UK UFO sightings (april 2008)…. updated regularly!
Posted by dandare on April 2, 2008
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).
I have also put the posts, in date order this time, as last month proved to be a bit confusing…(hence the long lists of dates at the start of every month). I will try and put a conclusion to the sightings at the end of each month as well ……
However, as i have said before, i am not sure what value they are to any UFO research.
Many of the sightings are sensationalised, 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.
The sun gets in early with “Did google fool you?” (original article i was unable to find)… of course an april fool joke… but to be honest its the same as all their articles; virtually no data, no facts, ect… so normal fair there then. Also “Were you an april fool” …..mmm.
ufodigest.com has an article entitled “Project Signal found“; it mentions
“Project SIGNAL FOUND is collaboration between Philip Mantle and the former Director of Investigations for the British UFO Research Association, and Nick Pope, the man who investigated UFOs for the British Ministry of Defence. This long-term study project looks entirely at UFO landing cases in the UK & Ireland. The idea behind it is simple. Most UFO researchers argue that the vast majority of UFO sightings can be explained in conventional terms. It is the contention of this project that UFO landings should be more difficult to misidentify than ‘ordinary’ UFO sightings” (extract from article).
The sun “UFOs: Is the truth out there?”…. notice to the right of this short article, there are all the “real” UFO photos (from past sun articles)….not.
The grantham journal said it was an april fool’s joke…. nice try, but no cigar! although i thought it was on april 1st?
In thisishampshire.net “Have UFOs come back to the South?” …short article
denbighsirefreepress.co.uk has “UFO: what the nurse saw” (a ufo sighting from the past)
fenlandcitizen.co.uk has “UFO ‘gave me the heebie-jeebies’ ” it mentions
“Andrew Warren and his son, Stephen Whitrod, spotted a series of lights in the sky over their March Road home at around 11pm as they were checking on their chickens.
Mr Warren said he initially thought the lights were from the police helicopter, but then realised there was no noise ” (extract from article).
At Edinburgh.news it has “UFO mystery in the sky at night” + a short video; it starts with
“RISING eerily into the night sky, they’re unidentified, flying and orange” (extract from article); of interest is “”Mr Brennan said: “When we looked back over our shoulders we could see a succession of fiery orange lights moving across the sky. They appeared to be coming from the hills in groups of two or three, moving north very slowly and gradually burning out after about a minute“” (extract from article). Unfortunately, i feel that these sightings could have been chinese lanterns?
The westonmercury has “Alien lands his UFO in weston?” It is a short article, and not of any help? with such terms as “The little yellow man was spotted…[.]” and one look at the supposed photo, will wish you hadn’t clicked on this article in the first place.
The Islington Gazette has “Group sets up hotline for UFOs” it mentions
“The Islington Ufology and Supernatural Studies group has created the service to allow them to react quickly to sightings, such as the lights spotted over Archway last year. It claims that Islington is a “hotspot” for paranormal activity – and says seeing a UFO can be deeply troubling, requiring a couch and a sympathetic ear” (extract from article). It says at the end “To report a flying saucer or seek counselling following a “close encounter” call the hotline on 07500 346 688″ (extract from article).
Scotsman.com.news has “Your views online“…. source: edinburgh evening news.
The Norwich Evening news 24 has “Norwich boffin: Don’t wait up for ET” it comments
“Scientists at the University of East Anglia have produced a mathematical model suggesting the odds of finding new life on other planets are less than 0.01pc over four billion years, which means mankind will have died out before ET ever comes calling.
The findings are based on the time it has taken for humans to evolve compared with the remaining life span of Earth” (extract from article). mmm…. no comment. (i do actually believe that this is an old article, around 2 years old…. i just need to find it, to confirm).
The redditch advertiser mentions “Couple chronicle close encounters”
“AFTER a close encounter of the third kind, an Alvechurch resident has spent the last 10 years researching UFOs.
John Hanson and his partner Dawn Holloway are working on a series of volumes dating from 1940 to 2008 which catalogue a day-by-day account of UFO activity in the UK.
The series, called Haunted Skies, contains an in-depth examination of UFO events as well as illustrations and interviews” (extract from article).
