Police in Wales who were called out to investigate an unidentified flying object quickly found that it was not an alien invasion but was simply the moon. It appeared the man who called them out was unable to identify the large glowing object in the sky as the moon. The conversation with the control room (below) makes interesting reading.
Control Room: ‘South Wales Police, what’s your emergency?’
Caller: ‘It’s not really. I just need to inform you that across the mountain there’s a bright stationary object.’
Control room: ‘Right.’
Caller: ‘If you’ve got a couple of minutes, perhaps you could find out what it is? It’s been there at least half an hour and it’s still there.’
Control: ‘It’s been there for half an hour. Right. Is it actually on the mountain or in the sky?’
Caller: ‘It’s in the air.’
Control: ‘I will send someone up there now to check it out.’
Caller: ‘OK.’ The mystery was soon solved, as the exchange between control and an officer sent to the scene makes clear.
Control: ‘Alpha Zulu 20, this object in the sky, did anyone have a look at it?’
Officer: ‘Yes, it’s the Moon. Over.’