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Royal Navy warship almost fires on UFOs

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posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 04:09 PM

A Royal Navy warship may have come within seconds of opening fire on Unidentified Flying Objects above Merseyside, possibly narrowly avoiding the precipitation of an interstellar war and the extirpation of humanity by testy aliens.

Reports have it that the UFOs - speculated to have been visiting spacecraft from beyond the solar system - were tracked on naval weapons radars.

The revelation comes from the Telegraph, reporting on last week's sightings of "orange, ball-shaped" UFOs cruising above scouse beauty-spots between South Liverpool and Southport. The orange, blob-like flying balls - said by some witnesses to have "dropped fire" at times - were assessed by some to be floating Chinese lanterns, but this theory was widely disparaged among headline-writers in favour of the more crowd-pleasing interstellar visitors hypothesis.

The glowing orange lights seen above Liverpool and Southport may have been countermeasure flares used to test the radar systems of huge anti-missile guns on the ship.

Countermeasure flares are designed to prevent radar-based missile systems locking on to aircraft by providing multiple targets.

The military source said: "The guns on the ships are powered by radar, but military radar and civilian radar work on different frequencies, so that is probably why the airport said it had not picked anything up.

"What happened was a plane flew over at high altitude following the path of the river and dropped the counter measures, which the radar tracked.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "We are looking into what activity, if any, was taking place in that area at the time."

If it's not Chinese lanterns it is countermeasures !!!!!

What's the next excuse.. frozen vomit expelled by desperate astronauts?

And why does one military 'spokesman' tell us a story about high flying aircraft... and then a person from the MOD tell us that 'there may, or may not, have been something going on'..

Does nobody know anything.. Are they still playing cat and mouse with us..
If it was nothing odd, then just tell us.. if it was UFO's then tell us that too..

We really don't mind.. it's the constant 'wool over the eyes' treatment that I'm getting annoyed about.

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 05:32 PM
Ah, it's at least just a bit nice for Southport to get some UFO attention!
I've seen three UFO's here in the past few months. The wierdest one appeared to illuminate the clouds all around it and was stationery for a while. Once I walked back the same way, it was gone... and I was only nipping to the chippy, so, it definetely wasn't a star.. and it definetely couldn't of been a helicopter. No noise, no movement, just lots of light.

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by Extralien

Actually it makes sense. This is just as possible.
Lots of orange things in the UK eh?

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 08:35 PM
Don't think they would shoot at a blob of light.

Hard to say what might happen.
The Battle of LA showed that the craft owns the local momentum field
and avoided all attacks.

Same with the Mantell incident.

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