UFOs Over Washington

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 7:01 | Filed in Local Interest, Oddities

There were UFOs seen over Washington (Tyne & Wear) the other night. It’s not a joke, I’m not making it up. It’s simple, hard, fact.

…described how he saw spheres of bright orange light and was so shocked he called the Royal Astronomical Society to try and find some explanation of what he saw…

He said “I’ve been frightened to talk about it for fear of ridicule. I just want to know what it is…”

“We saw a ball of light in the sky about 5000 feet up. It was oscillating and pulsating but it was not a plane. It moved up and down for a couple of minutes then it disappeared. I am in shock as it was so weird and strange.”

“I look at the stars regularly with my telescope and have seen meteorites and satellites and it was something totally different.”

The Sunday Sun, April 22 2007 (page 5)

Of course, as some chap from Durham University pointed out, it could have been ball lightning. The only assumption you shouldn’t have made is that I was talking about “flying saucers” or “little green men”. If you were making that assumption, then you’re an idiot, because I bet you already know that UFO does not stand for “flying saucer with aliens in it”.

A UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object. That’s what it was. It was probably ball lightning, but as it’s not been definitively identified, it most definitely was a UFO. So put your prejudices away and just enjoy the weirdness of the world.

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8 Comments to UFOs Over Washington

  1. mark fairlamb says:

    April 24th, 2007 at 8:06 am

    you won’t be saying that when they’ve got you on a table shoving things up your bum!

  2. Mike says:

    April 24th, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    I think it’s amazing that in this age of digital cameras on every phone and a flickr account in every home, no-one managed to get a picture. Odd that.

  3. JackP says:

    April 24th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    I put the lack of camera thing down to the short time scale. As far as I’m concerned, it probably was ball lightning. Or a weather balloon. They are both far more likely than “alien spacecraft” which I’d put at the “incredibly unlikely” side of the spectrum.

    But I did want to see who I could bait by calling it a UFO…

  4. Alfred Lehmberg says:

    April 25th, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Head-on collisions between automobiles happen every day, but try to get one on film, eh?

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  5. Mike Cherim says:

    April 25th, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    They spoke to me and said:

    Take me to your leader.

    I laughed and was about to point the way but then I paused. Out of consideration I told them not mention their oil reserves if they have them.

  6. Gill says:

    April 25th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    LOL that’s one conversation I’d like to hear.

  7. JackP says:

    April 25th, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    @Alfred – that’s interesting. I was trying to make the point that UFO = unidentified, rather than UFO = aliens.

    As I said, I find the ball lightning theory the most likely option, and personally I don’t think it was aliens.

    However, because I try my best to be open to different points of view, I’ve let your comment stand. I would ask in future though that you restrict yourself to providing a link to only one, or at most two sites, rather than four – particularly if you’re only giving one side of the argument.

    Note that I’m not saying “you’re wrong”; I don’t know. I believe you’re wrong, but I wouldn’t deny your right to state your case based on that – after all, it’s also possible that I’m the one who is wrong.

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