Roddy’s close encounter with possible ‘UFO’ in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 06:30 30 January 2016

Twitter user Kyle Stacey also claimed to see strange lights in Exmouth.

Twitter user Kyle Stacey also claimed to see strange lights in Exmouth.


There have been reports of a possible ‘UFO’ sighting in Exmouth.

Roddy Bridge, 65, from Whimple, was walking back to his car at 10pm on Sunday, January 24, when he saw four blue LED lights in the sky.

The 65-year-old, who has lived in East Devon for 22 years, said: “I was walking back to the car after visiting Exmouth cinema when I saw four LED lights in the sky.

“At first I thought it was a helicopter, but it wasn’t bright enough or making enough noise. I was just stood there bemused, wondering what it was.

“It could have been a UFO. I am a believer, even though I don’t go shouting or raving about it. I am a former army officer. I know what flares they use and there is no way it could be military-related. I have also seen the Northern Lights in Canada and I’m sure it is nothing to do with that.

“I also wondered if it was a hot air balloon, but it didn’t move, it just stayed in the same spot. Other drivers stopped and were looking up at it as I was leaving Exmouth.”

Mr Bridge revealed he had watched a film about aliens before seeing the lights.

He added: “In the morning I had watched Keanu Reeves in the film The Day The Earth Stood Still, where he comes down as an alien to save us all. I’m not an overall believer in the paranormal, but I’d really like to know what the lights are.”

The Journal reported in 2010 that Exmouth man Roy Shaw had come face-to-face with what UFO experts called a Close Encounter of the Third Kind.

Mr Shaw claimed to have seen coloured lights at Phear Park, and says he spotted what he can only describe as a spaceship landing.

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