A GROUP of friends have described how they followed ‘weird objects’ through Burton that they thought they were UFOs.
Tanya Marks contacted the Mail following the incident, which happened at around 10.30pm on Wednesday, May 4.
She said: “At around 10.30pm me and two of my friends were parked up in a car in Stapenhill and saw at least four weird objects fly over us within 10 minutes.
“The objects were as big as a jet plane and a weird triangular shape with white blue and red flashing lights on them.
“We thought they were really weird so we decided to drive in the direction that they went.
“We ended up in numerous locations, one being Branston and another being in the Shobnall area in Belvedere Road.
“One of the flying objects was just hovering and not moving, so we pulled up to look at it.
“By this point we were all in shock and then straight away it zoomed off.
“Another one was flying towards us and had a big orange beam on it then suddenly it changed direction and also zoomed off.
“We saw another one in Winshill and we were driving up Ashby Road and one flew straight in front of us. It was very low and we could see weird ridges on it.
“We followed these weird aircraft for around three hours.
“They were too fast and too small for planes and changed direction very quickly.
“We have no idea what they were and would love to find out.”
Earlier this year, the Mail told how Ministry of Defence (MoD) files revealed that a family reported seeing orange lights in the sky flying above Burton.
The National Archives has released 35 ‘X’ files, charting all unidentified flying objects reported in the UK from 2000 to 2005.
These included the account of a Burton family from Saturday, June 28, 2008, who were driving through Branston at around 11.30pm.
The opening of the files is the result of Freedom of Information requests to the MoD.
The files are available to download by visiting the website www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos.
Burton Mail, Rob Smyth