Posted: August 8, 2010

Location of Sighting: Petworth, West Sussex
Date of Sighting: 07th August 2010
Time: approx 10.30

Witness Statement: Putting rubbish in the bins tonight I was startled by a broad streak of brilliant green light, almost florescent or neon, which crossed the sky from the east behind me towards the west. I have never seen anything like this before in my 54 years. If pressed, I would say it was an extremely long teardrop shape, with a tail of the same colour behind it.

The object appeared to be curving downwards when it disappeared, either over the horizon or into the intervening valley. The local topography is quite up-and-down, being in the foothills of the South Downs, so perspective was difficult. There was no sound, at the time. Perhaps related or not, some ten minutes later there was an inexplicable 'crashing/breaking/shattering' noise from the direction the object had taken, but yet again it was impossible to pinpoint the source. What must be borne in mind is that this is a quiet rural area, where you can hear a fox sneeze a mile away!