This time, it was a real UFO, seen on radar and everything! It was eventually identified but not before causing disruption in the air and on the ground.
The airport said on Monday night that the UFO showed up on its radar several times over three hours from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
Police said in a statement that they were alerted at 6.30pm about a UFO over Bremen and a patrol car also saw the object.
A helicopter sent up could not find it. They still do not know what it was but here’s a fine candidate:
On Sunday in the town of Zwickau, Saxony, an initially unidentified aircraft landed on a field behind a house.
Hours later it turned out to be a remote-controlled model airship.
This would not be the first time that a remote-controlled object caused problems for planes or resulted in UFO reports. Recall the skyshark? Anyway, this is almost certain illegal to fly such devices this close to airports or in restricted airspace.
UPDATE (21-Jan-2014) The UFO has been official identified as a model plane.
Bremen authorities believe that the model plane could have been controlled remotely from a computer indoors somewhere, although at this point there are no clues to who was flying it.
This incident may be considered a dangerous intrusion of air space. Not only did it create problems on the ground but could have been a hazard to aircraft.
This story is a good example of the trouble with reporting UFOs. It is far more likely to be a man-made thing but witnesses disagreed on what they saw and even thought the surveillance helicopter was the UFO.
Tip: Thomas Proffit