UFO Sighting over Edinburgh, Scotland

Sighting Basics

Case Number 83089
Date of the Sighting 2017-04-11 02:30
Date Submitted 2017-04-11 17:01 (Reported Same Day)
Time Zone Europe/London
Source MUFON
Summary Large dark flying rugby ball shape illuminated by the moon shining through the clouds.
Tags sound ufo lights

Sighting Location

City Edinburgh
Region Scotland
Coutntry United Kingdom
Postal Code Td99rn
Latitude 55.97406
Longitude -3.18898
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 101-500 Feet, 501 Feet – 1 Mile, Over 1 Mile
Alititude 500 Feet or Less, Over 500 Feet (under cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:00:05
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Blimp

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 117 other sightings in Scotland
• There have been 26 other sightings in Edinburgh
• There have been no other sightings in the postal code Td99rn
• There have been 39 other sightings near Edinburgh
• There were no other sightings in or near Edinburgh on 2017-04-10

Sighting Details

Was letting the dog out into the garden for the toilet late at night. i was up late because i work nightshift and was my night off, i had been watching marco polo on netflix and was totally sober and wide awake. i was standing in the kitchen doorway admiring the moon as although it was a clear night the moon had a thin layer of cloud covering it. the cloud was so thin you could still see the moon clearly through it and the light of the moon lit up the cloud a bright white against the black of the sky.

I was also watching a distant passenger jet higher up with its lights blinking when all of a sudden a large dark perfectly oval rugby ball shape flew past/through the bright white cloud just above the moon and dissapeared into the blackness of night on the other side of the cloud. it was black with no lights and made no sound it moved in a straight line and it had taken about four to five seconds to pass through the cloud. its hard to say what size it was as dont know how far up it was. it was above the cloud at least and from my point of view it was about a third of the size of the moon and much much bigger than the passenger jet. when i saw it i had to do a double take.

I my life have seen many strange lights in the sky that could easily be explained away and have always laughed at the notion of ufos. but i sure as heck believe in them now. unless there are some really weird shaped aircraft flying around at night without lights on that is. i stood watching for a whle afterwards but nothing else happened

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