'UFO' spotted flying over Burton, police report says

Police have revealed details of a UFO flying over Burton. Since 2017, Staffordshire Police has received two reports of “unidentified flying objects” in the skies – with one from Burton. In a Freedom of Information request from the Express and Star, the force said it had received a report of a UFO in the town at 3.21am on January 7, 2018.

Police said the caller reported seeing a “UFO in the sky” with a “series of lights on it” while it was stationary. It is not the first time supposed UFOs were seen in the skies above Burton and South Derbyshire. In May 2019, Burton Live reported that a flash of blue light lit up the South Derbyshire night sky – leading to therories that could be a UFO sighting.

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Speculation was rife on social media, with people claiming to have seen a strange bright blue light in the skies across the past few days, with some people even claiming it could be a sign of extraterrestrial life.

Some speculated it could have been a drone flying overhead, however it was suggested the light was “bigger than a plane”. There was a similar one recorded in August, 2016, with a bizarre blue flash of light.

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People flocked to social media to discuss the odd occurrence and what they thought it might be – with many speculating that they thought it might even be a UFO. At the time some people in Stapenhill and Tutbury even reported power outages after a “dazzling light” shot through the sky.

Some suggested it could have been aliens, while others predicted it was a UFO craft.

It comes as West Mercia Police said it had three reports over the past three years.

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