Other witnesses spot UFO

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Aire Valley Chief Reporter

A couple have backed up the account of a mother who spotted a UFO over Bradford on New Year’s Eve.

Today, the Telegraph & Argus reported how Clare Harris, of Low Moor, saw a flickering ball moving slowly across the sky.

Now Charles and Susan Mercer, aged 67, have come forward to say they saw something matching that description at about the same time.

Mr Mercer, of Eskdale Avenue, Shelf, said: “It was just after midnight and it came from the south-east, which tallies with the other woman’s account because Low Moor is over that way.

“It was a big orange ball and it was like it was on fire. It came over the top of our house and carried on in the direction of Queensbury, then it just disappeared.

“About two minutes later, another one came over in the same direction and, to cut a long story short, we counted five by the time it had finished at about 12.15am.

“It definitely wasn’t an aeroplane because I see them all the time going over towards Yeadon.”

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9:25pm Mon 5 Jan 09

Mike Strutter says...

Chinese Lanterns !!

Don't you think New Years eve around midnight gives it away ?

I have seen these before flying over Queensbury and I must admit look weird at first.

Chinese Lanterns !! Don't you think New Years eve around midnight gives it away ? I have seen these before flying over Queensbury and I must admit look weird at first. Mike Strutter
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10:18pm Mon 5 Jan 09

srob01 says...

we saw rockets too!!!!!!
we saw rockets too!!!!!! srob01
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11:02pm Mon 5 Jan 09

simf says...

i watched about thirty over shipley glen/baildon moor between 12 and 1245am new years eve every time they appeared they was in groups of three
i watched about thirty over shipley glen/baildon moor between 12 and 1245am new years eve every time they appeared they was in groups of three simf
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11:05pm Mon 5 Jan 09

guiseley-bantam says...

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7:40am Tue 6 Jan 09

hector0007 says...

Why does the T&A insist on running these pointless articles………for once and for all send the men in white coats round and cart them away until they realise they are only CHINESE LANTERNS!
Why does the T&A insist on running these pointless articles………for once and for all send the men in white coats round and cart them away until they realise they are only CHINESE LANTERNS! hector0007
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8:29am Tue 6 Jan 09

Warthog says...

hector0007 wrote:
Why does the T&A insist on running these pointless articles………for once and for all send the men in white coats round and cart them away until they realise they are only CHINESE LANTERNS!
Aw, let the poor drink fuelled chavs have their few minutes of media time. It`s the new year after all...... lol
[quote][p][bold]hector0007[/bold] wrote: Why does the T&A insist on running these pointless articles………for once and for all send the men in white coats round and cart them away until they realise they are only CHINESE LANTERNS![/p][/quote]Aw, let the poor drink fuelled chavs have their few minutes of media time. It`s the new year after all...... lol Warthog
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8:54am Tue 6 Jan 09

R.E says...

Warthog wrote:
hector0007 wrote: Why does the T&A insist on running these pointless articles………for once and for all send the men in white coats round and cart them away until they realise they are only CHINESE LANTERNS!
Aw, let the poor drink fuelled chavs have their few minutes of media time. It`s the new year after all...... lol
So Mr and Mrs Mercer 67 could be drink fuelled chavs come on have a word, I am not saying it is liitle green men and all that but i also saw the lights and just after midnight and it was very strange i had not even had 1 drink. I have looked on the net and had a look at chinese lanterns and don't think it could be them it was not aircraft no noise or fireworks it was very strange and has got me thinking, and yes i am of sound mind if i had not seen i would of called these people crazy.
[quote][p][bold]Warthog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hector0007[/bold] wrote: Why does the T&A insist on running these pointless articles………for once and for all send the men in white coats round and cart them away until they realise they are only CHINESE LANTERNS![/p][/quote]Aw, let the poor drink fuelled chavs have their few minutes of media time. It`s the new year after all...... lol[/p][/quote]So Mr and Mrs Mercer 67 could be drink fuelled chavs come on have a word, I am not saying it is liitle green men and all that but i also saw the lights and just after midnight and it was very strange i had not even had 1 drink. I have looked on the net and had a look at chinese lanterns and don't think it could be them it was not aircraft no noise or fireworks it was very strange and has got me thinking, and yes i am of sound mind if i had not seen i would of called these people crazy. R.E
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9:21am Tue 6 Jan 09

mo_123 says...

i saw sumthing very simalar approx one mth ago, when i looked in the sky, a ball of light moved from one point in the sky to another point further away..
i saw sumthing very simalar approx one mth ago, when i looked in the sky, a ball of light moved from one point in the sky to another point further away.. mo_123
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12:33pm Tue 6 Jan 09

ItchyBungle says...

Care in the Community. Who said it wouldn't work?
Care in the Community. Who said it wouldn't work? ItchyBungle
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2:28pm Tue 6 Jan 09

Dr Evil says...

mo_123 wrote:
i saw sumthing very simalar approx one mth ago, when i looked in the sky, a ball of light moved from one point in the sky to another point further away..
Maybe God is laying Pong. At least I've come up with a sensible explanation instead of just taking the p**s.
[quote][p][bold]mo_123[/bold] wrote: i saw sumthing very simalar approx one mth ago, when i looked in the sky, a ball of light moved from one point in the sky to another point further away..[/p][/quote]Maybe God is laying Pong. At least I've come up with a sensible explanation instead of just taking the p**s. Dr Evil
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3:52pm Tue 6 Jan 09

CITY MADNESS says...

They will be saying next that they saw a fished building in Bradford?
They will be saying next that they saw a fished building in Bradford? CITY MADNESS
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5:24pm Tue 6 Jan 09

micksey says...

CITY MADNESS wrote:
They will be saying next that they saw a fished building in Bradford?
A 'fished' building? Now that would be stranger than UFO's. Have you been on the beer as well?
[quote][p][bold]CITY MADNESS[/bold] wrote: They will be saying next that they saw a fished building in Bradford?[/p][/quote]A 'fished' building? Now that would be stranger than UFO's. Have you been on the beer as well? micksey
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6:27pm Tue 6 Jan 09

Dr Evil says...

CITY MADNESS wrote:
They will be saying next that they saw a fished building in Bradford?
Line, fly or net-caught? The mind boggles.
[quote][p][bold]CITY MADNESS[/bold] wrote: They will be saying next that they saw a fished building in Bradford?[/p][/quote]Line, fly or net-caught? The mind boggles. Dr Evil
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