Monday, 7 July 2008

Yes, It's the Moon. Over.

I read this ridiculously funny article in the paper yesterday. This was taken from the BBC Website.

Control Room: "South Wales Police, what's your emergency?"

Caller: "It's not really. I just need to inform you that across the mountain there's a bright stationary object."

Control room: "Right."

Caller: "If you've got a couple of minutes perhaps you could find out what it is? It's been there at least half an hour and it's still there."

Control: "It's been there for half an hour. Right. Is it actually on the mountain or in the sky?"

Caller: "It's in the air."

Control: "I will send someone up there now to check it out."

Caller: "OK."

The mystery was soon solved, as the exchange between control and an officer at the scene, makes clear.

Control: "Alpha Zulu 20, this object in the sky, did anyone have a look at it?"

Officer: "Yes, it's the moon. Over."

Get it? Conclusion was, this guy who called 999 thought he saw an UFO in the skies for half an hour, when it was the moon! Police officers posted this recording to stop calls like these to the emergency number 999.

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