Did an alien spaceship pass over my house?

Did an alien spaceship pass over my house?

ALIEN WATCH: Jason Day scanning the skies in Thorn Avenue, Brickfields. Picture: Nick Toogood. 53402201

UFO? One of the pictures Jason Day took on his mobile phone.

UFO? One of the pictures Jason Day took on his mobile phone.

First published in News Worcester News: Photograph of the Author by

A WORCESTER man has taken photos of what could be a UFO flying through the skies on New Year’s Eve.

The pictures were captured by 27-year-old Jason Day on his camera phone as a mysterious object passed over his home in Thorn Avenue, Brickfields, at about 9pm.

Mr Day had gone outside for a cigarette when he first noticed the UFO but it disappeared and he went back inside.

When he came back out, this time with a camera phone, it reappeared and he was able to capture an image of it.

Mr Day, an aircraft enthusiast, said he was not sure what it was but was convinced it wasn’t a plane.

He said: “There was no sound whatsoever when it came over. I just scratched my head and went back to talk to my wife. I went back outside to have the cigarette and it was there again, coming from the back of my garden, over the top of my house.

“On the two photographs I took, it appears to have changed shape. On one of the photographs it looks sort of parachute-shaped. I don’t know what it was but I’m certain it was not a plane. When I told my son the next morning he said, ‘Are UFOs real, Dad?’”

In the past it has been suggested that the UFOs are simply Chinese lanterns which are sometimes used at weddings and other celebrations.

Andrew Milner of The Ridings in Droitwich also saw “two dozen lights over his home at about 12.15am yesterday morning, shortly after the start of the new year, but believes what he saw were probably Chinese lanterns.

Michael Soper, media spokesman for Contact International UFO research, said he could not comment on the photographs until he had consulted fellow experts.

But he said it would be possible to check if the object was travelling in the same direction as the wind or whether there were any parties nearby which could indicate it was a Chinese lantern.

He said: “We do want people to come forward and tell us about the sightings. We have had videos of fast-moving objects in the sky. There are a number of UFO hot spots, including Herefordshire and the Malvern Hills.”

If you believe you have seen a UFO call the hotline on 01869 320989 or visit contactinternational.co.uk.

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10:08am Sat 2 Jan 10

snowdrop_40 jones says...

Here we go again-every celebration night;bonfire night,Christmas Eve,New Years Eve;you run a report on somebody who sees Chinese Lanterns floating over their house and thinks we are being invaded!!!
Check chineselanterns.co.u
k you can buy some yourself.They are also commonly used to celebrate the life of a lost loved one.
Here we go again-every celebration night;bonfire night,Christmas Eve,New Years Eve;you run a report on somebody who sees Chinese Lanterns floating over their house and thinks we are being invaded!!! Check chineselanterns.co.u k you can buy some yourself.They are also commonly used to celebrate the life of a lost loved one. snowdrop_40 jones
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10:11am Sat 2 Jan 10

High Time says...

I think the men from Mars invaded the St Johns area on new years morning just after midnight there were 20 or more spaceships flying by or were they shooting stars,but I think we will have io settle for Chinese Lanterns.
I think the men from Mars invaded the St Johns area on new years morning just after midnight there were 20 or more spaceships flying by or were they shooting stars,but I think we will have io settle for Chinese Lanterns. High Time
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11:38am Sat 2 Jan 10

ali0268 says...

We saw the chinese lanterns too, at Perdiswell, you can see them every year if you go to the close of the worcester festival by the fountains they let them off the off the cricket ground side of the river and some just end up floating off down the river if they don`t catch the wind are these unidentified floating objects, still ufo i supose
We saw the chinese lanterns too, at Perdiswell, you can see them every year if you go to the close of the worcester festival by the fountains they let them off the off the cricket ground side of the river and some just end up floating off down the river if they don`t catch the wind are these unidentified floating objects, still ufo i supose ali0268
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11:59am Sat 2 Jan 10

CJH says...

Perhaps he should ask the woman who predicts the future with asparagus...
Perhaps he should ask the woman who predicts the future with asparagus... CJH
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1:45pm Sat 2 Jan 10

Pangy says...

As we let our chinese lanterns off on New Yeaars eve after midnight and they sailed away high in the sky I said to our friends that I bet it would be in the Evening News someone had seen a UFO.
As we let our chinese lanterns off on New Yeaars eve after midnight and they sailed away high in the sky I said to our friends that I bet it would be in the Evening News someone had seen a UFO. Pangy
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2:56pm Sat 2 Jan 10

Avante says...

It was great watching all the Chinese Lanterns floating over on New Years Eve. I just cant believe that firstly someone is dopey enough to think they are from outer space, and secondly that the Worcester News doesnt just tell him "they were Chinese Lanterns mate" and dedicated news space to real news instead!
It was great watching all the Chinese Lanterns floating over on New Years Eve. I just cant believe that firstly someone is dopey enough to think they are from outer space, and secondly that the Worcester News doesnt just tell him "they were Chinese Lanterns mate" and dedicated news space to real news instead! Avante
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8:13pm Sat 2 Jan 10

helen donovan says...

