UFO sightings as fighter jets fly low over north Kent
People have reported seeing UFOs in the sky after hearing fighter jets flying above north Kent at the weekend.
People across Gravesend and Dartford reported hearing the low-flying fighter jets on Saturday evening.
Some took to a UFO sighting website to report bright lights being chased by fighter jets.
Adrian and Jessica, from Istead Rise, posted on the site: "We looked out on the patio toward the sky and saw a reddy orange shaped object (which was very low in the sky) and was an oval shape but quite large.
"It was moving in an unusual pattern (unlike conventional aircraft) and did a tight abrupt circle before shooting off in such a fast fashion that the two jets that appeared were too late to catch up with it."
Matt, from Dartford, also posted, saying: "I see LOTS around 50 [sic.] what appeared to be bright lights / stars, at first glance in the sky.
"Upon closer inspection, they appeared to be moving, then a loud rumbling noise of fighter jets whooshed past very very low.... I heard a few loud bangs, it is all very eerie and quite strange."
And people took to our Facebook page to complain about the noise.
Clare Marvell[cut]ly Mad Knowles wrote: "What was all that noise about!! Low flying aircrafts??? freaked [sic.] us all out!"
An as yet unconfirmed but simpler explanation is that it was an RAF training exercise in preparation for the Olympics.
uforn: Hi baz how are you ?
Jul 6, 2014 11:11:14 GMT 1
barry: All good fella, just browsing the net for the usual UFO fakes
Jul 6, 2014 11:12:22 GMT 1
uforn: Thats all it seems to be at the min (fakes)I cant find anything decent
Jul 6, 2014 11:15:18 GMT 1
barry: There is a new post on here about translucent UFO's, the only report I have is from 1973 about a translucent object over Wiltshire the shape of a 50p but about 40 feet across. Witnessed by 2 friends
Jul 6, 2014 11:18:33 GMT 1
uforn: You should write that report up and post it in the thread
Jul 6, 2014 11:20:18 GMT 1
barry: I don't have the original report, I am just remembering 40 years ago! It would be pointless, but handy to remember
Jul 6, 2014 11:22:53 GMT 1
uforn: Oh well never mind, I remember David Cayton talking about a translucent triangle UFO in the UK, I'll try find the documentary it was on, its an interesting case.
Jul 6, 2014 11:27:51 GMT 1
barry: Quite rare for a sighting, I remember quite a few weird UFO sightings around the same time (one guy, saw a ball shaped object appear like segments of an orange until it made the ball shape then go straight up, very fast, again in Wiltshire)
Jul 6, 2014 11:33:21 GMT 1
barry: All the old reports exist, I have just to find the person that has got them, no luck yet
Jul 6, 2014 11:35:24 GMT 1
uforn: Wiltshire is a hotspot for sightings.
Jul 6, 2014 11:37:25 GMT 1
barry: It was crazy in the 70's and 80's We got a lot of reports of off the police about weird stuff, (yep they called us!)
Jul 6, 2014 11:39:45 GMT 1