Gary McDermott snapped the glowing red object, with bright flashing lights, after stopping his car to photograph a low-flying helicopter in Plymouth.
The disc-shaped UFO flashed across the sky – just as he was taking the picture – before it disappeared into the night at 9pm on Sunday.
“It must have been a UFO – and I cannot believe I am saying that because I don’t believe in them usually. I am always sceptical.
“But this was definitely not a normal aircraft. It was red, the shape they say UFO aircraft is, and had two bright lights coming out of it.
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Many questions here… because this looks very blimp-like, how fast was it going? Did it hover, move slowly? Why would he photograph a helicopter, night photography is tough. Why “must” it have been a UFO? Unidentified, OK. But it could have been someone flying a man-made object. I KNOW people want to believe in such things but the more likely explanation is less dramatic. Pictures like this do nothing to help us get to the bottom of all the things people say they see in the sky.
On January 6, there were anecdotal reports of two bright lights floating over Kent. Days later, four similar lights were seen over Essex.
They look so fake.