Iron man made an appearance over greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, albeit in the form of a balloon. 

But villagers in Dankaur and Bhatta Parsaul, who aren't quite familiar with the Marvel superhero, were left perplexed by the strange object that had descended into the bushes along a nearby canal.

The air was cleared after the police arrived at the scene and confirmed that the unidentified object was indeed just a large balloon.

Dankaur Station House Officer Anil Kumar Pandey was quoted by news agency PTI as saying, "It was a balloon filled with air that had gone up in the sky and later came down and got stuck in the bushes along the canal. A part of the balloon was touching the flowing water in the canal which had led the balloon to shake a little. Unbeknown to the spectators, this made for an anxious watch."

"It was shaped like the Ironman (fictional superhero character) given its colour and design. This was an unusual sight so some people even thought it was an alien, or something like that, and were apprehensive."