A Ryanair pilot has reported a UFO to Aviation Authorities after passengers released shocking images taken onboard the aircraft 200km south of Oslo.

Aviation experts have said that they have received a number of similar reports and that such sightings are not uncommon in the region this time of year, with an increasing number of UFOs being spotted right up to December 25.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: “Ryanair confirms that the Captain of flight FR 1397 officially reported an unidentified flying object some 200km south of Oslo. The crew became aware of the object after passengers spotted it and begun to photograph it.

“Ryanair has passed the image to Aviation Authorities throughout Europe in a bid to ensure further sightings can be reported. Ryanair does not comment on rumour or speculation and will not be drawn on passenger claims that the UFO was a test flight ahead of December 24. This is now a matter for the authorities.”

Have a look at Ryanair’s official statement and see the UFO picture here.