An unidentified object has been seen flying vertically over South West London earlier today.
Video footage recorded at around 4.27pm this afternoon appears to show a grey-coloured object flying directly upwards over Tooting.
A long stream of what appears to be smoke can be seen trailing behind the unidentified object as it travelled.
The bizarre sighting was made by 26-year-old freelance graphic designer Gabriella, who requested her full name not be published.
She claims to have been working on a project in her flat when she glanced out of the window and saw the unusual sight.
In the video clip, Gabriella can be heard saying: ‘What the f**k is that?’
Speaking about how her attention was caught, Gabriella told MailOnline: ‘It was the combination of the two, the yellow orange pastel colour – but then this really strange massive object, to the southwest of Tooting.
‘There was a long string of smoke, like a weird cloud going upwards, and then I spotted an enormous dark grey thing… It was flying directly upwards, something I have never seen before. I mean, I’ve never seen airplanes going directly upwards like this. If you see airplanes you generally see them going across, not straight up.
A long stream of what appears to be smoke can be seen trailing behind the unidentified object as it travelled
‘The other thing is the great size. I saw around seven or eight airplanes in the sky at the same time, you often get planes in the sky around here, Heathrow and Gatwick are near.
‘Some of the planes were obviously closer to my window… but the airplanes were obviously smaller too. That means the weird object in the sky must have been enormous. Huge. It was so far away and the airplanes were minuscule in comparison.’
‘I reckon the whole thing lasted for about two minutes, I filmed it for about 20 seconds, took a photo, then about a minute and a half later it had disappeared, so it must have been moving fast.
‘No one else had seen it, as far as I can tell… but I have the video and the photo as proof: I wasn’t imagining it. I’d love to know what it was. It was quite unsettling.’
The Ministry of Defence has been contacted for comment.