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Chalfont UFO call brings out five police officers
A WOMAN was "surprised" when five police officers crowded into her bedroom after she spotted mysterious lights in the sky.
Several people contacted the Bucks Free Press to say they had seen the same mysterious lights on February 14 in the Chesham area, with one man claiming they were UFOs.
Helga Jones and her daughter Alex, 20, called police after spotting the lights bursting into flames near their home in White Hart Close, Chalfont St Giles.
The 59-year-old said: “I was in bed not feeling very well when my daughter came in and told me I had to see something.
“She pulled the curtain back and we could see these flames falling from the sky.
“At first we thought it was some kind of plane or helicopter on fire, but we couldn't hear any noise, so Alex called the police.”
The pair were soon joined in the bedroom by five officers, who were trying to work out where the flaming debris had landed.
Mrs Jones added: “I couldn't believe it. It was a bit like the Keystone Cops. All I couldn't help but think it was getting a bit ridiculous.
“They were getting really into it, pulling out maps and chatting on the radio to each other trying to work out what it was and where it came down.
“They obviously didn't have much on that night.”
It was later revealed the mysterious lights were actually Chinese lanterns, which had been launched from a party by Joanne Collins.
Marianne Shaw, a spokesman for Thames Valley Police, said they had to investigate as it was reported to them as burning debris falling from the sky.
She added: “Officers were trying to work out where the debris had landed in case it was a parachute, which is why a call was put out for officers in the area to come out.”