A REPORT of a ‘pink UFO’ in Mannamead was among 300 unexplained sightings examined by the Ministry of Defence last year.
The account of the sighting at 8.20pm on September 3 says there was a floating ‘large bright pink light’ from which ‘two small pieces’ broke off.
The viewer then reports that it ‘accelerated and disappeared’.
According to an official report just released to the public by the MoD, other strange occurrences included a ‘very bright light’ which ‘zig zagged across the sky’ in Millbrook and Torpoint, last May.
Four reports of weird lights were also received from Delabole in Cornwall, and there was a bizarre sighting in Exeter where a UFO was ‘flying around’ at ‘about 250mph’ looking like it was ‘having trouble keeping in control’.
The report was released this week as a Herald reader reported another trange sighting in the skies above Plymouth.
The man, who does not wish to be named, was travelling from Exeter to Plymouth at 8.30pm on Monday, February 2 with friends when they saw a light in the sky.
He said: "I was with two work colleges on our way back form Exeter, when we saw abright white light in the sky moving in diferent directions veryquickly.
"This was from Buckfast to Plymouth and vanished after turning blue/green over Mount Batten."
The group filmed the light on a mobile phone.
The MoD said reports of UFOs are examined ‘solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity’.
It said that unless there is evidence of a potential threat, no further work is undertaken to identify the nature of each sighting reported.
The MoD’s website said: “The Ministry of Defence has no other interest or role regarding UFO matters and does not consider questions regarding the existence or otherwise of extraterrestrial life-forms.”
All 300 sightings are reported at www.mod.uk.