'UFO cloud' spotted over Sussex

A cloud formation likened to a UFO has been spotted over Sussex.

Monday, 31st August 2020, 5:33 pm

Melissa French snapped the spooky sight at around 8.45pm yesterday (August 30) above her home in Cumberland Road, Sidley.

She said: "I was looking out of the window at the moon with my grandson, that’s when I noticed it.

"I wasn’t sure what to make of it to be honest as it looked peculiar; the shape of it made me think of a UFO, so I took a photo of it and posted it on Facebook.

The strangely shaped cloud formation mystified people on Facebook. Picture: Melissa French

"It seemed I wasn’t the only one who saw it."

She added: "Everyone that commented was mystified by it."

Thankfully, it seems no-one was in for a probing.

Melissa's friend suggested it was a fallstreak hole: a weather phenomenon created by ice crystals forming in a patch of certain types of cloud.

The strangely shaped cloud formation mystified people on Facebook. Picture: Melissa French

It seems our skies are safe from extraterrestrial visitors: for now...