Stunned families watched as more than 20 UFOs buzzed over awestruck Britain Sunday.

The lights in the sky lined up in a flying formation before disappearing upwards into space.

One close-encounter snap was taken by quick-thinking engineer Paul Slight, on his mobile phone at about 10:30 p.m. local time.

He was coming home from a day out cycling with friends in Lincoln, eastern England, when they spotted the lights in the sky.

The eerie extra-terrestrial crafts were hovering in the night sky over the town, moving in different directions before eventually shooting straight up into the atmosphere.

In a series of stunning images taken over five minutes, Paul, from Lincoln, captured the objects together and even flying in an apparent formation.

Paul, 54, said: "There were 26 of them at first, dodging and darting in between each other like they were playing a game.

"After that, seven more arrived from the right hand side and weaved through the crowd of lights like strange kinds of aircraft. After five minutes of moving around, the flickering yellow objects hung in the air for a second then shot off into the sky and disappeared."

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