I was ten years old, and every weekend i would visit my grandparents who lived just a couple of miles away. i can remember the atmosphere exactly. the sky was clear, the stars were brighter than usual, as was the moon. there was hardly a breeze, although it was coming up to ten past 11, which is sometimes unusual in the uk. my grandparents generously let us stay up way past normal bedtime hours. we'd listen to music, talk about current events and other things, but nothing out of the ordinary, so when this experience happened, i guess i wasn't taken seriously and ever since then, i've kept it quiet i was in the garden, and my grandparents had just gone inside to make hot chocolates and turn off the music. i always look at the sky and the stars, and i saw something i couldn't explain. i've done so much to see if anyone else has seen them or had a similar experience; there were 8 birds the size of big doves flying across the sky, they were completely pure gold, and somehow almost glowing. they were flying gracefully, in perfect formation across the clear sky. i couldn't believe what i was seeing, because i tried to rationalise it somehow. i couldn't understand how they were glowing so bright as there was no source of light for them to reflect. i just watched them fly past in total amazement and wonder. to this day i still haven't found any explanation or similar occurrence.