UFO caught on camera above Shropshire as teenage girl films mysterious light show
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 7:45 PM on 20th March 2009
Stunned schoolgirl Harriet Rogers reckons she had a close encounter with a UFO after filming this pulsing ball of blue light close to an RAF base.
The 13-year-old captured the odd spherical shape on camera as it moved across the night sky and bizarrely started to change colour.
She then jumped in the car with her dad Barry and tailed the glowing ball as it hovered high above her house, about eight miles from RAF Cosford in Shropshire.
This pulsing blue light was captured on camera above Shropshire by 13-year-old Harriet Rogers
The pair watched transfixed as the light pulsed like a heartbeat, became brighter and then disappeared over the horizon 20 minutes later.
Harriet had been at home in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, when her grandmother, who lives nearby, phoned to ask them what the 'blue blob' was in the sky.
She looked out the window and at first thought it was a police helicopter but after rushing outside, noticed there was no sound and the ball moved in a different way.
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The teenager managed to film seven minutes worth of footage of the suspected UFO on February 21, the third time she has encountered strange lights in the sky.
She said today: 'My grandmother telephoned telling us about a light in the sky, we went upstairs and had a look.
'What my dad and I saw was a light much brighter compared to the stars. At first, we thought it was a helicopter but then my dad and I went outside but could not hear any rotary blades.
'That's when we started getting suspicious, so I got the camcorder out.
'To the human eye, it just looked like a bright light but, on the camcorder we could see it pulsing, then suddenly changing colours. It was low in the sky.'
Harriet filmed the light for some time after her grandmother alerted her to the strange occurrence
Harriet chased the ball along the Craven Arms Road in Bridgnorth to try to get a bit closer and and then watched spellbound as it sunk beyond the horizon.
She added: 'This is when you could see with your own eyes that it was pulsing and changing colours. We stopped in a lay-by and rested the camcorder on a gate post where we got the best shots.
'We could see how it was getting much brighter than before. This isn't the only time that we have seen it; we have seen about two other strange lights on separate occasions, all roughly in the same direction but not the exact place.'
In the past two months, there have been up to 30 sightings of mysterious spheres of light logged by local UFO experts, with at least eight recorded in the past fortnight.
UFO loggers claim to have recorded at least 30 instances of mysterious flying objects in the region in the past two months
Harriet's mum Deborah Rogers said that since spotting the ball, the teenager has become a stargazer who is fascinated with astronomy.
Mrs Rogers said: 'She has got a book on UFOs now and she keeps looking up into the sky at night to see if she can see anything.
'It was my mother-in-law who saw it and she phoned us. It started to go behind the back of the house so Harriet and her dad, Barry decided to try and follow it.
'I think she might get into stargazing now. She does say that she wants a telescope for her birthday.'
Last June, shaken soldiers at the Tern Hill army barracks in nearby Market Drayton, Shrops, spotted 13 UFOs spinning in the skies above their barracks.
Three squaddies captured the strange objects on a mobile phone camera while out on night patrol and reported the close encounter to Army top brass.