UFO spotted over the New Forest

Daily Echo: UFO SPOTTER: From left – Deano Price with Ria Harding and Marc Price. Echo picture by Stuart Martin. Order no: 12004053 UFO SPOTTER: From left – Deano Price with Ria Harding and Marc Price. Echo picture by Stuart Martin. Order no: 12004053

IT was like a scene from the latest Hollywood science fiction film – a mysterious and unidentifiable object seen flashing and darting across the Hampshire night sky.

As Deano Price, 30, lit a cigarette in the back garden of his dad’s Lyndhurst home, something strange and alien caught his eye.

When he looked up to see what it was he was shocked to find a bright white light zipping across the horizon.

It comes as the latest comedy sci-fi adventure film Paul has filled cinemas across the south. The hit film follows two sci-fi geeks Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland where they accidentally meet funny alien Paul.

“I knew straight away it wasn’t normal,” said dad of one Deano.

“I dropped my cigarette and ran inside to phone my brother in Totton to see if he could see it too.

“When he said he could I ran back outside to see if it was still there.”

As soon as Deano first spotted the UFO he managed to capture its high-speed movements on his mobile phone.

The grainy footage shows a small white dot moving quickly across the frame before disappearing and then reappearing again.

“It started off as a white light but then turned red for a couple of minutes before going back to white again,” said Deano.

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“It was moving backwards and forwards but not really up and down. I’ve never seen anything like it before.”

Deano posted the video on the Internet where other people claimed to have seen the mysterious object as far away as Hythe and Salisbury.

One woman said: “I saw it too when I was driving home through the forest. Lots of cars were parked up and people were watching it.

“It was flashing white and red, hovering then darting up and down and left and right.”

Another man said: “It was over in Salisbury too. It was white and was buzzing all over the place. It’s definitely not a comet or a drone.”

A spokesperson from Southampton airport said: “It was business as usual at the airport that night so we can’t shed any light on the sightings.”

But Deano is adamant it was not a plane.

“It definitely wasn’t a plane. I do believe in aliens — we can’t be the only thing out there. The New Forest is known as a bit of a hotspot for things like this but it’s definitely the weirdest thing I have ever seen,” he said.

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10:00am Mon 28 Feb 11

Dasal says...

as he "lit a cigarette in his dads back garden".........
Hmmmmmm........I've had cigarettes like that before !!!!!!
as he "lit a cigarette in his dads back garden"......... Hmmmmmm........I've had cigarettes like that before !!!!!! Dasal
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10:00am Mon 28 Feb 11

hulla baloo says...

Wonder if it was a cigarette he was smoking?
Wonder if it was a cigarette he was smoking? hulla baloo
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10:25am Mon 28 Feb 11

BMWDellboy says...

Beam them up Scottie ....
Beam them up Scottie .... BMWDellboy
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10:43am Mon 28 Feb 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

Police Helicopter has been busy lately, more intrusive than the old Police Islander!
Police Helicopter has been busy lately, more intrusive than the old Police Islander! OSPREYSAINT
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11:22am Mon 28 Feb 11

Block 42 says...

Am i taking crazy pills?This sounds exactly like a "ball of light" more common across places like arizona where hot and cold air meet more often.
Common sense would tell you this.
Am i taking crazy pills?This sounds exactly like a "ball of light" more common across places like arizona where hot and cold air meet more often. Common sense would tell you this. Block 42
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11:39am Mon 28 Feb 11

hythe knights says...

He should have gone to specsavers.
He should have gone to specsavers. hythe knights
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12:10pm Mon 28 Feb 11

long memory says...

