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Mystery Of Circle In The Sky

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 08:48:52 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 08:48:52 -0500
Subject: Mystery Of Circle In The Sky

Source: The East Anglian Daily Times - UK


March 2, 2004 07:17

Mystery Of Circle In The Sky

By Jonathan Barnes

A MYSTERIOUS circle in the sky had East Anglians scratching
their heads last night.

The giant halo was spotted above the region from about 5.30pm
yesterday, leaving people wondering if they had just seen a UFO.

A number of readers contacted the East Anglian Daily Times to
report the sightings from towns and villages across Suffolk.

EADT designer, Chris Mills, captured the phenomenon on camera
from a spot close to Ipswich Railway Station.

I'd just left the station when I saw a plane in the sky making
vapour trails, he said.

But in front of it, and seemingly much lower in the sky, was a
perfectly round cloud - like a halo above the area around the
Ipswich Town stadium.

I had a camera with me, so I took a picture of it. It's either
one for the X Files or means the Blues can do no wrong.

Jim Keating, from Fornham St Martin, spotted the giant halo
while driving in Bury St Edmunds at about 6pm.

It was like a vapour trail, but a complete circle and must have
been about 20 to 30 metres across. I don't know what it was -
 I've never seen anything like it before, he said.

Dale Scott also spotted the mysterious ring from his home in
Framsden, near Framlingham, and took a couple of pictures on his
digital camera.

It was very strange, like a massive smoke ring in the sky. I've
got no idea what it was, he said.

There was speculation whether the halos were rings around the
moon, caused by refraction of moonlight from ice crystals in the

Neither EADT weatherman, Ken Blowers, or Roy Gooding, from the
Orwell Astronomical Society, could shed any light on the
mystery. The National Air Traffic Services could not help

But a meteorological officer at Wattisham Airfield said the halo
had probably been caused by an aircraft.

It was a condensation trail that formed an exact circle, which
was visible before sunset. We don't think it was a crystal cloud
around the sun or the moon, he added.

We don't think it was anything extra special - it was probably
an aircraft having a jolly.


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