‘For a second I thought it was a UFO’ - Resident startled by late night flashing object
A woman in Ipswich was left confused after waking in the night to see what appeared to be a flashing drone outside her window.
Dianne Green said she was left “spooked” after opening her window to get some air at 3.47am on Tuesday, December 11 to see a bright red light hovering low in the sky around the Fox Lea and Grange Farm Bretts area.
The 49-year-old secretary said: “When I yanked back the blinds for a second I thought it was a UFO with its red flashing lights but I soon realised it must be a drone.
“It started to come towards the house with a big red light and as it moved closer, green lights started flashing around it - but the humming noise made it clear to me that it was a drone.”
Her husband, who was sleeping, woke up and also witnessed the unusual hovering object - but before the pair could snap the sight on camera, the bright lights had left the street.
Mrs Green added: “It hovered across and got closer to the house so it was right in my eyeline – I think my husband was a bit disappointed when we realised it was probably just a drone.
“It wasn’t a very nice experience and I couldn’t get back to sleep afterwards as I wondered what it was looking for.”
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