UFO patrol: Strange lights seen in sky over Huntingdon
STRANGE, unidentified fly objects, which look like huge lights have been seen flying in the skies over Huntingdon. Witnesses have told The Hunts Post that a series of lights – up to about 50 of them – flew across the sky. The lights were not planes,
STRANGE, unidentified fly objects, which look like huge lights have been seen flying in the skies over Huntingdon.
Witnesses have told The Hunts Post that a series of lights - up to about 50 of them - flew across the sky. The lights were not planes, birds or balloons, they said.
Three families in Huntingdon phoned on Thursday with separate reports of having seen a series of flying objects between 11.30pm and midnight. The lights travelled in groups, mostly in the same direction and all with orange lights, similar to street lamps.
Scott Boswell, 37, a former pilot from Hinchingbrooke, captured some of the lights on his camera.
Mr Boswell, who works in a bank in the City of London, said: "I noticed three lights floating past our house, probably a couple kilometres away and thought nothing of it...but then I noticed a big long string of lights coming from the direction of Brampton and heading over the Stukeley Meadows direction.
"This was about 11.30pm and I got a couple blurred shots."
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Mr Boswell, whose wife, Michelle and father-in-law Tony Harris, also saw the lights, added they looked similar to lights seen in Scotland.
"I have 111.4hrs logged flight time as a pilot so am pretty sure these weren't aircraft. There was no noise, no navigation lights and their heading and height was relatively constant until they disappeared out of sight.
"As for flares, they didn't look like any I've seen during 10 years as a soldier. I wondered about weather balloons but why would a weather balloon have a constant bright orange/yellow light on it?"
Auberon and Suzi Hedgecoe, who run the Braywood Guest House in St Peter's Road, Huntingdon, reported the same sights, saying they saw about 50 orange lights in the sky.
Mr Hedgecoe told The Hunts Post: "It was like an Armada. There was no sound. They were travelling 15 at a time and every six minutes more seemed to be coming over the horizon.
"They were not planes. These were not balloons. Each one was the size of a building. If they had been balloons, then they would have had to have been huge and they looked weighty."
Mr Hedgecoe said the lights were no higher than 3,000ft. He said he had seen video posted on YouTube of lights seen in Lincolnshire exactly like those seen above Huntingdon.
He said it was so extraordinary that the couple woke up their 10-year-old son Barney and his friend Zac, who was staying over, to see the spectacle.
Mrs Hedgecoe added: "I have never seen anything like it. A year ago, my parents who live in Bedfordshire saw lights and said it was inexplicable.
"My father is an aircraft engineer and he knew they were not aircraft."
Another caller, who did not wish to be named, who lives in Parkway, Huntingdon, near the Forensic Science Service, said she had counted 35 lights in the sky.
"It was 11.30pm and I was getting the cat in. They were quite low and they weren't travelling randomly, something was driving them. They looked as if they were going somewhere. Some were flying in a straight line, then there were two behind them, and then another three behind them. I counted 35 in about a quarter of an hour.
"The wind was blowing a lot of noise off the A14 so it is difficult to say whether there was any noise from the things in the sky but I would say there was a 60 per cent chance that there was no sound. I couldn't sleep thinking about it."
She added: "I do believe in UFOs but I think this was a military operation. They may have quite aircraft and fly at night so people don't see them. I don't think they were aliens. There were so many of them, they kept coming and I kept thinking, when is this going to stop?"
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