Aug 14 2008 By Isaac Ashe
THE truth is out there - over East Leake.
A mysterious orange orb was spotted moving silently across the skies of the village on August 4, at around 10pm.
The UFO, which was travelling west to east before turning 90 degrees and heading south, was spotted by at least three residents independently - including one who captured the light on camera.
However the Ministry of Defence say they will not be investigating the sighting, as it did not constitute a "potential threat".
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "I was taking the dog for a walk when I saw it.
"When I got back my wife had spotted it out of the window.
"I'm not talking about a big thing, it was just something bright orange in the sky.
"It was sailing from the west to the east before it turned south and went away from us.
"We live under a flight path and see hundreds of planes, but this was silent.
"I just thought this was very strange."
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: "The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.
"Unless there is evidence of a potential threat, there is no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported."
Did you see the East Leake UFO? Contact reporter Isaac Ashe on 01509 635820 or e-mail Isaac_Ashe@MRN.co.uk
source & references:
Archived UFO Articles and News Items, 2008
UFO Casebook Home Page