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PICTURES: UFO spotted above Portreath

By WBEsme  |  Posted: April 28, 2014

  • A witness reconstruction of the UFO.

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AN UNIDENTIFIED flying object (UFO) was spotted by several people in the skies above Portreath last night.

The mystery object, which has been described as “quite large” and “triangular”, was spotted around 11pm by households in the Porthreath and Helston areas.

Now founder of the Cornwall UFO Research Group (Cuforg), Dave Gillham, is appealing for witnesses to come forward to shed some light on the unexplained aircraft.

Mr Gillham said: “I like to log these things to find out what they are.

“Apparently there were quite a few people who saw the sighting last night.

“It’s nice to hear from people who have seen sightings and most people do appreciate someone who is interested in it as when they tell people who are not interested they tend to get ridiculed and they become reluctant to talk about sightings.”

The Cuforg founder was one of five people currently known to have seen the UFO.

Mr Gillham said: ““It had a lot of white lights at the front but none that I could see at the back.

“It came from the Porthreath area and very slowly and quieter than a helicopter or plane [and] headed towards Helston.

“It was definitely not a helicopter or plane.

“It was quite clearly visible to the naked eye but not on my camera phone.”

One witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, had an eerie experience after attempting to capture the UFO on her camera phone.

She said: “It was an odd shape, very bright and quieter than normal. It was not an aeroplane or helicopter

“I videoed it, watched it [and] went inside and next morning it was gone from my phone. Just a mass of bright light."

Mr Gillham is keeping an open mind about the UFO and has admitted that it was seen on a flight path to the RNAS Culdrose naval base.

Anyone with information about the sighting can call Dave Gillham on, 01872 276381.

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  • DipStick  |  April 26 2014, 3:20PM

    "It was quite clearly visible to the naked eye but not on my camera phone." And that, M'Lud, concludes the evidence for the defence...... DS

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  • Thelxepeia  |  April 26 2014, 9:48AM

    Probably a new stealth plane which are quiet and certainly fits the shape as shown here . B-2 Spirit or new Mysterious Stealth Plane? New image of triangular shaped plane emerges. B-2 Spirit or new Mysterious Stealth Plane? New image of ... https://flightaware.com/.../B_2_Spirit_or_new_Mysterious_Stealth_Plane

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  • KernowCarl  |  April 25 2014, 11:53PM

    Perhaps it was the MBE fairy on its way to Illogen.

  • Restart  |  April 25 2014, 11:12PM

    Looks legit to me. I think that's all the proof we need to definitively confirm the existence of aliens.

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  • Cknocker  |  April 25 2014, 10:02PM

    Back in 1995 when we had that gorgeous summer, it was the year I left school and we went for a walk down to Portreath most days and evenings, one evening we saw something very similar to what is described here and that did not appear to be either helicopter or plane and was extremely quiet. Back then we just put it down to the MOD being upto something out at RAF Portreath, which has always had a bit of a funny history and they do use it for testing quite a lot - I remember about 6 years ago they were testing a GPS jammer out there, so for a 3 mile radius around the base nobody could use GPS.

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