UFO spotted over Barrow
Last updated at 15:55, Tuesday, 12 October 2010
It was an ordinary day for Barrow resident Bob Atkins, who was out filming his pet dog Mia in rock pools at Roanhead.
When he examined the footage, the 47-year-old found to his surprise he had accidentally recorded an unusual object.
The object only appears in the film for a brief moment but the footage, filmed in July 2009, has now travelled all over the world.
It has received 90,000 hits on website Youtube, has taken pride of place in a book about UFOs which was published in June this year and has even appeared on American television.
The Evening Mail obtained the first exclusive interview with Mr Atkins since his footage hit the world stage.
Mr Atkins, an unemployed forklift truck driver, said: “It has really surprised me the impact this has had. I have really been taken aback by it.
“It was a nice day, I was on Roanhead with my dog, a Staffy-cross.
“I was filming her playing in the rock pools when I decided to pan round to film Black Combe. I noticed the blobs on the screen of the mobile phone but when I took it home and put it on a big screen I could clearly see this strange object. A lot of people have said it is a fly, or a rock, but it is none of the above.
“I can’t explain it.”
Mr Atkins sent the footage to author and UFO enthusiast Pat Regan who published an excerpt in his book UFO: Search for the truth.
Since the book was published, Mr Regan has appeared on American television channel MSNBC talking about the encounter.
Mr Regan said: “The object can clearly be seen whizzing across the screen at immense speed.
“I spent a good while checking Bob’s footage and the UFO seems to be a very solid entity to me with a shiny, light upper surface and darker underlying form below.
“The speed is impressive, too, and I would estimate the altitude of the object to be something around less than 100ft.”
First published at 13:08, Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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