THIS is the schoolboy UFO spotter who has sparked internet alien mania after spotting mystery lights hovering near his home.

The Star's website reported last week how eagle-eyed Tom Cooke snapped the disc like objects on his mobile phone near his Eccleston home last Tuesday at around 9.45pm.

The nine-year-old yelled to his mum “the aliens are coming!” when he spotted the mystery lights hovering near his home.

And the quirky tale has gone on to be an internet hit.

Thousands have clicked on the report - picked up by paranormal websites - over the past week, making it the most read story for the past seven days.

The Bleak Hill pupil’s pictures come at the same time as files released by the Ministry of Defence, which suggest thousands of UFO sightings across England over the last 20 years.

Tom, who admitted to being excited and a little scared by the experience, explained: “ It was about 9.45pm and I spotted the first over Kiln Lane. I shouted to my mum that the aliens were coming!

“They were silver and orange with about ten or eleven little ones close by. They hovered for about ten minutes, then jetted off.”

Asked about what he thought they could have been, Tom was convinced, adding he said confidently: “I think they were flying saucers.”