Experts have suggested that loud bangs which baffled people in the north-east at the weekend could be linked to a spy plane.
Hundreds of people from Aberdeen to Devon – and even New York – reported hearing ‘explosions’ which shook homes and rattled windows late on Saturday night.
One scientist said the noises, which were recorded at around 10pm, sounded like a pulse detonation engine, a type of technology which is being developed by experts.
Conspiracy theorists link the technology as a potential way of powering the so-called ‘Aurora’ spy jet, a project which allegedly appeared in a Pentagon budget report in the 1980s.
Its existence is consistently denied by the authorities.
However, conspiracy theorists claim that sightings of a triangular object in the skies over the North Sea in 1989 is possible evidence of its existence.