Golden Ball Hill, Wiltshire England
In the 24th of June 2009, between 1pm and 2pm, two Norwegians, Thomas Peterson and Lars Olaussen, were on top of Golden Ball Hill (200m west of Knap Hill) with three other persons (two Englishmen and a German) to search for a new crop circle. Two helicopters appeared, and Lars Olaussen filmed one of them as it was hovering low over the wheat field below Golden Ball Hill (the field to east of the famous East Field).
Later, when they looked through the footage, they discovered that they had filmed a small ball of light that was moving from the left of the picture across the field in the foreground.
Here you can see the section of the footage (in slow motion) where the BOL travels across the field, from the left towards the right.
The images below are stills from the footage:
Stills from the footage filmed from Golden Ball Hill 25.06.2009.
Photos: Lars Olaussen
This ball of light is similar to light objects filmed on earlier occations, for instance by Steve Alexander from Milk Hill in 1990.
5-10 minutes later Thomas observed with his telescope a small, white ball "flying" in high speed, from the left to the right, low over the field to the left of (east of) the field where Lars filmed the light object. Then both the helicopters left the area.
Right after this, all the five persons observed two bright lights. One of the lights seemed to rest on top of a hill facing Golden Ball Hill to the south:
Photo: Thomas Peterson
Both these light were stationary and visible for 20-30 minutes.
The observers are open to the possibility that the two last objects might have been reflections from buildings or other objects. They cannot help wondering, though, how this could be the case on such a overcast, dark day. Also the sun, at this time of the day, would be positioned "behind" the objects (in this case also behind the clouds!) in relation to the observers' point of view. The fact that the light was observed from different directions and that it changed in shape and colour, also makes a reflection less likely.
SOURCE: Lars Olaussen and Thomas Peterson
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