An Aberdeenshire family have told of their horror at seeing strange lights hovering in the sky outside their home for 5 and a half hours, leaving them feeling "shocked" and "unsettled".

Grandmother Morag Ritchie, 50, and her family were woken at 2am on Saturday morning by a row of flickering lights.

Ritchie's daughter Cara, 27, said: "It was really scary, I’m actually still scared just in case something happens; like the alien invasion in Mars Attacks."

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Cara's fiancee, Scott Bower, filmed the lights, which were still there when the family went to bed,

Ritchie said: "I saw lights in the sky and thought it was a strange looking star. When I looked closer, I realised they were moving in a spinning motion and then occasionally something shot off to the side.

"I kept going back to my bed but I was so unsettled that I continued waking up.

"Even my husband, who is very sceptical, was convinced there was something strange going on."

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When the family got up in the morning the lights had disappeared.

Ritchie said: "It was freaky. I just want an explanation.

"Did anyone else see it? It was there for maybe four or five hours.

"I really do not know what it was. I know there are military exercises and there may be an explanation there.

"But why would we be the only people in the universe?"