REPORTS of Unidentified Flying Objects flooded into police last night.
Durham Police was inundated with reports of bright lights in the night sky between 11pm and 11.30pm.
Concerned residents across the county rang in.
However, the lights were in fact a meteor shower, which could be seen across the whole of the North East.
Coastguards in Northern Ireland took calls from Coleraine on the north coast, to Strangford Lough in the south east.
The lights were also seen in Scotland in Grangemouth, Edinburgh and Glasgow.