UK UFO sightings [June 2009] updated regularly [part 2 of 2]
Posted by dandare on July 4, 2009
I will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK.
Please check back from time to time, as this will be updated regularly…If you see something that i have missed, please contact me (thanks)…..
There has been an explosion of UK UFO activity this year, mainly due to the Sun (tabloid UK newspaper) who think they are the UFO EXPERTS, seeming to print anything remotely to do with UFOs (with no facts/sensationalism and mostly no TRUTH). Unfortunately, this now seems to be spreading to other National newspapers. This month it seems to be The Telegraph’s turn at Ufology wisdom.
Are they eventually going to make UFOLOGY a complete joke?
So, many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually alot of information missing.
Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.
I’m afraid many also fail to follow up on their initial leads, and many reports just remain forgotten.
Some incidents could be UFO balloons (please see: http://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article). There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).
However, as i have said before, i am not sure what value they are to any UFO research.
This is London ” North Kent: Could Aliens be landing in a field near you this summer “
” A freak of nature or the work of aliens, crop circles are making a comeback. DAVID MILLS looks at where the Martians could land next.
THE aliens have been quiet lately.
It has been almost two years since the last crop circle was spotted in Kent and nearly four years since The Meopham Circles appeared ” (extract from article).
Rhyl Journal ” Rhyl UFO mystery “
” SCORES of readers have contacted The Journal following a story we ran this week on strange lights being spotted over Rhyl ” (extract from article).
Burnham on sea “ Readers believe Burnham-on-sea UFO was probably a chinese lantern “
” A mystery UFO that was spotted in the skies over Burnham-On-Sea was probably a floating Chinese lantern, according to our readers ” (extract from article).
Rutland & Studland Mercury ” UFO spotted over Stamford “
” A MYSTERY has been sparked by the sighting of strange objects flying over Stamford.
Janet Garratt and her friend Margaret Fox saw two oval-shaped objects falling above Lonsdale Road before stopping mid-air and then zooming off into the distance ” (extract from article).
Bridlington Free Press ” Mystery over UFO sightings- comment on this story “
” Suspicious bright lights dotting the night sky above Bridlington and Flamborough throughout May drew curious members of the public to contact the Free Press in an attempt to get to the bottom of the strange events ” (extract from article).
Devon 24 ” UFO was just a chinese lantern “
” This week Hazel Shelston, 73, from Fraser Road, quashed claims the silver diamond-shaped disk was a visiting UFO, saying the mystery shapes were nothing more than Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).
Telegraph ” UFOs spotted over Lake District “
” People rushed out of their tents to stand and watch in awe as the lights darted back and forth.
They weaved in and out of one another and appeared to fade and then light up again as they soared through a clear sky.
Camper Paul Haigh, 28, of Darlington, said: “Most people had turned in for the night but we were woken by a commotion ” (extract from article).
“ ‘There were various theories as to what they were, someone said Chinese lanterns, but they seemed to be moving too fast. They looked as though they were being propelled under their own power rather than being blown by the wind, it was a still night ‘ ” (extract from article). And
” The weekend’s display is the latest in a string of sightings across the UK of unidentified flying lights.
This month alone, unexplained illuminations have been spotted in Lincolnshire, Merseyside and Cambridgeshire ” (extract from article).
icSuttonColdfield.co.uk ” A lantern explanation to UFO fears? “
” The mysterious ‘orange orbs’ spotted in Sutton skies may have a reasonable explanation according to an UFO expert.
Birmingham UFO Group investigator Dave Hodrien said he believes most of the sightings are in fact Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).
Western and Somerset Mercury ” UFOs spotted over Weston “
” Mercury readers have reported seeing about 30 orange or white UFOs above the town between 10.30-11pm.
Eyewitnesses have reported seeing the glowing orbs from Worle and Milton Road, before they disappeared into thin air ” (extract from article).
Wigan Today ” UFO over standish “
” A Wigan man who wishes to remain anonymous has emailed wigantoday after spotting a UFO over Standish.
