Can you help solve mystery of Colne “ellipse”?

ARTISTS IMPRESSION: The mysterious object spotted in Colne on Monday night (S)
ARTISTS IMPRESSION: The mysterious object spotted in Colne on Monday night (S)

A Colne resident has been left intrigued by an “unidentified object” above the Harrison Drive area of Colne.

The man, who wants to remain anonymous, was in White Grove on Monday when he noticed what appeared to be a plane with a red flashing light approaching from above Walton Spire at 9-50pm. He was facing south east, overlooking Colne town centre and the countryside beyond.

As the “plane” got nearer, he noticed it moving in an “anomalous fashion”. When it stopped slightly to the back of the beech trees behind Rimington Avenue he saw the object was a “flattened ellipse with no wings”. It was making a humming noise that revved every time it moved or changed altitude.

He said: “Since the object was so blatantly obvious and low flying at a time when there must have been other people out in their gardens or driving around then someone else must have witnessed this.”

Anybody with information on this sighting can write to our letters page.