Stunned residents are claiming to have seen dozens of “UFOs“ in the sky above Halesowen.

Witnesses have described how they saw a “long string of lights” moving slowly over the town at around 7.30pm last night.

Richard Wells, of Waxland Road, said he was with around a dozen people who watched around 60 to 70 lights moving slowly in the sky toward Birmingham.

Richard said: “They were all travelling in the same direction, toward Birmingham and were very slow and silent, they kept a straight line and didn’t move at all.

“It all lasted for around 20 minutes, I called some of my neighbours outside and we all stood there watching them - it was amazing.

“I told some of the children it must have been Santa’s reindeer on a trial run!”

Kevin Mallen described how saw the lights while fishing with friends in Haden Hill Park, Cradley Heath.

He said: “We couldn’t believe what was happening, it was very surreal. I would be amazed if nobody else saw them.”

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said they had not been contacted by residents about the incident.

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