Top UFO sightings in Lincolnshire

[dropcap]Waltham[/dropcap] residents remain perplexed by flashing lights spotted in the night sky on Friday.

The lights, which appeared to be coming from the south east and were said to be “too big to have been planes”, have caused confusion and left some locals feeling uneasy.

It is the latest strange incident to take place in Lincolnshire in recent years:

‘Men in Black’ in Spalding, 2006

Three men dressed in black apparently visited a member of the public in Spalding who had reported a UFO encounter to police.

The incident, said to have been witnessed by a friend of the individual, was reported on September 29, 2006.

After the supposed visit, the individual who reported the UFO sighting had no recollection of doing so, or of seeing the men dressed in black.

The encounter featured in a raft of UFO documents released to the public last summer by The National Archives.

UFO damages wind farm’ in Conisholme, 2009

Mysterious damage inflicted upon a wind farm turbine gripped the nation in 2009.

The turbine at Conisholme lost one 66ft (20m) blade and another was badly damaged in the early hours of January 4.

UFO enthusiasts claimed the damage was caused by a mystery aircraft. County councillor for the area Robert Palmer said he had seen a “round, white light that seemed to be hovering”.

Ecotricity, which owned the site, said the extent of damage was “unique”. Founder Dale Vince told the BBC: “We have been crawling all over it and have sent bits off for analysis to see if we can work out what caused it.

“Until we have some idea, some plausible explanation that it was not a UFO, I don’t think we should rule it out”.

He added: “To make one of these blades fall off, or to bend it, takes a lot.”

Dozens of witnesses reported seeing flashing orange-coloured lights following the incident, and a range of theories emerged in the national media.

Manufacturer Enercon later released a report suggesting the £1m turbine had suffered mechanical failure causing one of its 65ft blades to break off.

956

In September 1956 the RAF station in Manby logged and observed, through telescope and radar, an 80ft in diameter UFO hovering at 54,000ft over Cleethorpes.

The spherical, glass-like object was visible for more than an hour and disappeared only when it was approached by RAF aircraft.

Pilot ‘disappears’ after making contact with UFO over North Sea, 1970

American exchange pilot Captain William Schaffner disappeared after allegedly making visual contact with a UFO while flying a Lightning F6 jet over the North Sea.

Legend has it the aircraft was found on the seabed with its canopy closed and pilot seat empty.

According to one version of events, Captain Schaffner had joined an airborne investigation into an unidentified aircraft which was travelling at speeds of around 17,000mph between the Shetland Islands and Norway.

When Captain Schaffner, using the callsign Foxtrot 94, reached the object, it was alleged he saw a conical shape surrounded by light with a separate spherical, glass-like object nearby.

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