Revellers in Shrewsbury spotted unusual orange lights moving in the sky above the town over the weekend â€“ adding further sightings to the countyâ€™s UFO phenomenon.
The lights were seen moving in the same direction at about 11.30pm on Saturday by a number of people in the town, including revellers at C21 in Abbey Foregate. It comes after UFO experts launched an inquiry.
The investigation in Shropshire follows a number of sightings in the area.
Kate Tugwell was out in the county town when she spotted the moving unidentified objects.
She said: â€œI was outside C21 at around 11.30pm on Saturday and saw two large orange lights in the sky moving along in the same direction. They had a hazy glow around them and were definitely not stars or helicopters or planes.
â€œI canâ€™t explain what they were. I have since found out that a couple of my friends who I was not with at the time also saw these orange lights. I would love to know if there is an explanation for them and how many other people saw them, surely we canâ€™t be the only ones.â€?
Phillip Hoyle, of the UFO Investigation and Research Unit in Shrewsbury, is conducting an investigation into the phenomenon after up to 30 Shropshire sightings of mysterious spheres of light were logged by UFO experts in the last two months â€“ with eight recorded in one week.
Many people sighted the globes in the skies on March 10. But Mr Hoyle said he believed there was no meteorological explanation.
Doris Matthews, of Wigmore, near Ludlow, says she and her daughter Cheryl have been unable to lead a peaceful life since an encounter with a UFO on the eve of the Millennium. She said they had regularly seen unusual lights and had bizarre experiences.