People panic as 10-15 UFOs are witnessed over Islington, London


Blackleaf
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UFO sighting over Islington
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Islington Gazette

02 February 2007


The mysterious lights in the sky over Archway, Islington, London. The strange lights actually caused panic and what they were remains a mystery



DOZENS of mysterious lights were spotted hovering in the sky above Archway - spreading panic among residents below.

Unidentified flying orange objects stopped traffic and left residents staring skyward in disbelief at around 5.30pm on Thursday.

Islington police received four calls within a matter of minutes.

Witness Alix Mc Alister, 34, a market stall trader from Bredgar Road, Archway, said: "I just picked up my son from nursery in Bredgar Road. I had just come out of the door when I noticed what was going on in the sky.

"There were a group of them - 10 to 15 of them moving together. My first impression was that they reminded me of a squadron of aeroplanes in formation. But they didn't have a proper formation and they were all moving at the same speed.

"I thought for a while that something was happening in the centre of London. Bombs and planes crossed my mind. But I realised very quickly that they didn't look like any aircraft I'd seen before.

"They were coming from the north and moving south. And then they kind of stopped and they were hovering. There was no sound. They seemed to fade away and I saw more coming and then they stopped. It lasted about 10 minutes."

Islington police informed Contact International UFO Research about the sightings. Soon after another witness contacted the Oxford-based organisation, which is devoted to solving the mystery of UFOs, and described what he saw.

A spokesman for Contact International said: "He told me he was picking his daughter up from school and he saw many people looking up in the air. Traffic had stopped and people were staring.

"He said he saw between 12 and 15 orange lights travelling across the sky. Then they would stop and then they went upwards.


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hermanntrude
#2
intriguing
 
tamarin
#3
We've had numerous UFO sightings over the years. Most get tossed in the dustbin. Yet we only need one authentication and the world's a brand new ball game.
 
hermanntrude
#4
this one is interesting because it was seen by multiple people in multiple places in a large city. Who the hell knows what they were, most likely man-made but we might never know
 
MikeyDB
#5
These sightings are often dismissed as experimental aircraft or "secret" technology...

It's actually my people looking for me...

We of the XLGQ*% never mastered navigation across the universe...propulsion and fuel are no problem my people are all over the place in the universe...we're always getting lost...
 
tamarin
#6
Mikey, does that make you officially a space cadet then? What academy? Hmmmm......
 
MikeyDB
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by tamarinView Post

Mikey, does that make you officially a space cadet then? What academy? Hmmmm......

No ma'am. First Loootenant...

I was a space cadet when I furst got here but I took the entrance exams from back home to enter the academy and got my bar.
 
hermanntrude
#8
it just occurred to me that if that photo is of the lights that people saw, they're below the clouds. probably puts them at the level heathrow should have picked them up at....
 
darkbeaver
#9
Swamp gas and or weather ballons.
 
Alexander
#10
Wow cool! I believe there is other life out there. How can we be the only life forms in the universe?
 
MikeyDB
#11
God only created human beings .... after that he just gave up
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by AlexanderView Post

Wow cool! I believe there is other life out there. How can we be the only life forms in the universe?


That's England, there is no life there, just gas.
 
snowles
#13
Yeesh, why can't anyone ever take a decent picture of these unidentified things? Sure seems a lot more convincing than 8 white pixels above a rooftop.
 
temperance
#14
Um the gentleman witness ,,,,what is a market stall trader ? like a real market fruit and veggie or market money ?
 
tamarin
#15
Surely, one incident from the tens of thousands of UFO sightings reported has to be real. And if only that one is real, we're not alone. But then that nasty thought intrudes: if UFO's are real, the beings inside them are far more advanced than we. As a few films have proposed, we'd be an excellent food supply. They might even factory farm us. Given our record, I guess we deserve it.
 
darkbeaver
#16
We'ed not be good food, we're full of chemicals and pollutants. We're junk food.
 
tamarin
#17
One being's junk is another's treasure! But the prospects are horrifying. Given the government's penchant for keeping UFO's under wraps, how many of us would have to die before the grisly secret spilled out?
 
hermanntrude
#18
why do we always jump to the conclusion that these things are aliens? a UFO is an unidentified flying object, which is exactly what these things were. A few of you have been doubting the credability of the sightings but it states clearly in the article that it was seen by multiple people in multiple places.

The lights were below the cloud level so if they were large objects they should have been picked up by heathrow, since heathrow didnt go crazy and sound the alarm i'm guessing there was nothing physical there. My strongest theory so far is someone was playing with a laser and shining it on the clouds, or a very bright light with a projecting beam.
 

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