Belper lad spots UFO

BELPER could be the setting for its very own X File after one young resident reported seeing a UFO suspended in the air.

Nicholas Thompson, of Pingle Lane, said he spotted a small black sphere with legs and landing feet floating between a house while he was looking out of the window, in a strange sighting akin to what is seen on the top American sci-fi television show which sees two FBI agents investigating unexplained events.

It hovered for a few seconds and then went behind a house and out of view, said Nicholas.

The 11-year-old said the sighting happened around three months ago, but he is now looking for anyone else who has had a similar experience.

Belper School student Nicholas said: "It was the first time I'd ever seen anything like it, but I'm sure of what I saw. It's convinced me UFOs exist. I've been trying to look and see more things since I saw it."

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