Published: 1:41 PM 9/16/2015
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By Harlow Star
A suspected UFO sighting in Harlow came as no surprise to one resident, who said the town was a "hotbed" for unidentified flying objects.
Musician and Sinclair C5 enthusiast Karl Heard, 45, claims to have had an extra-terrestrial experience in 2010 that left him "shaking like a leaf."
The father-of-three, of Potters Field, Harlow, took photos of his close encounter which show a bright light that he believes is a UFO.
"I could not believe what I was looking at," said Mr Heard of his experience. "Two disc shaped objects were moving very fast in a zig-zag manner, they were going up and down so remained above my house.
"After a few seconds the lights flickered and my ears began to pop. A black dot appeared in the sky as high as the eye could see – it looked like a sort of plug hole as inside the blackness a grey circle was spinning."
Mr Heard said the "scary part" was yet to come as he tried desperately to take photos of what he was seeing.
"The two bright dots came and they plummeted towards us very fast until we could see they were the same two discs we had seen before.
"At this point my children became very scared and I told them to go inside. The discs remained in focus for a few minutes and then I noticed the black dot re-appear before everything vanished inside the black hole.
"I was shaking like a leaf and all the dogs in the neighbourhood were going crazy. My neighbour came round as she heard us screaming. I showed her the footage and she was shocked too."
Mr Heard had video recorded the footage but said the film was lost in the process of contacting a television company.
He said he was sceptical before, but not has an "open mind" towards such things and has even written a song about his experience.
"It left a lasting impression on me and changed my whole way of looking at the world we live in," he added.