Weird

Glowing Object Reported Over Worcestershire, Later Identified

On the evening of Friday, March 16, residents of Worcestershire, England witnessed a terrifying, unidentified object hovering across the sky.

It was described as a large, slow-moving “upside down bowl,” which glowed brightly orange with “flashing lights underneath.” But, most troublesome of all, it made no sound whatsoever.

Local news organizations were inundated with phone calls inquiring about the mysterious, alien object. One woman had just been leaving her house at about 7:15 p.m. when she saw it, glowing with a remarkable light and moving slowly across the sky. She thought perhaps it was a helicopter, but it was too silent.

Another man, a local news journalist, also witnessed the object. At first, he was mystified, wondering why it made no sound and was outfitted with so many bizarre lights. He thought, perhaps, it was a hot air balloon, but it was dusk and hardly the time for balloon riding. He grabbed his binoculars for a closer look, and at that moment the truth of the unidentified object revealed itself.

So, what was it?

The Goodyear Blimp!

“‘So I got the binoculars out and that rather gave the game away, because plastered down the side of the object was Goodyear, which I doubt is a trade name on Mars.’”

Disappointed? This isn’t the first time the Goodyear Blimp has been misidentified as a potential UFO, and in fact the Moon itself has often fallen victim to cases of mistaken identity. It’s just something that happens, sometimes.

Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.