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Pilot Spots 'UFO' Over Guernsey

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:02:23 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:02:23 -0400
Subject: Pilot Spots 'UFO' Over Guernsey

Source: BBC News - London, UK


Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Pilot Spots 'UFO' Over Guernsey

A commercial airline pilot has reported seeing two unidentified
flying objects in the sky near Guernsey.

The bright yellow flat disc shapes, estimated to be twice the
size of a Boeing 737, were spotted on Monday, 12 to 15 miles
north east of the island.

Captain Ray Bowyer was about to fly an Aurigny plane from
Alderney to Southampton when he saw the objects through

Mr Bowyer said he was "pretty shook-up" by the sighting.

"This is not something you see every day of the week - it was
pretty scary," he said.

At first he thought it was the sun reflecting from greenhouses
in Guernsey. He said the objects were bright like the sun, but
did not hurt his eyes when he looked at them.

The stationary objects were also observed by other aircraft and
the passengers on the plane.

Disappearing pilot

John Spencer, deputy chairman of the British UFO Research
Association, said: "These types of sightings have been reported
by pilots - generally accepted to be reliable and sensible
observers - since the 1940s and they have excited attention to
this day.

"Such light effects are often popularly thought to represent
alien visitors but many UFO researchers believe they more likely
represent natural, atmospheric, phenomena not yet fully
understood by science.

"However, a similar encounter in 1978 over the Bass Straits in
Australia, where the pilot was in radio contact with the ground
throughout, resulted in the pilot never being heard from again,
so these phenomena are important to study."

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence said it does monitor
air space for any unusual foreign objects which might pose a

However, he said they would not be carrying out an investigation
to establish whether it was a UFO as their job was to "keep
Britain safe".

[Thanks to Greg Boone for the lead]

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