Flashing lights spark a UFO mystery

NUMEROUS sightings of unusual flashing lights in the night sky were reported over Basingstoke last Thursday.

Postman Ron Brooker, 57, of Timor Road, Popley, saw the lights after leaving a quiz night with five friends at the Recreation Hall, in Old Basing.

He said: “It was after dark around 10.30pm when we saw a dull white light flickering up in the sky and moving slowly right to left, and then left to right. It was up there for about 10 minutes and could still be seen when we arrived at our home in Popley.”

Two friends in the Brighton Hill area were in a back garden in Porter Road, when Kayley Parker’s dog, Zena, started barking, alerting them to the strange lights which were moving slowly forwards and backwards in the skies over Down Grange.

Amy Waissen, 20, of Beechwood Close, Hatch Warren, was at friend Kayley’s house, in Port Road, and said: “I don’t usually believe in UFOs but we definitely saw something up in the sky just after 10pm. The lights were green and moving slowly backwards and forwards for 10 minutes.”

A student from Yateley, Sophie Tottman, 22, saw a cigar-shaped light in cloudy skies over Fleet. She said: “I was driving in Fleet with a friend when we saw a long pale yellow light just above the trees near Fleet bends. It was moving left to right slowly for about 10 minutes just after 10pm.”

A further sighting was made by a number of people examining the night sky in the Tadley Way area, and comments were also posted on Twitter regarding the night’s events.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said the force did not receive any significant calls, but Flight Lieutenant Katie Sheppeck, at RAF Odiham, said: “We did have a few Chinooks on routine manoeuvres around 10pm, and the seven-mile westerly approach to our airfield does pass through parts of Basingstoke such as Brighton Hill, Hatch Warren and Kempshott.

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11:12am Tue 22 May 12

Keep_Calm_And_Comment says...

The only strange and unexpected lights you tend to see around the estates of Basingstoke in the evening belong to the rarely spotted 'Stagecoach Evening Bus Service'. Come to think of it, you're more likely to see a flying saucer.......
The only strange and unexpected lights you tend to see around the estates of Basingstoke in the evening belong to the rarely spotted 'Stagecoach Evening Bus Service'. Come to think of it, you're more likely to see a flying saucer....... Keep_Calm_And_Comment

2:28pm Tue 22 May 12

deepinsight says...

The lights were from a ground based source to the North of Basingstoke in the Reading area. The low and broken cloud cover at the time was reflecting the light quite brightly at times and not at all at others.

This type of thing is used by circuses, nightclubs, travelling fairs etc to promote their presence.
The lights were from a ground based source to the North of Basingstoke in the Reading area. The low and broken cloud cover at the time was reflecting the light quite brightly at times and not at all at others. This type of thing is used by circuses, nightclubs, travelling fairs etc to promote their presence. deepinsight

2:53pm Tue 22 May 12

rgray222 says...

Sometimes it is very hard to determine what you are seeing. There are cases that really give yo pause and make you wonder what is going on in our skies. Credible case files with short write up and some with short videos
http://www.educating
humanity.com/p/most-
credible-ufo-cases.h
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Sometimes it is very hard to determine what you are seeing. There are cases that really give yo pause and make you wonder what is going on in our skies. Credible case files with short write up and some with short videos http://www.educating humanity.com/p/most- credible-ufo-cases.h tml rgray222

3:53pm Tue 22 May 12

Buster Preciation says...

Amy Waissen, 20, of Beechwood Close, Hatch Warren said: “I don’t usually believe in UFOs ....."
I wonder what Amy calls flying objects that she can't identify? Perhaps the reporter should have asked!
Amy Waissen, 20, of Beechwood Close, Hatch Warren said: “I don’t usually believe in UFOs ....." I wonder what Amy calls flying objects that she can't identify? Perhaps the reporter should have asked! Buster Preciation

9:05pm Wed 23 May 12

Beats108 says...

think a few to many people in this story has either been on the good old alcoholic beverages or been smoking summit they should not have been!!!
think a few to many people in this story has either been on the good old alcoholic beverages or been smoking summit they should not have been!!! Beats108

5:19pm Mon 28 May 12

Workshopwiddow says...

Hi, This was not the first occourence of the Lights in the sky.I live in Bramley and the light appeared to be a search light, ground based, I had seen it on my return from Mortimer via Stratfield Saye the previous week also. I am late home most nights as I am a care worker. could it be someone has got their hands on an old war searchlight ? the truth is out there?
Hi, This was not the first occourence of the Lights in the sky.I live in Bramley and the light appeared to be a search light, ground based, I had seen it on my return from Mortimer via Stratfield Saye the previous week also. I am late home most nights as I am a care worker. could it be someone has got their hands on an old war searchlight ? the truth is out there? Workshopwiddow

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