JUST weeks after a mysterious circle of lights was seen in the sky by people living in Tenbury it has been revealed that dozens of reports of UFO sightings in the county have been revealed after previously confidential Government files were published.

There has been no explanation for the recent sighting in Tenbury.

The files show 21 reports of unidentified flying objects made from people across Worcestershire between 1997 and 2009.

Several reports were made in Worcester involving teddy bear-shaped objects, moon-sized balloons and red and yellow stars.

A sighting was reported in Worcester in August 1997 where a UFO “the size of an aircraft” travelled across the sky at huge speed.

In 1998, reports were made of extremely bright, oval-shaped objects slowly moving across the sky in Evesham as well as round, white, erratic objects in Kidderminster.

A black teddy bear-shaped object moving rapidly through the sky was also reported in Bewdley, Hereford and Worcester. Very bright round objects and shooting stars moving slowly then rapidly were reported in the early hours in Worcester in 1999 and 2001.

On New Year’s Eve 2001, a star-shaped object “pulsated and then vanished” in Malvern.

A “big, round, bright star” coloured yellow and red moved upwards in Worcester according to one report in April 2002.

In 2003, a helium-type balloon the “size of a moon” with blue and red lights was reported to have moved across the sky in Worcester. Seven to eight spherical objects moved in a straight line across the sky in Droitwich.

A report of several noiseless lights flying “rapidly” in a V-shape before splitting up and vanishing leaving no visible trail was made in Malvern in 2009 and the final report to be documented in the files shows a “strong” orange craft hovering across the skies in Evesham in October 2009.

The Ministry of Defence stopped taking UFO reports after December 2009.