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Daylight sighting of saucer, Wolverhampton


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Rob
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2008 15 or 16 september approx 3-30pm

There was a thunderstorm heading to Wolverhampton, I was standind on my back step watching the lightning. Suddenly I noticed an object in the sky coming from the West.   At first I thought it was a light aircraft  but realised that it was eliptical with a raised dome on the top, and silent. The object was grey in colour, but the dome was a bronze colour.

As it came over my head it took on a more oval shape, dark grey against grey thundery sky.

It flew silently until it was directly over my house, (by now I was transfixed to the object and had stepped out into the yard to keep it in sight)  The object was right overhead and was clearly a round grey shape, just slightly smaller than a one pence piece held at arms length.  The object then began to rise higher into the sky, getting smaller and smaller until it was a dark dot, then rose higher until it vanished from my vision.

I remember feeling at the time that I felt a little uneasy,  I have no idea what this object was, I could not identify it as a conventional aircraft.

There was no sound at all,  the duration of the sighting lasted approx  40-50 seconds.

Rob Preston.  any questions  write to  plutopop@fsmail.net

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Three pieces of advice: have

Three pieces of advice: have you tried asking your neighbours and local people if they saw something too? Have you checked local newspapers for reports (your local public library is the first place to go)? Can you give an extimate of the height/speed of the sighting, perhaps comparing it to a known object?
Also was it flying with prevailing wind or against it? Which flying object would be more similar to its flying pattern: an airplane, a balloon, a bird, a kite, none of these?

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As the object was so small

As the object was so small (angular size) and silent, a balloon has to be a likely possibility. It is difficult to work out the size of the object since we don't know its height. It could, for instance, be a 'toy' balloon which come in all sorts of shapes.

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Hi Rob, welcome to the forum

Hi Rob, welcome to the forum :)

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Hi Rob Thnks for posting, I

Hi Rob

Thnks for posting, I did have a similar experience with a silver object in my teens but I put it down to being a balloon of some sort, although it looked very spherical for one of the silver type of balloons at the time - no way of proving what it was though, and I think that is always the difficulty with such sightings.

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Dan, what is a 'Thnks' ? 

Dan, what is a 'Thnks' ?  :)

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 I too had a similar

 I too had a similar experience. This time it was two spherical objects which seemed to move in and out of a cloud. Didn't seem to rise or fall, more like danced in and out of the same bit of cloud for at least 20 mins. Not sure what they were, but always thought they were most likely to be weather ballons.

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Ian Topham wrote: Dan, what
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Dan, what is a 'Thnks' ?  :)

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Rob
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Daylight saucer Wolverhampton

Hi everyone, thanks for replying to me. Sorry for delay getting back to you.

I will try to answer your questions as acurately as possible.

No people/neighbours said that they had seen anything.
I did check local papers but didnt see any reports.
I didnt check out library.

As regards the height of the object, its very difficult to say, but it was low , possibly same height as light aircraft, if so it might make the object  approx 20 feet diameter.
The speed probably bit slower than light aircraft, but silent.
Don't know wind direction.

It wasn't bird/birds ... not conventional aircraft ... I didnt think it was a balloon of any sort ... couldnt have been a kite.
It flew in an arc from West to South/West ... stopped and hovered for a few seconds, and then rose straight up into the sky until out of sight, from hover until out of sight was about 10 seconds.
Thats what intriged me most, is that it disapeared straight up in only a few seconds.

I would just like to add that I do not believe in aliens and interplanetary craft, but I do believe that a lot of these ufo sightings are top-secret experimental projects.

Rob

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not the blimp?

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Hi Rob.
I don't know what you saw but to rule out a possibility, did you check whether the Goodyear Blimp was flying at the time?
I studied in Wolverhampton for a while and saw the Blimp on a couple of occasions. You are probably more familiar at seeing it, but perhaps from certain angles/ lighting it may be vaguer. The sudden disappearance vertically is very curious though.
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www.wyldeflower.co.nr I dont

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I dont live far from Wolverhampton about 5 miles north west and i too saw something strange in the sky a few days ago cant remember what day but mine was more cone shape and grey and seemed to hover then go behind cloud..I allways have to question it though as i have a few airports at raf camps or local flying clubs near..Will definately keep eyes open i have had many experiences of seing things i cant explain even once when we lived in germany i saw a shape that landed..Definately believe things are out their as i think its arrogant to believe only ourselves are here on earth and no one else exists.



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