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Colsterworth residents spot Elon Musk's Starlink satellites in the sky but mistake it for an 'alien invasion'




Residents in Colsterworth were left baffled after spotting ‘a train of lights’ flying high in the sky.

The lights have been seen several times throughout the last few weeks, prompting speculation about what they could be.

One resident was out running last Monday when he saw the lights. In a post on social media, he said: “I stopped to look and saw what seemed to be a train of lights (not flashing ones either like on planes) extremely high in the sky and in a perfect line behind one another. There must have been in the region of 50 to 60 individual UFOs.”

Dutch astronomer Marco Langbroek captured the spectacle shortly after SpaceX's Starlink launch
Dutch astronomer Marco Langbroek captured the spectacle shortly after SpaceX's Starlink launch

His post attracted a flurry of replies from residents saying that they too had seen the lights. One replied: “Me and my partner at first thought we were going to have an alien invasion.”

But theories of any extraterrestrial activity were soon quashed, as the lights were revealed to be Starlink satellites - part of billionaire Elon Musk’s plan to deliver universal internet access via a network of satellites. This is what is pictured above.

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