Brussels has seen a recent spike in UFO sightings. Belgium recorded 255 reports of UFOs in 2018, compared to 171 sightings the year before.
Last summer, the mayor of the Brussels suburb of Wezembeek-Oppem made news when he claimed to have spotted a UFO.
Patrick Ferryn, the president of Cobeps, the Francophone Belgian committee for the study of space phenomena, said: “We don’t know why the numbers have increased. It was a hot summer and it may be simply that when the weather is good and the skies are clear, people look at the skies more often.”