We saw lots of these over the roof of our house on New Years Eve too just after midnight. My daughter has pictures on her mobile phone.
We assumed they were lanterns of some description, but wondered why Chinese lanterns as their New Year isn't until much later.
We saw lots of these over the roof of our house on New Years Eve too just after midnight. My daughter has pictures on her mobile phone. We assumed they were lanterns of some description, but wondered why Chinese lanterns as their New Year isn't until much later. helen donovan
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8:37pm Sat 2 Jan 10

raq says...

fag butts flying through the air . . . .
fag butts flying through the air . . . . raq
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8:41pm Sat 2 Jan 10

helen donovan says...

LOL! I hope not, there were loads!!!
LOL! I hope not, there were loads!!! helen donovan
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8:54pm Sat 2 Jan 10

Peter WR5 says...

They were aliens. They disguise themselves as Chinese Lanterns to fool us, but actually come from a planet hidden in a distant galaxy far beyond the Milky Way. One landed in my garden at about 12:35 am, shouted 'Hootenany', gave me a big kiss and asked me to help him finish of a bottle of Veuve Clicquot 2016. He said it was better than the 2037 but was getting confused with reverse time travel. Me, I'm off to find some Malvern Water for my headache. Happy New Year to you all, my lovelies!
They were aliens. They disguise themselves as Chinese Lanterns to fool us, but actually come from a planet hidden in a distant galaxy far beyond the Milky Way. One landed in my garden at about 12:35 am, shouted 'Hootenany', gave me a big kiss and asked me to help him finish of a bottle of Veuve Clicquot 2016. He said it was better than the 2037 but was getting confused with reverse time travel. Me, I'm off to find some Malvern Water for my headache. Happy New Year to you all, my lovelies! Peter WR5
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9:58am Sun 3 Jan 10

DarrenM says...

"Did an alien spaceship pass over my house?" - That would be no.
"Did an alien spaceship pass over my house?" - That would be no. DarrenM
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12:53pm Sun 3 Jan 10

GroovyChick says...

Why do Worcester News waste time printing stuff like this, we all know they are chinese lanterns, surely the people that work for WN also know this - or are they aliens themselves.
I saw big sparkly things in the sky that made a loud bang - were these the spaceships backfiring I wonder!
Why do Worcester News waste time printing stuff like this, we all know they are chinese lanterns, surely the people that work for WN also know this - or are they aliens themselves. I saw big sparkly things in the sky that made a loud bang - were these the spaceships backfiring I wonder! GroovyChick
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4:14pm Sun 3 Jan 10

LauraJ says...

I also saw the Chinese Lanterns over Warndon on Christamas Evening, so nothing unusal.
I also saw the Chinese Lanterns over Warndon on Christamas Evening, so nothing unusal. LauraJ
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4:36pm Sun 3 Jan 10

whyme says...

You've gotta take your hats off to the aliens, they know when to visit earth for a bit of sight-seeing. They can buzz around our skies all they like on New Years Eve knowing that everyone will put it down to chinese lanterns. Well done to them.
You've gotta take your hats off to the aliens, they know when to visit earth for a bit of sight-seeing. They can buzz around our skies all they like on New Years Eve knowing that everyone will put it down to chinese lanterns. Well done to them. whyme
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4:52pm Sun 3 Jan 10

moonpig says...

I suppose we should be pleased that there is nothing horrible or tragic happening in Worcester so that space can be given over to such a silly bit of fluff! I love this quote in the article:
"But he said it would be possible to check if the object was travelling in the same direction as the wind or whether there were any parties nearby which could indicate it was a Chinese lantern."
Hmmm now let me think.. New Years Eve - I wonder if they just might have been some parties in the area?!! Amazing to think that there are people whose job it is to check this out.
I suppose we should be pleased that there is nothing horrible or tragic happening in Worcester so that space can be given over to such a silly bit of fluff! I love this quote in the article: "But he said it would be possible to check if the object was travelling in the same direction as the wind or whether there were any parties nearby which could indicate it was a Chinese lantern." Hmmm now let me think.. New Years Eve - I wonder if they just might have been some parties in the area?!! Amazing to think that there are people whose job it is to check this out. moonpig
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4:52pm Sun 3 Jan 10

helen donovan says...

LOL!! I am enjoying this!!
LOL!! I am enjoying this!! helen donovan
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5:09pm Sun 3 Jan 10

daffy says...

yet another story to make the people of worcester look stupid. why is it called worcester news.
yet another story to make the people of worcester look stupid. why is it called worcester news. daffy
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6:33pm Sun 3 Jan 10

stiffone says...

it wasnt a chinese lantern flying over st peters @ 500 miles an hour was it

for a mo i thought it was doc from back to the future
it wasnt a chinese lantern flying over st peters @ 500 miles an hour was it for a mo i thought it was doc from back to the future stiffone
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9:23am Mon 4 Jan 10

Common Sense says...

