A shocked Liverpool man says he was a UFO sceptic until he saw a “green saucer” in the skies above Merseyside – and was able to capture it on camera.

The unexplained aerial phenomenon was spotted at around 2:45am on August 7.

The witness, who has asked to remain anonymous, was at a friend’s house when both of them spotted the unidentified flying object.

It was a classic saucer-shaped object “like the sweets,” he says and the two witnesses – who managed to grab one quick photo of the eerie apparition before it flew off – say they have ruled out optical illusions such as a reflection of the TV or computer in the glass of the window.

The stunned Scouser told the Liverpool Echo : "Me and my friend were at her house in Prescot when we heard a loud noise outside, like an aeroplane, so we went to look out of the window and we saw the saucer.

"It was green and it looked just like a flying saucer, like the sweets.

"It was only there for a few seconds and then it flew up into the clouds and went in the South East direction, towards Huyton and Halewood."

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He continued: "I've never seen anything like this before, I've seen things in the sky before and thought [they] might be a UFO, but then realised it was just a helicopter or something.

"But this was shaped like a UFO, it was green and it was loud, I don't know what else it could be."

Liverpool has had more than its fair share of unidentified flying object sightings.

A “large fleet” of unexplained lights in the sky was spotted by multiple witnesses in 2008 and in 2015 a Ryanair flight from Dublin to Liverpool was forced to abort its landing when an unexplained object, possibly a drone, was spotted by airport ground staff.

On that occasion, airport spokesman Robin Tudor said ground crew saw “something” about a mile out from the runway: “It can be things like a flock of birds, but we always play safe in these situations and will investigate.”

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