Posted: December 14, 2009

Location of Sighting: Redditch, Worcestershire
Date of Sighting: 11th December 2009
Time: 2315

Witness Statement: From my location just North of the town centre in Redditch, I saw a single green light crossing the sky from East to West at an angle of elevation of about 30-40 degrees, and over Redditch town centre (although it was impossible to tell how far away it was).

I would estimate the light to have been 10-15% the apparent diameter of the Sun, and wasa vivid green reminiscent of a flare, but not as bright.

I appreciate that that direction of travel would have made the starboard navigation light of an aircraft a possibility, but it was far brighter than a nav light, and it's size as viewed would have put the aircraft only a few hundred metres away. There was no sound whatsoever.

Redditch is now within the Controlled Airspace surrounding Birmingham, but Birmingham Zone air traffic control was not talking to any aircraft in the vicinity at the time, and nothing showed up on my Virtual Radar system.