Was it a UFO? Businessman stumped by ‘flying disk’ sighting over Dereham

PUBLISHED: 15:09 22 March 2012 | UPDATED: 17:56 22 March 2012

Image of an object claimed to be a UFO in the 2000s. PA Photo/Euroseti.

Image of an object claimed to be a UFO in the 2000s. PA Photo/Euroseti.

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? Or was it something altogether more sinister?

Those were the questions facing a businessman who was left scratching his head after seeing three mysterious grey objects in the sky over Dereham on Monday evening.

The man - who did not want to be named - noticed something amiss when he stepped into the back garden of his home for a cigarette at about 7,40pm.

The teetotaler described seeing three grey disc-like objects with an orange tinge in formation, slowly moving in a south-west direction.

He said: “At first I thought it was three geese. They were in formation like planes - it was two at the back and one at the front. They started to go a lot quicker and the orange glow was a lot brighter, and two split off to the left and one to the right.

“I mentioned it to my wife. I said ‘I’m not going mad but you will never guess what I’ve just seen’. I don’t know what it was.”

The entrepreneur, who said he has no beliefs about the existence of UFOs, reported his experience on the website

In response, Tony Doyle reported seeing three similar, silent objects in the sky over Little Budworth in Cheshire the previous night.

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