Orange ball in night sky Scotland

Submitted by phfez on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 19:49.

I was outside my folks house on Christmas day 2009 having a cigarette and saw an orange ball moving north east towards Aberdeen. As it approached Aberdeen the ball changed course slowly to travel north west of Aberdeen toward Westhill... no sound, no change of light source or colours as it changed course, no flashing.

Thought it was all very strange. At first I thought it might be a helicopter as it moved about the same speed but as it got closer I could not hear the normal helicopter noise. If it was a plane/helicopter there would have been flashing lights and noise.

A few days after New Year 2009 there was a report in the local news of a wind turbine being damaged by an orange ball along with other sightings in Scotland.