An appeal has been launched to track down witnesses of a possible “UFO”.

Mysterious lights were spotted between Witham and Kelvedon on the A12 one wet evening in 1980.

Shane Wood said: “It was a damp night with drizzle.

“There wasn't a lot of traffic about and all of a sudden the clouds seemed to part, and red lights forming the shape of a triangle or diamond appeared.

“The middle seemed hollow and the thing pulsated."

*Did you see the strange lights Mr Wood described?

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