UFO - or the Perseid meteors?

PUBLISHED: 12:44 28 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:44 10 June 2010

I?HAVE?been reading the article New UFO sighting in Exmouth . I appreciate these UFO stories make easy copy, but a little more investigation into these sightings would not go amiss.

I?HAVE?been reading the article "New UFO sighting in Exmouth".

I appreciate these UFO stories make easy copy, but a little more investigation into these sightings would not go amiss.

Was Mr March's sighting by any chance on August 12? That sounds like a very good description of one of the Perseid meteors.

As to sky lanterns - whatever people imagine they ought to look like - these account for the majority of sightings these days, and a little research can often track them to local festivals.

Ray Girvan,

Topsham (via email)

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