A MYSTERIOUS UFO as bright as a «bolt of lightning» was spotted hovering over the Yorkshire Dales.
Trent Mason, 22, and Jack Holdsworth, 21, were stargazing when they saw the eerie orange object change colour and move around the sky for more than two hours.
The keen campers were positioned near the famous Ribblehead railway viaduct when they saw the orb appear.
Trent and Jack were mesmerised as the object made circular and triangular patterns in the sky and changed colour from white to orange.
Trent, from Leeds, said: «It just popped up on the horizon, then disappeared back where it came from. I wasn’t sure if I saw it but looked at Jack and his face was white.
«It was there one minute, then next it lit up like a bolt of lightning. It was like a flash and whoosh, it was gone. If I’d blinked I would have missed it.
«It was absolutely incredible. The stars were dots in the night sky and this was the size of a 5p. It was hard to judge how far away it was but it was definitely higher than the hills.»
The Yorkshire Dales attracts thousands of hikers every year who take part in the Three Peaks Yorkshire Challenge.