Mark, 35, from Poole is a professional photographer, on this night he was accompanied by his girlfriend Amanda Hickey, 37, his intention was to snap some pictures of the seafront buildings but they captured more than they has intended.
As he was shooting the film he had noticed nothing unusual but later on returning to his home he checked the footage of his camera on his computer, he was taken aback to see very clearly what appeared to be a UFO.
Nick Pope, said: “It is an amazing picture, one of the best I’ve seen in some time. Most pictures are taken at night and just show vague lights. With this you can clearly make out a structure to the thing and it is a classic UFO shape.