A MAN putting out his washing at the end of a day at work was astonished to spot a "UFO" soaring across the sky.
But Stephen Wilson may have been less shocked that many other Brits would by the strange spot.
That's because he says he's already seen one – and knows exactly what to look out for.
The 49-year-old has recorded other unknown objects on a number of occasions, Chronicle Live reports.
He said his most recent sighting happened at his home in Westerhope, Newcastle as he did laundry on Thursday.
"I'd got in from work and I was washing my clothes," he said.
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"I went to take them out and put them in the garden.
"As I looked up, I saw this sparkly thing."
He initially believed the object would have a mundane and easily-explained origin.
"I thought at first that it was a balloon," he said.
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"But I was watching it tumble and I thought, 'That's not a balloon'.
"My sister was here so I shouted her. She came out and I asked her if she could see it too.
"It was coming over the top and I started taking photographs."
He then noticed something very unusual.
"There was no sound, not an engine or anything," he said.
"If it was a drone it would have been buzzing away."
Stephen says he's spotted UFOs from his Meadow Rise home in 2018 and 2020.
On this occasion, he said the object began "moving quite fast".
It headed off towards the A1… Later on, I was thinking about whether it was a UFO
"It stayed at the same height – about the height of a helicopter flying around – and then it turned and headed off towards the A1," he said.
"Later on I was thinking about if it was a UFO or some sort of experimental drone.
"You know what's going on with Russia, is it something else? I don't know.
"It wasn't a plane, it wasn't a helicopter, definitely not a balloon because it was flashing. It's not the twinkling of the sun that, you can see it's physically flashing."
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He shared footage to Facebook, and discovered there was a similar incident just over two miles away at the same time.
"Apparently there was an incident in Gateshead on the same day at roughly the same time where all the car alarms went off," Stephen said.
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