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Giant UFO spotted over lake, leaving authorities 'puzzled'

A particular detail in footage of the strange lights is baffling experts.

A "UFO" has been spotted in the night sky by a number of witnesses, who say they were woken up by bright flashing lights on what appeared to be a large disc-shaped object.

One woman managed to capture the mysterious sight on camera after she got out of bed to close her curtains at 2.20am. "At first, we thought it was a nightclub light show for revellers. But there wasn't a laser beam coming from the ground," she said. "Also, there wasn't any sound."

The alleged UFO sighting took place at Lake Zürich in Switzerland last week, and according to the stunned woman, the lights were very bright and visible for around five minutes before suddenly vanishing.

UFO in night sky over lake and town
The UFO was seen in the night sky above a lake. Source: Jam Press

According to local media, they were also spotted over 60km away in the village of Diessenhofen and 45km away in the town of Schaffhausen.

"When we were on the balcony, we noticed these strange lights. Luckily, other people saw them otherwise we would have felt like we were crazy," a couple in Diessenhofen said.

A man in Schaffhausen said he saw the lights at around 11.30pm. "At first, I thought it was searchlights or something similar, but they were very visible from a distance of between 20 and 25km and were flying in a strange line. Therefore, I ruled out the hypothesis that they were searchlights," he said.

Authorities stumped

Vladi Barrosa, a spokesperson for Skyguide, the company responsible for monitoring Swiss airspace, said: "We also cannot identify what it is. What personally puzzles me is that the lights from this object are not reflected in the lake, unlike others."

While it's unclear if Swiss authorities are investigating the mysterious sighting, locals have offered they're own theories about what it could be. Some suggested

it is indeed some kind of party light, while others guessed the lights were on drones.

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