Published: 1:25 PM 4/26/2014
AN UNIDENTIFIED flying object (UFO) was spotted by several people in the skies above Portreath last night.
The mystery object, which has been described as “quite large” and “triangular”, was spotted around 11 pm by households in the Porthreath and Helston areas.
Now founder of the Cornwall UFO Research Group (Cuforg), Dave Gillham, is appealing for witnesses to come forward to shed some light on the unexplained aircraft.
Mr Gillham said: “I like to log these things to find out what they are.
“Apparently there were quite a few people who saw the sighting last night.
“It’s nice to hear from people who have seen sightings and most people do appreciate someone who is interested in it as when they tell people who are not interested they tend to get ridiculed and they become reluctant to talk about sightings.”
The Cuforg founder was one of five people currently known to have seen the UFO.
Mr Gillham said: ““It had a lot of white lights at the front but none that I could see at the back.
“It came from the Porthreath area and very slowly and quieter than a helicopter or plane [and] headed towards Helston.
“It was definitely not a helicopter or plane.
“It was quite clearly visible to the naked eye but not on my camera phone.”
One witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, had an eerie experience after attempting to capture the UFO on her camera phone.
She said: “It was an odd shape, very bright and quieter than normal. It was not an aeroplane or helicopter, I videoed it, watched it [and] went inside and next morning it was gone from my phone. Just a mass of bright light."
Mr Gillham is keeping an open mind about the UFO and has admitted that it was seen on a flight path to the RNAS Culdrose naval base.