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Gloucestershire police's calls about aliens revealed

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 29, 2013

A UFO spotted over Gloucester in 2012

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Gloucestershire police are one of 17 forces to have received 999 calls about UFOs and the supernatural.

According to the Daily Mail, 17 police forces in England and Wales have revealed details of 277 cases in which people had requested urgent assistance following ’paranormal’ or ‘extra-terrestrial’ incidents over the past three years.

Most of the calls related to ghosts with some claiming to have been possessed.

The Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo and Stroud Life previously revealed some of the details of calls made to the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

In 2011, we revealed calls to the force had led to this note: "Caller sighted two UFOs last night, and tonight she has seen at least three or four.”

There were nine alien and UFO reports to Gloucestershire Constabulary between 2008 and 2011.

On May 29, 2009, in Gloucester, one emergency call handler took a call and noted: “Caller reports five bright orange objects in the sky moving in a circle then disappeared. Caller never seen anything like this before.”

On December 9, 2010 in Churchdown, this was taken down: “Caller reports he is looking south from his back garden and he can see a bright light to the south, it is not a star or a helicopter, he is convinced it is a UFO, has checked it with binoculars. He is not mad.”

Elsewhere in the county, this report was taken from a caller in the Stroud area on May 22, 2010: “Road obstruction, caller has come home to find an alien’s car parked on his driveway.”

On May 11, 2009, in Cheltenham, one 999 operator received a call and noted: “Saw a UFO travelling from Up Hatherley to Bishop’s Cleeve area.

“Very fast, changing colours from green and red and then possibly orange. Very pleasing to the eye and exciting. Travelling due north or north north-east.”

On October 21, 2009, the following was reported: “Large disc flying in the sky, yellow and pink.

“Darting in and out of the clouds at high speeds. Caller given UFO hotline number.”

Churchdown’s Dave Cosnette, who co-founded UFO and paranormal website Cosmic Conspiracies, told The Citizen at the time that the New Year was a good time to spot UFOs in Gloucestershire.

He said: “Over New Year there will be plenty of reports I’m sure, but most will turn out to be those Chinese lanterns.

"Gloucester isn’t a bad place to see UFOs actually, we get our fair share. The thing is, knowing who to report a sighting to. The MOD used to take calls, but not anymore.”

Police said they send information to the Ministry of Defence where appropriate, although in some cases people have mistaken aircraft.

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  • Aletheia  |  December 29 2013, 10:47PM

    All this shows is how stupid people are. Why the hell would ou contact the police about it? It's got nothing to do with them whatsoever.

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  • Whizzo  |  December 29 2013, 11:03AM

    " I saw it not quite on a dark sunny night " Spike Milligan.

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  • bonzaharris1  |  December 28 2013, 5:21PM

    It doesn't what times these calls were made, but I am guessing well after closing Time !!

  • Apothegm_  |  December 28 2013, 1:39PM

    So what Frank Tunbridge thinks of as "big cats" are actually UFOs, perhaps?

  • GlosAnarchy  |  December 28 2013, 1:16PM

    This means that to release 10 Chinese lanterns in Rendcomb (just off the A435) you would have to contact the CAA and 4 ATCs to release one at the same location you would just have to contact the 4 ATCs

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  December 28 2013, 1:03PM

    Would have to agree, there has been a marked increase in the use of these lanterns and number of fires in the countryside and even towns and cities - http://tinyurl.com/n8q9nl2 British farmers and the RSPCA (even though I hate them) are right in saying that these lanterns aught to be banned for the damage they cause to wildlife and farm animals. I would say that the EPA(1990) covers them as "otherwise deposit" would cover launching them in this manner. Even the "biodegradable" lanterns are normally made from bamboo, and bamboo splinters can cause significant damage and takes a long time to rot. http://tinyurl.com/o85z77f Also there are grave legal implications " Any individual or group releasing ten sky lanterns or less at a release site ten nautical miles or less from an airfield – the EO should contact the ATC organisation of that airfield." " Any individual or group releasing more than ten sky lanterns should contact the CAA prior to release" http://tinyurl.com/pjamrwd This requirement covers ALL of Cheltenham and Gloucester!

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  • Ipaytax  |  December 28 2013, 12:10PM

    ......not forgetting the number of Chinese Lanterns being released.

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  December 28 2013, 11:53AM

    "New Year was a good time to spot UFOs" yep because people are off their tango india tango sierra on drink and the ones from Stroud also drugs!

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  • Mikejh62  |  December 28 2013, 11:46AM

    No doubt one of the reasons why there are more sightings around New Year will be down to the amount of alcohol consumed at this time of year.

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