Unidentified Flying Object Captured Sunday 24th May 2015, 8.09pm, Looking South over central London from Parliament Hill.
Camera used: Canon Ixus 265 HS with 48x super zoom
Witness comments and statement: Very obviously this is NOT a Chinese
Lanterns are lit from the bottom so the light dissipates towards the top. Who would fly a lantern in the daylight? and has anyone ever seen a lantern this bright?
A police helicopter was in the immediate vicinity before and after the sighting,
The object is going down and it appears out of nowhere.
filming at 8.08pm according to the camera, the clip is cut from 2 mins
into filming, am just looking at it on a bigger monitor and the object
appears suddenly about 20 seconds before though it is very far away. My
camera work is pretty shaky for most of the 5 mins, am going to get a
mono pod with a ball-head. The camera does a good job of dealing with
the shake though.
the object was there before I spotted it.
have also filed this report
to BUFORA, but I have just realized something else that I wanted to add.
'In the last 2 weeks there have been no military helicopters over London that I have seen. I spend my whole day outdoors in London and i haven't been listening to music as I walk around so I would have heard them and looked to see.
Over the past few years I have seen a massive increase in military helicopters flying up and down the Thames and I live near Battersea Heliport which can accommodate a Chinook, although I haven't heard one land there yet. I can usually tell if it's a military helicopter approaching by the sound, obviously is easy to tell a Chinook but
I frequently see Apaches and Merlin's and have filmed them on many occasions.
few weeks ago I saw a formation consisting of a Chinook, an Apache, a
Merlin and a Sea King flying in single file up the Thames.
On other occasions I have seen a pair of Apaches flying an "S" shaped search pattern. A few weeks ago I saw three Apaches in a line, another time it was Apaches 3 times in a single morning.
Sometimes they fly-by in the
middle of the night. On one occasion when I first had a video camera, I
was filming from Westminster Bridge as a pair of apaches flew up the
Thames and one of them peeled off to fly a circle around my position. I
later learned that the tech on board is so advanced they can see what
is being filmed by an observer.
Since the sighting on May 24th there has been nothing.'