|Occurred : 2/26/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 02/26/1905 23:00)
Reported: 3/6/2005 1:47:28 PM 13:47
Location: Chiseldon (UK/England),
Duration:1 hour at least
|Circle of stationery red equidistant lights in night sky, helicopter circling monitoring formation.
At around 22:45 heard loud helicopter circling above house. Have heard this on previous occasion but ignored. Went outside to look. Helicopter appeared to be military as larger and heavier sounding than the police type occasionally seen. Helicopter very dark against sky. Sky and stars very clear, very sparse occasional cloud. Noticed a red stationery light in sky maybe 20 degrees above horizon, at first thought to be a star or planet but then realised that there was a circle of red lights all equidistant surrounding whole area at roughly same altitude. Distance unknown but above occasional clouds. Through binoculars lights appeared to change red and green. Helicopter appeared to be tracking same circle. Through binoculars helicopter appeared to have in addition to minimal flying navigation lights two or more very bright red small lights located mid fuselage possibly lasers. Helicopter increased altitude for approx 5 minutes in direction of one light. Lights remained stationery for entire duration and helicopter circled for 1 hour approx. Helicopter then departed - lights remained but futher duration unknown as now very cold and tired so stopped watching. 3 adult members of family all saw same occurrence. Cause of lights totally unexplicable as nothing like this seen before. Helicopter definitely monitoring them as flightpath matched the circle and occasionally hovered sideways to the lights. Possibly a military experiment? However these were not flares as did not descend or drift. Area is long known for strange occurences so hence report, have never seen this activity before. Have checked night sky since and no lights appear at locations seen on event so there is no confusion with usual star formations.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))