MEMBERS of the Bolton UFO Society are investigating a possible sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) above the town.

A caller telephoned the society's chairman, Phil Catterall, last Wednesday, saying he had seen a strange object in the sky, at around 8pm.

The man told Mr Catterall, of Pennine Road, Horwich, that he had been driving from Harwood to the centre of Bolton when he spotted a triangular silhouette in the night sky.

Mr Catterall said: "The man wanted to know if there had been any other reported sightings. He was convinced it was a UFO and was quite disturbed by it."

The chairman said there had been similar sitings in Birmingham and around Bristol.

Anyone who has spotted any unusual activity in the night sky should email Mr Catterall at or log on to the Bolton UFO society website at