Given it was a prime time for fireworks, promotional nightclub searchlights, Chinese lanterns etc. I didn't think took much of it (there have been a few UFO stories on the blog over the last couple of years) but today I came across more details of a sighting on the 'UK UFO' website:
"I dragged my mum outside to watch the New Years Eve fireworks. Could not believe what we saw. An object, not a firework, not a lantern, travelling too low for a plane and silently. Bright white/red, kind of horseshoe shaped. It was travelling in a firm direction which was not random so it was not a lantern.
As it passed over our house in a Southerly direction more and more followed, like a wave of slow moving silent objects or craft, one after the other all following each other like a wave coming from different angles over the rooftops in our road.. These were not hovering or floating objects, these were moving with intention and uniformly Around 20 or more in all, with lights glowing.
This went on for a good while, whilst fireworks were going off but these were not fireworks – what were they? Did anyone else see them? The last and clearest one came over our roof, lower than the others and had a red glow behind it. It was vivid and clear and inexplicable.
As they moved into the distance one of them stopped, another stopped next to it before they continued on their way, uniformly. We watched in awe and fascination.
Two or three of them reappeared in the distance and just remained static for several minutes before moving off again in the same direction as the others. No sound at any time. What is the explanation.?
I tried to phone the BBC but they did not have a number to press for UFO sightings on their pre-recorded messages! It was very frustrating because myself and my family believe this was a significant UFO sighting of some magnitude and meaning."
Can you believe it? No number to press to tell Auntie about your UFO sighting?
That's out of this world.