Red blob UFO caught on video by Rottingdean man

The Bolton News: RED BLOB: David Flannery with proof the truth is out there RED BLOB: David Flannery with proof the truth is out there

From Roswell to Rottingdean, this red light in the Sussex sky might be a job for Mulder and Scully.

These pictures show the mysterious red blob that appeared in skies above Hove and have sparked speculation that extraterrestrials are holidaying above the south coast.

Even more mysteriously the apparition was apparently chased away by helicopters, although officials have denied all knowledge.

David Flannery, from Sherbourne Close, Rottingdean, was so stunned when he saw the floating illumination he rushed to get his camera to record the event.

He said: “I have never seen anything like it. It must have been huge close up because you could see it very clearly from far away.

“I was standing in Holmes Avenue and it was hovering in the sky over Kemp Town way.

“I can say for definite this wasn’t a Chinese lantern. I know what they look like and they move about.

“It was moving from left to right, then up and down.

“I thought ‘I must get the video out of the van’ and I got the whole thing on camera.

“You can see two other red dots – those are the helicopters that flew towards it. They wouldn’t be doing that if it was just a Chinese lantern, would they?

“Then – phwump – just like that it was gone.”

Mr Flannery, 54, called Sussex Police and the Ministry of Justice but received no answers.

This is despite sightings across the city.

He said: “My friend Keith told me he knew someone who had seen it and I said ‘Don’t call him a liar, I’ve got it on video’.

“I’m convinced this is something out of the ordinary but it’s not in the interests of the police or the Government to admit that. They want to keep it under wraps.

“I wouldn’t be saying all this if I wasn’t sure of what I saw. I wouldn’t want to make a fool of myself.”

If anyone else saw the red light, which was seen in late December, tweet @leegibbs_ or email news @theargus.co.uk.

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12:22pm Sat 25 Feb 12

RickH says...

Calling to report a Chinese latern to MoJ - must be a slow news day
Calling to report a Chinese latern to MoJ - must be a slow news day RickH
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12:32pm Sat 25 Feb 12

NickBrt says...

Did he go to the pub for 1 too many first?
Did he go to the pub for 1 too many first? NickBrt
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12:46pm Sat 25 Feb 12

Hotbeans says...

I wish they'd hurry up and disclose themselves! Not long now.
I wish they'd hurry up and disclose themselves! Not long now. Hotbeans
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1:25pm Sat 25 Feb 12

Unbias says...

Where in Rottingdean is Sherbourne Close?
Where in Rottingdean is Sherbourne Close? Unbias
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2:07pm Sat 25 Feb 12

MuammarQaddafi says...

It's ... a--a red dot! By the Prophet's finger, judgment is upon us!!
It's ... a--a red dot! By the Prophet's finger, judgment is upon us!! MuammarQaddafi
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5:19pm Sat 25 Feb 12

worthingite says...

Hey Up darling ,I have just spotted a UFO,what shall I do , phone the Police ,The RAF,The Coastguard,no I'll phone The Argus, they will know what to do !!!
Hey Up darling ,I have just spotted a UFO,what shall I do , phone the Police ,The RAF,The Coastguard,no I'll phone The Argus, they will know what to do !!! worthingite
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7:56pm Sat 25 Feb 12

John Steed says...

dont worry the little green men have gone, they were trying to film lord lucan riding shergar on the race course before taking a picture of the fully restored west pier for the latest version of hitch hikers guide to the galaxcy
dont worry the little green men have gone, they were trying to film lord lucan riding shergar on the race course before taking a picture of the fully restored west pier for the latest version of hitch hikers guide to the galaxcy John Steed
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11:45pm Sat 25 Feb 12

Twittern Wanderer says...

You doubters! Have you know idea! Apart from Arkansas no place in the world has had as many men probed by aliens as Brighton.
Disgusting isn't it...
You doubters! Have you know idea! Apart from Arkansas no place in the world has had as many men probed by aliens as Brighton. Disgusting isn't it... Twittern Wanderer
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12:22am Sun 26 Feb 12

kkj says...

Well, I'm convinced. The 'proof' is so overwhelming.
Well, I'm convinced. The 'proof' is so overwhelming. kkj
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1:31am Sun 26 Feb 12

papa_melons says...

Well, this has to be one of the most amusing things I have read on this website for quite some time.
Well, this has to be one of the most amusing things I have read on this website for quite some time. papa_melons
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9:01am Sun 26 Feb 12

Dave from Woolwich says...

You develop the technology to travel lightyears through space, you get there and are chased away by helicopters.
You develop the technology to travel lightyears through space, you get there and are chased away by helicopters. Dave from Woolwich
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9:03am Sun 26 Feb 12

eyesore-360 says...

