Strange lights glowing in the sky over Exeter have left residents bemused, confused and feeling slightly silly.

Many people have now come forward after the Echo highlighted the first sighting this week - from a woman afraid nobody would believe her.

In fact, the report prompted a host of calls from residents right across the city who have seen something odd and are now not afraid to talk about it.

Just hours after the Echo reported on a bizarrely lit circular object seen over Redhills, another reader has said she saw something odd the day before, over Peterborough Close, Exwick.

Ann Watson had just returned home from a hospital operation and was recuperating outside her home on Saturday afternoon.

She said: "It was around 4pm, so it was still quite light when I saw this black object coming up from the Exe Estuary.

"It was moving very slowly and at first I thought it could be a helicopter but as it got closer I could see it was not.

"It was a long, black thing and made no noise. I thought for a minute I had survived the operation but the Angel of Death was coming to get me!

"My neighbour came out to see it and so did my daughter. It climbed higher and higher and disappeared into the clouds to the north west.

"It was very odd and I can't explain it."

The following day, a 58-year-old woman in Redhills was left stunned after she saw a strangely lit, circular object flying over the city.

The woman, who has asked not to be named, spotted the object between 10.50pm and 11.05pm on Sunday.

She said: "The object was over Haldon and coming towards me.

"It was circular in shape and had lots of flashing, strobe-like lights with a darker feature that seemed to change shape within the light.

"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."

The next day Betty Turner, of Queen's Road, St Thomas, said she also saw a mysterious object in the sky between 9pm and 10pm.

She said: "It was the shape of a kite. I couldn't see any lights on it but I was able to see it as it was a clear night.

"It wasn't traveling very fast. I had time to go across the bungalow and get my binoculars to have another look at it.

"I think I was putting my dustbin out at the time."

Caroline Mortimore, on the other side of the city in Summerway, Beacon Heath, spotted a similar glowing light in the sky. She was with her children Curtis, 12, and Jasmine nine.

She said: "We all saw it coming across the sky, very bright orange.

"We couldn't guess what it was but it was very strange."

Another man, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he was traveling back from work in Newton Abbot with a friend when he saw something strange in the sky.

He said: "I was in the passenger seat coming home from work.

"I only saw it briefly as it was traveling so fast. It was like a shooting star but couldn't have been as it was only 4pm."

The man said he thought it seemed "crazy" to think he had seen a UFO but decided he would contact the Echo as he had read other people had seen one, too.

If anyone saw the strange lights or can explain what might have caused them, contact Mike Byrne on 01392 442238.