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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Lights whizzing by Jamnagar refinery leave UFO rumours in their wake

S.O.T.T: Is it an extra-terrestrial ship, a spy drone of Pakistan, a space vehicle, or one of those Chinese hot air balloons launched by locals? Rumours are swirling after reports came of an unidentified flying object (UFO) hovering over the world's largest oil refinery at Jamnagar in Gujarat, owned by Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). The authorities are groping in the dark over the spottings. Jamnagar is one of the refineries facing terror threat from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, according to reports by the Intelligence Bureau came out last year. According to the local police, an object in the shape of a red bowl was found circling the RIL unit at around 8pm on January 24. Though it was neglected as a one-of-its-kind incident, the object resurfaced after three days in the morning. Though some officials confirmed the development, RIL did not comment on the incident. "Immediately after a complaint was lodged by the refinery at Meghpar police station, army and air force officials visited the spot along with us. There are various theories going the rounds, but we are on high alert. There were even reports of finding some unidentified particles and batteries near a cement factory, 150-km away from here," said a senior police official. Investigators have already sent the footage and photographs of the mysterious illuminated object to forensic science laboratory (FSL) at Gandhinagar. Security has been beefed up with a 250-member commando unit of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)...read more>>>...