It has got to be true. Aliens travel millions of light years using technology beyond human understanding to investigate Rottingdean nightlife.
It has got to be true. Aliens travel millions of light years using technology beyond human understanding to investigate Rottingdean nightlife. eyesore-360
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9:51am Sun 26 Feb 12

Morpheus says...

Are the cranes still in place at the Amex site? We have had this story before. The Argus must be really short of news, although this rubbish doesn't count as news for most newspapers.
Are the cranes still in place at the Amex site? We have had this story before. The Argus must be really short of news, although this rubbish doesn't count as news for most newspapers. Morpheus
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9:55am Sun 26 Feb 12

PorkBoat says...

It was Uranus...
It was Uranus... PorkBoat
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11:38am Sun 26 Feb 12

Retired Loon in Brighton says...

Morpheus wrote:
Are the cranes still in place at the Amex site? We have had this story before. The Argus must be really short of news, although this rubbish doesn't count as news for most newspapers.
I was at Komedia and the comedian couldn't remember the name of Brighton's local paper. He asked the audience and I shouted 'The Big Issue'.
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Are the cranes still in place at the Amex site? We have had this story before. The Argus must be really short of news, although this rubbish doesn't count as news for most newspapers.[/p][/quote]I was at Komedia and the comedian couldn't remember the name of Brighton's local paper. He asked the audience and I shouted 'The Big Issue'. Retired Loon in Brighton
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11:38am Sun 26 Feb 12

Twittern Wanderer says...

PorkBoat wrote:
It was Uranus...
Probed no doubt. This story is as far fetched as the one about there being a so called 'Sherborne Close' in Rottingdean.
I suppose it all looks the same to Work Experience Bods in Southampton.
[quote][p][bold]PorkBoat[/bold] wrote: It was Uranus...[/p][/quote]Probed no doubt. This story is as far fetched as the one about there being a so called 'Sherborne Close' in Rottingdean. I suppose it all looks the same to Work Experience Bods in Southampton. Twittern Wanderer
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3:49pm Sun 26 Feb 12

Twittern Wanderer says...

Retired Loon in Brighton wrote:
Morpheus wrote:
Are the cranes still in place at the Amex site? We have had this story before. The Argus must be really short of news, although this rubbish doesn't count as news for most newspapers.
I was at Komedia and the comedian couldn't remember the name of Brighton's local paper. He asked the audience and I shouted 'The Big Issue'.
Excellent
[quote][p][bold]Retired Loon in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Are the cranes still in place at the Amex site? We have had this story before. The Argus must be really short of news, although this rubbish doesn't count as news for most newspapers.[/p][/quote]I was at Komedia and the comedian couldn't remember the name of Brighton's local paper. He asked the audience and I shouted 'The Big Issue'.[/p][/quote]Excellent Twittern Wanderer
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7:43pm Sun 26 Feb 12

Twittern Wanderer says...

PorkBoat wrote:
It was Uranus...
Not mine...although ..If it was Bladesboy returns would have been in evidence....
[quote][p][bold]PorkBoat[/bold] wrote: It was Uranus...[/p][/quote]Not mine...although ..If it was Bladesboy returns would have been in evidence.... Twittern Wanderer
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11:27am Mon 27 Feb 12

tom servo says...

Twittern Wanderer wrote:
PorkBoat wrote: It was Uranus...
Not mine...although ..If it was Bladesboy returns would have been in evidence....
I don't care what he says..... it was a chinese lantern.
[quote][p][bold]Twittern Wanderer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PorkBoat[/bold] wrote: It was Uranus...[/p][/quote]Not mine...although ..If it was Bladesboy returns would have been in evidence....[/p][/quote]I don't care what he says..... it was a chinese lantern. tom servo
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2:38pm Mon 27 Feb 12

Wooton Basset says...

Its Life Jim But Not As We Know It
Its Life Jim But Not As We Know It Wooton Basset
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3:05pm Mon 27 Feb 12

Twittern Wanderer says...

kkj wrote:
Well, I'm convinced. The 'proof' is so overwhelming.
No R in it.
[quote][p][bold]kkj[/bold] wrote: Well, I'm convinced. The 'proof' is so overwhelming.[/p][/quote]No R in it. Twittern Wanderer
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2:38pm Tue 28 Feb 12

OP8 says...

Reminds me of the Bill Hicks sketch "we're being invaded by hillbilly aliens!"
Reminds me of the Bill Hicks sketch "we're being invaded by hillbilly aliens!" OP8
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