Residents of West Devon in southwest England were thrown into panic on the night of Tuesday, September 20 following reports of alleged extraterrestrial activity in the skies over the area. Hundreds of residents reported sighting strange crafts flying in the air, with flashes of light that sparked fears of alien attack and invasion.
According to the Torquay Herald Express, police said they received countless 999 calls on Tuesday from alarmed residents reporting strange UFO and alien activity in the skies over Dartmoor.
Police struggled to handle a sudden flood of emergency calls at about 9 p.m. local time. Scared residents described seeing strange “floating lights” and flashes in the sky that persisted for minutes.
A spokesperson for the HM Coastguard also reported that they received several calls on Tuesday night about bright flashes and strange lights hovering in the night sky.
Amateur footage (see above) taken over West Devon by Tanya Davis, 43, and her daughter Charlee, 15, shows strange bright lights hovering in dark skies for a few minutes before moving away, according to Express.
Tanya responded to suggestions that the light could have come from a drone, saying the craft was “too big” and “too silent” to have been a drone.