Report from MUFON
Date of event: November 25, 2011
“At about 5:30 pm on the 25th Nov 2011, I was looking out of my bedroom window over Southampton Valley. It was full dark outside and I noticed a bright orange light in the sky not moving, but very intense over the Bitterne area of Southampton.
I then went to get my brother to have a look at it. When we got back in I noticed another VERY bright, red colored light fly upwards under the first at a very high speed.
Then it slowed down under it, so now there was 2 bright lights in the sky. I noticed as it slowed it changed color and intensity to an orange red.
By now we were quite amazed as these clearly were not normal aircraft, so we rushed to find our digital camera and when we got back in the bedroom there were now 3 of the lights, all orange-red bright hues in a large triangle formation.
The bottom 2 lights seemed to be moving to right, and the top changed altitude somewhat as we observed them after about 10 minutes.
All 3 of the lights disappeared; the last to go being the bottom light. We managed to take 2 photos, but they didn't show anything due to probably the street and house lights below.
The most remarkable thing was the speed at which the light came upwards under the first and the intensity of the light, they cannot have been Chinese Lanterns or fireworks as these lights changed position AND altitude and at times were extremely brilliant.”