No doubt it is the Army doing their helicopter training.
Get them over the Hampton Ridge area in the New Forest all times of day and night, flying up to a 500 metres, then dropping down to 30 metres above the ground,moving sideways, etc etc,and all done over SSSi, SPI, and SAC land,it is a disgrace.
No doubt it is the Army doing their helicopter training. Get them over the Hampton Ridge area in the New Forest all times of day and night, flying up to a 500 metres, then dropping down to 30 metres above the ground,moving sideways, etc etc,and all done over SSSi, SPI, and SAC land,it is a disgrace. long memory
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12:38pm Mon 28 Feb 11

Westsidestory says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Wonder if it was a cigarette he was smoking?
Wacky Backy no doubt.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Wonder if it was a cigarette he was smoking?[/p][/quote]Wacky Backy no doubt. Westsidestory
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1:26pm Mon 28 Feb 11

The Wickham Man says...

Good to see the Echo's censor objects to anyone wondering why an advanced technological intelligence that shows no desire to contact earthlings then puts little lights on the side of its craft.
Good to see the Echo's censor objects to anyone wondering why an advanced technological intelligence that shows no desire to contact earthlings then puts little lights on the side of its craft. The Wickham Man
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1:40pm Mon 28 Feb 11

southy says...

better film than paul is battleship.
better film than paul is battleship. southy
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1:49pm Mon 28 Feb 11

Forestdweller says...

Maybe it was just my computer but I thought the footage was a complete waste of space.
Maybe it was just my computer but I thought the footage was a complete waste of space. Forestdweller
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2:07pm Mon 28 Feb 11

Fatcyclist says...

Not a handsome trio are they.
Not a handsome trio are they. Fatcyclist
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2:07pm Mon 28 Feb 11

X Old Bill says...

Looks just like an anti collision strobe on a helo viewed with a small hand held camera to me, so maybe...?
But of course it couldn't be a helicopter because the witness says that it was not an aeroplane.
Unidentified means YOU don't know what it is!
Looks just like an anti collision strobe on a helo viewed with a small hand held camera to me, so maybe...? But of course it couldn't be a helicopter because the witness says that it was not an aeroplane. Unidentified means YOU don't know what it is! X Old Bill
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2:16pm Mon 28 Feb 11

X Old Bill says...

southy wrote:
better film than paul is battleship.
One is a science fiction action film which will not be released until next year.
One is a science fiction comedy which has just been released.
Some comparison......
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: better film than paul is battleship.[/p][/quote]One is a science fiction action film which will not be released until next year. One is a science fiction comedy which has just been released. Some comparison...... X Old Bill
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3:01pm Mon 28 Feb 11

Family Bloke says...

The aliens probably took one look at Lyndhurst, Totton, Salisbury and thought

"it's life Jim, but not as we know it"
The aliens probably took one look at Lyndhurst, Totton, Salisbury and thought "it's life Jim, but not as we know it" Family Bloke
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4:52pm Mon 28 Feb 11

mrx884 says...

i was doing a skywatch from a hill saturday night at lyndhurst...nice clear and cold night...didnt see anything....this was prob seen on a different night....its apity the footage was taken on a mobile as does look interesting....im always on the look out for strange lights
i was doing a skywatch from a hill saturday night at lyndhurst...nice clear and cold night...didnt see anything....this was prob seen on a different night....its apity the footage was taken on a mobile as does look interesting....im always on the look out for strange lights mrx884
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5:12pm Mon 28 Feb 11

MGRA says...

"UFOs" are often seen in the western part of Hampshire.... no one has a clue what they are , much more interesting is what happened near Winchester in the 70s ( google " joyce bowles pratt " ) , hundreds of people reported a UFO that night over southampton.
"UFOs" are often seen in the western part of Hampshire.... no one has a clue what they are , much more interesting is what happened near Winchester in the 70s ( google " joyce bowles pratt " ) , hundreds of people reported a UFO that night over southampton. MGRA
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5:39pm Mon 28 Feb 11

The boy G says...

