A confused father who was about to pick up a takeaway has revealed footage of what he believes is a UFO flying over London.
Gary Lowe was in his Ford Mondeo through Dagenham, Greater London, when he noticed the object in the sky.
The 38-year-old then pulled his car over and started to film the ‘glowing’ object, which was moving ‘too fast to be explained’ and travelling through the air without making a sound.
Mr Lowe has shared the video in a bid to get an answer as to what the object might be.
Gary Lowe was in his car when he noticed a flashing light in the sky, which he claimed was moving ‘too fast’ to be rationally explained
The father-of-three said: ‘It was completely unexplainable. I just can’t work it out myself. I suppose in this case it’s an ‘unexplained’ flying object.
‘To be honest I’m not “into” UFOs – I think most things can be explained rationally but that object was moving too fast and too quick at the end.
‘It was glowing alternately red and white. I just can’t explain it and it’s like nothing I’ve seen before.
‘That thing was right above me at one point and it was just flying with no noise at all.’
Mr Lowe revealed that people have been in contact with him since he shared the footage, with some claiming it could be a military plane or even a drone.
The footage, shot in Dagenham, shows a light in the sky which gradually gets bigger and brighter before fading away again
The fluttering light appears to move at quick speeds through the sky in the footage shot by Mr Lowe
He added: ‘I remember I was just driving down to the end of the road, it was about half nine at night. I was just going out to get my wife some dinner.
‘I just saw a bright red light in the sky which dropped in slowly, so I noticed that and stopped to look at it.
‘Somebody else noticed it too. There were other eye witnesses around and that thing looked pretty close.
‘Planes were going overhead and when they did the lights on the thing kept going out.’
Mr Lowe described he shimmering light from the object and that other people he was near at the time also looked up to take note of it.
He said: ‘At the end when the light goes off you can see a very, very faint light still – then it just flies off to the left really quickly.
‘Admittedly I don’t want to look silly and at one point I thought it might have been a drone.
‘The object wasn’t doing anything and it didn’t seem to by flying around for any particular reason.
‘I noticed another man walked out of the kebab shop and he noticed it too and he was just stood there looking at it.’
While his wife Emma ‘wasn’t very amazed at all’, Mr Lowe is open to the possibility the shimmering light in the sky could be from another planet.
He added: ‘I don’t really know what it is but I’m definitely not a sceptic. If it’s from another planet or something, I just don’t know.’
Philip Mantle, former Director of Investigations at the British UFO Research Association said: ‘The problem we have with such video clips are they are more often than not filmed on mobile phone cameras which, to be fair, are not designed to take high quality video images.
Mr Lowe has not ruled out the possibility that the object could be from another planet. He said: ‘I just don’t know’
‘When you first see the “light” on the video clip it does remind me of an aircraft, however the ‘light’ does seen to drop to a lower altitude much quicker than an aircraft would.
‘Because of this my opinion would be that we are looking at a drone of some kind possibly illuminated more than normal by the setting sun.
‘Such drones as we know can be purchased on just about any high street and are very easy to fly.
‘The surroundings look like an urban area so it could well be a drone that someone was playing with.
‘Where I live in a park nearby there is a model aircraft club and when in flight they move almost exactly as this light does on the video.’