An Exeter housewife claims she was left stunned after spotting a strangely lit, circular shaped object flying over the city.The woman, who has asked not to be named, lives in Redhills, and spotted the object between 10.50pm and 11.05pm on Sunday.

She said: "I am an ordinary, 58-year-old housewife and I know what I saw was not an aeroplane.

"I was looking out of my window towards Haldon when I saw an unusual orange light.

"I got my binoculars and went out on the balcony. The object was over Haldon and coming towards me. It was circular in shape and had lots of lashing strobe-like lights with a darker feature that seemed to change shape within the light."

She added: "I have seen plenty of planes flying over and know that this was not a plane.

"It came over the bungalow and I went out to the back to see it fly over Exwick and away.

"I feel a bit stupid talking about it, but I know what I saw and wonder if anybody else saw it on Sunday night."

If you saw the strange object, or know what it might have been, contact the Echo's chief reporter Mike Byrne on 01392 442238.