UFOCasebook.com recently reported and published three pictures along with the following account submitted from a reader in Cornwall (U.K.) (Taken 2006)
I was a passenger in a hot air balloon in Cornwall UK last year. The guy who owned the balloon got us quite high about 2000 ft. Well, it seemed quite high anyway. We were flying up over/near a place called Tintagel when one of the women noticed this object. It was slow to start with, kind of cruising but then took off really quick, it was gone in about two seconds after it sped up, if that.
No sound apart from when it shot off-then there was a basey thud/rumble noise which shook us all and we all gripped the side of the basket. It was a lovely sunny evening about 5 PM and was in last August. I would have reported it earlier, but I have no computer and have to use internet cafes.
Anyway It might be an airforce thing because there is an American base a few miles away call RAF St Mawgan.
Have a look at the photos and feel free to do what you want with them.
Additional info: The photographs were taken with my husband Canon SLR. It has a high speed motordrive on it and it went mad when I pushed the shutter down. He is a keen horse photographer and uses it when taking pictures of jumping horses. I'm almost sure it is an EOS camera. He is in Malta at the moment diving but I will ask him when he returns.
These pictures are very impressive, in fact UFOCasebook has significantly, “Upped the stakes” recently, often getting much sought after exclusives as with the ongoing Drone UFO sightings. Their forums are also well worth a visit, they are friendly and well moderated and they too get their own fair share of exclusives!!
Just recently (July 4 th 2007 ) a new member called, “LaughingPoliceman” posted a truly stunning image of a UFO in what was already a very beautiful picture. Whether it's all it appears to be or not, this is truly a picture that deserves a proper look, you can view the full size picture and read the full post on the UFOCasebook.com forums.
Image from recent post at UFOCasebook.com forums.
The, “LaughingPoliceman” wrote:
“I'm soliciting opinions on this object, photographed by myself outside my home in Stafford (ST16 area) yesterday. Does anybody else in Stafford use these forums? Have you seen anything similar? It's very odd, but I'm not convinced it's extra terrestrial in origin. It just seemed so ...real. Well it would wouldn't it. Despite the weirdness of the object though, I'm skeptical. Maybe it does have a plausible explanation.”
For full report and full size pictures visit UFOCasebook.com.