Town UFO expert says 'we need your photo's'

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Tuesday, noon - AMATEUR astronomer Jonathan Turner is appealing for people to keep a camera on them at all times to catch quality footage of UFO activity.

Tuesday, noon - AMATEUR astronomer Jonathan Turner is appealing for people to keep a camera on them at all times to catch quality footage of UFO activity.In a letter to the Journal, Mr Turner, of Dysart Road, Grantham, has been following the UFO sightings in Grantham and believes there has to be other forms of intelligent life out there.

He said:

"We appear to be having what's known as a 'mini flap' of UFO sightings in the area but most UFO sightings can be explained. I have had an interest in this for many years. I'm ex-RAF and a back garden astronomer so I know what is up there, and yes, I have had a genuine UFO sighting.

"The sighting by Margaret Avis on October 14 sounds like a low-flying aircraft, possibly an AWACS from RAF Waddington, known to fly around here. The red and green lights would be the markers on each wing, plus one red on the tail. The two bright white lights would be anti-collision lights.

"I don't doubt Margaret saw something, but the description matches that of an aircraft.

"However, the triangular object seen by Linda Szabo is a mystery. The description does not match any known aircraft, certainly none that could hover and has three white balls on each corner.

"This type of UFO has been reported all around the world- some describe it as being as large as a football pitch.

"What we need now are some good quality photo's, so I advise anyone interested to keep a camera handy, any type will do, and you may be the one to take that picture to blow us away.

"However, sceptics always say 'show me hard evidence'. So you could have a photo of a genuine, no nonsense, nuts and bolts UFO, and you hear 'it must be fake, too good to be true.'

"I do come into conflict with other astronomers over this who are sometimes unwilling to accept the fact that just maybe aliens are already here. Our star is but one out of 100 million in our galaxy alone and there are just as many galaxies in the known universe.

"We are a very young race and have only been on Earth a short time, whereas the universe is very old. There has to have been intelligent life out there long before us who may have solved the problem of crossing vast distances with ease a long time ago so it is arrogant of us humans to think we are the only ones and we are lords and masters of all we see.

"One day we are in for a big shock!"

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