A student was left shocked after spotting a large UFO hovering "for ten seconds" over the Devon seafront.
Matthew Evans, 36, spotted the bright unidentified object while looking out of his top-floor flat window last week.
Photos show four bright lights in a triangular-shaped formation lingering in the night's sky.
The mature student managed to get out his phone to take a picture but within seconds it had shot off into the distance.
Matthew, from Tidmouth, Devon, said: "I couldn't help but see it. My kitchen window gives a great view of the sea so when it came across the horizon.
"It wasn't moving like a plane would. It was moving a lot slower and went up and down for a bit before hovering a good ten seconds.
"It stayed in one spot long enough for me to pull out my phone and get those snaps.
"Then it quickly zoomed off at some speed and I couldn't see it anymore.
"The light was really bright. I just didn't know what it could be so I decided to take a picture.
"I'm not quite losing my marbles yet. But it's hard to place it so I suppose it is an unidentified flying object."