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I was in London walking to Waterloo Station along the Embankment late one afternoon in the mid to late 90’s. It was a bright and clear afternoon. I
looked up and saw what looked like a burning log – it was dark, cylindrical but not perfectly so, I would describe it as gnarly. I could see it
glowing orange in places and sparks and smoke and small bits like embers flaking off. It is difficult to judge height and size but it was low enough
for me to make out the sparks and the glowing bits – maybe 300 feet up, not sure. It looked about 20-30 feet long.
It was “flying” parallel to the ground, not falling. I watched it disappear down the Thames heading west. I rushed home thinking it would be on
the news, hitting a building or something but nothing. My first thought was it was a meteor but when I got home and there was nothing on the news (if
this thing had come down in London it would have been all over the news) but then it hit me that no meteor would be flying slow and level, not coming
down at all. No one else was nearby except for traffic and I did not see anyone else stopping and staring but this was London so surely loads of
people must have seen it but I have found no reports of this anywhere.
I have no idea what it was but it did not look like any kind of craft but it was “flying” level. I just don’t know what it was.
Now, more weirdness. I was in our front dining room about 6 years ago one evening with my wife. We have large north facing windows. It was dark. We noticed a bright green light coming to wards the house and coming over our roof. Being where we are we are used to Chinooks and Hercules coming
over the house low but with this there was no noise. So, we rushed out the back and into our garden and saw almost exactly the same flying log, with
smoke and sparks etc but this one was glowing green and not orange. We live near Salisbury Plain and we watched it disappear in the direction of
Salisbury. Again, it was not falling but level flight. This whatever it was was lower, about 30 feet above rooftop height and it made no sound. Again, no reports of it hitting anything or coming down.
The really weird thing is that just seconds before we saw this thing I was actually telling my wife about my London sighting (I had told her about it
before but it was so odd I have mentioned it to her a few times). How’s that for high weirdness and coincidence?
I got no feeling or impression that this was aliens but I simply have no idea what these things were – they just looked like burning flying logs but
the level flight thing suggests they must have been under some kind of control.
No photos – the 90’s thing was before mobile phones with cameras and the latest one I ran out the back and before I thought to go in and find a
camera it was gone. Speed both times about the speed of a car on the motorway so about 70mph.
Anyone else seen anything like this? And no, definitely not Chinese lanterns.