The UK has been home to a great many UFO sightings over the decades and this latest one, which has been described as ‘like something out of a sci-fi movie’, is one of the most intriguing to date.
According to the report, 72-year-old Ian Gibbons from Colne, Lancashire had been looking out of his patio window at around 6:30pm on February 22nd when he spotted something strange in the sky.
“On a good night Mars and Venus can usually be seen from where I live,” he said.
“We’ve got great views out over the countryside, and on this particular night the sky was clear and Venus had just appeared. I’m not into stargazing in a big way, I just like to look out of the window and admire the sky, so I went to the patio and had a look out and all of a sudden this UFO came out of a portal – it was red and orange and circular.”
“I grabbed my binoculars and got a good view of it while it hovered for a few seconds, but in the wink of an eye it shot up into the sky and then sped off towards Skipton.”
As things stand, it remains unclear exactly what the object could have been.
“It definitely wasn’t a plane or someone shining a light – I had a fantastic view of it, it was like something out of a sci-fi movie,” he said.