Is this a UFO flying across Kent’s skies?
PUBLISHED: 11:18 06 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:18 06 March 2014
Father and son say craft flew off in direction of the county
A father and son say they are convinced they witnessed an unidentified flying object zoom over their house and into the skies above Kent.
And although they didn’t grabe a photo of what they believe could have been an alien spaceship, one of them has created this computer image of what they saw.
Alien spotting website World UFO Photos and News said it is an accurate recreation of what the pair say they witnessed.
The family from Lewisham are also UFO buffs.
Now they are looking for other witnesses who may have seen the “intelligently-controlled” triangular object which flew over their house towards the county.
The website said Les Burlington, 68, first spotted the UFO – a bright white light in the sky moving from their Cliffview Road house towards Hilly Fields – on February 22 at around 8.45pm as he was putting out the recycling.
He called to his son Andrew, who was inside watching an online video about the Roswell incident, and they both watched from the back garden, making out two white lights, one of which turned red “for about a second”.
Andrew Burlington, 38, said he had ruled out the UFO being a Chinese lantern as it moved slowly and changed direction a number of times.
He told the website: “Whatever it was, we all agree on one thing – it was being intelligently controlled.”
The computer repairman said: “It appeared to be at flying at the same height as some low cloud that we could just about see in the sky because it went behind them briefly.
“The object circled over our garden a couple of times and above the roofs of two houses in Fossil Road before moving off in an easterly direction towards Kent.
“My Dad viewed the object through a pair of binoculars and thought it looked triangular in shape, but admitted it was difficult to make out the true shape of it due to the sky being dark.”
He went on: “I ran back upstairs to my room and watched it slowly disappear off into the distance.
“What struck me most about the object was the fact it was completely silent and there were no flashing lights on it.
“We often get police helicopters circling nearby areas and they are always extremely noisy and have flashing red, green and white lights on them, so I think that rules that out.”
The pair – who both claim to have seen unexplained phenomena in the sky before – want other people to come forward who may have seen the UFO, which appeared to pass over Lewisham High Street.
Mr Burlington, who has contacted top Canadian UFO expert Darin Crapo about the sighting, said: “If anyone can prove to us that it was something conventional, we will accept it.”
Although the family did not capture footage of the incident, Andrew Burlington created the computer image of what he saw and believes it matches a similiar craft spotted in the skies above Pennsylvania last May.