The following is the complete article from the Metro newspaper on Wednesday, July 25th 2007.
Avon Calling UFOs
By John Higginson
More than 100 people had a close encounter of the X-Files kind when they saw five unexplained flying objects hovering over a town centre.
Dozens of people spilled out of a pub to watch the spectacle - with one likening it to the Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster Independance Day.
The UFOs lit the otherwise clear night's sky above William Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.
Tom Hawkes, 30, took pictures from outside the One Elm pub.
He said "Three had formed a triangular shape and one was to the right. Then another one cam hurtling towards the rest at what looked like a very fast speed. But as it neared them it suddenly slowed and stopped altogether. The objects were there for about half an hour. It was very eerie because they didnt make any sound and they stayed still before moving slowly beyond the horizon. It was the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen and the way in which everyone gathered in the street to watch them reminded me of a scene from Independance Day."
Chef Kern Griffiths, 26, said: "I saw five lights. We all thought they were hot air balloons at first because the glowing spheres looked like a burst of flames. But I couldn't see any outline of the Balloon itself and they were travelling far too fast. They were unlike any aircraft ive seen."
Military chiefs and airports denied responsibility for the lights, which appeared on Saturday.
The article published in the metro on July 25th 2007 slighlty differs to the online version from the 24th July 2007.