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UFO sightings in Somerset

Is it time to call Mulder and Scully? After the spotting of a mysterious flying object in the skies over Frome, it might come as a bit of surprise that this is just one of nearly 200 reported sightings in Somerset, in the past decade, according to www.uk-ufo.co.uk .

It would seem that aliens are choosing the West Country for a weekend break but there are still plenty of doubters as to whether there is extraterrestrial life out there.

Here are ten of the most convincing sightings. Let us know in the comments below whether you believe the witness statements. The truth is out there.

Yeovil – 20 May 2013 – 23:15

Darren was just winding down after a particularly intense part of his Open University course, when he spotted something strange in the cloudy sky. He recalls: “It was moving very quickly through the sky and if it wasn’t for the moon reflecting off its silver surface, I would not have seen the triangular fronted object that whizzed on through the air in front of me.

“I really did see some kind of object going silently and very fast across the skyline at around 200-400ft. I would estimate the object to be about twice as wide as a passenger jumbo jet but it didn’t seem to be as long. It had a triangular front to its shape and reminded me of the black stealth aircraft that you see on television.

“This all happened in the space of two seconds.”

UFO probability rating: 6/10

Taunton Racecourse – 3 July 2011 – 22:00

Chris has been enjoying a music festival at the racecourse when something caught his eye in the sky. He remembers: “In a perfectly clear sky, no other stars in sight, a white orb of light appeared and seemed to get brighter and brighter, and then quickly faded out, or shot up in to the sky. It was if it had been spotted. I was in a completely sober state at the time of this sighting and was completely lost for words.”

UFO probability rating: 2/10

Yeovil – 1 January 2010 – 00:15

Vanessa was celebrating the new year by letting the dogs out to do their business before bedtime, when something caught her eye. She said: “I noticed an orange light in the sky, above a house approximately 300 metres from our house. It was an orange glow, at least 1000 metres high and moved steadily towards our house. It was travelling as fast as a plane, but there was no noise. It wasn’t a plane or helicopter and was travelling too fast to be a Chinese lantern.

“The glow passed over our house and then carried on travelling until it was out of sight. There were approximately seven other lights moving on the same trajectory at the same speed over the next five minutes.

“My husband also saw the lights – he has been in the RAF and confirmed that it wasn’t any aircraft that he was familiar with.”

UFO probability rating: 6/10

Frome – 24 November 2011 – 18:20

Tom was enjoying a crisp November night when he saw a satellite in the sky. The problem was, it wasn’t behaving how he would expect it to. He recalls: “I noticed that it was in fact slowly changing direction and not continuing in a straight direction as one would expect.

“At this point I could also see another satellite in a different location in the night sky. The first object started to change its direction more drastically before a large flash appeared to the right of where it was travelling. a few moments later a second flash appeared from the same static location fading back to a singular point of light and then entirely. Each flash lasted for no more than 4 seconds.”

UFO probability rating: 3/10

Glastonbury – 7 August 2011 – 21:45

Kevin and Lorraine had spotted various bright lights in the sky on previous occasions but this time there was something otherworldly about them. Lorraine said about the incident: “It appeared much lower, bigger and brighter. A bright orange oval shape, moving fairly fast and silently.

“It appeared suddenly and disappeared just as suddenly. Myself, my husband and also a third person with us have seen this by chance over a least the last two years.”

UFO probability rating: 4/10

Bridgwater – 25 November 2011 – 20:00

Andy was taken aback when he saw an object resembling an Egyptian pyramid, hovering just a couple hundred feet above his house. He explains: “It was a fairly clear, very dark, starry night. I looked up to see a dark shape moving almost directly above me, heading from the north to the south. It passed by in about two seconds, covering the distance of a mile.

“As it passed over, it appeared to be a very dark diamond shape (rhombus), upright and appeared to be completely flat. It appeared darker than the surrounding near-black night sky and had a very dim ‘light’ at each point on the back. I estimate it passed overhead at an altitude of a couple of hundred feet and must have been approx. 50 feet across.”

UFO probability rating: 6/10

Minehead – 2 June 2014 – 23:00

Gavin was playing computer games with friends when a strange, low humming noise caught his ear. On looking out of the window, he was shocked by what he saw. He recalled: “I saw a huge black triangle, which appeared to have two white lights and one red light on the bottom of it.

“The craft can only have been 120 to 150 feet off the ground and was moving extremely slowly across the sky.”

This is not the first sighting of this UFO, as it seems to be a regular in the neighbourhood. Gavin continues: “I have seen this same craft four times now and it is usually heading in the same direction and it’s always a clear night when I see it.”

UFO probability rating: 2/10

Weston-Super-Mare – 12 August 2010 – 21:30

During a meteor shower, Ken spotted something that resembled a fried egg performing strangely in the sky. He explains what he thought he saw: “This light dropped rapidly before rapidly ascending almost vertically. It then began moving very fast in circles and darting up and down.

“It had no real lights, more a haze of white and grey and after about 30 seconds, it disappeared from my view.”

It hadn’t finished there though and the UFO was soon back to torment Ken. He continued: “I saw this again but now it went extremely fast from the west towards the east. It had a yellowish glow with three brighter yellowy glows within it.”

UFO probability rating: 3/10

Bath – 24 August 2010 – 04:00

In the middle of the night, Bradleigh was driving home from hospital when he saw a UFO covered in Egyptian style writing hovering just 15 metres off the ground. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to get photographic evidence but he did say: “I was really shocked of what I witnessed. It was a grey disc and had a multi-coloured aura underneath the craft. It had a semi-circular window on the top that I could not see through. I stared at it for about 30 seconds before it started to rotate whilst hovering very strangely. All of a sudden, it then shoots towards Cley Hill area.

“It left a trail of smoke or steam and a second later, the smoke or steam pulsated and followed the UFO. I have done some research on UFO sightings in the area and found that Cley Hill is a hotspot for some reason.”

UFO probability rating: 5/10

Milverton – 27 September 2014 – 02:00

Mrs. Quarmby and her husband had been enjoying watching fire jugglers at a party, when their attention was taken by a spectacular shooting star. What happened next though has stumped her for an explanation, though she does try: “What I thought was a shooting star transformed into three lights, which formed a perfect triangle pointing towards the earth.

Each corner was lit very brightly and I know it wasn’t a plane or helicopter. The lights were much brighter than the stars and much bigger. It looked like it was hovering, then vanished.”

UFO probability rating: 3/10

Have you seen an UFO over Somerset, of have had an unexplained otherworldly experience whilst completely sober, then we would love to know about it in the comments below.

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