What Were The 'Mysterious Lights' In The Sky Above Greater Manchester This Weekend? – Manchester Evening News

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Residents in parts of Greater Manchester say the truth is out there… after snapping what they say were ‘mysterious lights’ in the sky.

People living in Tameside and in Gorton claim to have seen a strange phenomenon in the night sky.

Mitesh Tailor, 31, said he was amazed to spot ‘glowing lights’ above Ashton-under-Lyne’s Hartshead Estate on Friday evening.

HR officer Mitesh first spotted the lights from his bedroom window on Friday, which he says have resumed even more brightly on Saturday and Sunday nights.

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Intrigued by the phenomenon, Mitesh took photographs of what he saw shortly after midnight on Sunday.

He said: “At first I didn’t think much of it, on Friday I thought it was just normal but last night it was a lot brighter.

“It’s not the moon, that is on the other side of my house. They weren’t artificial lights either, the area is really dark.”

Mitesh Tailor
Shop worker Mitesh Tailor also took pictures of the ‘mysterious light’ above Ashton

And in a separate spotting, Gorton resident Zac Weaver also snapped images which show a strong milky light coming through the clouds.

Zac explained: “The light abve Gorton is back and as you can see in three of the photos there’s actually a little bright light above the tree that seems to move.

“This can’t be the stone roses events as that ended about an hour ago. And I know it wasn’t because of the event becasue the light hasn’t been there the past couple of days.”

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Previously the MEN has reported a number of strange lights above Manchester, with some claiming that the lights were extraterrestrial visitors.

But Tameside resident Mitesh added: “I don’t believe in anything like that! I read the article a few weeks ago and they look very similar.

“I think it maybe Saturn coming closer to Earth, there is probably an astronomical reason.”

Saturn is the furthest planet that can be seen with the naked eye. Earth passed between Saturn and the sun on 3 June this year and for the next few months, the ringed planet will be at its brightest.

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