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Aliens and UFOs ruled out in mystery phenomenon in Gloucestershire's skies

By citizenmike  |  Posted: March 16, 2014

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ALIENS and meteors have strangely enough been ruled out as an explanation for the phenomenon seen in Gloucestershire’s skies on Sunday evening.

Tongues are wagging as to what the object was that was caught on camera by people all across Gloucestershire.

More readers have submitted their own snaps of the mysterious sight.

Andrew Hill, from Tuffley, spotted the phenomenon from Haresfield Beacon. He said: “It looks like falling debris with fire or flames at the front of the trails.

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“In the image there are four trails. I hope we will get some reason for this phenomenon soon.”

Reader Paul Hooper also wrote in to say that he was in South Worcestershire when he saw what looked like a ‘UFO falling to earth’.

Astronomer John Fletcher, who runs the Mount Tuffley Observatory from his Tuffley home, ruled out anything falling from space such as a meteor or UFO.

He said: “This is likely to be a distortion of a vapour trail from a jet airliner as it enters the twilight zone in the atmosphere.

“If it was a meteor then it would have been much faster. I can rule out it being anything falling from space.”

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  • the_mogul  |  March 17 2014, 1:07PM

    Frank said it was a trail of the flight from a Pterodactyl which are not extinct but a select group still breed now aparently in the Gloucester area.

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  • JemmyWood  |  March 16 2014, 3:46PM

    That latest 'sighting' is quite obviously the trail of an aircraft as it has flown through the thin layer of cloud.

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  • Apothegm_  |  March 16 2014, 11:24AM

    Having ruled out aliens and UFOs, then surely the only possible option must be one of the feral Big Cats fantasised about by a well-known "Tracker" thereof?!

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