|Occurred : 1/23/2010 18:33 (Entered as : 23/01/2010 18:33)
Reported: 1/24/2010 10:30:55 AM 10:30
Location: Llandudnol (UK/Wales),
|White shere over Llandudno Wales - January 2010
I am 25 years old and from North Wales UK, On the 23rd of January 2010 at roughly 18.30 GMT, My friend and I spotted a very bright spherical object travelling at high speed over West shore, Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales, UK.
The object flew from east to west.
This is a particularly exciting sighting, because at the time we were testing out my new laser pen designed to shoot a green beam strong enough to point out stars (the beam reaches approx 1000ft so it appears to be pointing at a star).
We were stood in the back yard of a friends house. After making sure there were no aircraft to be seen or heard in the area, we shone the laser pen at a few stars (you have to make sure there are no aircraft in the area, especially helicopters as it is very dangerous and ILLEGAL to point this thing in the sky when aircraft are present!).
I shone the laser pointer at three stars in the sky which are shaped like a triangle, They're in the west of the sky and are visible most nights. After touching each star with the laser beam I put the laser pen into my back pocket and lit a cigarette while me and my friend chuckled because I was putting on a stupid voice while pointing at the stars.
From the east and for approx 1-1.5 seconds a brilliant white sphere with no glare or tail. The object appeared as bright as magnesium burning as it passed over our heads at a speed which was far less than a shooting start, but much faster than any known plane or helicopter.
There was no sound and the object looked to be very defined and solid (perfect sphere, or ball).
I have seen many shooting stars, satellites, commercial/military planes and many helicopters.
This object did not fit into any of these criteria, nor did it resemble a comet in any way.
I have never seen a large meteor in person but have on video and this object did not in anyway resemble this either.
The object was difficult to scale, my friend and I talked for a while and decided it to seemed to looked a little bigger than a passenger jet in the sky but lower than a jet would fly (30,000ft). We cannot verify any size or height of the object as it was very fast, very solid and very visible but so fast that it is hard to from memory alone judge.
The object did however, fly quite precisely through the centre of the triangle of stars above, pretty much the centre of the three points I shone the laser! I have created a couple of images using Google map to point out a rough flight path. I started small then worked out. Which I have emailed to yourselves.
After returning inside My friend tried to use the GPS on his phone to work out the direction of the craft, but the GPS did not work when it usually does there. It said we were out in the bay towards the direction the object flew! A little while before my Friend and I went out to use the laser we were smoking a cigarette and My Girlfriend, My Friend and I saw two aircraft that looked like helicopters with a droning sound. They had red and green and white lights on them like a normal aircraft but were flashing differently.
I know the red and green lights are used to determine which direction an aircraft is flying so other aircraft don’t hit them. But these red and green lights were alternating and the white light stayed with them. We thought nothing too unusual of these at the time.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this report