Star Like Lights – Bedford -20th January 2017

Location of Sighting: Bedford UK
Date of Sighting: 20/01/17
Time: Approx 18:15
Witness Name: G Storey
Witness Statement: While walking to the chip shop, both myself and my 5 year old son witnessed a number of star like lights moving across the sky in a peculiar fashion.
At first I thought it was a flock of birds, but it was pitch black and they appeared to be much higher and moved in and out of different formations.
They broke off into 2 groups and formed 2 diamonds, then joined together on a straight line, formed a large V and then began to split off into pairs which rotated around each other.
All the time while continuing to move in the same direction until they disappeared behind rooftops and we could no longer see them.
I have no idea what they were, I’ve never seen anything like it in my life and my son was terrified!


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The use of electronic devices to track player performance is growing. In football, the use of wearable EPTS (Electronic Performance Tracking Systems) was approved (in principle) in 2015. More recently, a proposal to define a global standard for these devices was approved; FIFA are undertaking work to develop this standard.

The EPTS standard will include minimum safety requirements for players. The Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) at Sheffield Hallam University is conducting research to inform the minimum safety requirements of EPTS devices.


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Figure 1. Football player tracking and analytics (adapted from Vizrt, 2017).

Vizrt. (2017). Viz Arena Football [online]. Available: [Accessed: 30 January, 2017].

Source The Centre for Sports Engineering Research

Bright White Light – South Sheffield-1997

Location of Sighting: South Sheffield
Date of Sighting: 1997
Time: 22.00
Witness Name: Keith Axelby
Witness Statement: On our way back home one very dark evening, we were driving through Catcliffe and I saw a bright white light high in the night sky.

Pulled over and we both got out of the car and watched it. It was very bright and very high and stationary. We watched it for several minutes then it started moving fast.

What really grabbed me was it was like when a you try to swot a fly and it can instantly change direction.

This was what the light was doing, suddenly changing direction 90%. This went on for a couple of minutes then it disappeared.

As far as height is are concerned I can only estimate about 4 or 5 times higher than what light aircraft fly over a city. Difficult to judge on a dark night looking straight up.

The speed it changed direction I would say is impossible for any flying aircraft I know of.


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