Wednesday 4.30pm - A MABLETHORPE man has contacted the Leader with claims of extraordinary UFOs recently sighted in the skies over the town.
The man, who asked not to be named, visited the Leader office last week to explain what he witnessed was 'beyond belief'.
He said: "There were four ultra bright orange lights moving silently along in the sky at around 10.45pm on Tuesday night.
"What I saw were definitely not planes, Chinese lanterns, shooting stars, Meridian lights or anything else easily explainable. One looked like a massive pantomime star with shards of light coming off it, and this wasn't just a reflection of light in the juice of my eyes.
"A friend of mine also saw them, we've seen flying lanterns before but these were not them."
The man, who said he also heard the 'mystery explosion' in the skies over Mablethorpe, a story we featured on our front page back in December 2008, claims to have seen something even more bizarre in the skies over Mablethorpe back in October 2008.
Recounting the sighting, he said: "It was broad daylight and I was just coming out of the chippy when I looked up into a perfectly clear sky and saw what appeared to be a tiny white cloud in the distance. This then became four small lights and then as it got closer, a triangular shape.
The man said: "It just hovered there and it was at this point that I felt that it knew I was watching it as it put its lights on real bright."
He added: "I just couldn't fathom it, it made no sense to me and every rational explanation I tried to apply to what I was seeing, just seemed more implausible."
The man said he wondered if the craft was the mysterious TR3B which many UFO investigators claim is a top secret military project, described as a nuclear-powered triangular aircraft capable of phenomenal speeds.
The mysterious 'black triangle' is one of the most common sightings of unexplainable UFOs in the world.
We spoke to Nick Pope, the UK's leading expert on UFOs, who said: "At any given time aerospace technology runs 10 or 15 years ahead of what's publicly acknowledged. Just as the stealth fighter flew for many years before it was featured in the media, a number of secret prototype aircraft and drones are being flown now.
"However, I'm sceptical about claims surrounding the TR-3B. It's alleged that this is a nuclear-powered craft employing an anti-gravity propulsion system.
"While NASA, BAe Systems, Boeing and others have looked into anti-gravity, they've done so less because they believe in it, but more because if it does exist, the impact of harnessing this power would be immense.
"It's a classic 'low probability/high consequence' situation. But I'm not aware of any scientific breakthroughs in this field and it's more likely that what was seen was a more conventional unmanned aerial vehicle, such as Taranis."
The Mablethorpe man added: "I've worked for the Air Force and so did my dad so I've been around terrestrial planes all my life – but this certainly wasn't one of them."
Concluding, he said: "I would really like to know if anyone saw any of these things, as I'm not a crackpot, I just want to know what they were."
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