|Occurred : 1/3/2010 18:25 (Entered as : 01/03/10 18:25)
Reported: 1/3/2010 11:21:59 AM 11:21
Location: Flint, Flintshire (UK/Wales),
Duration:1 to 2 minutes
|Bright red light moves in winter sky and then shoots upwards.
On a short journey home as a back seat passenger nearest the window with my wife and two children on a clear night (-3 degrees Celsius) without a cloud I spotted a very bright red object in the night sky which to me seemed far too high and too bright to be a flare.
I immediately asked my wife and children to look at it, to which my wife and daughter did, both said oh my word what is it? I asked my wife to pull over and jumped out so to observe it more, it hung there so red as to all the distant white stars for ten seconds then moved to my left for a moment then back and then downward very swiftly. It seemed to then just sit there for ten- fifteen seconds more before moving upwards very swiftly and silently until it became a tiny dot and disappeared.
This sighting was in Flint Flintshire North Wales UK.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he seemed to us to be quite serious-minded and credible. PD))