The Waltham MercuryA WALTHAM Cross couple watched transfixed this week as a mysterious flying object with red and gold lights flew around for two hours.
The Holdbrook South man said he never believed in UFOs before - but he does now.
He said the 'UFO' was flying round in a rectangular pattern and turning sharply, almost at right angles as it went round the King George reservoir area of Enfield.
"It was low in the sky," he said. "And it made a thudding sound. I have never seen anything like this and I can't explain it."
And he said it did not 'bank' or tilt sideways when making a turn like an ordinary aircraft.
"It flew in a rectangular pattern five miles by two miles over this reservoir. That was not an aircraft - I know what I saw," said the resident, who did not want to be named.
"It had golden coloured lights and reddy lights."
He and his wife both watched the spooky apparition from 9.30pm until 11.15pm when it suddenly flew off.
He said it was fairly faint and he could not make much of a shape except for the diamond-shaped light configuration.
"We could hear a low-pitched rumbling but not like an aircraft or rotor blades. It carried on for nearly two hours doing exactly the same path.
"You try to explain it but this was a total mystery. I feel privileged to have seen it and it has changed my outlook on life.
"I've never believed in UFOs - they have to travel across the stars - but I do now for sure.
"We get plenty of helicopters flying over here doing a random circuit and lots of flashing and rotor blades. But this did not deviate and flew such a tight turn on the four corners. It was pretty faint - not a bright object. It's the first thing I have seen which I can't explain."