TEL AVIV (May. 15)
Scientists are unable to explain an unidentified flying object claimed to have been seen last night in the skies over Israel. Sightings were reported from various parts of Israel and from Lebanon. The object was described as “glowing like a bright star” and was said to have moved in a circular direction with four or five small shining satellites at its sides.
The UFO was observed at about 8 p.m. local time and was visible for only a few seconds. But that was time enough to bring a flood of telephone calls to the Mitzpeh Ramon observatory in the Negev. An observatory spokesman said the object was definitely not the orbiting “Skylab” launched yesterday from Cape Kennedy. He said that there were no immediate clues to its nature.