By IslingtonVIDEO footage of a mysterious triangle of lights hovering in the night skies above Islington has been verified by a UFO expert - who believes it could be an extra-terrestrial spaceship.
Paul Southcott, a member of the UFO Supernatural Study Group, has told the Gazette he is "90 per cent sure" that spooky footage of a trio of bright orbs moving above the Chapel Market area is genuine.
The startling video was shot at 9.30pm by a 45-year-old mother-of-two from her second-floor home off Essex Road in April 2004.
Two weeks later she filmed a larger unidentified orb that appeared in exactly the same position at the same time of day.
The woman, who does not want her identity to be revealed, has not shown the footage until now for fear of being branded a hoaxer.
She said: "It was like a blob in the sky above the trees. I'm a 100 million per cent sure it was a UFO because it was like a big orb darting about like a lunatic. I zoomed in on it and it looked like a big ball of cells, like they would look if you saw them through a microscope.
"I wasn't scared at all because I was so fascinated. I stayed up all night afterwards looking at the footage. It was so exciting and I've been wondering what to do with it ever since. It was only when I looked at other UFOs on the internet that I realised it was exactly the same as all those other sightings."
Mr Southcott, of New North Road, Islington, an avid follower of UFO and supernatural sightings since he was a child, visited the woman's home with the Gazette to see for the two films for himself.
He said: "A lot of people feel a bit weird after a sighting like this. There's no way this is a reflection from a lamp or Chinese lanterns. This is what we call an amber ball - it's always associated with a triangle. There was one above Pentonville Road in 1996 when nine of them all went into the one ball.
"I've not seen anything like that before. It's impressive."
Mr Southcott believes the lights, captured on film on a clear and starry night, could be the outline of a spaceship. There appear to be no stars visible within the triangle, which slowly changes angles as if turning on its axis.
He said: "A triangle one minute and a line the next minute - I can't see the planets coming out of line to do that, can you?
"We've got stars around it but in the middle there's nothing.
"It could be a Tesco bag, but until it lands it's unidentified. It's strange. I'm 90 per cent sure it's something."
The woman - who contacted the Gazette after we uncovered a lost UFO sighting last month - has since had dreams about a UFO invasion.
She said: "I'm relieved that someone like Paul who's got a bit of expertise about it thinks it's genuine. I wrote to the Ministry of Defence but they didn't want to know. It's been driving me a bit mad from time to time. I'll leave it for months on end - and then I think let's get it out and look at it again."
Mr Southcott, who is planning to have the video cleaned up and authenticated, added: "[The MOD] can get away with it being anything they want. They have called the RAF out in the past - I'm surprised something this big didn't attract a helicopter at least. People want answers but nobody gives them to them."
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