KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18, 1995 (Reuter) - Crowds of people have been gathering at a village in Malaysia's central Selangor state after news spread of sightings of an unidentified flying object (UFO) occupied by extraterrestials with long ears and little red eyes.
The New Straits Times newspaper reported on Wednesday that the UFO was said to have been sighted at least four times since September above forests at the Tanjung Sepat Laut village, south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysians who claimed to have seen the spaceship said it was as big as a football field and several stories high. They said it was encircled by flashing red, orange and green lights.
No one has managed to take a photograph of the spaceship or the 60 centimetre (about two feet) tall aliens, the newspaper report said.
One villager, among the hundreds who turned up on Tuesday in the hope of catching the spaceship, said he first thought the object was a low-flying airplane.
"However, the same object returned a few days later, whizzed past the village and stopped about a kilometre (half a mile) away where it hovered about 100 metres in the air before
disappearing again," he said.
The Malaysian Air Force has dismissed the alleged sightings.
"We have seen nothing on our air defence screens to indicate a UFO had violated Malaysian airspace," the New Straits Times quoted air force's deputy chief Major General Ahmad Saruji Che Rus as saying.
Director-General of Malaysia's Space Science Studies Division, Mazlan Othman, said the sightings may have been hallucinations.
"Sights of faraway planets or stars glowing in the dark could be misconstrued as UFOs," the New Straits Times quoted her as saying.
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