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!-Update-! 2008 was an endless array of sightings reports and tabloid press amazement at the sheer volume of seemingly authentic sightings. Various forms of orange orbs seems to have been the main object seen and filmed but party goers releasing Chinese lanterns added a degree of fog to the topic. One thing was clear - the global media seemed to suddenly stop feeling they had to ridicule the phenomena and actually covered the sightings pretty well. This site had over 50 comments on this issue alone.
Global and even financial press are reporting on the huge rate of reported UFO sightings over England and the UK mainland as a whole. In one of the more significant - objects were sighted over a military base by a soldier who described "rotating cubes with multiple colours".
Elsewhere the English Midlands seems to have taken the lead for the flap or hotspot area so far from previously record holding areas such as West Yorkshire and Bonnybridge, Scotland. Objects were seen and reported in Bromsgrove [Worcestershire], Shropshire, and Nottingham. These sightings follow the recent close encounter with a police helicopter in Wales.
Whist exopolitics tends to deal with issues beyond UFO sightings, the
reports can provide a kind of 'thermostat' effect for the extent of:
A SHAKEN soldier told last night how he saw THIRTEEN UFOs spinning in the
skies above his military barracks.
Sighting ... unexplained Cylinders
He was among three squaddies who spotted the objects while out on night
He filmed them on his mobile phone and reported the close encounter to Army
Mystery ... UFO seen on soldier's video
Ministry of Defence experts were studying his report and video yesterday —
after ordering the soldier and his pals NOT to say anything else
about the incident.
The sighting, near Market Drayton, Shrops, came two hours before helicopter
police officers reported an encounter with a huge craft 80 miles away near
Yesterday further mind-boggling evidence emerged as dog walker Bonnie Lewis,
29, told how she filmed seven UFOs at Bromsgrove, Worcs, last Friday.
The soldier recalled how he saw the amazing “craft” just after 11pm on
Saturday, June 7.
Sky lights ... strange shapes seen by Bonnie
He said: “I was on duty in the guard room when the other boys outside began
shouting. I went out to see what the commotion was about and could see
thirteen craft in the skies.
“They were zig-zagging, but I filmed two before they disappeared. They were
like rotating cubes with multiple colours.
“I made a full report to my commanding officers and gave them my footage. The
other lads were as amazed by it as I was.”
Astonishing ... map indicating UFO discoveries
Soldiers walking near their base were astonished to see a fleet of UFOs.
A 19-year-old private on patrol said he also saw the “fleet”.
The soldier, who asked not to be named, said: “I saw these things flying in
the sky and I told my guard commander.
“There were about 30 lights passing over for a few minutes, very high but not
at a great speed. They were bright red. Another soldier saw them too.”
An MoD spokesman said: “We deal with any UFO sightings to see if there was a
Cabaret duo Katy Cunnion and Russell Quinn claimed they were pursued by the
light in the sky for nearly an hour at 1am the following morning.
And last night Bonnie told of seeing cylinder-shaped craft.
She said: “They weren’t from this world. They made no sound and had flashing
Two more colleagues also spot the startling “fleet” above Shropshire’s Tern
Hill barracks. Just hours later, three South Wales helicopter police
officers watch in awe as a huge object rises from the ground to meet them as
they land near Cardiff.
The crew log the incident with their superiors. Less than an hour later, two
cabaret performers report a strange light in the sky near Shrewsbury.
Expert: Official inquiry is vital
UFO expert Nick Pope studied The Sun’s amazing footage last night and said:
“Now there HAS to be an official inquiry.”
Nick, who spent three years as official UFO investigator at the Ministry of
Defence, said after viewing film shot by soldiers in Shropshire: “The MoD
and Civil Aviation Authority need to look at this.
“They need to interview witnesses, analyse the film and check both civil and
military radar to see if any unusual activity was logged.
“An important factor is that this was shot from a military base — and the
military tend to make good witnesses.
“This object seems to be pulsing through virtually the entire spectrum and
that’s unusual. It’s not something an ordinary aircraft or satellite would
do, and it’s too slow to be a meteor or a shooting star.”
UFO Over UK Cathedral Causes Power Cuts
A slightly luminous, grey UFO was reported to police last Saturday night
in the historic town of Edmunds St Bury in the county of Suffolk, just
outside London, England.
The UFO was seen spinning and hovering over the St Edmundsbury Cathedral by a townsman.
The UFO was also seen by a staff member of the Cathedral.
