Posted: February 5, 2010

Location of Sighting: Timperley, South Manchester
Date of Sighting: 31st January 2010
Time: 18:23

Witness Statement: While playing with my dog in the back garden I pointed my torch at the roof next door and when I looked up I saw what was an orange ball in the sky.

Now I know your saying chinese lanterns but this was no chinese lantern.

The object was moving relatively fast I'd say it traveled towards Center of Manchester (about 8 miles in 2mins) but had an orange aura around it as well as a tail. My first thought was definitely chinese lantern but it was impossible at the rate it was traveling. The tail was obvious as it was quite far behind the object as well as an orange glow at the front end of where it was traveling.

Just out of curiosity wondered what it was as I checked online and couldn't find anything online about it.