Published: 9:10 AM 12/30/2013
FOUR insect-shaped UFOs that were seen weaving close to each other and speeding through Essex skies earlier this month left a man with a “pounding heart.”
The sighting, which was posted on a UFology website, occurred on December 20 at 6.40 am and was witnessed by Michael Kay in Southend.
He wrote: “On Friday morning at approximately 6.40am, I witnessed four UFOs.
“I was looking out my back door window when I saw an object about the size of a Harrier jet travelling from west to east. It was still quite dark but it was starting to get light. Good visibility with a clear sky.
“I was admiring the stars and managed to spot a satellite going over head. After a couple of minutes I spotted an object to the east. The object was moving approximately 1500-3000 miles plus an hour. It was fast and gone within five seconds. I estimate 10,000 -20,000 miles above ground.
“It had four dull amber lights quite equal in distance. As you looked at it, it almost looked like some sort of insect, more square-shaped.
“Within a second of spotting it, I rushed straight outside to watch it disappear. There was no sound. I live almost on top of Southend airport so as you can imagine I see a lot of planes, and you get to know the difference between a plane and something very unusual.
“I stood outside looking at the sky for another three minutes before the second encounter when two of these objects appeared. They were exactly the same in shape with the same colour; dull amber lighting. They were moving what appeared slightly quicker than the first one I saw.
“What was amazing about these two objects were they were weaving in and out from each other and they were quite significant moves. It was just incredible to see. My heart was really pounding at this point at what I had witnessed. It really was amazing.
There was no other aircraft within the sky at this time. Within two minutes another one passed by with a similar sort of speed to the first. I really couldn’t believe what I had just witnessed. There was no sound whatsoever from any of these, with no flashing lights.
“These were certainly unidentified and I have seen a lot of craft in my time for my 54 yrs of age.
“It is possible that these could be some sort of top secret military aircraft heading towards Lakenheath USA Air Force base.
“When you see something like this you realise that technology is far more advanced than we can possibly imagine.”