The brief email, sent yesterday, reads: Can you please let me know if anybody else has reported to you three strange objects over the Standish area on Saturday, June 13, at 10.25pm ” (Full article here).
Uxbridge Gazette ” UFO pictures taken in Ruislip “
” AN UNEXPLAINED glowing orb has been spotted by a Ruislip family.
Loraine Wiley of Beechwood Avenue, Ruislip, has sent photos into the Uxbridge Gazette of what can only be described as a floating light in the sky ” (extract from article).
Whitehaven News ” Are these UFOs captured on camera “
” Steve McDonnell was on his way home to Seascale from Sellafield when he saw two orange objects flying less than 100 metres from his home.
Rushing to his house, he photographed the lights which he described as “effervesce with no obvious solid edges ’’ ” (extract from article).
Metro.co.uk ” UFO calls after giant meteor shower “
” Reports of strange lights in the English Channel last night have been put down to a meteor shower, coastguards said today ” (extract from article).
Louth Leader ” Mysterious Lincolnshire Triangle reveals ufo hotspot “
“ COULD this mysterious Lincolnshire triangle mark out a hotbed of UFO activity in the region?
The triangle shape is visible on the Google map on our website pinpointing several of the sightings in the area reported to us ” (extract from article).
Grantham Journal ” UFO was huge and glowed orange “
“ Jackie, 29, said: “It was travelling at the speed of an aeroplane but it was bigger and orange. Sometimes the planes at night have flashing lights on but this was constant.
“The something else dropped from underneath the plane.
“Afterwards me and my partner just sat there thinking of what it could have been. The only thing we could think was that it was a plane that came apart and crashed ” (extract from article).
Louth Leader “ Locals support UFO spotters “
” Tuesday 2pm – ARE WE delusional and too fond of a drink? Or is it just Lincolnshire folk being fascinated by the weird and wonderful? ” (extract from article).
North Devon Gazette ” A light on North Devon UFO mystery?“
” But far from being visitations by life forms from a distant galaxy, staff at a Barnstaple toy shop think the answer can be found a little closer to home ” (extract from article).
Grantham Journal ” Return of the spooky orbs “
“ Leanne Price got in touch after a mysterious glowing orb appeared in one of her holiday snaps.
She was at Stansted Airport on her way back from a trip to Majorca when the ghostly photo was taken ” (extract from article).
Chester Chronicle ” A UFO enthusiast spotted a cigar shaped object hovering over Frodsham “
” UFO enthusiast Colin Fowler, 56, of Ellis Lane, Frodsham, was watching a film at home when his family saw a cigar-shaped orange light hovering in the sky at about 10pm on Saturday, June 6.
University of Manchester building manager Colin said: “It was a cigar shaped thing with sparks or flames coming out of it.
“I don’t know what it was? It wasn’t a lantern, a helicopter or a plane. It was nothing like that, it was a ball of light, hovering in the air over the marshes, towards Ellesmere Port. It lasted a few minutes ” (extract from article).
The Comet 24 ” Residents claim to have seen ufos “
” CLOSE encounters of the strange kind occurred in the night sky over Comet country causing neighbours and friends to look up in wonder ” (extract from article).
Harrow Observer “ UFO photographed over Edgeware “
” Harrow Observer reader Mark Lawes snapped this shot of the mysterious aircraft on Tuesday just after 7pm ” (extract from article).
Western And Somerset Mercury “ Were mysterious lights a UFO “
Express and Star ” UFO alert over cylinder in the sky “
“ A mysterious cylindrical object has been spotted in the skies above the Black Country.
Retired teacher Mike Tunnicliffe was left scratching his head after seeing the UFO from his Walsall garden yesterday afternoon ” (extract from article).
Welwyn and Hatfield Times ” UFO spotted in Welwyn garden city “
” Andy said he had been in his back garden with his dog at about 10.45pm, when he saw two strange objects in the sky over Howlands.
“They were above the clouds, swinging left to right,” he said.
“There was no noise whatsoever.”
He added: “I was gobsmacked as to what it could be ” (extract from article).