John Macdonald spotted the strange lights hovering in the sky near his home in rural Perthshire and says it made a noise like “a thousand hoovers”.
He managed to take a snap of the aerial object as it hovered for a few minutes before suddenly vanishing in front of his eyes.
The 65-year-old from Dysart is convinced he saw an extra-terrestrial aircraft above him around Rossie Ochil to the south of Perth.
He said: “It’s definitely a space craft of some sort. “I don’t know whether I frightened it or not with the flash of the camera, because in the beat of a heart it was gone.”
It happened at around 11pm on Sunday February 28, when he was driving home after visiting a friend.
He described how the noise drowned out the sound of his jeep.
He said: “My jeep is quite noisy, but this sounded like a thousand hoovers.
“When I phoned my friend, who’s a shepherd, he said ‘don’t worry about it, we get this up here quite a lot’.
“I always thought there was something out there, but have never seen anything until now.