NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014.
A UFO was spotted flying over Wrexham and North Wales last night.
David, who filmed the video below, said: “I was looking towards Bradley from First Avenue in Gwersyllt at about 10:20pm. The lights were quite far apart but connected, no sound, slowly flew towards town.
“They were flashing in sync but not together, no other colours, just red.”
Another who saw it said: “Quite clearly could see it, there was no noise and it was bang in the middle of town on a quiet night.”
A third who viewed the UFO said: “There were red lights flashing in the sky, they were quite far apart but travelling really slow.”
Stephen mentioned on our Facebook page: “Anyone see two red lights fly low over Wrexham last night? Wasn’t a plane, helicopter and defo not lanterns.”
Wrexham.com were sent the link to the following video, which shows two separate red lights moving across the skies of town:
Up the road towards Deeside another person saw what could be the same lights, tweeting Deeside.com :
@DeesideDotCom well it was conning in from the quay and heading towards sandyctoft ?
— Mikey Rowe (@Mikey_Rowe) August 5, 2014
Deeside.com said “We didn’t see anything significant on Flightradar24 – traffic in to LPL appears to be coming in low over Queesferry tonight though.”
UPDATE – MYSTERY LIKELY SOLVED: This mystery is now likely solved via help from Thomas Williams (@TomW18) who spotted some debate about if the UFO’s were Chinook helicopters.
Thomas got in touch and told us they were 2 Lynx HMA.8 of the Royal Navy, call sign Rascal. It is likely they were on night flying exercises. Thomas tells us ‘Pilots have to train to fly at night to maintain readiness’.
The Lynx were flying out of RAF Valley, which also ties with the following picture spotted by Deeside.com of Lynx at RAF Valley in the same time period, possibly of the very aircraft seen!
A pair of RNAS Yeovilton Lynx aircraft departing RAF Valley on Anglesey. pic.twitter.com/aa9muSPkBE
— Paul Heasman (@P_H_Images) August 5, 2014