3/11/2006 8:15:05 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
From my angle on the ground it looked completely spherical, it was a silver colour similar to Chrome in its brightness. However it was very hard to discern as it "blended" in very easily with the blue sky. As I watched it I am sure it partially disappeared as it became the same blue colour as the sky (In the same way a chameleon changes skin colour to match its background) and then it either entered the clouds or was obscured by them. After a few moments the thin layer of cloud broke and I was just able to see the object on the other side, where it seemed to hover - becoming slightly more silvver and metallic - before changing direction uttely. It was at this point I was distracted by another passer by.
Size of Object(s)
It was very high - imagining it between finger and thumb it would be approx an inch (2.5cm) across. Its height made actual size very difficult to judge (especially as I am no pilot, or other "trained" observer) however I would dare to say it would be approx. 15 - 20 feet wide, as a spherical shape i would say all of its dimensions would fit this category.
Description of Area / Surroundings
The local area is very Urban (some parts of Chingford border upon Epping Forest) but I work and indeed live in a very Urbanized area. The only features in the area are the A406 (a ring road similar to the M25 motorway surrounding London) and a Power plant that uses local refuse for its power source. There are also reservoirs near by, as well as Epping Forest some 60 - 80 minutes away by foot.
Full Description & Details
I work in Chingford, a suburb of London, and anyone familiar with this area will know it is a very urbanised area indeed. I always walk to work, as it is about 15 - 20 minutes from my home, and often look up at the sky on my walk as it is quite relaxing seeing the clouds and birds passing overhead. On the morning in question I hardly looked up at all, until around ten minutes or so from work I happened to glance up at a low flying aircraft (conventional passenger jet heading to Heathrow or City Airport for landing). However I also noticed at this time an odd shape in the sky. It was a cloudy day, and the object was soon obscured. It looked to be round and very metallic, a bright silver or "chrome" effect.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Firends have told me that you can see satelites, but can you see them at 9.35am when the sun is up? I thought it may be a lost Helium filled balloon, but its direction of travel seemed opposite to what I believed they would be able to do.
Occupation: Manager of a Bed + furniture showroom in chingford. I have worked in retail all my life, and am not disposed to "random lapses of judgement". I have never used any Hallucination type Drugs, so I know it was not some sort of side effect. I am a rational person, and like to know the order of things... this was just extraordainary.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I am not a UFO expert! I have read many things and seen many documentries, but do not consider myself either a believer or a sceptic - I would like to think there is "something" out there (the size of the Universe suggests there SHOULD be something out there) but I am not easily swayed into thinking everything in the sky is a UFO.
I am sure of what I have seen, I do not know what it was but am open to possibilities. I doubt however that it was a Satelite as I have never thought they were able to be seen in daylight. It was not a "Blimp" type object nor was it a misidentified plane - it had no wings! If it was not a Helium filled balloon then I do not know what it was.
Your Location:Chingford, London