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A cyclist feared he had encountered a flock of sheep under alien mind control when he saw hundreds of them standing in an unnatual circular formation.

Christopher Hogg, 47, was cycling through Rottingdean in East Sussex when he spotted the fleeced beasts acting unusually.

Photos he took of the unsually quiet grazers showed them standing in a near perfect geometric shape.

At first glance it evokes memories of the mysterious crop circles of the 1990s, which left Brits fearing an alien invasion or that extraterrestrials were trying to communicate with them.

Christopher said: "I was on my daily cycle and came over the hill and saw this magnificent circle.

"At that point I was about half a mile away, which made me think that whatever it was, it was huge.

"It was saucer-shaped, like an alien ship. It was beautiful, but also in 2021 a bit too weird for comfort.

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