Posted: July 30, 2009

Location of Sighting: Blackpark Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire
Date of Sighting: Saturday 4th July 2009
Time: 11.20-11.30

Witness Statement: Whilst sitting in the hot tub, looking up at the stars, we both noticed a bright light, which looked similar to a large Chinese lantern, it sort of drifted across the sky in a northerly direction, it suddenly changed direction and headed south east and upwards quite quickly, the light appeared to be a ball of fire, and we watched it for about 4-5 minutes.

Approximately 10 minutes later, we spotted a much bigger fireball in the east, traveling northwards. This object was moving at some considerable speed, and disappeared behind the trees on the horizon. It resembled a large comet, but without a tail. Neither sighting was accompanied by any discernible sound. As we live on the very outskirts of town, we are able to get a good clear view of the night sky with very little distortion from street lighting.