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Police dismiss report of UFOs on South Whidbey

A report of unidentified flying objects in the Bayview area recently was deflated by further investigation, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

“I don’t want to be strange here, but there are aliens or something going on here,” a 58-year-old man living on Ariel Way said when reporting lights in the sky above Maxwelton Road about 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

He said there were four lights, at least two of them blue, and they were moving north.

Det. Ed Wallace said the investigating deputy determined that the UFOs were helium balloons with lights in them that had been released by nearby residents in the Maxwelton area.

Those responsible for the balloons were interviewed, but no additional information was recorded, he said.

“The detective determined it wasn’t a crime, and that he didn’t need to investigate that much,” Wallace said.

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