Residents in some parts of London noticed some spooky going-ons when they looked up at the sky at the weekend.
According to locals living around the Chingford area in Waltham Forest on Sunday (January 23) evening the night sky was illuminated with a strange orange glow.
Some people who saw the light speculated that it could be an Unidentified Flying Object, with one person on social media commentating: “The UFO’s are coming.”
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A number of updates were posted on the local Facebook group, Spotted Chingford, with photos showing the night sky brightly lit in certain areas of the sky.
On Sunday one resident posted: “Any ideas on what’s causing the orange glow? Taken from south Chingford looking towards Edmonton.”
People were quick to respond with their own theories on what was causing the weird phenomena.
One person commented: “UFO is in town the Martians are coming.”
But another seemed to offer a more possible answer to the glow: “Edmonton incinerator – can see it from our garden, lights up the sky.”
A third person speculated: “I can see in Bounds Green. Snow cloud?”
While a fourth person joked: “It’s obvious. It’s North London right? It’s the northern lights!!”
Although unconfirmed the most likely cause of the orange glow was the Tottenham Hotspur football stadium.
Although the club were not playing at their home ground on Sunday the lights are thought to be a result of an advanced light system that helps the grass to grow.
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Known as an Integrated Grow Light System it is reportedly part of a smart pitch management system that keeps Spurs’ pitch in top condition.
Some locals weren’t convinced by the theory of UFOs and rightly suggested that it was Spurs’ stadium causing the light.
One person commented on the Spotted Chingford Facebook page: “It’s light pollution from the Spurs stadium.”
While another person agreed and wrote: “Lights from the Spurs Stadium.”
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