This is the moment a stunned family spotted five mysterious UFOs flying above the south London skyline.
Mark Banks, 38, was at his girlfriend Vicky Andrews’s home near the A2 in Welling with his daughter Aimee, 13, when Vicky spotted the donut-shaped objects out of the window.
They filmed the five objects, which were round with a hole in the middle, hovering in the sky above the Sidcup area at 6.40pm yesterday.
Mark, a postman, said they watched the objects for around 10 minutes, although they might have been there longer.
He said the objects rose up and then floated into the distance. He wants an expert to look at the video to explain what the objects could be.
In the footage, the family are gathered by the window, watching the objects as Vicky, a 33-year-old carer, says: ‘I told you I saw something the other day.’
Aimee says they are ‘definitely drones’ and ‘look like they are coming closer’, while Mark says they are ‘flipping around’.
Towards the end of the clip, Mark said: ‘That is the weirdest thing I have ever seen,’ while Aimee added: ‘We’ve got some aliens coming.’
Mark Banks, 38, was at his girlfriend Vicky Andrews’s home near the A2 in Welling with his daughter Aimee, 13, when Vicky spotted the donut-shaped objects out of the window
Mark told MailOnline that he is racking his brains to figure out what the objects could be, as he does not believe in the extraterrestrial.
He added: ‘I would always like to look for an explanation. It was definitely not an airplane, definitely not a helicopter.
‘It definitely wasn’t a drone. They were too high and it wasn’t a lantern because they were black.’
Mark (right), a postman, and Vicky (left), 33, a carer, filmed the five objects, which were round with a hole in the middle, hovering in the sky in the Sidcup area at 6.40pm yesterday
He thought they could be helium balloons with the number zero printed on to them, but said: ‘They seemed far too big to be balloons and obviously if there were five helium balloons with number zeros on, would someone have let five of them off?’
‘I don’t really – it doesn’t make any sense. I’ve been racking my brains, I would rather try to explain it than not.
‘They were far too big to be balloons and they all went off in separate directions.’
Mark said he is racking his brains to figure out what the objects could be, as he is not someone who believes in the extraterrestrial, but said they weren’t drones, airplanes or helicopters, offering helium balloons as a suggestion but saying they seemed too big to be balloons
He added that the objects didn’t strike him as drones as it ‘wasn’t moving in a way that a drone would’, he explained that if a drone was driven with a propeller, it probably wouldn’t be able to flip upside down.
Mark said that it is hard to explain how it felt when he saw the objects floating in the sky and said that straight away he was just ‘trying to justify it’.
He added that he is not someone who would usually film something like this and said that he felt he had to take his phone out to document the sighting and ‘so someone else would believe him’.
As Mark zooms in on the objects, Vicky asks whether he remembers the one they saw the other day, which he had thought was a seagull, while his daughter Aimee said they are ‘definitely drones’
He continued: ‘I’m not someone who sort of believes in anything like that anyway so I just wanted clarification as to what they are but it was definitely surreal.
‘It was a weird feeling, it was a feeling that I’ve never felt before because I’m looking at something that you know I never expected to see and it’s changed my opinion now which is quite a strange thing.’
Mark said that the objects in the distance were in the direction of south London and looked like they were flying over the Sidcup area.
Mark said it was ‘a feeling he’s never felt before’ because he was looikng at something he never expected to see and ‘it’s changed his opinion now’