A man who came across an unexplained area of fallen trees has shared pictures of the eerie site he believes could be caused by a UFO crash-landing.
Plymouth-based photographer Ben Landricombe said he came across the strange scene in the dense woods around Meddon, near Barnstaple, Devon, on Monday afternoon, Devon Live reports.
He shot some video of the strange sight on his phone, commenting: ”Found a crash site in the woods – could be UFO. I stopped to take the dog for a walk in the woods today as we’re camping.”
He said there was no obvious reason the trees were flattened, saying: “They were snapped at the top, that was what I thought was strange.”
He added: “We took the dog for a walk and it felt eerie and we walked about a mile and came across this.
“We took the pictures and then felt someone was watching us and heard weird sounds so we ran back to our camper.
“Something strange about this place.”
Ben also said he wouldn’t be going back because it was “spooky” and he claimed he had heard “scream” in the area.
While there was no evidence of a spacecraft remaining the woods, Ben said: “Something has definitely crashed here – look at this.
“Boom, weird. Massive gap in the woods, all the trees bent, trees fallen over, massive hole in the woods…”
He concludes: “Aliens.”
In a YouGov survey published earlier this year, 19% of Brits said they believed it was “likely” extraterrestrials are currently hiding somewhere on Earth, while 65% thought the opposite.
15% of respondents said they weren’t sure.
Devon and Cornwall are in the mid-range of UK regions where you’re most likely to spot a UFO, according to information released by the RAF.
Devon is 14th on the list with 13 reported sightings in a year while Cornwall is 20th with 11. There were reports of 11 sightings per year in nearby Somerset too.
Despite the extreme light pollution around the capital, London is the most likely spot to see mysterious lights in the sky.
Wiltshire, with its long supernatural heritage, is high on the list too.
An unusually high number of UFO sightings has been reported this year, which has been blamed on Elon Musk and his Starlink fleet.
SpaceX has been launching batches of the mini satellites into orbit since last year in a bid to provide global Internet coverage.
Musk’s commercial space launch company say they hope to have launched 12,000 of the ten-foot-wide mini-satellites by mid-2020.