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MOD Probe Into UFO Sightings

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:48:39 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:48:39 -0400
Subject: MOD Probe Into UFO Sightings

Source: The Gravesend Reporter -  Sidcup, Kent, UK


26 April 2007

MOD Probe Into UFO Sightings
Oliver Good

Residents who all witnessed UFOs on the same night have come
forward to report their sightings, and the incident is now being
investigated by the Ministry of Defence.

The massive response follows an appeal in last week's Reporter,
by a young couple who thought they were 'going mad' after a
close encounter.

Claims made by Stacy Shaw, 19, and Gavin Drummond, 22, that they
saw 'burning balls of fire', before midnight on Saturday (15)
have been echoed by other witnesses.

Stories given by nine residents share striking similarities, all
report seeing moving lights in the sky at almost the exact same

Now a UFO expert who also saw the objects has asked the Ministry
of Defence (MoD) for an explanation. Frank Salmon, 46, from
Kings Drive, Gravesend, is a member of organisation UFOMEK (UFO
Monitoring, East Kent).

He said: "When I first saw them, I thought they were meteorites.
But then my daughter said, 'they're coming up from the ground

Sightings have been reported in Singlewell, Northfleet and
Gravesend. Many residents saw the mysterious floating objects
from their gardens, and many followed them in cars. They are
also reported to have been moving in organised formations.

Mr Salmon added: "We have contacted the MoD, they will do a
proper investigation and be able to tell us if there was any
unusual air-traffic that night."

One possible explanation is that the moving objects were
floating Chinese lanterns, perhaps used as part of a celebration
earlier that day.

Resident Malcolm Eggleton, 70, said: "I saw them in the sky on
Saturday when I was leaving a party, and I saw something similar
about a year ago.

"I was in my garden on the edge of Cobham and under close
inspection they looked like floating Chinese lanterns."

Such inventions do exist, made of paper and working like mini-
hot air balloons; they are sometimes used for Chinese weddings.
However UFOMEK member Frank Salmon doubts this theory.

He added: "The MoD should be able to tell us if there were any
Chinese weddings in the area, but I think these looked to big to
be lanterns."

The theory is also doubted by residents who claim the UFOs shot
in the air at high speeds, unlike a hot air balloon-style

Council officers were unable to confirm whether any such
illuminations had been used that day.


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