UFOs spotted over Thornton Heath

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The truth is out there, and it is hovering above Thornton Heath.

A woman in her sixties claims she has seen mysterious lights above her Thornton Heath home for nearly a month.

Every night the Trafford Road resident sees the unexplained orbs high above the flight path of airplanes, hovering for hours at a time.

The woman, who asked not to be named, claims the unidentified flying objects are circular in shape and have a series of flashing lights very different to that of mainstream terrestrial aircraft.

The concerned resident said: “I can’t beleive no one else has seen these things.

"They are here almost every night. I just don’t know what they are.

"They fly higher than airplanes but they don’t move like any aircraft I have ever seen.

"Sometimes they hover, very still and sometimes they dart about the sky.

“My sister told me that I should get in touch with someone to tell them I just don’t know who to speak to.

"The lights only ever appear when it is dark."

A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said: “The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.

"Unless there is evidence of a potential threat, there is no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported."

• What do you think? Have you seen any mysterious lights in the sky? Let us know in the comments section below.

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12:49pm Fri 6 Mar 09

tramlinker says...

Maybe it's Brian in an un-piloted drone checking out Croydon on behalf of Worthing Borough Council? For those purists who may write "how can Brian be in an UN-piloted drone?" the answer is,with Brian anything is possible.
Maybe it's Brian in an un-piloted drone checking out Croydon on behalf of Worthing Borough Council? For those purists who may write "how can Brian be in an UN-piloted drone?" the answer is,with Brian anything is possible. tramlinker
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12:58pm Fri 6 Mar 09

ANNE GILES says...

I think this woman needs glasses.
I think this woman needs glasses. ANNE GILES
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2:23pm Fri 6 Mar 09

scoffer says...

Or maybe it's tinkerbelltom - she has a habit of seeing and saying strange things!! on another forum she propositioned me!! rofl!!
Or maybe it's tinkerbelltom - she has a habit of seeing and saying strange things!! on another forum she propositioned me!! rofl!! scoffer
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2:55pm Fri 6 Mar 09

Angela M says...

Twinkling orbs high up in the night sky... Is anyone else thinking "stars"?
Twinkling orbs high up in the night sky... Is anyone else thinking "stars"? Angela M
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3:48pm Fri 6 Mar 09

Missusinthedales says...

Actually guys, im not crazy neither do I need glasses, but maybe there is a ufo. I mean I don't believe in them myself anyway but for the past couple months above forestdale there ia a massive light (could be a star but i think it's too big and bright for a star). It wud stay for hours on end and sometimes have flashing blue sometimes red lights.
Actually guys, im not crazy neither do I need glasses, but maybe there is a ufo. I mean I don't believe in them myself anyway but for the past couple months above forestdale there ia a massive light (could be a star but i think it's too big and bright for a star). It wud stay for hours on end and sometimes have flashing blue sometimes red lights. Missusinthedales
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8:03pm Fri 6 Mar 09

jjsmithy says...

A satalite?
A satalite? jjsmithy
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9:03pm Fri 6 Mar 09

ANNE GILES says...

Well - we live in Selsdon Vale, which is next to Forestdale and we would be able to see it if it was really there. Some of these people need to cut down on their alcohol intake, I think.
Well - we live in Selsdon Vale, which is next to Forestdale and we would be able to see it if it was really there. Some of these people need to cut down on their alcohol intake, I think. ANNE GILES
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6:52am Sat 7 Mar 09

Brian Tarring says...

ANNE GILES wrote:
Well - we live in Selsdon Vale, which is next to Forestdale and we would be able to see it if it was really there. Some of these people need to cut down on their alcohol intake, I think.
at least we know as how to drink in tarring so we dont see nothing up in the sky with all lights and all.you lot in Croydon and thornton heath cant take your alcahol properly like ha ha
[quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: Well - we live in Selsdon Vale, which is next to Forestdale and we would be able to see it if it was really there. Some of these people need to cut down on their alcohol intake, I think.[/p][/quote]at least we know as how to drink in tarring so we dont see nothing up in the sky with all lights and all.you lot in Croydon and thornton heath cant take your alcahol properly like ha ha Brian Tarring
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10:47am Sat 7 Mar 09

scoffer says...

Yeah alright tramline or whatever you call yerself... you messed up yer bed at 6am and matron hasnt come in yet to clean you up!! rofl!!
Yeah alright tramline or whatever you call yerself... you messed up yer bed at 6am and matron hasnt come in yet to clean you up!! rofl!! scoffer
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11:25am Sat 7 Mar 09

Brian Sewer says...

