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Any one in the Midlands

Did any body in the Midlands witness the link below,

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20081219/tuk-mystery-lights-over-the-midlands-45dbed5.html

Or what is Santa making his merry way back to the North pole,

Steve m0sgb

In reply to M0SGB:

Yes, I saw that report. As it happens my shack, the smallest bedroom, faces towards Halesowen which is about ten miles away, and I saw nothing but the usual parade of aircraft lights, one every couple of minutes or so. It reminds me of an occasion in the sixties when there were similar reports from the Walsall area, but that night I was in my garden in Erdington, a couple of miles away, recording meteors and observing variable stars, and again I saw nothing. However, on that occasion there certainly was something to see, but too low to be seen from my location, because a few months later I met the students who had put little flashing lights in hydrogen-filled balloons and released them over the town!

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to M0SGB:

Nothing seen here Steve (Just north of Birmingham Airport)

Kind regards and Seasons Greetings

Dave G0ELJ

In reply to G0ELJ:

Oddly enough on that same night a solo bright round object flew right over my house, in an east to west direction towards the midlands, best described as a very bright star, absolutely silent, very low and it didn’t lose it’s brightnes as it passed over and disappeared into the distance. At first I thought it was an aircraft on approach to Liverpool airport and that it had it’s front light on, but as I say it was just as bright when travelling away from me and there were no flashing lights or port/starboard red/green wingtip lights. I told Anne and my son-in-law about it just in case any reports were made. Your link has got me thinking now Steve and I have just sent it to my son-in-law.

Mike GW0DSP

In reply to GW0DSP:

Just as a matter of interest, Mike, how did you know it was very low? You would know if an aircraft was low because you have a good general idea of how an aircraft looks at different heights, but an unknown object could be at any height and you would have no referent to judge it by. For instance it could have been a pass by the space station. If on the other hand the night was cloudy you would know it was below the cloud base but you would not know what height the cloud base was. By the way, I think the Midlands are southeast of you as I have to beam northwest to you!

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to M0SGB:

Quote:“The objects were absolutely silent and travelling at probably twice the speed of a normal aircraft.”

I suspect these things http://www.skylanterns.com/
or a more modern version with LEDs (see balloon lights on eBay) as they are becoming more popular and resulting in many UFO sightings. They would be silent and if they were only a hundred foot up could appear to be moving faster than an aircraft at altitude. I have seen what I believe was these lanterns twice recently once near Harwarden Airport and later the same week over CQ town itself.

CQ CQ CQ Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants and interplanetary ultra-emissaries

We’ve been observing your earth
And one night we’ll make a contact with you

Regards Steve (The sceptic) GW7AAV

In reply to G8ADD:

Fair comment on size/distance/height, but just a general perception of it being very low. It actually travelled parrallel to the rear of my house which would make it more se than e. I’ll never know Brian. My son-in-law reckons it could have been a tool box alledgedly dropped from the shuttle.

Mike GW0DSP

P.S. As it travelled from horizon to horizon I think you can get a fair idea of height Brian.

Let me just put this into perspective.

The inference is that we have UFOs and hence the possibility of some form of Alien life visiting Earth. To master interplanetary space travel is demonstrably hard enough as NASA, ESA and others have shown over the last 50 years. To master interstellar space travel would be an achievement beyond comprehension by humans and would demonstrate an intelligence so superior to our own.

So we have our interstellar visitors of unimaginable intelligence, who have travelled for who knows how long and how far…

… and they visit Halesowen! :slight_smile:

Andy
MM0FMF

Ah… it’s a Sky News story, so it’s a total fabrication then, after all.

In reply to MM0FMF:

You will be telling us next that there’s no tooth fairy;-)

Mike GW0DSP

In reply to GW0DSP:

I can only assume that they have run out of dumbtards, fools, nutters, eejits, loons and head-cases on their home planet and have to come to visit Earth to harvest the apparently inexhaustible supply we have here.

Andy
MM0FMF

In reply to MM0FMF:

…Like the nutters who walk up mountains and talk into a piece of plastic?

I’m a bit of a sceptic myself Andy, but I’m not so arrogant to think that we are the most civilised and advanced civilisation in the universe. Maybe, just maybe there are others out their at a stage of advancement beyond our comprehension. Let’s face it, it’s not that long ago that we were plowing the soil with the backside bone of a dead animal.

I have to admit though, your Halesowen remark near choked me:-)

Mike GW0DSP

In reply to MM0FMF:

“Ah… it’s a Sky News story, so it’s a total fabrication then, after all.”

Well, it also made it into the local newspapers…which is no recommendation!

I would think any genuine interstellar visitors would obey their version of the “Prime Directive” and stay out of sight!

73

BRian G8ADD

In reply to G8ADD:
Well im up for this if anyone interested, Im thinking if Aliens can come down here and visit us, Then We can visit other places, Who’s up for going to the moon or even better, Next year im thinking about going to the sun at night time,

On the lights i never saw a thing as i was drunk on that Christmas spirits ha ha,

When im down in yam yam land later this afternoon i will be looking out again, as at 16-00 will be on the M6 going to Northampton,

Seasons greetings again,

Steve m0sgb

In reply to M0SGB:

Yam yam land! :open_mouth:

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to G8ADD:

Where’s that Brian? Does it have a SOTA Association?!!

I still think it was Santa on his way back to Lapland.

73

Dave G0ELJ

In reply to G0ELJ:

"Where’s that Brian? Does it have a SOTA Association?!! "

In a way - it lies just north of G/CE-002!

And if it was Rudolph’s nose, it should have been red - perhaps from the real ale in Yam Yam Land!

73

Brian

In reply to G8ADD:

Well, there’s hope for us all then,
I must get round to having a wander
up CE-002 this coming year!

As for Black Country ale, it does take
a bit of beating.

73

Dave

In reply to GW0DSP:

Maybe, just maybe there are others out their at a stage of
advancement beyond our comprehension.

Indeed. Statistically there should be. But if you could travel between the stars would you come here? Well, only if you’d visited all the places showing signs of life!

Andy
MM0FMF

In reply to MM0FMF:

Having seen the insides of more than my fair share of pubs, not to mention various specialist societies and clubs, and many years working in a certain university, I am convinced that the aliens are amongst us already - perhaps sampling ethnic Terran life - or if the people I refer to (which should be familiar to everybody!) are home grown then who needs aliens?

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to G8ADD:

I am convinced that the aliens are amongst us already

Arf! Arf!

Sometimes I think the aliens broke into the maternity unit and swapped their offspring for my own. Perhaps this is true of all teenagers?

Andy
MM0FMF