WERE they floating balloons; an elaborate hoax or aliens from another world?

Strange goings on in the skies over Southampton lights were have been captured on film by a Daily Echo reader.

The video shows UFO activity, lights moving slowly over the Thornhill estate, apparently in pairs.

Kevin Prince, 34, of Holcroft Road, who shot the footage, said his kids were playing outside when they spotted the strange lights at about 9.30pm.

"They were moving in a perfectly straight line and were very smooth," he said.

"I'm quite sceptical about UFOs but it was really strange - really weird.