AN UNIDENTIFIED Flying Object (UFO) was spotted in the Algarve over the weekend, no less than three times in one night.
Miguel Horta and Noel Rodrigues, two friends and residents of Altura in Castro Marim, claim to have spotted a rotating object emanating blue and red light over their backgardens.
Miguel Horta, a 29-year-old receptionist, was leaving his house to go to work when he saw an object in the sky hovering over his back garden.
“It was travelling at a great speed and then suddenly slowed down and hovered. It emanated red and blue light as it rotated” he said.
Earlier that evening his friend Noel, a lifeguard from the same area, had shown him a picture of a strange object he had seen from his balcony. Miguel immediately called Noel to describe what he had just seen. Intrigued by their sightings, Noel decided to stay up into the early hours of the night, hoping to get a photo of the mysterious object. At 2am the lights appeared again and Noel captured an image of an object that looks eerily similar to what is now termed a flying saucer.
An hour and 45 minutes later, it appeared for a third time to the amazement of Noel, who later showed his photos to Miguel. “We both knew that what we saw was a foreign and strange object” he stated.
The sighting is the second in the Algarve in the past three months. In September, a holiday maker registered several sightings from September 8 until September 15, while staying at the Vale do Lobo resort.