Wednesday, May 13, 2009

UFO Fever Sweeps into Town

UFOs Over Fraserburgh
By KRIS GILMARTIN
The Scottish Sun
5-13-09

A TOWN has been gripped by a UFO frenzy after 16 mysterious 'balls of fire’ were spotted flying through the sky.

     Local man Martin Forbes captured the spine-tingling moment on his mobile phone after noticing the bright red lights moving up over the Fraserburgh skyline.

The 21-year-old health and safety advisor said dozens of friends and neighbours witnessed the eerie phenomena as they passed overhead during a clear night in the Aberdeenshire village.

The two and a half minute video (above) shows several orbs of light rising into the sky travelling upwards into the sky.

Mr Forbes, who works for an engineering firm in Aberdeen, said he has “never seen anything like it before” in his life.

He said: “The ones that went up first were travelling at about the same speed.

“But the other ones after that, they came across the sky quite quickly, moving from a north to south direction pretty fast.”

Martin said a panicked neighbour grabbed a pair of binoculars to get a better look at the strange lights when they appeared on Sunday night.

He continued: “My neighbour said they looked like bright, fiery, red balls of fire with rings around them.

“My girlfriend called just at the same time as I was taking pictures and she was watching them too.

“There was actually quite a lot of people who saw them, they were totally silent.”

The 21-year-old also said there had been an unusually high number of military jets over the area in the days leading up to the UFO sighting.

He added: “What I found quite strange is that two days before that there was lots of military activity in the area.

“I think we had about eight different flyovers from jets, and I haven’t heard jets in months, so it’s a bit of strange timing really.

“The nearest base is in Lossiemouth, so they haven’t really got any reason to be over in this direction.”

But Martin dismissed the possibility that they could be Chinese lanterns.

He added: “I think it was a bit high up for Chinese lanterns and I don’t think they would be so bright.

“They don’t actually appear as bright as they were due to the quality of the video.

“Plus I don’t think they would survive very long in the Scottish weather.”

A MOD spokesman said they had no reason to investigate the claims.

He said: “The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.

“Unless there is evidence of a potential threat, there is no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported.”

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