Time, Saturday night (14th) around 2200. Location, Basingstoke area. Conditions, Dry, good visibility, light wispy cloud â could see the stars. Me, perfectly sober. Iâd nipped out for a smoke and was looking up into the night sky when I noticed a bright orange light, like a ball, in the sky and travelling at speed, and I mean significantly quick, from south to north (towards me). It then peeled of towards the east appeared to gain height, rapidly diminished in size and disappeared. There was no engine noise. We get quite a lot of aircraft movements over our way and it had none of the characteristics of a jet nor one of the many Chinooks that pass overhead. This happened 4 times, the last 3 also observed by my wife. Now Iâm a UFO sceptic, but just what the hell did I see?