Aliens or a car dealer promotion?

A Black Rock Turnpike resident, who lives near Castle Avenue, called police around 7 p.m. Thursday to report seeing a rotating light in the sky shining down on his house about 20 minutes.

The man assured emergency dispatchers he was neither crazy nor drunk, but was concerned "it may be aliens or something," according to the dispatcher's report.

An officer went to the scene to investigate, and traced the light source to a car dealership on Commerce Drive that was using a rotating spotlight for a promotion.

The caller disagreed with the officer's account of the events and insisted the light was not beamed up from the ground, but from above down.

The spotlight could also be seen by residents living in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood.