‘UFO’ spotted in sky above Filton

A ‘UFO’ was spotted above North Filton this evening (July 10). Photos sent to BristolLive showed a silver object which appeared to glisten in the sky.

It was spotted by a local resident at around 6pm and, although the images were taken from some distance away, the object appears to have some sort of string-like detail dangling from it. While the local dubbed the object a ‘UFO’ and in one picture the shape of it looks almost spaceship or rocket-like, it could be argued that it could be nothing more than a helium balloon which has escaped from its owners clutches.

The shape of the object resembles a letter ‘s’ or even a number ‘2’ or ‘5’-shape in the second image. These kinds of helium balloons are ever popular at birthday parties or celebrations – they’re rather large and are becoming evermore common as ways to make birthdays, hen/stag parties and anniversaries more ‘Insta-friendly’.

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The resident who took the photos, David Leahy, said: “I was about to get a Chinese carryout when I spotted it. A few people were taking pictures when they saw me taking some.

“It’s probably just a weather balloon, but you never know! It was ascending slowly I think – no sudden movements, so probably not ET!”

It’s not the first time a ‘UFO’ has been spotted in the skies above Bristol – and it won’t be the last – around this time last year two separate sightings took place in the space of 30 hours in the skies above Kingswood. The first sighting was made by Claudiu Ilie at about 7.20pm on Saturday, July 17, from his flat – he photographed and then filmed a strange silver object that appeared to be very, very high in the bright blue early evening sky.

Another angle of the UFO spotted above Filton this evening (July 10)
Another angle of the UFO spotted above Filton this evening (July 10)
(Image: David Leahy)

The second sighting took place the following day, at around 10pm, when Martha Thompson, 12, and her father Graeme saw a remarkably strange object in the sky from Chase Road in Kingswood. Low down, just above the houses, Martha filmed a circular orange light in the dusk sky.

It didn’t move – and when it disappeared, she captured on camera a silver object streaking away from it high into the sky.

It seems that July is a good month for UFO-spotting and it’s also the month with a day dedicated to the Unidentified Flying Objects. World UFO Day takes place on July 2, annually.

Have you spotted any UFOs in the sky above where you live recently? Let us know in the comments below.

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