Halesowen "UFO" sighting

Halesowen News: Picture of the lights taken by Hasbury resident Clive Fellows Picture of the lights taken by Hasbury resident Clive Fellows

Stunned residents are claiming to have seen dozens of “UFOs“ in the sky above Halesowen.

Witnesses have described how they saw a “long string of lights” moving slowly over the town at around 7.30pm last night.

Richard Wells, of Waxland Road, said he was with around a dozen people who watched around 60 to 70 lights moving slowly in the sky toward Birmingham.

Richard said: “They were all travelling in the same direction, toward Birmingham and were very slow and silent, they kept a straight line and didn’t move at all.

“It all lasted for around 20 minutes, I called some of my neighbours outside and we all stood there watching them - it was amazing.

“I told some of the children it must have been Santa’s reindeer on a trial run!”

Kevin Mallen described how saw the lights while fishing with friends in Haden Hill Park, Cradley Heath.

He said: “We couldn’t believe what was happening, it was very surreal. I would be amazed if nobody else saw them.”

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said they had not been contacted by residents about the incident.

For video footage of the "UFOs" click here

Did you witness the “UFOs”?

Do you have any photographs or video footage of the lights? If so email reporter Matt Maher on matt.maher@midlands.newsquest.co.uk or call 01384 358258.

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10:48pm Fri 19 Dec 08

eurostuff says...

Looks like a commercial airline type anti-heat seeking ground to air missile flare/scatter! Prob tripped by mistake, by some over tired Trans-Atlantic pilot by mistake on approach!
Looks like a commercial airline type anti-heat seeking ground to air missile flare/scatter! Prob tripped by mistake, by some over tired Trans-Atlantic pilot by mistake on approach! eurostuff
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11:20am Sat 20 Dec 08

Jimmah says...

Turned out to be a load of Chinese lanterns. The other eye witnesses who said the lights were travelling faster than aircraft and "went south at terrific speed" just go to show how completely mistaken eye witnesses can be!
Turned out to be a load of Chinese lanterns. The other eye witnesses who said the lights were travelling faster than aircraft and "went south at terrific speed" just go to show how completely mistaken eye witnesses can be! Jimmah
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