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Re: Meteor Shower Sparks UFO Alert

From: Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk (Stig Agermose)
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 03:10:52 +0200
Fwd Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 19:32:15 -0400
Subject: Re: Meteor Shower Sparks UFO Alert

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Yahoo! NewsTop Stories headlines

Friday June 12, 9:15 AM

Meteor Shower Sparks Ufo Alert

A blazing bright blue object in the sky sparked a flying saucer alert
across much of England.

The bright blue object raised the alarm from Devon to Oxfordshire,
Hereford and Worcester, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Police received calls from people ranging from civilian pilots and
sharp-eyed householders who reported a bright blue object apparently
falling to earth. But the Ministry of Defence said that the
eyewitnesses had seen what was thought to have been a meteor shower.

"Initial reports suggest it was an atmospheric impact which burnt up in
the sky," said the spokesman.

"There is no evidence of any ground impact."

Police forces and Coastguards across the south of England received
calls about the bright lights, prompting one police officer to say:
"The Martians haven't landed yet."

Callers to control rooms in Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex described
flares and a bright object breaking up and flames shooting across the

Another officer said: "We weren't being invaded."

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