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image of a UFO

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a dog… a flying dog.

Keep that thought in the back of your mind for a moment, for I am going to tell you about some of the odd things I’ve seen in the sky in Cyprus.

I’ve always loved looking at the sky. Day or night, but preferably night, it’s nice to try and spot a planet, the ISS (International Space Station) or even the odd satellite and meteor shower. I’ve seen all the aforementioned, but I’ve also seen my fair share of oddities in the last few years.

A few years ago I caught sight of two stars moving in conjunction, which was obviously two satellites, probably spy satellites as they were very much over Syria/Lebanon. It wasn’t until these satellites suddenly turned a very sharp right and sped upwards, all the time getting smaller, until they disappeared from sight, that I realised they were something other than satellites as they seemed to be leaving orbit. Don’t ask what, I have no answers, but they most certainly were NOT satellites.

Then there was the plane with no wings, no tail plane and no engine noise flying low over our valley. Low and slow, taking its time for all to see. Again, no idea what it was.

Then we have the satellite (being in the eastern Med we are close to Syria/Israel/Lebanon) that came overhead, stopped and shot upwards very quickly and receding from view – leaving orbit again? No, I don’t know what it was, but again it was certainly not a satellite with those moves.

But finally we come to the flying dog. This was about three in the afternoon and my wife and I were having a cup of tea on our back patio, looking over the vineyard into the valley. It was a pretty windy afternoon and we were just watching the world go by… and the little dog that was flying past as well. It was about twenty feet from us (about 7 metres I think) and it was about two feet tall and green. It had a head, eyes, small curly tail and sticky up pointy ears. Now obviously it wasn’t a real dog, of course not. It was a blown up balloon in the shape of a small dog. Someone had let it go and it blew away. But what was odd about it was the fact that on a windy day, it sailed past us left to right, with it’s feet firmly at the bottom, head pointing the way it was going and not wobbling in the wind at all. For a good few minutes we watched as it passed and it never once deviated, turned over or wobbled. Radio controlled balloon dog? No idea. But I can confirm that officially, I have seen it all now!

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