A CITY centre resident was amazed on spotting a UFO flying across the Chester skyline on Sunday evening while standing on his balcony.
Canadian Marty Wilbur, 29, who lives in Hush House, next to The Chronicle office, was on his mobile to a friend back home when he noticed a pulsating orange light rising up in front of him to the east of the city at 9.02pm on Sunday.
Quick-thinking Marty filmed the mysterious orange glow as it tracked northwards then disappeared out of sight, possibly behind a cloud.
He said: “I could see this orange ball rising up, at a 90 degree angle, straight up, then it just sat there, sat still for a few seconds. To my amazement it started moving side-ways. Right away I recognised it wasn’t something normal that I had ever seen before.”
Marty, who is used to seeing aircraft over-flying Chester, added: “There was no sound at all. All you can hear are birds chirping on the video.”
Marty, who works for a company supplying Vauxhalls at Ellesmere Port, is unsure about the idea of aliens visiting in high tech craft.
“I think there could be something out there but nothing has ever been proven. We are so little in the whole scheme of things, I don’t see why there couldn’t be.”
Marty shouted his American partner Mandy, with whom he has eight-month-old daughter Abbey, and she joined him on the balcony.
Mandy, 25, who describes herself as “sceptical”, said: “I was kind of surprised. There was no sound at all. It was pretty strange – like an orangey lantern. It rose slowly and then all of a sudden it got really quick.”
She added: “If anybody else knows a logical explanation for it I’d be interested to know.”
Cheshire police did not have any reports about the UFO.
The Ministry of Defence was “not aware of any incidents occurring at that time”.
A spokeswoman said: “The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity. Unless there is evidence of a potential threat, there is no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported."
Three bright, orange, circular lights were witnessed above Chester on January 24 this year. Two orange lights were seen above Liverpool on April 21.
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