May 9 2005
By Steve Bagnall, Daily Post
MYSTERIOUS lights appearing in the night sky over North Wales were baffling experts last night.
Former DIY store manager John White is seeking answers after catching sight of the strange lights near his rural home.
He took nine hours video footage of the lights near his house in Llannefydd, near Denbigh, over the past five weeks.
But Ministry of Defence chiefs have so far failed to come up with an explanation.
Between one and three separate lights have turned up regularly.
They appear as bright spots changing colours between blue, red, orange and purple.
The unidentified flying objects sometimes pulse or shimmer and grow in size before shrinking back.
They also move silently across the night sky. The 60-year-old first noticed them midway through March.
They continued to appear. Intrigued, Mr White splashed out hundreds of pounds on video recording equipment to capture them in action.
He said: "I had just gone into the room to pick up my glasses.
"I looked through the window and I could see this light. I didn't know what it was. "I have viewed them through my binoculars. "They pulse all sorts of colours, reds, blues, greens and purples. You would also get sparks of white light.
"I contacted the police and they told me to get in touch with the Ministry of Defence. A man there took a look and he had no idea what they were.
"One night, one came down from the east and then it moved slowly across the sky, making no noise. Another night, there were three of them in a line."
Other people have come to Mr White's house to view the mysterious lights, but so far they remain baffled, he said.
"I don't know what they are. But I would like somebody to tell me," he said..
Police said they were unaware of reports of the lights.
Nick Pope, who used to run the MoD's UFO project desk, said: "When I ran the desk, 80% of all sightings were explicable, for 15% there was not enough evidence to make a judgment and 5% were unexplained. This case certainly sounds very interesting. It seems like it warrants further proper scientific investigation."
The MoD declined to comment.
firstname.lastname@example.org John White watches the unidentified flying objects from his house near Denbigh. They have been appearing for five weeks and John has recorded them, examples of which can be seen here. The Ministry of Defence has failed to come up with an explanation"