Must be someone smoking croydon special ciggies ha ha
Must be someone smoking croydon special ciggies ha ha Brian Sewer
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10:11pm Sat 7 Mar 09

ANNE GILES says...

Actually, it wasn't a UFO at all. It was me, flying over the area trying to spread a bit of good cheer.
Actually, it wasn't a UFO at all. It was me, flying over the area trying to spread a bit of good cheer. ANNE GILES
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11:20am Sun 8 Mar 09

tramlinker says...

ANNE GILES wrote:
Actually, it wasn't a UFO at all. It was me, flying over the area trying to spread a bit of good cheer.
Did you manage to hover over West Worthing by chance?
[quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: Actually, it wasn't a UFO at all. It was me, flying over the area trying to spread a bit of good cheer.[/p][/quote]Did you manage to hover over West Worthing by chance? tramlinker
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10:51am Mon 9 Mar 09

Bob Peel says...

If the informant lives in Trafford Road she's probably under the effects of passively smoking ganga.
If the informant lives in Trafford Road she's probably under the effects of passively smoking ganga. Bob Peel
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1:16pm Mon 9 Mar 09

mealone says...

Has !st of April come early??
Has !st of April come early?? mealone
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3:02pm Mon 9 Mar 09

ANNE GILES says...

tramlinker wrote:
ANNE GILES wrote: Actually, it wasn't a UFO at all. It was me, flying over the area trying to spread a bit of good cheer.
Did you manage to hover over West Worthing by chance?
No - it would have been a waste of time!!
[quote][p][bold]tramlinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: Actually, it wasn't a UFO at all. It was me, flying over the area trying to spread a bit of good cheer.[/p][/quote]Did you manage to hover over West Worthing by chance?[/p][/quote]No - it would have been a waste of time!! ANNE GILES
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6:41pm Mon 9 Mar 09

Paul R Harper says...

As Chairman, of Croydon Astronomical Society I get several requests a year from members of the public about UFO sightings. In the last couple of months a few people have reported seeing a bright light in the western horizon. Brighter than most stars. This bright light is the planet Venus; which often confuse people. In this particular case I do not think it is Venus. Whether this was a UFO sighting, I do not know.
As Chairman, of Croydon Astronomical Society I get several requests a year from members of the public about UFO sightings. In the last couple of months a few people have reported seeing a bright light in the western horizon. Brighter than most stars. This bright light is the planet Venus; which often confuse people. In this particular case I do not think it is Venus. Whether this was a UFO sighting, I do not know. Paul R Harper
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10:24am Tue 10 Mar 09

Bob Peel says...

What about the ISS - any one run the Keps for that?
What about the ISS - any one run the Keps for that? Bob Peel
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10:25am Tue 10 Mar 09

Bob Peel says...

There's plenty of cases of 'Alien' in Lunar House.

There's plenty of cases of 'Alien' in Lunar House. Bob Peel
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1:49pm Tue 10 Mar 09

Paul R Harper says...

Bob Peel wrote:
What about the ISS - any one run the Keps for that?
Bob is certainly correct. The International Space Station (ISS) does confuse people as well. It is one of brightest man made objects that crosses our skies from time to time. The space shuttle can also be extremely, when passing overhead.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Peel[/bold] wrote: What about the ISS - any one run the Keps for that?[/p][/quote]Bob is certainly correct. The International Space Station (ISS) does confuse people as well. It is one of brightest man made objects that crosses our skies from time to time. The space shuttle can also be extremely, when passing overhead. Paul R Harper
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4:09pm Tue 10 Mar 09

Bob Peel says...

There's a shuttle launch to the ISS at 0120z Thurs 12/03/2009. If anyone with a scanner wished to listen to the comms direct then tune 259.7MHz AM mode and listen until 0200z. There's only around a five minutes window but use of a telescopic antenna - or a helical outside will give good results.
There's a shuttle launch to the ISS at 0120z Thurs 12/03/2009. If anyone with a scanner wished to listen to the comms direct then tune 259.7MHz AM mode and listen until 0200z. There's only around a five minutes window but use of a telescopic antenna - or a helical outside will give good results. Bob Peel
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5:15pm Wed 11 Mar 09

ohdearyme says...

I hope they weren't looking for intelligent life forms.....
I hope they weren't looking for intelligent life forms..... ohdearyme
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11:12am Thu 12 Mar 09

ANNE GILES says...

ohdearyme wrote:
I hope they weren't looking for intelligent life forms.....
They were, but I was in Selsdon, so they couldn't find me.
[quote][p][bold]ohdearyme[/bold] wrote: I hope they weren't looking for intelligent life forms.....[/p][/quote]They were, but I was in Selsdon, so they couldn't find me. ANNE GILES
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