Bizarre aerial objects are usually considered an American phenomena, but new imagery shows two over the north of England.
A ‘concerned citizen’, who wishes not to be named, has described sightings of the unidentified flying objects (UFOs) from her back garden in Stockport.
The first, described as looking like a square or triangle, had a hazy appearance and was changing shape and ‘darting around the sky’.
Meanwhile, the second object – a much brighter white in colour and ‘shaped like a Tic Tac’ – kept vanishing and reappearing.
One of the most famous and unusual UFOs to date, spotted by the US Navy in 2004, was the floaty white oblong similar to the breath mint.
The ‘concerned citizen’ shared her encounter with two unidentified flying objects (UFOs) from her back garden in Stockport
‘The triangular one was so strange, it looked like it was made of metal with a dark hole in the centre,’ the citizen told MailOnline.
‘The Tic Tac one was cool too, it kept getting brighter then disappearing and coming back.’
The two ‘questionable’ objects, which were sighted by the resident over separate nights in the first week of October, left her feeling ‘concerned’.
Nick Pope, a UFO expert formerly with the UK’s Ministry of Defence, said the images and the story behind them are ‘fascinating’ but couldn’t identify the aerial entities.
‘It’s not possible to discern much about this sighting from the photos alone,’ Pope told MailOnline.
‘Any mention of a Tic Tac-shaped object performing unusual manoeuvres is particularly intriguing given the US Navy sightings of such objects.’
Another British UFO researcher, Philip Mantle, said they could be ‘conventional’ objects such as drones or something else fairly explainable.
Bizarre aerial objects are usually considered an American phenomena, but new imagery shows two over the north of England
Composite of the bizarre objects which were seen on separate nights in the first week of October
‘One thing that is cropping up a lot of late are lights from the ground, usually an outdoor attraction of some kind,’ he told MailOnline.
‘These huge spot lights reflect off the low cloud.
‘They look different when viewed from different angles and can look very spectacular.
‘I’ve looked at lots of alleged UFO photos down the years and most turn out to be something conventional.
‘I see no reason why these photos should not be something conventional but they are such poor quality.’
According to the Defence and Security Media Advisory (DSMA) Committee, the matter falls under the remit of UK Space Command, who MailOnline has contacted for comment.
UFO stands for ‘unidentified flying object’ and so the term doesn’t necessarily describe an object with an extraterrestrial origin.
One of the most famous and unusual UFOs to date, spotted by the US Navy in 2004, was compared with the Tic Tac breath mint due to its white, oblong appearance (pictured)
A recent Pentagon document revealed the typical UFO has a round shape, usually described as spherical or an orb, with a white or silver colour, often translucent.
Based on what we know from reported sightings between 1996 and 2023, other UFO shapes include rectangle, oval, triangle, disk, cylinder, square and even polygon.
Meanwhile, 16 per cent have been described as having lights, although in many cases this may have been due to their reflective qualities.
The Pentagon has also released a hotspot map that reveals the location of reported UFO sightings, including Japan and the Middle East.
Former intelligence official said the DoD is covering up evidence related to extraterrestrials
The US government has been forced to take the presence of unidentified flying objects more seriously in recent months.
Former intelligence official David Grusch testified under oath in July that the Pentagon had first-hand encounters or knowledge of secret government programmes involving technology that is ‘non-human’.
‘My testimony is based on information I’ve been given by individuals with a long-standing track record of legitimacy… whom have shared compelling evidence in the form of photography, official documentation and classified oral testimony to myself and many various colleagues,’ Grusch said, adding that he was driven to share by a ‘commitment to truth and transparency.’
Its release comes come roughly a month after David Grusch claimed the Pentagon is covering up evidence related to extraterrestrials in a bombshell testimony before Congress
‘I am asking Congress to hold our government to this standard and thoroughly investigate these claims,’ he told lawmakers at the time. ‘But as I stand here under oath now, I am speaking to the facts as I have been told them.’
He told the committee that he and more than 30 aircrew members and veterans had experience of UAPs, unidentified anomalous phenomena, along with members of Congress who have confided in him.
He also claimed the government has ‘intact and partially intact’ extraterrestrial vehicles, although he provided no evidence to support that or any of his other assertions.
Suggesting the American people had been left in the dark for nearly a century, he claimed the first recovery of a UFO was in Magenta, Italy, in 1933 – 14 years before the Roswell incident (generally accepted as the first UFO sighting).
An artist’s impression of the alleged 1933 UFO crash outside Magenta in northern Italy shows a craft shaped like a saucer
He said Mussolini’s Italian government held it until 1944 through 1945 when Pope Pius XII tipped America off about it.
When asked if he firmly believes the government had UAPs, Grusch responded: ‘Absolutely.’
He said his view was based on interviews with at least 40 witnesses.
Asked where the craft are, he said: ‘I know the exact locations and those locations were provided to the inspector general … I actually had the people with the first-hand knowledge provide a protected disclosure to the Inspector General.’
He further claimed he has faced brutal retaliation after coming forward about his firsthand accounts of UFOs.
‘I do have knowledge of active planned reprisal activity against myself and other colleagues,’ Grusch said.
‘There were certain colleagues of mine that were brutally administratively attacked. It makes me very upset as a leader to see that happen to other co-workers and superiors of mine in the last three years.’