A PHENOMENON ‘like the Northern Lights’ has been seen by various people in Orpington.

The incident is thought to have occurred around 4.30am on Thursday (Feb 21).

Since Orpington resident Elizabeth Bertioli appealed for other people to come forward with information, two other people have spoken to News Shopper about the bizarre sighting.

Ms Bertioli, of Haydens Close, in Orpington, said: “I had never seen anything like it before.

“The light was white and creamy and it looked just like the Northern Lights.

“I don’t know what it was but I went back to bed and felt frightened, it was quite scary.

“It started at around 4.30am and lasted for around five to 10 minutes.

“There was no noise so it couldn’t have been lightening and it was just localised, it didn’t look like street lights at all.”

The 43-year-old added: “My husband was looking out the window for some time.

"It was out the front – we face north – but when he went out the back to have a look there were all these other people looking out from their houses as well.

“I’m interested to see if anyone knows what it was.”

Colin Carter, of Beaumont Avenue, in Petts Wood, also saw the light.

He said: “It was like lightning but there was no noise.

“My first thought was it was from a fire and I worried about my greenhouse but then it was really exciting.

“I hope it was the Northern Lights because I’ve never seen them.”

Tony White, 29, of Sholden Gardens, St Mary Cray, said: “The light woke me up and it was so bright my dog went crazy.”

Steve Pollard, of Sevenoaks Way, filmed the video with this article on his iPhone.

He said: "As soon as I point the phone to the sky it stopped and then reappeared for a further couple of minutes.

"What made it strange was the colour of the light, as you can see from the video the was a mixture of brown and golden colours mixed in."

Did you see the lights? Call the newsdesk on 01689 885721.