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Occurred : 7/18/2006 23:55 (Entered as : 07/18/06 23:55)
Reported: 7/18/2006 4:19:35 PM 16:19
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Brighton (UK/England),
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
Bright green and fast-moving light seen above Brighton, Sussex, UK.

Working at computer near front-room window at night and saw a bright green point of light move very fast from south to north (towards London, which is 50 miles away). Have seen bright meteors in the past - but am sure this was not one. There was no streak, and the light was maintained in intensity throughout and the colour was very distinct. Could not judge height, nor distance from object, but it seemed to be moving well above the speed of sound. Even though the night is clear, there are no stars visible due to being in a built-up area. Due to profession (air traffic controller working on Approach at London Gatwick) I was able to phone to see if anything was picked up on radar - which proved negative. Cannot say more - apart from the fact that I instinctively feel that the light was something very out-of-the-ordinary (however, I do not believe in alien visitors) and is the first time I've ever seen such a thing. It is something I will never forget.