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'Freaky' lights in sky near Fraserburgh spark UFO claims

media captionA family film footage of lights hovering in the sky near their home

Footage has been captured of what an Aberdeenshire woman suspects may be an unidentified flying object hovering in the skies near her home.

Morag Ritchie spotted the lights from her home on the outskirts of Fraserburgh early on Saturday.

She woke other family members, and the object, which she said remained for several hours, was filmed on her phone.

Mrs Ritchie told BBC Scotland: "I am open to suggestion. It's a massive universe."

She explained: "I awoke about 2am and saw in the sky what I thought was a bright star.

"However, it was a sequence of flashing lights. There was also a darting light coming from the side. There was no sound either.

"I got my family up, and we all watched it for a while. My husband is very sceptical but found it very strange."

'Want explanation'

They all went back to bed, but upon checking again later said it was still there.

Mrs Ritchie said: "It was freaky. I just want an explanation.

"Did anyone else see it? It was there for maybe four or five hours.

"I really do not know what it was. I know there are military exercises and there may be an explanation there.

"But why would we be the only people in the universe?"