What appears to be fireball has been spotted in the Yorkshire skies.

A short video clip, filmed by 22-year-old Abbey Shaw, seems to show a blaze of fire streaking through the sky above Huddersfield.

Shaw, who works at the University of Huddersfield's IT department, is baffled as to what it could be.

'I don't have a clue what it is,' she said, 'It looks like some sort of fireball. I do not think for one minute that it is a plane!

'Everyone at work agrees with me too. You can tell by the speed that it is travelling at.


'It was coming down over Newsome area, lasted for about 15 seconds and then totally disappeared.'

Shaw, of Crosland Moor, took the photo at 8am on Wednesday.

However, despite Shaw's adamance that the sight cannot be a plane, other viewers have pointed out that the supposed fireball is much more likely to be an aeroplane's contrail illuminated by the setting sun.