A UFO hunter has captured remarkably high-quality footage of a mystery aircraft patrolling the skies of a capital city.
Arslan Warraich, formerly of Birmingham, said he spent nearly two hours watching the enigmatic presence lurking over Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.
He said: “I still don’t know what it was.
“I filmed it for over 12 minutes at different times, took dozens of pictures and observed it for the best part of two hours.
“To the naked eye it seemed like a black round rock but as I zoomed in, I could see it was roughly the shape of a triangle with a clear bulge on top towards the back.
“It was solid black and had no sharp edges. It wasn’t reflecting too much light and no lights were emanating from it.”
In Arslan’s footage, the mystifying object is seen hanging motionless over the city’s wealthy DHA 1 district.
A fly and several birds also cross into the shot, showing the clear difference between them and the distant UFO.
Mr Warraich said: “I don’t know what it was, but I know what it wasn’t – it wasn’t a bird.
“I actually got birds in the clip while I was filming this thing.
“I fly drones myself so I know it wasn’t a commercial drone either.
“And it makes no sense for our military to be flying secret drones over a posh area of Islamabad where most of the army and Government officers live.”
When Arslan, 33, shared his footage online, UFO hunters were bowled over by the clarity of the sighting.
“The recording is extremely high quality,” one viewer commented.
“Not just for the technical achievement of such extended physical effort to track it for so long, but also for the extended verbal commentary and description of the event.
“Do you realise how rare a document like this is?”
Another person wrote: “This is how you capture a UFO.”
And one viewer said it was a perfect match for a sighting they’d had in New York.
They said: “It was just like this, no blinking lights, no nothing, just floating in the sky for about four minutes and then it went up until it was completely gone.”