UFO sightings are no joke for Denise

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

A fleet of strange glowing orbs seen in the skies above Bradford might boost the district’s claim as one of the coun-try’s UFO hotspots but some believe the real truth is out there.

Sky-watchers in Bradford, Bingley and Keighley have contacted the Telegraph & Argus with reports of up to five red or orange orbs hovering silently in the night sky before quickly disappearing.

Denise Wilson, 52, saw them circling above her home in Moorside, Daisy Hill, Bradford, when she took her dog for a night-time stroll.

But medical secretary Mrs Wilson, in-sisted it was no joke. She said: “There were four round red or orange glowing lights flying in formation, cruising towards me.

“There was no noise and the conditions were absolutely still. There was no wind, it was a bright night and I said to the dog, ‘what the hell is that?’ “I went to tell my neighbour but before I even got there, a fifth one came along. They weren’t flying very high, not as high as planes and then they disappeared above the trees.

“I don’t care what people think of me, I know what I saw and it wasn’t normal and it wasn’t man-made. It was very, very strange, like some-thing out of Close Encounters of the Third Kind!”

Retired solicitor Peter Knight, the widow of film star Pat Kirkwood, also reported seeing 20 red lights in the sky near his home in Bingley.

Lights were also seen by Derek Sped-ding, 60, who was visiting friends in Bingley from his home in Barnsley. He saw strange-coloured objects floating in the air as he drove towards the Five Rise Locks from the town centre.

But Mr Spedding, who was with his wife at the time, said he could have an explanation.

He said: “They were like what we saw in China last year. We were going up the Yangtsze River and a local chap had died. When somebody dies, they send up these little lanterns, with a little light under a kind of small hot-air balloon. It is a mark of respect.”

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3:13pm Sun 12 Apr 09

Dear John says...

"i said to the dog `what the hell is that`?"
And what did the dog say?
"i said to the dog `what the hell is that`?" And what did the dog say? Dear John
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4:18pm Sun 12 Apr 09

Schoey100 says...

Dear John wrote:
"i said to the dog `what the hell is that`?" And what did the dog say?
LMAO...absolute classic!
[quote][p][bold]Dear John[/bold] wrote: "i said to the dog `what the hell is that`?" And what did the dog say?[/p][/quote]LMAO...absolute classic! Schoey100
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4:41pm Sun 12 Apr 09

Warthog says...


LOL at Dear John...

At least Mr Spedding has his head screwed on right....UFO`s indeed.
Didn`t we have all this rhubarb around New Year?
LOL at Dear John... At least Mr Spedding has his head screwed on right....UFO`s indeed. Didn`t we have all this rhubarb around New Year? Warthog
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7:44pm Sun 12 Apr 09

Haji says...

Twenty traffic lights which alternate between amber and red have been removed and transported through Bingley and keighley as they emit some very toxic chemicals that can lead to some very confusing delusions and can significantly alter the behaviour and perceptions of people who are within 50 metres.

It is not uncommon to talk to inanimate objects or compare events in your city to events held in other parts of the world - like China.

Experts suggest to keep what you saw to yourself and never tell a new employer or partner as this could lead to either dismissal or relationship problems.

You could never make this up
Twenty traffic lights which alternate between amber and red have been removed and transported through Bingley and keighley as they emit some very toxic chemicals that can lead to some very confusing delusions and can significantly alter the behaviour and perceptions of people who are within 50 metres. It is not uncommon to talk to inanimate objects or compare events in your city to events held in other parts of the world - like China. Experts suggest to keep what you saw to yourself and never tell a new employer or partner as this could lead to either dismissal or relationship problems. You could never make this up Haji
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9:10pm Sun 12 Apr 09

lonniejockstrap says...

Dear John wrote:
"i said to the dog `what the hell is that`?" And what did the dog say?
'Should have gone to Specsavers'?

Joking apart, I once saw a 'UFO' myself many years ago: a single light travelling across Bradford in a northerly direction at about the speed you see a Satellite cross the sky, but at the hight of low flying Aircraft. It travelled for about 20 seconds before dividing into 3 lights and moving off in 3 different directions.
[quote][p][bold]Dear John[/bold] wrote: "i said to the dog `what the hell is that`?" And what did the dog say?[/p][/quote]'Should have gone to Specsavers'? Joking apart, I once saw a 'UFO' myself many years ago: a single light travelling across Bradford in a northerly direction at about the speed you see a Satellite cross the sky, but at the hight of low flying Aircraft. It travelled for about 20 seconds before dividing into 3 lights and moving off in 3 different directions. lonniejockstrap
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10:14pm Sun 12 Apr 09

Dr Evil says...

There is a story about a Religious Festival elsewhere in the Paper so could it be that the Correspondents saw Paper Lanterns?
There is a story about a Religious Festival elsewhere in the Paper so could it be that the Correspondents saw Paper Lanterns? Dr Evil
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8:32am Mon 13 Apr 09

boparob says...

Warthog wrote:

LOL at Dear John...

At least Mr Spedding has his head screwed on right....UFO`s indeed.
Didn`t we have all this rhubarb around New Year?
Spot on Warthog - Very funny though!! The dog said "Arff arfff arfy my arff out of arrf arrrrffff"

The last sightings were 30 minutes past midnight on New Years day morning. Why oh why do the T&A publish this stuff, to cheer up the city fans? Well done cos it made me laugh my socks off!!
[quote][p][bold]Warthog[/bold] wrote: LOL at Dear John... At least Mr Spedding has his head screwed on right....UFO`s indeed. Didn`t we have all this rhubarb around New Year?[/p][/quote]Spot on Warthog - Very funny though!! The dog said "Arff arfff arfy my arff out of arrf arrrrffff" The last sightings were 30 minutes past midnight on New Years day morning. Why oh why do the T&A publish this stuff, to cheer up the city fans? Well done cos it made me laugh my socks off!! boparob
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12:45pm Mon 13 Apr 09

Babes44 says...

Actually, the dog didn't say anything! He was as shocked as I was!
Actually, the dog didn't say anything! He was as shocked as I was! Babes44
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4:25pm Mon 13 Apr 09

Jo Drapier says...

I saw them on Saturday night, around the Baildon area at about 9.30pm, I even thought I saw a little green man in one of them!
I saw them on Saturday night, around the Baildon area at about 9.30pm, I even thought I saw a little green man in one of them! Jo Drapier
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8:58pm Mon 13 Apr 09

C Ball says...

They weren't UFOs they were paper lanterns that we set off at my sister's wedding in Baildon that night.
They weren't UFOs they were paper lanterns that we set off at my sister's wedding in Baildon that night. C Ball
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8:45am Tue 14 Apr 09

tyker says...

at dawn and dusk these lights can be seen every three seconds in the Heathrow area, During daylight hours these just look like -------------- mmmmmmm. let ne think, aeroplanes.

Why do t and a publish these articles:cos it needs to fill column inches and to use all the recycled paers it uses from it's out houses!!
at dawn and dusk these lights can be seen every three seconds in the Heathrow area, During daylight hours these just look like -------------- mmmmmmm. let ne think, aeroplanes. Why do t and a publish these articles:cos it needs to fill column inches and to use all the recycled paers it uses from it's out houses!! tyker
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