Friswell, the Cathedrals visitor officer, noted that the topic of the
mysterious craft had come up in a staff meeting, and one of the staff
members confessed to also witnessing the rather clear UFO of a very
The cathedral's visitor officer Sarah
Friswell said: “I mentioned it at our staff meeting yesterday and a
member of staff did see 'it' as well. But I have to say no-one else has
commented or 'phoned or mentioned it.
“It happened in between two short power cuts, so we wondered if it was linked to that.”
Large Spinning Object
police spokeswoman said: “We received a report at 10:43 pm on Saturday
from a gentleman who said he'd seen a large object spinning in the sky
for around 10 to 12 minutes, which looked like a UFO. This was the only
The apparent sighting comes just four months after similar reports of a UFO above the town's Mildenhall and Howard estates.
told how, on September 3, they saw an object at about 9.30pm spinning
and tilting above houses and appeared to change color.
sighting was accompanied by unusual power cuts, confirmed by the
Cathedral administration. The blackout could not be explained by the
local electricity provider.
The town is historically
significant. It is said to be the place where the idea of the Magna
Carta was born--a birthplace of modern democracy. The town is also the
burial place of a number of ancient Saxon Kings, and was once regarded
as a place of miracles. Overall Edmunds St Bury is regarded as one of
the UK's great historic towns.
WORCESTERSHIRE has been described as the perfect place to see UFOs,
after a dog walker spotted mysterious objects flying over Bromsgrove.
Bonnie Lewis filmed seven shapes – which made no sound and flashed different colours – in the sky at 10pm on Friday.
The 29-year-old from Tamworth initially thought that they were
satellites, but a UFO expert believes they could well be from another
Michael Soper, of Contact International UFO Research, studied the
film stills and said: “The fact that they are cylindrical and vertical
in the sky, and moving in quite distinct patterns, indicates they are
of more interest than globe-shaped dots often seen.”
Mr Soper has been collating information on UFOs since he saw a silver disc above the Malvern Hills in 1960.
He said the lights over Bromsgrove were definitely not sky
lanterns, the large paper lanterns that are popular at weddings, and he
was keen to find out more.
Although a spokesman for Webbs garden centre, in nearby Wychbold,
said staff had not noticed any unusual objects that night, Mr Soper
said Worcestershire was “one of the top places” to see UFOs.
He said: “The Malvern Hills are ideal. There’s a wonderful area to the west of the Beacon where there’s a line of cottages.
“It’s an absolutely brilliant spot with the clear air coming over
from Wales, which has yet to be polluted, and the fine weather that the
line of the hills creates.
“Sightings there can be extraordinarily good.
“I wish people who are walking on the hills would report more things. They seem to be quite shy.”
has reported several sightings over the years: In January 1997 Connie
Clark, of Ontario Close, Lower Wick, saw a fiery red streak moving in a
long sloping arc across the sky in the direction of Evesham before
splitting in two.
The same year, dozens of people called the Worcester News with reports of an orange ball streaking across the sky in Drakes
Broughton before exploding.
In August 1998 a crop circle mysteriously appeared in field in
Astley, and in 2003 Daphne Wright watched a cloud of red lights hover
above her home in The Hill Avenue, Battenhall, for almost an hour
Even Australia are reporting:
UFO sightings spark alien invasion fears
15:00 AEST Thu Jun 26 2008
Alarmed UK citizens convinced they saw an armada of UFOs in the sky have flooded radio stations with their calls of distress.
Hundreds of people witnessed strange orange orbs hover over Liverpool, north England, on Monday, British tabloid The Sun reports.
The sightings prompted widespread speculation about the possiblity of an alien invasion.
Former policeman Steve Rafferty, 50, and his daughter Emma, convinced
they were having a close encounter, filmed the unexplained phenomena on
a mobile phone.
Another witness suggested the "alien craft" appeared to be scouting for a place to land, the newspaper reported.
The sightings came as three soldiers reported seeing UFOs spinning over an army base in Shropshire, in the west of the country.
The 13 flying objects were captured on film and are now reportedly being investigated by army officials.
Errors in some sightings reports are most definately down to these things [take note at weekends please if you're thinking of sending in one of the many pictures we get a month -time is precious!].
The Sun loves covering these sort of stories because they've learned that there is significant demand. Interestingly the ridicule and little green men factor has reduced significantly over the last couple of years... they had to add an inset comedy image here thoug - if it's not this it's X-Files theme music in the background.
Did a UFO hit this wind-turbine in Lincolnshire? - January 2009