From Somerset News Service: 'Sightings'
UFO experts are investigating nearly 70 sightings after West Country observers reported strange lights in the night sky last month. Reports from an area from Yorkshire to Devon speak of a silver globe in the southern sky which appears to rise and move westwards with the dawn.
It was first noted on June 27th when people living in the Hartcliffe area of Bristol reported a number of multi-colored shapes in the night sky for over three hours. Researchers at first thought it was a Russian satellite project to beam sunlight to earth, which has now been discounted. UFO expert Doug Cooper, of Taunton, believes the object is in stationary orbit and has taken film which he hopes to get computer-enhanced by NASA. ends 12 JUL 93.
My belief is that the silver object is Venus rising before the Sun - we checked with an astronomer and it ties in. I have also viewed the pictures which show a bright, non-moving star-like object, which looks surprisingly akin to Venus! Not much was made of the multi-colored shapes other than to say SOMETHING was seen near Bristol. The above sightings were made between June 22nd and July 2nd 1993. I am very surprised that Doug Cooper did not even mention the possibility of it being Venus to us, and he's meant to be an expert!
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