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Multiple Sightings Of UFO Reported In Southern England

Officials say it's *not* a cloud.

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Beginning last Tuesday, residents in Portsmouth (nicknamed Pompey), England reported seeing a strange, saucer-shaped object flying through the sky.

Did anyone else see something fly thru the sky tonight?? What the hell was it? #pompeyufo

Lily Rose Parke@LilyRose_Flower

Did anyone else see something fly thru the sky tonight?? What the hell was it? #pompeyufo

6:51 PM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Word spread, using the designated hashtag #pompeyufo.

Does anyone know anything about this ufo sighting down south? Have they finally come for us? #pompeyufo

Kate Hargrave@KateHargrave

Does anyone know anything about this ufo sighting down south? Have they finally come for us? #pompeyufo

6:30 PM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What’s this I’m hearing about a UFO spotted over Portsmouth?? #pompeyufo

Meral??@MeralAli

What’s this I’m hearing about a UFO spotted over Portsmouth?? #pompeyufo

6:30 PM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The reports continued on Wednesday, and Lewis Rogers (26), of The Seagulls, Lee-on-the-Solent, took this photograph while visiting a friend from the area:

Did anyone see it again tonight? I took this pic..#pompeyufo

Lewis Rogers@LRProductions_

Did anyone see it again tonight? I took this pic..#pompeyufo

2:06 PM - 17 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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That same afternoon, Twitter user Ladyloki tweeted a different picture of the same object:

It's confirmed: #pompeyufo is a real, happening thing. Anyone got more info?

Ladyloki@ladyloki

It's confirmed: #pompeyufo is a real, happening thing. Anyone got more info?

3:17 PM - 17 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Portsmouth's local paper Portsmouth News reported on the sightings on Friday, September 19th. (Online text available here.)

The paper quotes Johnny Blackwell, 23, who says, "I don't believe in UFOs, but when I saw this I didn't know what it was. It didn't look like a cloud, and it was moving very fast."

Laura Young, a spokesperson for The Met Office (The U.K.'s national weather service), told the News: "After looking at the images, I can say the object is nothing to do with the weather. It is not meteorological and is not a cloud."

While the object may be unidentifiable at this time, other Portsmouth residents have some theories:

Some ones got some mad skills with a Frisbee #PompeyUFO

Leggs@MCLeggett

Some ones got some mad skills with a Frisbee #PompeyUFO

1:06 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite