‘Dazzling’ green lights, mysterious hovering shapes and even a call asking for a space ship to be sent – these are just some of the intriguing features of UFO reports made to Cheshire Constabulary .
Seven such reports were logged by call handlers between 2012 and 2015, according to information released to the Chronicle by the force following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Supposedly unexplained figures flying in the skies above Cheshire seem to have led some callers to question ‘is it a bird, is it a plane?’ before ultimately deciding it must be something out of this world and go on to report their suspicions to police.
The Chester caller reported having a close encounter outside their own home in April 2014.
One of the Ellesmere Port callers said they saw a ‘dazzling green round light bigger than aeroplane, not a firework and not a plane’ two days after Christmas in 2014.
While another Ellesmere Port resident believed they spotted three UFOs flashing white and blue in the sky 11 months later, last November.
But the strangest log of all was courtesy of one Northwich caller who requested a very unusual mode of transport.
Cheshire police’s records reveal: “Caller not making any sense has asked operator for a space ship.”
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) closed its UFO desk and hotline in 2009 because it was not deemed to serve any defence purpose, and resources devoted to it could be used on more valuable defence-related activities.
After it was disbanded, police forces and air traffic control centres were told not to refer UFO sightings to the MoD any more.