A woman in East Yorkshire, England, may have witnessed the sighting of a real unidentified flying object (UFO) earlier this month, according to a report.
The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, noticed something unusual in the sky outside her home in the eastern English village of Cottingham around 9pm on September 5, the Hull Daily Mail reported.
“There were oval lights side by side horizontally and it was very quiet. My first thoughts were, I didn’t know what they were, and I was like, ‘Are my eyes playing tricks on me?'” the woman said.
The bizarre sighting disappeared after the woman took a picture, she claimed.
No one else had seen the object, but the woman’s neighbors said her patio had been covered in earth after the alleged UFO sighting, which they described as “very strange”.
The woman sent the photo she took to her friend Leslie Kean, an investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author of the book UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record.
According to the Hull Daily Mail, Kean determined that the September 5 encounter was “most likely a UFO sighting.”
She forwarded the image to a lab, which examined the photo and supported her UFO theory.
The Cottingham woman was reportedly still “a bit undecided” on whether or not UFOs existed.
The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a US-based non-profit organization that investigates UFO sightings, receives an estimated 100 sighting reports each year.
According to Bill McNeff, lead investigator for the MUFON Minnesota chapter, only 10% of UFO cases in the past go unidentified.
UFO sightings can be explained by satellites, planets, twinkling stars and weather phenomena, among other things.
One of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets was mistakenly identified as a UFO after launching from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida last Saturday.
Some of the company’s Starlink satellites were also mistaken for an alien spacecraft when they became visible in the Texas sky earlier this month.
Despite instances of misidentification, authentic UFO sightings have increased over the past 20 or 30 years, and now about 20% of the reports MUFON investigates cannot be explained, McNeff claimed.
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