UFO mystery solved - was it a kite?

NOT A space craft from another planet - just an unusually-shaped kite!That's the verdict from season kite-flyers in Ipswich who say a UFO spotted over the west country was not a close encounter with a visiting craft from out of space.

NOT A space craft from another planet - just an unusually-shaped kite!

That's the verdict from season kite-flyers in Ipswich who say a UFO spotted over the west country was not a close encounter with a visiting craft from out of space.

People in Devon were worried after a dark-coloured cigar-shaped object was filmed hovering above part of their county.

There appeared to be no explanation for the appearance of the strange sight in the sky - but Ipswich man Bryan Wright says he is 100 per cent sure it was nothing to do with little green men, but was an inflatable kite instead.

“These were widely available a few years ago and were flown to several hundred feet from a static line,” said Mr Wright, who runs Team SPECTRUM Kite Displays with his son Carl.

“Basically the best way to describe it is a rather long dustbin liner about five metres long by 600mm diameter and the principle of flight is that hot air rises.

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“So what you do is to simply fill the tube with air and tie a knot in the open end, tie your line off and let nature do the rest.

“What happens is that sun then heats up the black tube and within a few seconds it becomes hotter hence thinning the air inside so rising aloft.”

Team SPECTRUM have huge experience in kite-flying, doing displays all over the country, including synchronized kite-flying accompanied by music.

With Stargate Suffolk and Britain, the Evening Star is aiming to highlight all the sightings of UFOs, which are on the increase according to a variety of experts.

Suffolk in particular is believed by many to boast a portal used by aliens to visit us from other worlds, a doorway that links their planets and civilisations directly with ours.

This year there have been sightings of strange lights in the sky between Kesgrave, Grundisburgh and Framsden, at Felixstowe, Leiston, Woodbridge and Aldeburgh - many of which remain a mystery.

Have you seen anything strange in Suffolk's skies? Do you believe in UFOs - or are we alone in the universe? Write to Stargate Suffolk at Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk or logon to www.eveningstar.co.uk and click on the Stargate Suffolk section.

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