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UK Airline Pilots Spot Giant UFO

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:37:15 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:37:15 -0400
Subject: UK Airline Pilots Spot Giant UFO

Source: The Register - Register - London, England, UK


Friday 27th April 2007

UK Airline Pilots Spot Giant UFO

'Mile wide' mystery object hovers off Channel Islands
By Lester Haines

Two experienced airline pilots at the controls of separate
flights have reported seeing a mystery object "up to a mile
wide" hovering off the coast of Alderney on Monday, This is
Guernsey reports.

Captain Ray Bowyer, 50, of local airline Aurigny, spotted a
"bright-yellow light" 10 miles west of Alderney at about 3pm
during a flight from Southampton while his aircraft was 30 miles
from the island at 4,000ft.

He recounted: "It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a
green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary. I thought it was
about 10 miles away, although I later realised it was
approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it was the
size of a [Boeing] 737.

"But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it
was. It could have been as much as a mile wide."

Continuing his approach to Guernsey, Bowyer spied a "second
identical object further to the west". He said: "It was exactly
the same but looked smaller because it was further away. It was
closer to Guernsey. I can't explain it. At first, I thought it
might have been a reflection from a vinery in Guernsey, but that
would have disappeared quickly. This was clearly visual for
about nine minutes.

"As I got closer to it, it became clear to me that it was
tangible. I was in two minds about going towards it to have a
closer look but decided against it because of the size of it. I
had to think of the safety of the passengers first. I'm
certainly not saying that it was something of another world. All
I'm saying is that I have never seen anything like it before in
all my years of flying."

Bowyer described his sightings to ATC. Paul Kelly, 31, the duty
air traffic controller at the time, said "nothing had appeared
on his radar", but that he'd received a "similar report" from a
Blue Islands pilot en route to Jersey at the same time. Kelly
explained that as the pilot went past Sark he "described an
object behind him to his left".

He continued: "The description was very similar to Captain
Bowyer's and they described it as being in exactly the same
place. But they were looking at it from opposite sides."

The Blue Islands pilot explained the UFO was 1,550 feet lower
than his aircraft, which was at 3,500ft, so "both pilots placed
it at the same altitude", Kelly added.

Regarding the radar blank, Kelly noted: "If the object was
stationary, our equipment would not have picked it up because
the radar would have screened it out."

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