I WAS reading Zenchai his bedtime stories when Jamie came into the bedroom and, with Kobra on the breast and asleep, whispered to me to come out.
I put down the book and Zenchai, curious of course, followed me out. "Look at the sky," Jamie said. We did. And we saw these strange orange lights, one by one, travelling across the city in what seemed like a formation of some kind.
Immediately, I thought about what they could be. Aeroplane? Balloon? Helicopter? But the shapes and movement didn't fit any of the aircraft that sprang to mind. I'd never seen anything like it.
The light of all the aircrafts were bright and larger than you would see on any aeroplane. Each one looked identical, like tiny moons and all bright orange. And there was absolutely no sound, which ruled out a helicopter or plane or there being a spotlight.
So we continued watching, feeling puzzled yet intrigued. About a dozen or more went through the sky at decent speed and then disappeared into the distance, high and far.
UFOs? I'd never seen one before. But this fitted the description perfectly. They were flying objects and I could not identify them. And when I started researching a little on the internet, I discovered that over the past decade or more quite a few reports of similar sightings in or around Chiang Mai had been filed. And these type of sightings are cropping up everywhere and have been for ever since I can remember.
I tried filming what I saw with my camera, but it was much too dark (as you can see from the uploaded video). My equipment is not sophisticated enough and I was too far away. But the vision remains clear in my mind.
What this all means I have no clue. But the owner of the house in which we lived had warned us about UFO sightings and, to be honest, I just shrugged it off at the time.
What we saw, though, took place on a Saturday night around 8.30pm and directly over Chiang Mai. Surely we couldn't have been the only ones to have seen it?