The mystery of blue flying objects reported hovering over Hinckley may have been solved.
Dozens of people said they saw the objects on August 23.
Their reports reached the town branch of the Leicestershire UFO Research Society which immediately carried out investigations.
The society, which has been logging sightings since 1971, put the latest ones down to a remote controlled four-rotor “quadcopter”.
35 witness reports were used. The UFO Research spokesperson was fairly convinced of their conclusion that it was indeed a large model quadcopter.
“They are relatively new but basically they’re model helicopters with four small rotor supports arranged in a cross shape.
“They can have bright lights attached to them and can look very strange as they hover and circle in the night sky.”
Good job figuring out that this was not anything mysterious. There is certainly increase in remote controlled airborne devices and the ability to make objects that resemble UFOs as hoaxes is becoming commonplace. It would take a really incredible sighting of a large and unusual object to elicit anything more than a “meh” response anymore. The odds are it is a man-made thing with lights.