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Six UFOs photographed in England

Updated on 1/20/2012

Six UFOs were recently photographed in neighboring counties in England.

Two UFOs photographed in Kent (Credit: Ernestas Griksas/The Sun)
The first of the two sightings occurred on the afternoon of January 7 in Kent. The witness, Ernestas Griksas, snapped a photo of two UFOs. He did not notice the mysterious objects at the time, as he was simply taking photos on his iPhone of a cherry-picker outside his home. Griksas only noticed the UFOs later when he was reviewing the photos. He described the UFOs in his photo to the Sun: “There are two white discs I can’t explain. I’m nowhere near a flightpath. One is slightly fainter as if it is further away or going at a different speed.”

The second sighting occurred on the morning of January 13 in Essex as witness Josh Cummins was driving to work. He explained to the Sun, “I nearly crashed. I stopped to take this picture with my mobile. It was like the UFOs were surfing the clouds. They were there for 15 seconds then vanished.”

As the Daily Mail reports, the sightings were made just 30 miles apart “in an area now dubbed the country’s UFO hotspot.”

All six of these UFOs look strikingly similar.

Four UFOs photographed in Essex (credit: Josh Cummins/The Sun)
Could the close proximity of the sightings, the “remarkably similar” UFOs (as the Sun describes them), and the matching ages of the two witnesses all be a coincidence? Of course. It is possible that the same UFOs were seen by the two witnesses in different locations. This happens frequently, but unfortunately few sightings are photographed by multiple witnesses.

The nearly identical UFOs bear a striking resemblance to reflections of light bulbs hanging in light fixtures. Both photos were reportedly shot through windows, which increases the probability that the strange objects were simply light reflections. And some suggest the possibility that the two witnesses may know each other, hinting at a possible hoax.

But Griksas contacted Open Minds to explain, “I personally can’t say whether it really was a UFO or not because I was too busy focusing on my camera. I am a UFO fanatic and I wish I did see it with my own eyes but at this point it remains a mystery.”

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Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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