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Fire in the Sky


England: Eastbourne, East Sussex - Large 'Fireball' Moving Horizontally

Posted: June 4, 2009

Date of Sighting: 31st May 2009
Time: 10-11 PM

Witness Statement: I was having a ciggie out of the bathroom window and saw a large 'fireball' (glowing orange) moving horizontally and quite low in the sky. This thing appeared to be both bigger than a 747, and faster than any plane or helicopter. I watched it, shouted and ran to get my partner, was literally gone 3-4 seconds, and when I returned it had just vanished ! Impossible! I know what I saw, and it wasn't anything man made (that I know of !). Just a big ball of 'fire' flying at a constant speed and height.


US: Near Rio Vista, California - A Green Fireball

Posted: June 2, 2009

Date: May 28, 2009
Time Approx: 11:30 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Orb-like.

Full Description of Event/Sighting: Driving down highway 12 slowing down for construction, I had seen a medium-sized green fireball-like orb falling towards the ground at a close 45 degree angle approximately 1 mile away. I wasn't sure if it were fireworks or a flare gun initially considering the construction nearby. I also had considered a falling star. A couple of seconds later I realized it couldn't have been either of those and quickly asked my girlfriend sitting next to me what it could be. We both looked at it for 3-4 seconds as it rapidly fell towards the ground. We weren't able to see where it fell due to a blocking view caused by a big-rig truck.


Air France mystery finds possible clue in Qantas near-miss

A recent near-fatal incident involving a similar Airbus A330 could provide clues as to the cause of the Air France crash.

Last October, a Qantas A330 plunged 650 feet in a few seconds after a computer malfunction which was possibly triggered by electrical interference.

More than 50 people were injured in the incident which happened suddenly at 37,000 feet over Western Australia.

The air data computer, which is supposed to correct mistakes by the pilot, sent the A330 into a very steep dive. The computer mistakenly thought that the pilot was trying to climb too fast.


Air France Jet With 228 People Missing Over Atlantic

© Airbus/AP
This photo shows an Airbus A330 model operated by Air France. An Air France A330 carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris lost contact with air traffic controllers Monday over the Atlantic Ocean
An Air France jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris lost contact with air traffic controllers over the Atlantic Ocean, an Air France official said Monday. Brazil immediately began a search mission off its northeastern coast.

Air France says the Airbus A330 sent an automatic signal indicating electrical problems while going through an area of strong turbulence. The plane "crossed through a thunderous zone with strong turbulence" at 10:00 p.m. EDT Sunday, the company said in a statement.


US: Gravelly, Arkansas - Three See 2 Fireballs Move N & Light Up Entire Sky

Date of Sighting: May 14, 2009
Time of Sighting: 10:45 PM CDT
Location of Sighting: Gravelly, Arkansas (W. Arkansas About 60 MI WNW of Little Rock)

Description: I was riding my 4 wheeler on a perfectly clear night. I was rounding a curve and something caught my eye. I turned my attention to the sky. It was almost like two fireballs side by side traveling north. The fireballs completely lit up the sky. They seemed to be stretched out traveling fast, and in an instant they were gone. I have two friends who were looking at the same thing and wondering what we had just seen.


England: A38 Between Sutton-in-Ashfield and Ripley - Fireball sighting

Posted: May 18, 2009

Date of Sighting: 17th May 2009
Time: 23.00hrs

Witness Statement: Whilst driving towards Derby just noticed what looked like some sort of fireball. It looked to me like it was falling towards the ground. Not sure if it made a noise as I was driving. It's hard to say if it was moving and then lost sight as I drove under it. Not sure how high it was, 1000ft maybe? I really don't know.


Wales: Pentrebane, Cardiff - Three Fireballs Traveling Slowly

Posted: May 17, 2009

Date: April 13 2009
Time: 9:30 pm
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 3
Shape of objects: Round
Weather Conditions: Clear sky

Description: Me and my mate were walking home and I spotted what looked like 3 fireballs in the sky, they were traveling quite slow in the sky and they looked like they were coming towards us, we didn't know what to do. This is the second time we have seen them in the same area. We have video footage but didn't know how to put it on here.


England: Meteor Strike May Have Caused Peat Bog Fire Near Carlisle

A huge fire which tore through a Cumbria peat bog near Carlisle may have been caused by a meteor strike, according to some locals.

Firefighters spent several hours on Monday morning battling the blaze at Wedholme Flow, near Kirkbride, which at its height stretched for half a mile, leaving a wall of fire visible from miles around.


England: Spectacular fireball seen in sky in Whitby

A spectacular fireball was spotted streaking across the Whitby sky on Monday night.

A local resident saw the object just before 11pm as it moved across the sky before disappearing above the sea.

Alison Heffernan of Holly Tree Court, spotted something in the sky when she was watching television.

She said: "Me and my partner have been decorating so we didn't have any curtains up. We were watching TV and saw something bright going across the sky. It was about the size of a 10p piece and was very bright, it seemed to break up then disappear over the sea."


Canada: Regina, Saskatchewan - A Bright Blue/Green Fireball

Posted: May 13, 2009

Date: April 30, 2009
Time: 9:14 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Fireball.

Full Description of Event/Sighting: We were driving west on the Ring Road past the Albert Street bridge when we saw a bright blue/green fireball fly across the highway and burn out near the driving range.