No, and it wasn’t Superman either, say two locals who have seen mysterious lights in the sky around the area.
In response to local astronomer Wiktor Maslowski’s sighting of strange lights above Loughborough on Tuesday April 24, two further sightings have been reported to the Echo.
Paul Seymour, of Loughborough, spotted a strange light while taking a photograph of Venus in the sky on April 22.
He said: “I was at the back of the Moon and Bell and it was a lovely evening. Venus was ever so bright so I took a couple of photographs. When I looked back at them there’s something else in the photographs, a light.”
Air enthusiast Tom Gibson of East Leake has a barn under the flight path to East Midlands Airport and it was in October last year that he saw something strange.
He said: “I saw five blue lights quite low in the sky.
“Now I follow lots of aircraft and I’ve not seen anything like that before.
“One of the lights zoomed off to the left at great speeds over Loughborough.
“They then all disappeared at a huge rate of knots.
“It was unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
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