Another UFO sighting

A taxi driver watched in amazement as he spotted a group of "orange lights" in the night sky above Abbots Langley.

Kev Brown spotted the unusual sight at around 9.05pm on Saturday.

He said: "I stopped my vehicle and watched them for about 30 seconds as they travelled west across the sky in the formation of the constellation plough.

"Then they formed two parallel lines and still while travelling west suddenly broke away in different directions and sored around the sky while gaining altitude until they were out of sight.

"A police car that was passing me on a blue light emergency call stopped and watched for about 15 seconds before moving away. I contacted Herts Police who said they had had no reports of the lights.

"Over the course of the next hour I found out that three other cab drivers and their passengers also saw them."

A spate of recent UFO sightings over Mill End and South Oxhey were found to be Chinese lanterns originating from a pub garden.

Did you see these lights on Saturday night?

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11:24am Mon 13 Oct 08

Chris40 says...

"A spate of UFO sightings over Mill End and South Oxhey recently were found to be Chinese lanterns originating from a pub garden."

Sorry to rain on Mr Brooks from the Whip & Collars parade, but I had already posted on this site twice that the object in Mill End was a helium filled birthday celebration balloon. I also find it unlikely that a chinese lantern, which he himself explains only lasts for 10 minutes, could fly at over 30mph so that it could be seen in South Oxhey. A bit of mis-placed self promotion.
This is also another example of slap dash reporting by the WO. Both my posts were on the website for sometime before Mr Brooks report. One of the posts was actually printed in the Free Observer the week before !!!
"A spate of UFO sightings over Mill End and South Oxhey recently were found to be Chinese lanterns originating from a pub garden." Sorry to rain on Mr Brooks from the Whip & Collars parade, but I had already posted on this site twice that the object in Mill End was a helium filled birthday celebration balloon. I also find it unlikely that a chinese lantern, which he himself explains only lasts for 10 minutes, could fly at over 30mph so that it could be seen in South Oxhey. A bit of mis-placed self promotion. This is also another example of slap dash reporting by the WO. Both my posts were on the website for sometime before Mr Brooks report. One of the posts was actually printed in the Free Observer the week before !!! Chris40
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8:33pm Mon 13 Oct 08

watfordkev says...

Take more water with it??
Take more water with it?? watfordkev
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6:58am Tue 14 Oct 08

hystericool says...

Good heavens Chris40 was published in the WO,street party anyone?
A chinese lantern could travel at 50mph.....if the wind was 50 mph
Good heavens Chris40 was published in the WO,street party anyone? A chinese lantern could travel at 50mph.....if the wind was 50 mph hystericool
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11:18am Tue 14 Oct 08

Roy Stockdill says...

I think it's the Watford Observer staff releasing these lanterns themselves in order to keep the spate of stories going! It anyone can find out who makes these things, it might be worth buying a few shares in the firm.
I think it's the Watford Observer staff releasing these lanterns themselves in order to keep the spate of stories going! It anyone can find out who makes these things, it might be worth buying a few shares in the firm. Roy Stockdill
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4:28pm Tue 14 Oct 08

hystericool says...

Go to play.com £3.99 chinese lanterns,go up to 1000m and last for 20 mins and im sure if they go that high they will piddle 30mph...
Go to play.com £3.99 chinese lanterns,go up to 1000m and last for 20 mins and im sure if they go that high they will piddle 30mph... hystericool
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