'Mum the aliens are coming'...boy (9) snaps UFO above Eccleston

St Helens Star: Flying saucers? Tom snapped the picture of the strange yellow light. Flying saucers? Tom snapped the picture of the strange yellow light.

A NINE-year-old UFO spotter yelled "the aliens are coming!" when he noticed strange lights hovering near his home.

Eagle-eyed Tom Cooke snapped the disc like objects on his mobile phone near his Eccleston home on Tuesday (February 16) at around 9.45pm.

The Bleak Hill pupil’s pictures come at the same time as files released by the Ministry of Defence, which suggest thousands of UFO sightings across England over the last 20 years.

Tom, who admitted to being excited and a little scared by the experience, explained: “ It was about 9.45pm and I spotted the first over Kiln Lane. I shouted to my mum the aliens are coming!

“They were silver and orange with about ten or eleven little ones close by. They hovered for about ten minutes, then jetted off.”

Asked about what he thought they could have been, Tom was convinced, saying confidently: “I think they were flying saucers.”

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10:36am Fri 19 Feb 10

Bill Bradbury says...

There was a lady on Radio Merseyside (Wed.) making the same claims. She lived on the Wirral.
I have seen similar lights from Billinge in the direction of Kiln Lane, where I used to live, but they are the landing lights of aircraft going into Liverpool John Lennon Airport. They do seem to hang around for some time then when they turn it as though the "spacecraft" has shot off somewhere.
The other explanation listeners were giving was that they were the lights of these Chinese candle kites, some expensive ones can reach a height of 5000 feet we were informed. It is the Chinese New Year of the Tiger.

Still, Aliens from outer space make a better story. Take me to your leader!
There was a lady on Radio Merseyside (Wed.) making the same claims. She lived on the Wirral. I have seen similar lights from Billinge in the direction of Kiln Lane, where I used to live, but they are the landing lights of aircraft going into Liverpool John Lennon Airport. They do seem to hang around for some time then when they turn it as though the "spacecraft" has shot off somewhere. The other explanation listeners were giving was that they were the lights of these Chinese candle kites, some expensive ones can reach a height of 5000 feet we were informed. It is the Chinese New Year of the Tiger. Still, Aliens from outer space make a better story. Take me to your leader! Bill Bradbury

1:00pm Fri 19 Feb 10

dandydi says...

We saw 1 last night at 8.45 in Carr Mill. It hovered for about 5 mins then just disappeared.
We saw 1 last night at 8.45 in Carr Mill. It hovered for about 5 mins then just disappeared. dandydi

6:56pm Fri 19 Feb 10

plain-truth says...

The Aliens are all ready here..... you looked in the town hall lately.They ain't from this planet thats for sure
The Aliens are all ready here..... you looked in the town hall lately.They ain't from this planet thats for sure plain-truth

7:28pm Wed 24 Feb 10

webman says...

load of tosh, aliens indeed..Its those coloured party balloons or a landing light as someone said..I see some funny looking people in town though most days, but think they are zombies..lol
load of tosh, aliens indeed..Its those coloured party balloons or a landing light as someone said..I see some funny looking people in town though most days, but think they are zombies..lol webman

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