Original article from Kent Live
The reason behind why an 'alien' object was spotted in the north Kent sky has been revealed.
A white glow was seen flying over to the right side, before intensifying in brightness and darting over to the left.
Some of the people who saw the video claimed it must have been aliens, while others suggested it could have been a sophisticated firework.
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However, the real reason behind the alien-like object has been revealed.
The app Flight Radar appears to show a private aircraft, marked G-OFIX, which was flying in the area at the same time Stephen was filming.
The plane has previously been pictured with flares on either wing and performs displays.
This would also explain the reason as to why a trail could be seen in the first few seconds of the video.
Speaking on how he first reacted to the footage, Stephen told KentLive: "I had the telescope out because there was a beautiful moon and I was waiting for it come come up.
"I could see out of the corner of my eye a sparkling object, which I initially thought was a shooting star.
"I shared it on Twitter to see if anyone had any good ideas as to what it could be."
Stephen did originally dismiss the idea of there being a performance plane flying nearby since he had checked schedules for local performances.
"There has been a great deal of interest and a lot of people think it could be aliens visiting," he said.
"There was also a person who has written an extraterrestrial book and he's keen to examine the video in more detail.
"I looked at local events in the area, which also included Brands Hatch, but I couldn't see anything due to take place that evening."
However, he did believe it was an aircraft of some sort, and his prediction turned out to be correct.
"It must have been some sort of plane, whether it was in difficulties or whether it was just practicing," he added.
"It's just bizarre that no one had any idea or came forward with any credible explanation."
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