An apparent UFO was seen hovering for ten seconds over a Devon seafront leaving the student who captured it shocked.
Matthew Evans, 36, spotted the bright unidentified object while peering out of his top-floor flat window last week.
Images show four bright lights in a triangular-shaped formation lingering in the night’s sky.
The mature student was able to get out his phone to take a picture but within seconds the suspect object had darted off into the distance.
Matthew, from Teignmouth, Devon, said: “I couldn’t help but see it.
“My kitchen window gives a great view of the sea so when it came across the horizon.
“It wasn’t moving like a plane would. It was moving a lot slower and went up and down for a bit before hovering a good ten seconds.
“It stayed in one spot long enough for me to pull out my phone and get those snaps.
“Then it quickly zoomed off at some speed and I couldn’t see it anymore.
“The light was really bright. I just didn’t know what it could be so I decided to take a picture.
“I’m not quite losing my marbles yet.
“But it’s hard to place it so I suppose it is an unidentified flying object.”
The sighting came in the same week the United States of America’s Director of National Intelligence released a long-awaited preliminary report into UFOs, now referred to as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP).
The report, released on June 25, confirms that some UAP “probably do represent physical objects” and could “demonstrate a breakthrough in aerospace technology by a potential adversary”.
It said they “clearly pose a safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to U.S. national security”.
The document, which has been submitted to congress and examined a number of reported sightings between 2004 and 2021, was unable to confirm if they were US technology – but said “some UAP may be technologies deployed by China, Russia, another nation, or a non-governmental entity”.