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    Multiple Sightings Of UFO Reported In Southern England

    Officials say it's *not* a cloud.

    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

    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

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