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Video: Is this a UFO over East Anglia?

PUBLISHED: 10:01 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:29 06 July 2010

Could this be a UFO? This is an image of a mysterious light spotted over the city.

The footage, which can be seen in full on the Evening News website, was taken by John Young, of Sprowston, who spotted the light on Wednesday, August 5.

Could this be a UFO? This is an image of a mysterious light spotted over the city.

The footage, which can be seen in full on the Evening News website, was taken by John Young, of Sprowston, who spotted the light on Wednesday, August 5.

The 43-year-old woke at about 3.30am, glanced out of the window and saw the bright light.

News of the sighting comes after dozens of reports of mysterious bright orange lights seen in the skies above Norfolk.

Witnesses have reported seeing the spectacle at locations including Norwich, Dereham, Downham Market, Holkham and Caister recent days.

And last week, a helicopter pilot reported seeing a strange orange light in the sky over Norwich.

Mr Young, who lives in Plaford Road, said: “I glanced out of my bedroom window to see a bright light in the sky, much like a star except slightly larger in appearance and considerably brighter.

“It didn't move but when I played it back on my computer I was surprised to see the object was a perfect sphere with a 'hole' in the middle. You can even see it appears to rotate clockwise for maybe 20 seconds then anti-clockwise for the next and so forth.

“I'm perplexed as to what I saw. Maybe there's a simple explanation but I haven't a clue what it was.”

Meanwhile, there have been a number of reports of strange orange lights over the city.

Many have put the lights down to Chinese lanterns but others have thought otherwise.

As previously reported in the Evening News, helicopter pilot Andrew Goodchild was left baffled by an “unidentified orange light” he spotted just before 10pm on August 2.

The 42-year-old, who has flown since 1991, said at first he thought it was a low-flying helicopter but then realised that the light was “unusual”.

The light was also seen by Malcolm Vicary, of Old Catton, at 9.40pm on the same night. He said: “At first I thought it was a hot air balloon because of the orange glow.

“It suddenly changed direction for a short distance then resumed its original course. The orange glow then went out. It then started to descend quite fast in the direction of St Faith's, very close to Norwich airport. I'm sure it wasn't an aircraft because there were no navigation lights or sound.”

Have you managed to capture one of these strange lights on camera? Contact Evening News reporter Kate Scotter at kate.scotter@archant.co.uk


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