I don't know about Worcester, Droitwich or Evesham, but just after midnight on the 31st December, in Pershore, there were SEVERAL flying saucers - flying very low and back-firing constantly!

I saw the engine flashes, but missed to see the shape of the vehicle itself.

Where they crashed, I don't know, but the WN will no doubt report it.

Regarding Chinese Lanterns - fine! Why not?

Question - where do they land or "come to earth" and who collects them up?

Or are they just left lying around somewhere, on the rest of our litter-strewn island?

I doubt they are they edible - just left for curious cattle and sheep to choke on, I suppose? So what's new?

CS.
I don't know about Worcester, Droitwich or Evesham, but just after midnight on the 31st December, in Pershore, there were SEVERAL flying saucers - flying very low and back-firing constantly! I saw the engine flashes, but missed to see the shape of the vehicle itself. Where they crashed, I don't know, but the WN will no doubt report it. Regarding Chinese Lanterns - fine! Why not? Question - where do they land or "come to earth" and who collects them up? Or are they just left lying around somewhere, on the rest of our litter-strewn island? I doubt they are they edible - just left for curious cattle and sheep to choke on, I suppose? So what's new? CS. Common Sense
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9:11pm Mon 4 Jan 10

pudniw_gib says...

CS, quite a few are now bio degradable , bamboo or similar and paper.

http://www.nightskyl
anterns.co.uk/chines
e-lanterns/eco-lante
rns-no-wire-/prod_33
.html

so not to unpleasant :) I have a re usable one that can be tethered to a long line.
CS, quite a few are now bio degradable , bamboo or similar and paper. http://www.nightskyl anterns.co.uk/chines e-lanterns/eco-lante rns-no-wire-/prod_33 .html so not to unpleasant :) I have a re usable one that can be tethered to a long line. pudniw_gib
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9:46pm Mon 4 Jan 10

Common Sense says...

Very pleased to hear that, Windup - thanks.

As I still say - "you learn something everyday"!

Mind you - the two that Jason Day saw in Brickfields, were most likely tethered to a single passing craft - (they rarely travel close together, only in Will Smith films), so it was probably secretly spying on Worcester, ready for an invasion in the coming next few years.

Maybe even looking for possible housing sites, under cover of darkness?

...but I reveal too much already!

CS.

PS: It was NOT Dr.Who - silly idea, that!
Very pleased to hear that, Windup - thanks. As I still say - "you learn something everyday"! Mind you - the two that Jason Day saw in Brickfields, were most likely tethered to a single passing craft - (they rarely travel close together, only in Will Smith films), so it was probably secretly spying on Worcester, ready for an invasion in the coming next few years. Maybe even looking for possible housing sites, under cover of darkness? ...but I reveal too much already! CS. PS: It was NOT Dr.Who - silly idea, that! Common Sense
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9:59pm Mon 4 Jan 10

drbeat says...

I'm sure that what he saw was in fact a 'Weather Ballon'...In the near future the Worcester News will be publishing pictures of him with the 'wreckage'....LOL!
I'm sure that what he saw was in fact a 'Weather Ballon'...In the near future the Worcester News will be publishing pictures of him with the 'wreckage'....LOL! drbeat
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9:59am Tue 5 Jan 10

Avante says...

I guess it passed over his house, thought that there was no intelligent life form around, considered what a waste of a journey it had been, over nmillions and millions of miles, taking thousands of years, to find another planet where there were signs of life - didnt fancy the journey back home, sospontaneously combusted.
I guess it passed over his house, thought that there was no intelligent life form around, considered what a waste of a journey it had been, over nmillions and millions of miles, taking thousands of years, to find another planet where there were signs of life - didnt fancy the journey back home, sospontaneously combusted. Avante
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5:23pm Tue 5 Jan 10

SgtAl says...

I believe an alien broke into my house late at night on New Years eve.

I believe this because after consuming one or two alcoholic drinks in town, just to put me into a deep sleep, I awoke to find all the money in my wallet missing. I also believe the alien hit me on the head to confirm my slumber as I woke with a splitting head ache, he must also have dressed me in my sleep. Sneaky little git.

I was also possibly probed, as my backside was killing me all day.
I believe an alien broke into my house late at night on New Years eve. I believe this because after consuming one or two alcoholic drinks in town, just to put me into a deep sleep, I awoke to find all the money in my wallet missing. I also believe the alien hit me on the head to confirm my slumber as I woke with a splitting head ache, he must also have dressed me in my sleep. Sneaky little git. I was also possibly probed, as my backside was killing me all day. SgtAl
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