Monday, July 7, 2008

UFO sighting: man reports mysterious bright orb in sky

This week, the South Wales Police in the UK received an emergency call on their 999 line (the same as 911 in the US). A man reported a mysterious object in the sky. This is the actual transcript of the call:

Control Room: "South Wales Police, what's your emergency?"

Caller: "It's not really. I just need to inform you that across the mountain there's a bright stationary object."

Control room: "Right."

Caller: "If you've got a couple of minutes perhaps you could find out what it is? It's been there at least half an hour and it's still there."

Control: "It's been there for half an hour. Right. Is it actually on the mountain or in the sky?"

Caller: "It's in the air."

Control: "I will send someone up there now to check it out."

Caller: "OK."

Within minutes, police responded to the scene and observed the same mysterious object in the air. The transcript continues:

Control: "Alpha Zulu 20, this object in the sky, did anyone have a look at it?"

Officer: "Yes, it's the moon. Over."

The call, according to a South Wales Police spokesperson, was not a hoax. She said, "It was 100% legitimate. There was no hoax. It was a serious call from a member of the public."

I saw a very bright one the other morning. It was golden and shiny and slowly moved in the eastern sky. By nighttime, it was gone.


Michael said...

I've experienced times where a combination of clouds and haze makes a low moon look really strange and unrecognizable, so I don't blame the caller too much. At least he didn't call up screaming "UFO! UFO! UFO!"

FriendinME said...

Have you ever seen the moon for a half hour and still wonder what it is? :)

I think you are very generous in giving him the "haze and clouds" excuse. But that's just me.

Thanks for the comment.