This is a very old sighting but I thought I should add it to your database because I’m @#$% sure its a good one. Richmond, Surrey (London) summer 1976 – heatwave. Myself and a bunch of squatters were in a disused school playground escaping heat. My hippy friends claimed they had seen UFOs and I was total skeptic so stayed up to debunk. I pointed out meteors, satellites (many, it was perfect heatwave sky with little incident light). I saw a couple of “dull orange ice-hockey pucks” kind of drift over in dead straight lines as if on a rail but thought not much of that except huh? Later, suddenly there was a new dramatic star formation – brighter than stars but that’s all they were – lights in the sky. The whole formation (which it was) moved off and without any kind of acceleration, went clean thru an angle thus changing the formation, The whole thing stopped dead in nothing. After a couple of secs we saw red streaks like shooting stars – the wingers of formation had peeled off at incredible speed – and new “stars” zipped in for another formation. After a second, the whole lot just shot off leaving red streaks on my retina. All silent, all defying inertia. I got all 8 or 9 of us to write detailed diagrams. I lost them when I realised that talking about this incident made me seem mad. I had no idea what we had seen but because there were like 8 of us I realised it wasn’t just me. We all had a strong impression of control and intelligence, like we had seen the cosmic display team. The idea of aliens is still tempting but by occam’s razor, the Fermi paradox (where is everyone) and common sense its probably not little grey men. I just don’t know what it was. People mucking about with lasers in 1976? Temperature inversions? Such a strong impression of intelligence… Today I still see my co-witnesses and ask – wtf did we see? They laugh and say I have no idea but we DID see it. Our “lights in the sky” sighting corresponds with very many other sightings, I now realise. I’m not a believer in anything – eg extraterrestial – I just wonder what is behind these sightings, because I’ve heard of many similar. Yours, in good faith and serious bafflement! p.s. Number of objects was at least 8 probably more – different people saw different parts of sky – I myself saw at least 8. Cant seem to edit the report to say the whole thing lasted around 15-30 secs and there were at least 8 objects probably more because I got everyone to write reports (all now lost) which convinced me 1) it was real 2) different people saw different parts of the sky and there was more going on all at once than any of us individually saw. Something weird happened I dunno what. I was only watching because I was skeptical and had MANY reports of such activity (phenomena?) at the time.
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