Numerous people from the West Midlands conurbation reported sightings of a silent triangle shaped object in the skies in the evening which the press dubbed the Dudley Dorito.
October 5, 2000 - A woman named Sharon Rowlands from Bonsall, Derbyshire claimed to have seen a large luminous pink object hovering and rotating over a nearby field.
May 26, 2004 - A 200' long cigar shaped object was seen over Torquay.
November, 2007 - Numerous people from the West Midlands conurbation reported sightings of a silent triangletriangle shaped object in the skies in the evening which the press dubbed the Dudley Dorito.
June 8, 2008 - A number of UFO sightings took place in Wales which involved a police helicopter following a UFO over Cardiff near MoD St. Athan and the Bristol Channel.
September 10, 2009 - 3 people in a car claimed to have been struck by a colorful beam of light near Lennoxtown, 10 miles North of Glasgow. The event reportedly lasted for more than 2 minutes.
UFO fanatics will no doubt lay claim to the sightings as evidence to support their theories of alien life.
Nick Pope said:
Assuming the images are genuine, they're interesting, though the smaller objects, in the first picture, weren't seen at the time, which raises the possibility of some glitch with the camera.
As for the large one, I'm not sure. It might be some sort of atmospheric plasma phenomenon, but it's difficult to say.
The Southeast does seem to be a hotspot at present. I'm not sure why.
One possibility is that it's a self fulfilling prophesy, where one media report smokes out more from the same area.
Another is that it's a consequence of population density as there are more potential witnesses if there's anything odd in the sky.
Both sightings were about 75 miles, as the crow flies, from Rendlesham Forest, in Suffolk, which became known as the Britain's Roswell after a group of servicemen went into the forest to investigate some mysterious lights and came out convinced they had seen seen an alien spacecraft.
Meanwhile, TV presenter Chris Evans reported an unexplained sighting yesterday.
Approximately 40 minutes ago I went out to walk the dog. Something passed overhead, alight, too low for a shooting star and then disappeared. Berkshire.
Looked too fast for a Chinese Lantern. Hope it was something exciting.
Sightings of strange objects in the sky are often explained away as aircraft, reflections in camera lenses, satellites, flares and ball lightning, among other phenonmena.