What was this? Any ideas?

Submitted by Mowgli76 on Wed, 10/07/2009 - 20:51.

Just seen something flying/floating silently across the sky over the Newcastle UK area towards Sunderland UK at 21:20ish tonight, October 7th 2009. It seemed to be burning at, an unknown height. At one point I could swear I seen "embers" falling from main object, at least two, which burned out soon after becoming detatched from main object.

  1. dic on Thu, 12/03/2009 - 12:01

    Could it be a chinese lantern?

  2. joechoc on Sun, 11/29/2009 - 20:40

    on 31st of october i saw the same thing in meadowell it was around 7.30pm and was gliding with no sound and in a straight line heading towards the coast of tynemouth it had embers coming of the back of it but it was no firework as it was slowly gaining height and continued until it was out of sight anyone have any idea what it was

  3. admstoney on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 22:36

    I  experienced the exact same thing this evening (12/11/09 @ 19.25hrs) in the North West.  I actually pulled the car over and got out to watch the object as it moved silently overhead .  It appeared to be a sparkly orange object, which I initially though was in flames due to what appeared to be embers falling from it!  I was unaware that another car driver had also pulled over and was also watching the object in the sky.  Before it left our view, he approached me to ask what it was?  No idea!

  4. dickersonal on Sat, 10/17/2009 - 19:35

    My girlfriend and I were on our way back home from the grocery store and say something which resembled what mowgli76 describes.  It was cloudy and had been raining recently, was just before sunset, with the thick overcast making it darkish out, but not the black kind of dark.  I noticed a bright light moving slowly below the clouds.  I said "what's that?" Immediately i thought it was landing lights of an aircraft, but watching it moved i noticed it was moving from the west of our nearby airport to the south, and wasn't getting any lower.  It kept moving south, and my girlfriend was driving as fast as we could home so we could get out and see it.  it looked like a distant fire, the orange-ish yellow color appeared to be flickering.  However it didn't seem to trail anything.  we got home, and i had already had the feeling it was gonna "burn out."  sure enough it traversed most of the sky, then faded away.  there was no smoke trail or anything left once it disappeared.  i don't know if it "burned out" or ascended into the clouds.  this was in Waterloo in Iowa (actually a few miles west in Cedar Falls, and the object was just west of us, would have been directly above the fields immediately out of town)