UFO spotted in Wigan (video)

It's a grainy image of a light moving steadily across the Hindley sky before abruptly stopping and shooting off.

A helicopter, plane ... or something out of this world?

There's no doubt in the mind of the Hindley man who captured this very "weird" moment on his phone camera on Friday, March 14.

He first noticed the "big ball of light" running right to left across the sky as he was stood having a smoke outside the Wiganer pub.

The man, who did not want to be named, said: "As it flew over the old folks home and reached the end of the roof line of that building it suddenly changed direction and appeared to go straight up in the sky and away from us at the same time.

"In a matter of just a few seconds its size had decreased to what you see in the video then it changed direction again to travel right to left again – without transition or arc – again this happened in an instant.

"At this point my camera on my phone had loaded and I started to take the video showing what you see in the film."

He added: "I have no doubt that whatever we saw was, well, weird.

"It was just a round ball of orange light. Also, any planes flying over this area would travel in a different direction to what we had seen – at almost right angles. No planes travel in the direction that this thing was moving."

Is it a UFO? Did you see it? Have you seen a UFO over the Wigan skies? Add your comments below ...