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PHUKET TOWN: Mobile phone systems were jammed last night as people phoned friends all over town to tell them about mysterious white lights zooming around the sky to the north of Phuket Town between 8 and 9 pm. Niyompong Torwong, Public Relations Officer of the Bangkok Phuket Hospital, told the Gazette that he saw a star moving very fast around the sky in front of his home in Kuku, Tambon Rassada. “My friend in Ao Makham phoned me after his dad called him from the Ranong Rd market to say that he had seen something in the sky moving very fast. So I hung up and rushed out to take a look,” K Niyompong said. “I saw a light in the sky, moving very fast in all different directions. First, I thought that it might be from a spotlight, but I couldn’t see anything like that on the ground.” After about five minutes, he said, the object disappeared. “I don’t know what it was. Initially, I thought it was something in my eye, but it wasn’t. So maybe it was a UFO.” A woman who asked not to be named said that she was in Suan Luang park when she saw not one, but three bright white lights, slightly fuzzy round the edges. “They were moving about the sky very fast. At first I thought maybe they were ghosts or spirits – Thais believe that lights in the sky are spirits.” DJ Bambi, who was braodcasting her show at the FM 89 radio station, received a call from a friend and rushed outside to see the lights. “I saw three white lights rotating around the sky. I rushed back to my microphone and told the listeners, ‘Look at the sky to the north and you’ll see three stars moving around, but I don’t know what they are.’ “I didn’t know where the lights came from or what they were, and I felt a little bit scared because I was at the top of Rang Hill and it was dark all around. But they were beautiful, too. “I thought it must be three spirits running around, or maybe a UFO, because there was no beam of light from the ground,” she added. All was explained by Surawadee Aunhawat of public relations company Siam PR Consultants, which is handling arrangements for the opening of the Big C supercenter. The lights, she said, were from lasers and a big spotlight that will be used in a show tonight as part of the opening celebrations for the hypermarket. The show will start at 7pm. “We put on a laser-and-light show at every opening, and we always test the equipment the night before,” she explained.

 

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