UFO activity seems to be on the rise in southwest England. One man near Devon claims to have photographed eight UFOs in just three months, and there have been numerous reports of UFOs being chased by unmarked black helicopters (sound familiar?). Now, a recent sighting by police near Bristol this week shows that the UFO sightings in southern England are not slowing down.
On September 17, 2016, the National Police Air Service based in South Wales caught a strange, unexplained aerial phenomenon on camera. A police helicopter flying near Bristol, England caught what appears to be a glowing orb on camera. What makes this case even more intriguing is the fact that the orb was invisible to the naked eye - the police were only able to spot the orb using infrared cameras.
The infrared camera was set to “black hot,” meaning the mysterious orb was emitting heat. The orb was flying at approximately 1000 ft (300m). A brief report and footage of the sighting was quickly shared on the National Police Air Service’s Twitter account:
Already, UFO watchdog sites are scrambling to find an explanation for the odd, invisible orb. Many Twitter users have claimed that the orb could be a floating Chinese lantern, but the National Police Air Service dismissed these claims on Twitter due to the fact that the orb was flying against the wind:
Really difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over seven minutes as we were coming back into land. We really don't know but doubt it was a lantern as it was going into the wind.
Could this unexplained invisible orb be related to the recent boom in sightings in southwestern England? Given that there are both British and American air force bases nearby, it’s possible that this sighting could be a test of some new type of stealth drone, but for now, this one remains a mystery.