The truth is out there, and it is hovering above Thornton Heath.

A woman in her sixties claims she has seen mysterious lights above her Thornton Heath home for nearly a month.

Every night the Trafford Road resident sees the unexplained orbs high above the flight path of airplanes, hovering for hours at a time.

The woman, who asked not to be named, claims the unidentified flying objects are circular in shape and have a series of flashing lights very different to that of mainstream terrestrial aircraft.

The concerned resident said: “I can’t beleive no one else has seen these things.

"They are here almost every night. I just don’t know what they are.

"They fly higher than airplanes but they don’t move like any aircraft I have ever seen.

"Sometimes they hover, very still and sometimes they dart about the sky.

“My sister told me that I should get in touch with someone to tell them I just don’t know who to speak to.

"The lights only ever appear when it is dark."

A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said: “The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.

"Unless there is evidence of a potential threat, there is no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported."

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