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Man mistakes moon for UFO - calls police

By T.K. Randall
October 28, 2011 · Comment icon 16 comments

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UK police were alerted when a man dialled 999 to report a UFO he'd witnessed with 'blazing lights'.
A few minutes after the call concluded the man called back stating - "you won't believe this… you won't believe this – it's the moon." A police official commented on the incident and others like it - "while the caller here may not have been phoning out of malice, his call still tied up valuable police resources and time for something which was not an emergency."
Police have released audio of a 999 caller claiming to have spotted a UFO with blazing lights from his window – only for him to ring back a short time later and admit what he’d spied was actually the moon.


Source: Mirror.co.uk | Comments (16)




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Comment icon #7 Posted by undertheflow 13 years ago
The other day I called the fire department to report a blazing forest fire,but had to call back in embarrassment when I realized that it was only a ceiling fan.
Comment icon #8 Posted by marshall2442 13 years ago
the slilly sod has been drinking!!!
Comment icon #9 Posted by mcrom901 13 years ago
jill tarter (seti scientist) also mistook the moon for a ufo!
Comment icon #10 Posted by ollyhw45 13 years ago
should have got done for wasting police time saying that i bet that was the day i got mugged and it took police 45 mins to get there. probably standing there with this guy looking at the sodding moon trying to figure out what it is lol
Comment icon #11 Posted by Metaniel 13 years ago
The caller is either drunk or on drugs
Comment icon #12 Posted by AliveInDeath 13 years ago
Wow.. some people are so dumb.
Comment icon #13 Posted by UFO_Monster 13 years ago
I wonder if this man has ever been outside?
Comment icon #14 Posted by DeMikeDe 13 years ago
The waxing crescent moon can be easily mistaken for a UFO? First a story on rising Jupiter on a hill mistaken for a "distress flare" and now this. We lost touch with nature around us, such as the night sky...our ancestors were able to see far into the Milky way without light pollution. Funny, the moon is now in Scorpio chasing the sun and you know, these two can't get along well in the same zodiac sign. To coincide with Halloween weekend and the combination date "11/11/11" are something to worry about.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Reason101 13 years ago
LOL..this reminds me of the day I looked out of the window and saw a white sheet in the corner of my eye and my brain informed me it was a horse...didn't call the police though . Halloween and 11/11/11 are man made dates ,part of a man made system for mesuring time and about as artificial as you can get ,the moon (or any other planets) do not follow the gregorian callender ,they have no idea what the date is ,they don't care ,trust me on this...there is nothing to worry about ,well nothing more than usual anyway .
Comment icon #16 Posted by fandango 13 years ago
LOL..this reminds me of the day I looked out of the window and saw a white sheet in the corner of my eye and my brain informed me it was a horse...didn't call the police though . Halloween and 11/11/11 are man made dates ,part of a man made system for mesuring time and about as artificial as you can get ,the moon (or any other planets) do not follow the gregorian callender ,they have no idea what the date is ,they don't care ,trust me on this...there is nothing to worry about ,well nothing more than usual anyway . Most evenings whilst i'm driving on pretty much the same route I go past a pecul... [More]


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