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Islanders saw "bright lights"
UFOs over the Isle of Wight
A number of Isle of Wight residents have spotted strange UFO lights in the night sky from a silent, low flying brightly lit craft.
A number of Islanders have reported sightings of a brightly lit yellow-ish craft which hovers low in the night sky.
Spotters have been able to watch the object for some time, and although it seems close by it makes no noise and then disappears in a split second.
The Isle of Wight County Press first ran a story after former RAF Engine Technician Frank Webb reported his sighting of the UFO in the night sky over Newport.
What happened next was quite extraordinary - as the paper's editor Alan Marriott explains:
"We thought it would be a one-off, but we were just inundated with responses - people all over the Island were claiming to have seen things, the scale of it was outstanding."
Frank Webb spotted the craft in Newport
Frank Webb, who spent 22 years in the RAF, first saw the UFO on Sunday 27 January as he walked along Terrace Road, Newport with his wife .
"I saw these very bright lights in the sky coming towards us, it was going from west to east."
"The lights were unusually bright - and as it got closer I realised that there was no navigation lights, so we stood there and watched; there was no engine noise whatsoever although it wasn't losing height, so it had got its power from somewhere."
His sighting was not alone - there were many others including Richard McFarlane and Barry Holland who were cleaning at Calbourne Classics, an ice-cream company near Shalfleet on the same Sunday night.
"We saw a yellow coloured light in the sky above the trees and I though that's a satellite, but it looked a bit low, we just stood there for two or three minutes wondering what it was."
There is no doubt that unidentified objects in the sky exist. The question is – what are they? Have people witnessed alien fly-bys or something more mundane?
last updated: 22/04/2008 at 10:37
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