U.P.R.I.S.I.N.G case report
Author; Nath Lockley
Sighting time and date; 18/6/21 11:45pm
Location; Suffield Road, High Wycombe, UK, looking North East towards Little Kingshill
Witness name/s; Luna Lockley, Natasha Penlington
I was contacted immediately after the sighting late on 18th June by Luna after seeing something very strange in the sky while outside of her sister Natasha’s house
On the night of Friday 18th June 2021 Luna was staying at her sister Natasha’s house, after travelling from Birmingham to High Wycombe to surprise her. It was quite a still night with very little wind. It had been raining earlier in the day but it was relatively dry. At around 11:40pm Luna went outside to smoke and after a few minutes she noticed something in the distance.
While looking up at the cloud filled sky, in a North Easterly direction, 3 bright orange lights slowly lifted up into the sky. Luna described them as dark orange, similar in colour to really old street lights. The lifted in unison in a triangle shape (one at the top, two at the bottom). They appeared from in front of the hill that could be seen in the distance. They moved in unison, staying in their formation.
Luna shouted her sister to come and see, as this was very strange. Within a few seconds of Natasha joining Luna outside the objects split off into different directions and started darting around “like crazy” in “spirals, circles, up and down” leaving their previous formation, all following their own trajectory. They did this for around 3 minutes while Luna and Natasha stood discussing what they could be. There was no sound that they could hear coming from the objects. After the 3 minutes all 3 objects just disappeared. The two also told me that 5 minutes later the same part of the sky lit up, almost like a search light but from above. This only lasted for about a minute. Luna didn’t take any photos or videos during the sighting as she was trying to video call me so I could see them myself and unfortunately I missed the call.
As I had the chance to investigate this sighting straight away, within a minute or 2 of the lights disappearing, I immediately checked flightradar24. There was only one thing in the sky any where near the sighting and that was a helicopter near RAF Benson which was to the West of Luna and Natasha’s location and so unlikely to be responsible for the sighting.
I also asked Luna to take pictures of exactly where she saw the lights. One picture i used further up in this report, but in another photo taken no more than 5 seconds later it appeared to show this “spotlight“ in the clouds, although neither witness saw this with their own eyes this time.
Another picture was taken the next morning for a better view of the area.
While investigating I found this picture of a very similar orange light that was seen up and down the UK just after midnight on New Year’s Eve 2021. Multiple people in towns and cities all over the UK claimed to have seen multiple orange lights in the sky.
Having ruled out aircraft with the flight radar, I looked at other common misidentified objects that could have explained this sighting. It could not have been birds, balloons or lanterns due to the colour and movements of the lights. There is a chance that maybe it was 3 drones being flown simultaneously, but the movements described would be difficult to perform with 3 drones in such a small area in the dark without a collision occurring. Although unlikely, this scenario can’t be ruled out completely. Without further information this case will remain unexplained.
If you saw anything similar in this area or others close by on the night of 18th June 2021, or even any other time in the same area, or you have more information on what this was please get in touch via email: