Monday, August 17, 2009

Great Balls Of Fire

Reader Walter has copied me in on an email he's sent to the Met Office, following a close encounter of the unusual kind he had in the small wee hours of yesterday morning. Walter writes:

At 00:02 on Sunday the 16th of August I observed a bright red glow in the distance approaching from the London area and moving fast to Thanet. This object was glowing orange at the front and passed directly over Ramsgate and out over the channel. Was this a satellite re-entering (burning up) or an asteroid?

Many thanks for your help.


Walter adds that this was an 'amazing sight'. So, did anyone else out there witness it?

Of course this isn't the first time strange lights have been seen in our Thanetian skies, but quite what would entice little green men to travel hundreds of light years to Planet Thanet is a mystery to me. Unless they've heard about our large red women that is!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

years ago above planet thanet skies there was a large ufo from which,out dropped a few zooms,since then they have bred a race of zooms that live in thanet known to most as youff of today.Trust me we have the best zooms in the country.

Anonymous said...

I think Sandy's people have come to take him back to their galaxy, having established there is no intelligent life in Thanet.

Lil~Miss~Lunatic said...

If it was friday 7th August then yes. I saw it over broadstairs and tried to get it on camera but failed.

Anonymous said...

Thanet has always been alien abduction territory, or perhaps it's just that anyone with aspirations leaves.

Anonymous said...

Bigger versions of the Chinese Lanterns are flying about! They love them thermals ya know !

Stop Manston Expansion Group said...

some of the old rust buckets coming in and out of manston look and sound like they are from another dimension.......

Anonymous said...

This guy often sees strange things flying over Ramsgate (usually after he gets thrown out of the pub).

Anonymous said...

I saw one of those Cargolux rustbuckets burst into flames over Ramsgate the other day. Or was it just an hallucination caused by the fumes?