Date of Sighting: 1983
Location of Sighting: Camberley, UK
Number of UFO(s), including the Color(s), Size(s) and Shape(s): 3 UFOs
3 separate red flashing lights
3 sized lights – big medium small
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: Assuming they were in the Camberley area about 12km away
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): All around a north south axis then off up into space
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): Guildford lights to East
Camberley to the North
Further Description of Sighting: It was around 10pm in the summer in around 1982 or 1983. I was on the terrace of a house on a hill looking towards Camberley talking with the owner of the house who I had just met about the house and his wifes plans for it.
The house very big was issolated at the end of a long unpaved lane through woods with a few houses on the lane.
This house was on top of the hill with an amazing view north towards Camberley and near Surrey University – about 20 minutes drive from the Uni. We could see the lights of Guildford and other places all around plus dark areas of woodland and fields
My cousin was a student at Surrey Uni and rented a room at the house. There was an event at the house which was why I was there.
It was a Friday or Saturday night.
I noticed three flashing red lights some miles away on an east west line which were stationary and flashed but not in a very regular way. They blinked off quickly from time to time. The lights seemed to be 3 different sizes big to small but at the same altitude.
I assumed they were lights on 3 radio masts of some sort and all in a line. About 10 minutes after I noticed them the biggest of the red lights began to move slowly in a big circle. I pointed that out to the man I was talking to and said that it was strange as it had been stationary for so long that I thought it was a light on a mast but maybe it was a military helicopter on night a exercise and as we were looking towards Camberley I knew there were army training areas around there. I also said it seemed strange that the army or airforce would be doing this on a weekend as they tended not to work the weekends plus it seemed unlikely to be TA Reserve army type exercise. I knew about this as I was an officer in the army.
He looked and saw the light agreed it was strange and said he did not recall seeing the other 2 stationary lights before.
Then a little latter we noticed the next flashing red light began to move. We continued looking and then the last smallest red light also started moving. This happened over about 5 minutes.
The lights travelled slowly around their original area for about 2 minutes.
The biggests light stopped moving and then very suddenly it made a very rapid move away from the other 2 lights which were still slowly moving around. It could not have been a helicopter because the acceleration from stationary was so very fast and the distance travelled from the other lights too great. The big light then did a strange circular motion in the air and then stopped. It then returned to the location of the other 2 lights as rapidly as it left.
For the next 5 minutes or so it kept repeating these fast bursts to a distant location stopping for a while and then returning. It also started doing more complex high speed moves and turns including what looked like looping the loop and going further away.
We discussed that it was looking very strange sort of flying and it could not be a helicopter or a harrier jump jet because some of the movements were too complicated and tight and after the other lights moved said they were hovering in just one place for what seemed far too long to be a jump jet or rational.
Then on one of these moves away after the biggest red light stopped it did not come back just waited.
The other 2 red lights moved around and then went rapidly towards the bigger light one after another, did some complex moves stopped then went back to their original location. This went on for a while. The lights then started moving around each other like it was a game. Very fast bursts and sudden stops and very slow and fast circles around.
Then the biggest light took off at a huge speed and almost disappeared before coming back.
The lights then all became stationary then the biggest light started moving slowly upwards for a few seconds and then it rocketed away up into space as a red streak and was gone in a second or two – in almost the same time as it had moved slowly. The other two lights did exactly the same one after another also from stationary starts slow moves then a burst of speed and were gone up into space
Watching how fast these things went into space was amazing. The whole thing was amazing. It grew more complex over the time it happened – it was like a show
There was no way any aircraft could have travelled so quickly let alone from a standing start through the 2 to 5 seconds of slow moving and then disappearing into space in the same time. We saw this happen 3 times – 1 for each UFO/UAP
In total this show lasted about 20 to 30 minutes from when I first noticed the stationary lights.
We went inside, told people what we had seen and said we expected the police would get lots of calls as it had gone on for so long near highly populated areas and it would for sure be in the news the next day. We did not go and get anyone from inside to watch because we kept on thinking it was going to end.
I never saw any report of the event and no one seem very interested when we told them the lights had gone.
I will never forget what happened and only talk about it to a few people.