UFO sighted over Otterton
PUBLISHED: 14:06 17 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:26 10 June 2010
SCEPTICS who have dismissed the idea of UFO activity ever lurking in our skies may have to reconsider their belief after a fresh sighting – this time in Otterton.
SCEPTICS who have dismissed the idea of UFO activity ever lurking in our skies may have to reconsider their belief after a fresh sighting - this time in Otterton.
A man called Spencer, from Hampshire, was on holiday in Ladram Bay last week and noticed six bright orange lights moving at speed. He reported what he had seen on the Exmouth Journal website.
His report makes the third sighting in three months.
He said: "I spotted six very bright lights. They appeared over the course of five minutes and moved in a north-to-south direction at high speed over the channel and then faded.
"Five of the six followed exactly the same flight path. They were flying above the prevailing cloud cover and at some point they faded slightly."
Plane-spotter Milos Balvim, of Maer Road, reported a similar sighting earlier this month.
Mr Balvim said he saw an object with clusters of orange lights travelling towards the town at around 11.20pm on Thursday, July 2.
"It appeared to have moved from the Dawlish area and headed towards Exmouth, flying at one point as low as 150 metres above the ground."
The 61-year-old explained he had read reports of an object hovering in the skies over Sandy Bay beach in May, filmed from Devon Cliffs Holiday Park and posted on the internet site YouTube.
The sighting was rumoured to be an alien aircraft but was later dismissed as being a Chinese lantern.
Mr Balvim said: "It was definitely not a lantern. I am quite sceptical about those sorts of things because I am an ex-military officer.
"The shape was like a Rubik's cube and there was an array of light beaming out."
Steve Bassett is a member of an organisation called Paradigm Research Group which is trying to lobby the Government to make the issue of UFOs discussed in Parliament.
Mr Bassett is planning a visit to East Devon with a view of holding a meeting to discuss the recent spate of sightings.