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UFO spotted over Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 18:47 29 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

AN IPSWICH household was treated to an extra special sight on Christmas Day when they saw what appeared to be an unidentified flying object.

The family, who asked not to be named, saw the strange flashing object from their house in Valley Road, just 24 hours after Santa would have been in the middle of his Christmas deliveries.

AN IPSWICH household was treated to an extra special sight on Christmas Day when they saw what appeared to be an unidentified flying object.

The family, who asked not to be named, saw the strange flashing object from their house in Valley Road, just 24 hours after Santa would have been in the middle of his Christmas deliveries.

The mother of the family told the Star that the strange sight occurred just before the early hours of Boxing Day.

"At about midnight my husband noticed a very bright light. He called me to look at it and I saw what seemed to be a large star. The strange thing was that our room was illuminated by the very strong light, which it emitted.

"I would normally have likened it to moonlight, but there was no moon to be seen. My husband continued to watch it as I fell asleep. He called me a few minutes later to tell me that it was flashing and emitting a blue hue around its base. He also saw two diagonal protrusions from either side towards the bottom."

The object, which was oval in shape, was smaller than the moon but bigger than a star and was viewed from Valley Road towards the Portman Road area.

The family said that they knew it wasn't an aeroplane, a helicopter or even Christmas lights.

They said that if was a star it would have been there the following night, but it left the Ipswich skyline after performing its ten-minute light show.

n Did you witness the strange phenomenon over Ipswich at around midnight on Christmas Day/Boxing Day? Perhaps you photographed it?

If anybody knows what the peculiar sight was, contact the Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 282257 or e-mail us at StarNews@ecng.co.uk.


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