MORE people have come forward to add to the puzzle of possible UFOs above Huddersfield.
John Mumford, of Stocksmoor, and his wife Jane saw a column of bright orange lights high in the skies above the town.
And they echoed the UFO comments made in yesterday’s Examiner by Vivian Rayner, of Honley, who spotted similar lights near Castle Hill on Sunday.
But Nick Peto has revealed that his son Robbie had celebrated his 14th birthday that evening by releasing Chinese lanterns into the sky above the village.
Chinese lanterns are cylindrical paper kites which soar into the sky when a burner is lit beneath them.
Mr Peto said: “There was a pack of 10 and we watched them all soar into the sky.”
And Jean Johnson, of Newsome, said she had been at a party in Dalton on Sunday when 14 Chinese lanterns were set off to celebrate an 18th birthday.
The Mumfords, who were joined by Jane’s father Mr John Cope, saw the lights on Sunday, April 18, but did not report them.
Mr Mumford said: “It was really weird. We were at home and saw this column of 12 to 15 orange lights very high up in the sky.
“They were moving across from Stocksmoor towards Shepley and then on over Castle Hill – just as those seen by Vivian Rayner.
“It looked as though they were flying in formation and I don’t think they could have been Chinese lanterns, which people often see. They were very high and we watched them for several minutes.”
Another Honley man, Paul Keen, saw Sunday’s strange objects and is doubtful they were Chinese lanterns.
“I saw them flying at several hundred feet and they were moving very, very quickly.”