Blackpool gazette has “UFOs head for our bright lights” it says: “It’s the latest in a string of mysterious incidents which have seen Lancashire – and the Fylde in particular – earmarked as one of the UK’s UFO hot spots.
Stephen Morris, 44, claims he spotted a UFO hovering silently in the sky on Monday evening at 10:45pm.
Mr Morris spied the grey, triangular object heading towards the sea above houses in St.Alban’s Road, St.Annes” (extract from article).
midweekherald.co.uk has “Aliens land UFO on roundball hill“… i have a feeling this is not all it seems (short article)…it says watch this space.
The update to the midweekherald “UPDATE: Aliens land UFO on roundball Hill” claims that “…[.] it has been confirmed that the aliens were children camping on the hill.
Their tents were pitched on the brow of roundball, providing a surreal sight for hundreds of residents below ” (extract from article)…. now thats quality reporting….. don’t you think.
granthamjournal.com has “UFO sighted over Grantham” it mentions
” (extract from short post, with photo).
The cambs times has “Exclusive : Unidentified lights were sky lanterns released at wedding reception!” it says
“A number of readers wrote in to say they had witnessed the strange lights and speculation was rife about whether they were UFOs.
But Jamie and Caroline Turnbull have cleared up the mystery saying they held their wedding reception in the garden of their Chatteris home on April 5 and released 30 sky lanterns to celebrate” (extract from article). It also has photos of sky lanterns.
edinburghnews has “Teenager’s party blaimed for UFO mystery” it says
“It has now emerged that the orange orbs, which were caught on film by walkers in the Braid Hills area, were Chinese sky lanterns let off during a teenager’s birthday party.
Several people reported seeing the lights between 8.50pm and 9pm on Saturday, April 12” (extract from article).
The journal-online.co.uk has “UFOs over Braid Hills” it mentions :
“The Braid Hills area of Edinburgh played host to some unusual visitors on Saturday night. A crowd of eyewitnesses, including several University of Edinburgh students, reported seeing strange lights hovering in the sky at around 9pm.
Lyle Brennan, 19, said: “We were trying to find our way home when we saw a series of orange lights rising very slowly into the sky. They appeared to be coming from behind the hill, drifting to a high altitude and eventually extinguishing” (extract from article).
This is Cheshire “UFOs spotted in the winsford sky” it says:
“A WINSFORD man claims to have seen three unidentified flying objects in the town’s sky within a year.
The objects were seen above homes in Chesterfield Close in the town” (extract from article). Also the same article in winsfordguardian .
This month would not be complete without at least one Sun article (mmm…) In “Tourist snaps UFO in Croydon“. The photo is quite clearly a balloon, it’s sad, but then what do you expect. As one commenter of the post points out “what a load of cR*P”. Indeed.
news.scotsman.com has “Robert McNeil: Strange goings on in Morningside – that’l be the UFOs then”
This is staffordshire has “MOD reveals two ufo sightings over Stoke-on-trent” Its a short article, but nothing new here i’m afraid…
granthamjournal.com has “YOUR COMMENTS- VIDEO: glowing orange UFO caught on film” i’m afraid these look like chinese lanterns? this article has a video (although its not very impressive, i’m afraid and does not really help). what do you think?
At seacoastonline in the stratham news (briefs) seen here , there is an entry that (in full below)
“Kathleen Marden, Stratham resident and co-author of “Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience,” will speak at the Wiggin Memorial Library on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Marden, who is the niece of Betty and Barney Hill, will present the story of her Aunt Betty Hill’s and Uncle Barney Hill’s 1961 UFO encounter and its fascinating aftermath, including a slide show of their encounter route, the evidence, and excerpts from their hypnosis sessions with Dr. Benjamin Simon”
(taken from www.seacoastonline.com ).
The conclusion (a rough summing up) to the UK sightings will be made here within the next week.
CONFERENCE EVENTS THIS YEAR:
http://www.lapisufo.com/ lapis conference on 14th june 2008…..
http://www.nowthatsweird.co.uk/fusion/news.php conference 2008 21st and 22nd june