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Astronomer's verdict on week's 'UFO' sightings

A local astronomer has been giving his thoughts on what recent unidentified objects in Manx skies could have been.

On Monday night (May 11th), a fireball was spotted travelling across Douglas Bay - and on Thursday, a silvery-blue dart or sphere was seen in the skies over Braddan.

Photographs of them have been causing a stir online.

Howard Parkin of the Manx Astronomical Society has his own theories about the sightings:

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