BBC mans' shock at seeing a flying saucer over
Cottered, near Buntingford, Hertfordshire, UK - 03/08/2011
Well-respected sports reporter Mike Sewell relived the moment he saw the disc-shaped craft zoom in front of his car as he drove across the countryside in darkness at 4.15am.
Mike, who lives in the Midlands, was driving to Stansted Airport to catch a flight to Sweden, when he saw a UFO with flashing lights around the outside above him in the road.
Hertfordshire cops said they had no reports of a UFO.
Mike told how he had been driving behind a VW van when he saw the craft in the sky.
Speaking on Radio Five Live to millions of listeners this morning, he revealed how he was left "gobsmacked" as the UFO then hovered above a field a few hundred yards from the road.
He said: "I was driving east across country about 15 to 20 miles from Stansted Airport at 4.15 in the morning and I saw this big bright light in the sky descending towards the road and as it got closer it banked to the left.
"As it banked to the left it went cross-country, I could see underneath and it wasn't an aeroplane and it wasn't a helicopter.
"I dread saying this, disc-shaped. It had several lights flashing all around it and underneath there were at least two large panel lights, soft white lights underneath.
"And then it just sat or circled a certain area above a field.
"I was so gobsmacked.
"I was trying to keep on the road and eventually lost sight of it after two or three minutes but what I saw was not an normal aircraft.
"It was weird. I was totally freaked out."
He was just outside the Hertfordshire village of Cottered when he spotted the object in the night sky.
UFO expert Timothy Good said: "It is absolutely fascinating. Clearly it is not a conventional aircraft of any type. I'm most impressed, I wish I had seen it myself.
"I would assume that a number of other people would have seen this object.
"It might well be extra-terrestrial, it might well be a secret aircraft or space craft that have been flown by the United States military and the British military for quite some time."