John McInnes described seeing a ‘sparking’ red cloud and then an object in the air that disappeared ‘in the blink of an eye’ over Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
A Scots dad has told of seeing a mysterious flying object as he went to pick up his daughter from school.
John McInnes described seeing a ‘sparking’ red cloud and then an object in the air that disappeared ‘in the blink of an eye’ over Airdrie, Lanarkshire yesterday.
The 50-year-old said he had never been a believer in UFOs but was now still considering what he saw.
He said: «I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.»
John had gone to pick up 12-year-old Paige at around 3.45pm and was driving back down Burns Crescent when he saw the gorgeous red sunset.
He stopped to take a picture of the setting sun and red sky on what was the day after the shortest day of the year.
But he was shook when the a cloud began ‘sparking’.
John told the Record: «I pulled over the car and rolled down the window to get a look.
«It was like sparks of light coming off the cloud and then this object came out.
«It moved sideways and then just disappeared in the blink of an eye.
«It only lasted about a minute but it was absolutely crazy.
«My daughter was saying ‘what’s that dad?’ and I just couldn’t answer, I’d never seen anything like it before.»
He added that he was still considering what the mysterious flyer could have been.
He said: «I don’t know what it could have been. I’d just thought the sky was so beautiful and then the cloud caught my eye.
«My wife said it might be a UFO.
«I don’t really believe in any of that but I’m glad I managed to get a picture. It makes you wonder what it could have been.
«It would be interesting to know if anyone else saw it.»