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Flying object sighted in North Dagon

By Aye Sapay Phyu
December 20 - 26, 2010

IN what could be a harbinger of an alien invasion of planet Earth, several witnesses last week reported seeing a brightly lit, dish-like object flying over North Dagon township in Yangon.

An official from the Yangon Fire Brigade in the 29th ward of North Dagon said the unusual object passed over the station at about 6:45pm on December 11.

“It was a round object about 80 feet in diameter, rotating silently in a clockwise direction, with a bright yellow light illuminating the underside of the body,” he said.

“As we watched, the object rocked slightly to one side and then the other, at which point we could see more lights around the circumference of the body, like a line of windows,” the official said. “Then it flew from the southwest to the northeast at a height of about 1000 feet. The whole episode lasted for about 20 seconds.”

He said that because of the darkness of night and the poor quality of his camera, he was unable to photograph the bizarre event.

“The object was first spotted by children playing near the station, and when we heard their shouts we came out of the station and watched it,” he said. “I’m not sure if it was a UFO [unidentified flying object] like in a science fiction movie, or another kind of craft, but it was definitely not an aeroplane.”

Other witnesses confirmed that everyone at the station saw the object, but some people in the ward said they had not noticed the phenomenon.

A trainer from the Myanmar Equestrian Federation, located near the fire station, said he did not see the flying object but said the GSM mobile phones in the area were unusable after the alleged sighting.

“I heard that the sighting occurred following some rainfall in the evening. I was inside the house and didn’t see anything. But my mobile phone and those of my friends were disconnected for three days afterward,” he said.

An official from the Air Traffic Control Department under the Department of Civil Aviation at Mingalardon Airport said they had not detected any unusual phenomena in the skies on the evening of December 11. An official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said that aside from the unseasonable rainfall, he was likewise unaware of any strange celestial events at the time.