UFOs sighted over Merseyside

May 27th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 27 (ANI): Dozens of sightings of UFOs have been reported from Southport to South Liverpool, and at spots including Ainsdale, Garston and Mossley Hill.

All had seen up to four glowing, orange-red balls hovering in the sky. An air traffic control source said similar lights had been witnessed previously in the north west, but had failed to appear on radar, The Telegraph reported.

“They were like red balls, they looked like fire and when planes went past they just dimmed. They went past the window and just faded. When I looked out again one went across Rose Lane and dropped something that looked like fire. It was so interesting to watch them but at the time it totally freaked me out,” said Jackie Hardaker of Mossley Hill.

Other callers also reported an object dropping from one of the lights, describing it as if a plastic bag was on fire.

Phil Daley also saw something similar from Allerton Road at the same time. “They appeared similar to stars, but were much brighter. As they passed over us, each light appeared to be made up of either two or three smaller lights,” he said.

“I initially assumed they must be satellites since their arc suggested an orbit, but I was surprised at the speed and pace which they moved across the sky,” Daley added.

Liverpool Echo’s head of images, Barrie Mills, photographed them, the paper reported.

“Apparently there have been quite a few sightings of these orange lights in recent years,” said Mills,

The Ministry of Defence said that although it is not unknown for military aircraft to fly across Merseyside, it would not speculate on the cause of the lights. (ANI)

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