(Last Updated On: July 28, 2016)


Date: October 2001

Sighting Time:

Day/Night: Night

Location: Chiang Mai Province,Thailand

Urban or Rural: Rural

Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night.


No. of Object(s): 1

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Distance to Object(s):

Shape of Object(s): round to spherical

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Summary: I was returning to my guest house, just off moon muang, inside the moat on what i believed to have been the north eastern corner of the city, when i was mesmerized by lights in formation out towards the west of the province, about five miles or more from where i was standing in a westerly position possibly west south west from where i was standing not far from the gates on moonmuang just inside the walls of the old city.

My mind couldn’t comprehend the sight i was seeing. There in the sky were five or six glowing, orbs of brilliant yellow light, just hovering in the sky as i looked on in the direction of the opposite wall to moon muang, where the moat is, which i believe is the eastern wall of chiang mai. So if I believe I was in the north east corner of the city, facing west, these orbs would have been 35 and 40 degrees in the sky at about 260 degrees from north, from where i was standing.

I gazed and wondered at these lights with a seeming VTOL capability, hovering in formation with brilliant light radiating, perhaps like white phos night lights, but they burned too long and never dimmed. Eventually i decided that they may infact be weather balloons, but why five, in formation, like the southern cross, but closer. I continued to be transfixed, occasionally looking around to see if anyone else was seeing them, wondering about the people in the west, what they must be seeing, I guessed it would be about five miles, but i guess the angle in the sky from the ground may fix that. Could have been a lot closer. Five distinct balls of light, like spotlights. I wondered whether the military in thailand, before the invasion of 2001, by the yanks, may have been night exercises. eventually four of the five lights took off at the speed of light in different directions, the last one heading in what i believe to be an east southeasterly direction direction: about 95-100 degrees on a compass. The speed by which they executed their departure discounted the theory that they were military helicopters, which would have explained the hovering, or vtol harriers, but too still, at hover. they disappeared from view so fast i could not track more than one of them, and one appeared heading towards the myanmar border, and one straight up. The speed they reached from a hovering start, seems entirely improbable that it was any commercial or military hardware, must have been 0-mach 8 in nothing flat.

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