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Occurred : 5/26/2013 22:30 (Entered as : 05/26/13 22:30)
Reported: 5/26/2013 2:56:39 PM 14:56
Posted: 6/2/2013
Location: Plymouth,
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 minutes
Spherical orange light/object (not a lantern) seen in Plymouth, UK.

Spherical deep orange/red light/object hovering stationary in the sky. After a few seconds a smaller, flashing, red light dropped down from underneath and quickly faded/disappeared. After about 2 minutes the main object/light slowly drifted directly away from my viewpoint, got smaller and disappeared.

There was no sound so not a helicopter, and it definitely wasn't a Chinese lantern as the main light didn't flicker and I'm very used to seeing lanterns in this area.

Unfortunately I was unable to record or take a photo.

Probably unrelated as it's a holiday weekend here (and no doubt busy for the police etc), but just after the main object/light disappeared a helicopter started circling some 150-300 yards away.