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Student Spots UFO Over Swindon

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:50:24 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:50:24 -0400
Subject: Student Spots UFO Over Swindon

Source: This Is Wiltshire - UK


Wednesday 13th December 2006

Student Spots UFO Over Swindon
By Anthony Osborne

He might be concentrating on his college work, but Chris Moran
is also wondering if we really are alone in the universe.

On two occasions on Monday night the 17-year-old spotted strange
lights in the skies over Swindon. It was at 8.55pm when he made
his first sighting.

Chris said: "We were walking out the back of Cricklade Road near
some open ground and out of the corner of my eye I saw it for
just a few seconds.

"There was this oval-shaped object, quite bright, hanging in the
sky. It was really odd.

"As I turned my head to look at it, it reacted like it had been
seen, and it zoomed off."

Chris turned to his friends but they all insisted that they
didn't see it. advertisement

But just over an hour later there could be no doubt in their

"I was in town near Eastcott Hill and I saw it again, and this
time so did the others," said Chris.

"It looked like it was just a few hundred feet up. All the guys
saw it and so did one man who had come out of a pub.

"It was incredible, but I cannot begin to think what it was.

"It was oval again, a bit like a rugby ball, completely silent,
and then travelled off so fast, it would have been impossible to
estimate its speed. I cannot believe I have seen this object
twice in one night. Other people must have seen it."

Chris is confident what he saw was not an aircraft, helicopter
or an astronomical object such as a shooting star.

"It seemed far too fast for anything I have ever heard of and it
was silent, there was no rumbling or anything," he said.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said they had not
received any reports about UFO sightings over Swindon on Monday

She said: "The MoD examines any UFO sighting reports it receives
solely to establish whether there is any evidence to suggest
that UK airspace has been compromised by hostile or unauthorised
air activity.

"Unless there is such evidence the MoD does not attempt to
positively identify what was seen."

The MoD has no role or expertise regarding the existence or
otherwise of extraterrestrial life-forms and does not study such
alleged phenomena.

"The MoD remains open-minded but to date we know of no evidence
that substantiates the existence of these alleged phenomena."

- Did you see this strange phenomena over Swindon? If so call
the Adver newsdesk on 01793 501806.

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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