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By DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP, Reporter
Monday, August 6, 2012
Cromer residents may have experienced a close encounter of the third kind when they spotted a UFO hovering off the coast at the weekend.
A bright white and blue light was spotted near to the offshore wind farm at around 8.30pm on Saturday and after appearing to rise higher into the sky, its lights began to flash green and red around its base.
Andrew Cochran spotted the object and described it as “strange”.
He said: “I was walking along the sea front heading away from the pier looking out towards the wind turbine farm on the horizon when I noticed [it], then it appeared to move about them. I assumed it was a helicopter.
“The object then shot up really fast and stopped when it was very high in the sky.”
Mr Cochran was joined by a dog walker who also watched the phenomenon before returning to her home.
He added: “I watched the object as it just sat for an hour before it started to very slowly move eastwards. It was not a star, as I know my stars, so I am perplexed and curious.”
He continued to watch the object until 11pm.
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