Man mistakes moon for UFO -- calls 999 (Audio)


When this man saw a giant object hovering in the night sky he decided to best thing to do was call 999 -- then he realised it was the moon.

Police in Hertfordshire have released embarrassing audio from a recent 999 call from a man who wanted to report seeing a UFO.

He started off by saying the mysterious object -- which wasn't making recognisable engine noises -- was flying above his house with lights blazing and that is was getting closer.

But a couple of minutes later he called again, this time to admit that he'd made a mistake and had been looking at the moon. Oops.

While the caller here may not have been phoning out of malice, his call still tied up valuable police resources and time for something which was not an emergency.

'It also illustrates the kind of bogus call we might receive to 999, whether as a hoax or an inappropriate call.'

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