The last thing Dave Perkins expected to see as he locked up at work was a UFO. But he has no other explanation for the mysterious red lights he spotted above Longhope.
Dave, who works at Richard Read's truck yard, described his close encounter.
"I was outside in the yard at about 11pm," he said. "I often look up at the stars and that moment I saw this bright red light moving slowly across the sky.
"Then a second, third and fourth light appeared and they were all equally spaced. It was as if someone put a ruler up between the stars."
As he stood and stared Dave saw the lights continue to move across the sky, without making any sound.
There have been many UFO sightings in the UK lately, including one which stimulated a response from the RAF
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Yes on sat 4th aug 07 we were sat outside enjoying a lovely evening when at about 9 30 my husband shouted what the hell is that.Looking out over the Welsh mountains were white lights coming up out of the wood.in all there were 25 all going in the same direction just following each other across the horizon then up into the sky, the last one was considerably larger they were witnessed by my son, grandson,husband and myself we were gob smacked none of us had ever seen anything like it before.
A Battle woman believes she may have sighted a UFO over the town on Wednesday morning.
Ann Drake, from Mount Street, was looking out of her window at 6.20am when she noticed the mysterious glowing object.
She said: "My window has a clear view east over fields. I noticed this incredibly bright light just hanging there in front of the clouds.
"It was too bright and in the wrong place to be a morning star.
"I had a cup of tea and went to pull the bedroom curtains ten minutes later and it was still there, just hanging stationary. Then I noticed a red light and it accelerated away at incredible speed.
Unexplained orange lights have been sighted for a second time over Ripley. Rebeka Stapleton was driving through the town on the night of November 2 when she spotted 13 UFOs.
She was with her sister and her partner who all saw the orange balls of light floating over the town.
The three parked at the police station to watch them in the sky.
"My initial thought was that they were street lights but as I gazed I noticed that they were moving, I thought they were suspended by wire but they moved too much to be suspended," Miss Stapleton, said.
"One by one they started to move away soon they disappeared out of sight."
A UFO spotter from Felpham has appealed to anyone else who saw the objects to contact him. Leo Lindsay and his wife, Rosie, watched the visitors from outer space from a bedroom window.
Mr Lindsay has since had unofficial confirmation from the Ministry of Defence that two RAF planes were sent up to investigate the phenomenon.
"The RAF don't do that unless there is a real reason," he stated. "I can't believe no one else saw the objects. I would estimate they were each about the size of a house. Anyone walking along Felpham seafront at that time would not have been able to miss them. I hope they will let me know on 01243 855728."
Has anyone seen a mystery light hovering over Cross in Hand?
Local resident Lynnda Rose contacted the Express to describe the strange sighting.
She said: 'I was out with my dog and noticed a light above the field moving in a circular motion.
'I can only describe it as looking like an oval, thick mist which was quite bright.'
Lynnda said she watched it for about another 20 minutes, then went to get her camera.
'Yes,' she said. 'You've guessed.
'Nothing came out.'
Wed, 21 Nov 2007 08:56 CET
Jacob Cole and Ben Sizer sat on the porch of Cole's home near Lake Auman, grilling hamburgers when they noticed a "bright, big, green glow" in the sky.
"It was fizzling, falling like it was on fire," Cole said of the object that appeared in the sky around 6:15 p.m.
As it fell, Cole said the object split, with the smaller orb falling at a faster rate.
Cole, 17, said he and Sizer, 16, had been outside for about an hour when they noticed the object.
"I yelled at my buddy (Sizer), and we just stood there and stared at it," Cole said.
The Pinecrest High School students say they watched the objects for several minutes before Cole, an astronomy buff, raced inside the house to grab his telescope.
Something falling from the sky upset some people in the Town of Menasha.
The police department received reports last week of many spots and clumps found on sidewalks, patios and along a flight path for the Outagamie County Regional Airport in Greenville.
Clark C. McClelland is a former ScO, U.S. Space Shuttle Fleet, KSC, Florida 1958 to 1992.
Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-80 took a crew of five astronauts into a 17 day, 15 hour and 54 minute mission around the earth, the longest flight in the history of this vehicle. During this lengthy flight a very strange event occurred that even had crewman Dr. Story Musgrave unable to explain what he observed from the shuttle windows.
|STS-80 Lift off from Pad 39B.
Comment: Indeed, we can cope with the fact that aliens are visiting Earth - but can we cope with the possibility of being their food?
According to a report from Alfonso Salazar, a sighting took place over MCIA between 13:00 and 13:15 hours on Friday, November 16, 2007.
Airport personnel particularly those at the Aviacsa PGR hangar and others near Runway 6 witnessed a white flying object that remained static at 8000 meters toward the south of the Mexican capital.
The witnesses report that at approximately 13:10 hours a Boeing 737-800 passed near the object as it flew from west to east at an altitude similar to that of the possible UFO.
In the first independent review of UFO phenomena since 1970, a panel of scientists has concluded that some sightings are accompanied by physical evidence that deserves scientific study. But the panel was not convinced that any of this evidence points to a violation of known natural laws or the involvement of an extraterrestrial intelligence.
The review was organized and directed by Peter Sturrock, professor of applied physics at Stanford University, and supported administratively by the Society for Scientific Exploration, which provides a forum for research into unexplained phenomena. The international review panel of nine physical scientists responded to presentations by eight investigators of UFO reports, who were asked to present their strongest data. Von R. Eshleman, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Stanford, co-chaired the panel.