New UFO sighting in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 15:15 17 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:38 10 June 2010

THERE has been a new UFO sighting in Exmouth – taking the number of reports to no less than five in four months. The latest spotting has prompted some people, intrigued and fascinated by strange activities in the skies, to ask: is there really anything ou

THERE has been a new UFO sighting in Exmouth - taking the number of reports to no less than five in four months.

The latest spotting has prompted some people, intrigued and fascinated by strange activities in the skies, to ask: is there really anything out there?

Jonathan March, of Littleham Road, said he was looking out of his window earlier this month and suddenly noticed a streak of blue light.

He recalled: "I looked into the sky and faster than I could blink, a streak of blue light shot up at a slight angle, travelling away from me in a south-easterly direction."

Jonathan said it moved faster than anything he had seen and thought it was too fast to be a shooting star.

He added: "It exploded in a very small bright flash of blue and was then gone." Jonathan said he did not think it was a natural phenomenon.

A holidaymaker who visited Ladram Bay last month reported a sighting via the Exmouth Journal website of six bright orange lights moving at speed over the area.

And, plane-spotter Milos Balvim, of Maer Road, noticed something similar earlier that month.

Mr Balvim said he saw an object with clusters of orange lights in the sky travelling towards Exmouth and at one point was moving as low as 150 metres above the ground.

He said 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 Youtube.

The sighting, however, was later dismissed as being a Chinese lantern.

Mr Balvim, reflecting on the moment he saw the strange lights, said: "It was definitely not a lantern.

"I am very fond of aviation so I look to the skies a lot, trying to spot planes. I know for a fact, therefore, that it was not a normal aircraft.

"I am very curious, though, as to what it actually was.

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