A FAMILY is looking for answers after they said they spotted "six orange balls of light" flying near Colchester.

Angela Fletcher and her 12-year-old son Ben Parsons, of Hickory Avenue, Greenstead, were visiting friends for a bonfire in Chappel, near the railway line, when they claimed they had a close encounter of the third kind.

Mrs Fletcher said she saw the unidentified flying objects (UFOs) fly over them silently, and when she looked it up on the internet, she found out that orange objects had been spotted moving silently across the skies above Norwich this time last year.

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