A spooked mum-of-two feared aliens were invading when she photographed a huge UFO in the sky – which turned out to be a NASA rocket.
Jayne Dickinson, 47, had travelled to Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland to snap the Northern Lights when she spotted the bizarre aircraft overhead.
Dramatic pictures show the angel-shaped rocket soaring across the night sky at 10.30pm on Monday.
The postie, from Linton, Morpeth, Northumberland, said: “I’d gone in search of the Northern Lights but I couldn’t see any.
“I was walking back to my car when I suddenly saw this incredibly bright shape soaring up in the sky.
“It was amazing and grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of it. I must admit I thought the aliens were landing.
“The shape of it was like an angel and it was bright white.
“As soon as I got home I checked what it could have been and realised it was the NASA Landsat-9 satellite which had launched in California.
“It was a pretty great feeling to see it from the other side of the world.”
Elsewhere in the UK, stargazers have claimed a massive cone-shaped ” UFO ” was spotted hovering in the sky above a Brit city.
Residents in Hull and East Yorkshire claimed to have witnessed the same aerial phenomenon on Monday night (September 27), which happened to be the launch night of Atlas V rocket at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
The Atlas V rocket carried NASA’s most powerful Earth-imaging satellite, Landsat 9, to a sun-synchronous orbit to allow scientists to accurately compare two images at different times and track changes over time.
From what the stunned locals recorded, the footage shows a clear bright object with a conical shape.
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The UFO hangs above the sky for a short while and begins to move in a linear projectile.
Baffled locals told Hull Live : “It was a huge white triangle in the sky no noise at all, no planes showing up on the flight tracker.
“It has to be something in orbit but was something I’ve never seen before, and to say how high it was the projected light must have been miles wide.”