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Bangor (Northern Ireland)

Sighted on Saturday 18. April 2009
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Shape: Diamond | Duration: 3-5 minutes

Orange/yellow diamond shape, like street light colour floating over Belfast LoughI have always had a massive interest in the UFOs, and a couple of years ago, there was a "mass-sighting" over Belfast Lough, which consisted of several lights in the sky making un-natural patterns.I was deeply disappointed to miss such an event, and thought that I would never have the same chance again.However, literally a couple of hours ago, I went out into my back garden to grab a quick ciggie.Normally if it is a cloudless night, I will look up at the stars, as in all honesty, in darkness my back garden is just as interesting to look at as it is in light. However, after only being out for a couple of minutes, I had spotted a light over in the distance. I presumed it was first of all a plane with it's lights on at night, but as it seemed to come closer, I started to think it was a plane on fire, as the sheer brightness, matched with the orange/yellow colour of a fire glowed from it. Although after watching it for a few seconds more, I do not believe this was so. It closely resembled a diamond shape, but I could only describe as the colour that shone from it, maybe the diamond shape was an aura of light around this object. I did pull my mobile phone out to take a picture, however I am afraid due to the age of my phone, the picture did not come out at all.As soon as I had thought the object was possibly a UFO, I quickly returned to my kitchen and rang up one of my friends to ask them to look out in the same direction, but by the time I had returned to the garden, the object seemed to be fading. I assumed it was going the opposite direction, but the speed at which it seemd to shrink into the distance was immense. I was too late in asking my friend to look for this object, but I shall be checking my local papers in the next day or two, seeing whether anyone else has seen this. I certainly hope someone has managed to take a picture, as I have to admit I was very excited at what I had witnessed.(The length of time the object had been in the sky leads me to believe that it was not a flare from the coast, as it hung in the same location for such a long period of time, without falling).I have only now started scouring the Internet, and have come across http://www.nuforc.org/ I have also recorded these following details, the time is as accurate as I can guess, give or take five minutes either way. I look foward to any reply, although I understand you must receive many letters from people with similiar stories, but I would ask if there is a chance you could let me know if anyone else may contact you regarding the following: 22:40 - 22:45 Saturday 18th April UFO? - Orange/yellow colour, like fire, in the direction the Belfast Lough points toward the mainland.Rough Diamond shape, though may be an aura rather than the object's actual shape. 3-5 minutes sighting.Thank you in advance for any reply, ((name deleted)), N.Ireland

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