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UFO snapped by amateur following RAF Hercules

by Rich Bowden - Aug 4 2009, 08:10

Img: RAF Hercules. Credit: Adrian Pingstone.

An amateur photographer has snapped what appears to be a UFO following an RAF Hercules as it approached to land at RAF Lyneham airbase in the UK, reports The Telegraph.

Retired school teacher John Powell (56) noticed the strange silver orb following the military aircraft while he was gardening at his home on July 17.

"I don't believe in things from outer space but that thing was definitely tracking the plane," he was quoted as saying by the UK newspaper.

"My neighbour was in the garden at the time and I wanted to shout to them, but I didn't want to say 'there's a flying saucer in the sky' so I didn't say anything in the end."

Mr. Powell also said he was "desperately curious" to find out what the silver orb could be.

"I thought at the time this is too good to miss but I didn't think the picture would come out as good as this," he said. "If I were to say it was a shot in a million I don't think I'd be exaggerating. I'm desperately curious to find out what it is."

"Since I've taken the photo I've been on some UFO websites and there's nothing remotely like this with an RAF plane being tracked," he added.

Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials told The Telegraph there would be no official investigation into the incident as there appeared to be no threat to the airbase.

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