haven't ever seen any UFO sightings to my knowledge before this encounter.
I did notice online that this month there have been other somewhat similar experiences from people around the Orion's belt constellation.
Your Location:Seaton, Devon, England, UK