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Special report: The 2009 UFO flap

This year (2009) has seen a dramatic increase in the number of UFO sightings in Cumbria yet just four years ago it seemed UFOs had left the area for good.

UFO photo
Is this a UFO over Carlisle?

In August 2005, The Daily Telegraph and other papers reported that Cumbria had fallen off the intergalactic UFO map. There were so few UFO sightings, the papers announced, that Chris Parr, Whitehaven co-ordinator for the British UFO Hunters (Cumbria Branch) may have to close his organisation.

But it seems the obituaries for UFOs were being written a little too quickly. This year (2009) has seen an explosion in the number of lights in the sky. They've even been caught on film, either on digital cameras, camera phones or on video recorders.

It's got everyone talking again about what might explain this phenomena. In this section of the website we've brought together some of the more important case studies from 2009.

Visit Whitehaven News UFO section for more reports.

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Saturday 18th July 2009
8-10 red glowing objects floating across the sky from west to east , north of Cartmel. there was no sound,they seemed to travel at the same speed at an elevation of around several hundred feet.
Has anyone else reported a sighting and can give us an explanation of these objects.

Posted by John & Dorothy on 20 July 2009 at 22:36

I saw a strange object in the sky on the 9th july 2009 at approximately 22.30 hours. It appeared to look just like a bright star moving west to east quite low on the horizon. It also seemed to move in a gentle up-down bobbing motion. It didnt have any strobe light or red green navigation lights. Did anyone else see this object at this time.

Posted by Ryan on 9 July 2009 at 15:45

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