A UFO sighting was reported in Witheridge near Tiverton this week.

A report was submitted to the sightings website UFO UK by a Lt Col White, who claims to have seen the object with his wife on June 4 at around 11pm.

His statement said: “My wife spotted what looked like a red planet in the Western sky but as there was considerable cloud cover we wondered what it could be. The object then faded away but after a few seconds, a larger object looking like a bright red flare appeared from the North. It looked as though it was at the end of an eliptical orbit as it turned and headed in the same direction as the first sighting then fading away as before. This occurred three more times over a period of about four to five minutes.”