News Shopper readers have been left baffled by strange orange lights they claim to have seen in the sky last night.

People living in the Sidcup and Bexleyheath area claim the lights moving slowly through the sky at around 9.30pm.

Descriptions of the amounts of lights seen differ from several to at least a hundred.

News Shopper has received eye-witness reports claiming the lights were moving in formation. There is reportedly no evidence the lights were being beamed from the ground.

One reader, by e-mail, said: "I live in the Sidcup area and tonight we saw at least a hundred orange lights floating across the sky, following each other in formation."

Lorraine Mooney, also by e-mail, said: "Both my sister and two nieces in the Bexleyheath area called me last night to tell me they had both independently seen several strange orange coloured objects in the sky.

"They seemed to be in formation, were solid and bordered by orange lights, similar to street light orange.

"They moved slowly, not darting, and disappeared as if behind cloud, but there was no cloud cover in the sky, and then reappeared."

Paul Maingard contacted News Shopper to say: "Usually the first to dismiss such stories, I have found this oddity has actually managed to really shake some witnesses up as it was so strange."

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