STRANGE flying craft with flashing lights have been spotted hovering above Greater Leys.

That’s according to Alex Fairbanks, who saw the objects while enjoying a cigarette in his garden.

The 42-year-old said he couldn’t sleep, so went outside at 5.30am on the morning of October 6. And that is when he saw the ‘metal objects’ flying above him.

He said: “I have never seen anything like it before in my life. I was amazed.

“They were about 200m away in the sky and clear as day. For me, it’s proof beyond all doubt that we’re not alone.”

Mr Fairbanks described one of the objects as about 100ft in length with flashing lights all the way around it.

The other one was metal with red lights and an opening door. He described it as “hanging in the sky”.

He said: “When people say they’ve seen something like this, they say it’s life changing. That sounds daft but it is.

“I’ve never believed we were alone in the universe, but I didn’t believe in this kind of thing.”

The blurred pictures taken by Mr Fairbanks show bright lights above the house.

He said the vessels then flew over his neighbours’ home, briefly came back and then flew off again.

He said: “I want to know if anyone else saw what I saw.

“And if anyone can give me a rational explanation and tell me what they are, I’m more than happy to say I’m wrong.

“I just want to know what they were.”

Local UFO expert Michael Soper, from the Wheatley-based Contact International UFO Research, said: “We have recorded 247 paranormal events in Oxfordshire since records began 100 years ago, and this is the latest.”