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UFO Spotted Hovering Over The Thames Estuary (VIDEO)

08/02/2012 09:28 | Updated 08 February 2012

Footage of a flickering orb hovering over the Thames Estuary has sparked excitement among UFO watchers.

The clip was filmed by a motorist driving through London in the night and posted on YouTube on February 6 under the user name Space999dude.

He wrote underneath the entry: “I took this from my car but had to go because of where I was parked. Seems too bright for a boat and looked like it was above water.”

He added: “It was a very long way off and I was at full 40x zoom hence the shaky footage.

I always carry a camcorder in my car as saw something a few years ago and think more people should be looking and keeping cameras at the ready.”

The 53-second clip has attracted nearly 8,000 views and hundreds of comments.

Some question the veracity of the clip, suggesting it shows lights from a ship, distorted by a thermal air layer, and others claim it is a downright hoax.

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