An unidentified flying object was spotted over Tottenham this week.

A resident watched gobsmacked from a window of her home off the High Road as a scarlet coloured oval object with flashing red lights soared across the sky.

The woman, who did not want to be named, said: "I've never made a call like this in my life. I've never seen anything like that. I may be barking but was it a visit from one of our friends from another place?"

The mysterious object was spotted last Friday (March 2) at around 10.40am heading in the direction of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

"I thought it looked like at bit of red tin foil, then as it came a bit closer I thought it was balloons and then I saw that in fact it was an oval object, which seemed to be flying totally unlike a helicopter but with red lights flashing on the side," said the woman, who has lived in the area for four years.

"It went toward Spurs, then it disappeared. I don't know what it was. The whole thing was all metal and shiny red with red lights.

"You do think of aliens and think that is mad but it didn't fit in with anything - helicopters, planes, the things we use."

The report follows feverish speculation about the origin of 15 orange glowing lights spotted above Archway last month.

Video footage posted on sister paper the Islington Gazette's website sparked a massive response from all over the world.

While some are convinced the lights were UFOs, others believe there were in fact sky lanterns released from a private gathering in Waterlow Park, Highgate.

The mini hot air balloons can rise as high as 1,000 metres.