05:48 GMT04 December 2020
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    The person behind the visual display in question has revealed what kind of approval they had to obtain in order to produce such a sight.

    A peculiar phenomenon that was spotted in the sky above Coventry has apparently left a number of people scratching their head and musing about a possible UFO sighting.

    During last weekend, the city skyline was illuminated by what looked like a massive green and blue light beam shooting into the sky from the ground, leading some social media users to discuss, perhaps jokingly, the possibility of aliens' involvement.

    As CoventryLive points out, however, the beam was actually the work of Mat Lawrence, of Kvant Lasers, who was merely trying to test how effective the "world's most powerful display laser" was.

    "We were testing out the world's most powerful display laser and getting some photographs from around the city", Lawrence explained. "We have been doing it in various cities but I cannot help thinking people would rather read that we were talking to aliens or something!"

    Because of the laser's considerable vertical range, Mat had to notify "those in the aviation world" of his endeavour, the website explained, adding that Coventry Airport and even Midlands Police were warned.

    "It requires a Notice to Airmen from the Civil Aviation Authority for us to turn on a laser outside unterminated," he said. "This approval was in place prior to Saturday and informs aircraft of what we are doing. We also informed the police as we know from experience it can create interest from locals."
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