Nowhere near as good as the one i saw over St catherine`s hill back in 1992.My Brother came home one evening and said he had been watching this light in the sky so i went outside and saw it.It was a single horizontal beam of white light eminating from a large object that was rotating about 1000ft up in the sky,it was dark so i could not see the actual shape of the object,it made no noise.It was not a helicopter or a plane ( iv`e been to enough airshows to know what most sound like) and it was close enough to have been heared if it was.
The object stayed in one place, just hovering with no left,right,up or down movements,i think i watched it for about 30 mins before i got bored and went indoors, to me this was certainly one Unidentified Flying Object.
Nowhere near as good as the one i saw over St catherine`s hill back in 1992.My Brother came home one evening and said he had been watching this light in the sky so i went outside and saw it.It was a single horizontal beam of white light eminating from a large object that was rotating about 1000ft up in the sky,it was dark so i could not see the actual shape of the object,it made no noise.It was not a helicopter or a plane ( iv`e been to enough airshows to know what most sound like) and it was close enough to have been heared if it was. The object stayed in one place, just hovering with no left,right,up or down movements,i think i watched it for about 30 mins before i got bored and went indoors, to me this was certainly one Unidentified Flying Object. The boy G
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12:40am Tue 1 Mar 11

mrx884 says...

i often do skywatches at cradle hill in warminster....most of the activity was in the early 1970s....but that does not mean they still are,nt going to put in an appearance....will keep watching the skys.......i would like to start a skywatch group for the new forest area if anyone is interested
i often do skywatches at cradle hill in warminster....most of the activity was in the early 1970s....but that does not mean they still are,nt going to put in an appearance....will keep watching the skys.......i would like to start a skywatch group for the new forest area if anyone is interested mrx884
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12:40am Tue 1 Mar 11

mrx884 says...

i often do skywatches at cradle hill in warminster....most of the activity was in the early 1970s....but that does not mean they still are,nt going to put in an appearance....will keep watching the skys.......i would like to start a skywatch group for the new forest area if anyone is interested
i often do skywatches at cradle hill in warminster....most of the activity was in the early 1970s....but that does not mean they still are,nt going to put in an appearance....will keep watching the skys.......i would like to start a skywatch group for the new forest area if anyone is interested mrx884
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9:05am Tue 1 Mar 11

downfader says...

Hmm had they considered that it was a) a real space craft and b) that the International Space Station was on a trajectory over the south in the past few days?
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Anyone can see a real spaceship, just look at the NASA website and it tells you when it will fly past next.
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If we do get "visitors" it will be very much like our early efforts. Unmanned, unlit and too small to see, just to take basic images on a fly-by. Our radio signals have reached out several million light years into the galaxy, but we have yet to hear one back. It suggests there is no intelligent, technologically capable life near us.
Hmm had they considered that it was a) a real space craft and b) that the International Space Station was on a trajectory over the south in the past few days? . Anyone can see a real spaceship, just look at the NASA website and it tells you when it will fly past next. . If we do get "visitors" it will be very much like our early efforts. Unmanned, unlit and too small to see, just to take basic images on a fly-by. Our radio signals have reached out several million light years into the galaxy, but we have yet to hear one back. It suggests there is no intelligent, technologically capable life near us. downfader
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9:36am Tue 1 Mar 11

egghead65 says...

what a load of rubbish
what a load of rubbish egghead65
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9:41am Tue 1 Mar 11

egghead65 says...

ive seen better ufo's in my toilet
ive seen better ufo's in my toilet egghead65
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1:20pm Tue 1 Mar 11

sarfhamton says...

i am suprised some of the idiots on here have not blamed the flouride or the Muslims yet
i am suprised some of the idiots on here have not blamed the flouride or the Muslims yet sarfhamton
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2:47pm Tue 1 Mar 11

X Old Bill says...

sarfhamton wrote:
i am suprised some of the idiots on here have not blamed the flouride or the Muslims yet
No, I think that you find that it is Alki Ada putting hallucinogenic drugs in their coffee.
Well it works for Gaddafi...Allegedly.
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: i am suprised some of the idiots on here have not blamed the flouride or the Muslims yet[/p][/quote]No, I think that you find that it is Alki Ada putting hallucinogenic drugs in their coffee. Well it works for Gaddafi...Allegedly. X Old Bill
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