Published Date: 15 October 2008
By Kate Forrester
A town mayor's sighting of a mysterious object in the sky has prompted other Flintshire residents to speak out about their own strange experiences. Flint mayor Terry Renshaw claims he spotted a strange 'pipe-like' object travelling silently in the sky above his home, at about 1.30pm on Saturday, September 27.
He contacted the Evening Leader to ask if anyone else in North Wales had seen something similar.
As well as attracting interest from an American citizen, who reported seeing the same object near his house in Vermont, Cllr Renshaw's revelations match sightings from two other Flintshire residents.
Gwyneth Davies, of Buckley, said: "I saw the object Cllr Renshaw saw in the sky at lunchtime that day.
"I thought it was an odd shape to be a plane and it was so silent.
"It was tubular shaped, and I was going to mention it to my husband, then the phone rang and I came in from the garden.
"It was only after reading about his sighting that I remembered about it."
Another reader added: "Whilst travelling to work Corus on October 5, at about 6.15pm, I looked towards Bagillt and noticed a large, shiny, tube-like object in the clear blue sky, which did not seem to be moving.
"As I arrived at work, I mentioned this to other work mates, who looked towards Flint and the object was still visible."
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