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Aurora10
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Does anyone know about the Northumberland Coast UFOs? In the early evening I usually see one or two lights appear looking down towards Amble, though they could be further south as it's impossible to tell. They seems to be some hearsay about lights over Northumberland, so I was wondering if anyone else has seen them, or knows what they are.

I am genuinely open-minded about UFOS (etc) and wonder if these are helicopter lights, though there is only one light and it's much larger and brighter than an aircraft light. It doesn't move; it simply appears for around 1-2 mins, then rapidly shrinks and disappears - it will then reappear 2-3 times again. Looking down the coast towards Amble the light seems about 20 miles inland, but a second light can also appear right on the coast too. They are not very high up in the sky; around the height of a low flying aircraft - but like I say; they don't move at all, though if they are moving AWAY from me it would be hard to say.

As a related, but seperate issue. Please can someone tell me if it's possible due to some atmospheric condition (or whatever) for a helicopter to pass me very closely in flight at night, yet remain 100% silent? Daily the coastguard helicopter flies by my home so I know how loud it is, yet on two occasions (so far) at night I've observed an aircraft visible only by its lights fly by very near me at helicopter speed on the coast, yet it was 100% silent, and it was a very strange experience. Possibly a new military aircraft, or something else?? Thank you.

ebob1506
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Re: Northumberland Coast UFOs?

the new commanche attack helicopter is supposed to be very quiet though why any of those would be up north when most army aviation is around salisbury is beyond me and also commanche is american development.

Mauro
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Re: Northumberland Coast UFOs?

RAF Boulmer is not very far from Amble: it hosts Sea King SAR helicopters which can fly in all weather conditions: perhaps you can phone or write and ask if there's any activity which may account for your sightings. SAR operations are not covered by military secrecy.
A SAR helicopter is fitted with very powerful searchlights that may account for your sightings.

As for noise, modern military aircrafts are very quiet, much quieter than their civilian counterparts. I can vouch for that: I have observed a C130J/Hercules C5 carrying out trial runs at an airport and I simply could not believe how quiet it was.
Helicopters are even quieter. I live near a flightpath used by helicopter ambulances and I thought the MBK117 and Dauphin used nowadays were very quiet, at least compared to the old Jet Rangers and Alouettes which made an infernal racket. That was until I saw an old CH53 heavylift helicopter. I don't remember if it was German or American but it was incredibly quiet despite being a Vietnam War vintage design: it could have been a Special Operations model, fitted with different engines and propellers. But modern day gunships are unearthly quiet. I saw Apaches, Cobras and Mangustas and I still don't believe how quiet they are. Yes, I know they are designed to be quiet because of NATO requirements (hovering just above the tree line to take out Soviet armor in Central Europe without too much fanfare) but I am still amazed.

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Mysteryshopper
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Re: Northumberland Coast UFOs?
Aurora10 wrote:

Does anyone know about the Northumberland Coast UFOs? In the early evening I usually see one or two lights appear looking down towards Amble, though they could be further south as it's impossible to tell. They seems to be some hearsay about lights over Northumberland, so I was wondering if anyone else has seen them, or knows what they are

Can you borrow some binoculars or a telescope?



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