An extraordinary picture captured by a plane passenger at 30,000ft shows what looks like a huge robot walking along the clouds. Some internet users have commented that the figure looks like the robot from the animated movie The Iron Giant. Flyer Nick O’Donoghue, 30, a software support team manager from Ireland, was on board an EasyJet flight from Austria to London Gatwick when he noticed the bizarre figure in the sky and grabbed his camera.

First appearing on and later on Reddit, hundreds of online users commented on the picture, with some stating that it resembled The Iron Giant and others comparing the shadow to the cloud men in James And The Giant Peach. One user wrote ‘[It] looks like the Iron Giant’, which was soon backed up by many others, who stated that they had thought the same thing. A woman replied: ‘I was gonna say the same thing! Reminds me of the end of the movie.’ Some online posters said that the figure was in fact two smokestacks from a power plant or factory. FULL REPORT