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Daylight UFO? Over Peterborough, East of England, UK - April 21, 2015
A UFO in Peterborough, UK is causing a city photographer to scratch her head as she seeks to identify the mysterious object.
Wildlife photographer Sandra Stuteley, 68, from Orton Malborne, captured the UFO while she was out walking in Peterborough, Cambs, on a path near Orton Hall in Orton Longueville.
Sandra took the snaps when she heard a sound and thought it was a bird, then noticed the object in the sky on one of the resulting photographs.
Key points from actual BEAMS telephone interview conducted with witness:
'It was 11.48am: As I was looking down at my camera case to take the camera out I heard a 'high pitch whistle' and I thought it was a bird; so I hurriedly got my camera and pointed it at this tree, but I could see straight away that the tree was out of focus, so I repressed this button on the camera to focus it, took another image, (which was taken within 2 seconds), saw that the photo was now in focus and went for it; and assumed that the bird was in that tree and I thought great, hopefully I've got it.
You see in this subject of wildlife photography, (which I have been doing now for 10 years, and won awards for and also had my images exhibited), you don't always have to take a good picture - and often I rely on my hearing and like to be able to identify birds, so if I hear an unusual bird sound I just point the camera in the direction and shoot. So I snapped this picture, and didn't think any more of it as I had taken two pictures so I hoped that I had secured something, and then I walked around the area I had originally intended to walk around, as we have some nice wild birds there including buzzards and red kites, and I came home late in the afternoon and put my pictures on the computer to have a look.
When I got to the first picture I took, I could see that the image was badly out of focus and was going to delete it, but when I looked closer I could see that there were actually two balls, one above each other; the top one was white and the bottom one was grey, and they were about, (on the screen), at a rough guess, 2 inches, and I thought what on earth are they? so I blew them up on the screen but could figure them out as they were too blurry; and when I looked at the second image and I saw this machine if you like, and thought to myself my god, what's this? So I enlarged the picture and realized that this is what was making the noise.
I later showed the photo to a neighbor of mine who used to be in the RAF, and he looked at it and said I can tell you what it isn't... it isn't a plane... it's like no plane I've ever seen, and the two white spots are heat sources.
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I estimate that the object was at an altitude of about 90 to 100 feet, based on the size of nearby trees which are of a similar height to ones I have in my garden.
Also I have experienced other UFO sightings in previous years, but nothing like this; one of the objects I saw some time ago was a fast moving white sphere which looked as though it had a ridge running round the middle of it - and another was an orange, flashing ball.'
Sandra Stuteley with her UFO pics
Sandra now hopes that the public will be able to identify it for her.
Anyone who thinks they know what the object can contact the Peterborough Telegraph who will then contact Sandra.
Is it simply a coincidence that where Sandra captured this strange flying 'machine' is only 77 miles or so away from Conisholme, Lincolnshire, scene of where an unidentified aerial object smashed into one of the turbines on a wind farm there in 2009? See this account.
Main interview courtesy of Sandra Stuteley
+ additional quotes from the Peterborough Telegraph