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UK: Fireball sighted over Wigan

A man has emailed the wigantoday newsroom asking if anyone else saw a bizarre Unidentified Flaming Object in Shevington last night.

His email in full reads ...
Hi ... Did anyone else in the Shevington area/Shevington Moor area see the fire ball above Shevington High? I live opposite the playing fields on Parkbrook Lane. At about 9pm last night my daughter and I witnessed what looked like a giant firework/rocket flying several hundred feet on a horizontal path towards Elnup Woods.

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UK: 'Fireball' UFO over Hertfordshire



Rickmansworth fireball ufo
©Metro / Andrew Baskeyfield
A still from the UFO film.

It seems we might not be alone after what is claimed to be a UFO darting across the sky was filmed on a mobile phone camera.

Andrew Baskeyfield spotted the unexplained ball of light circling above his home in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, at about 7:30pm Monday night.

The bright white dot, which was still visible in daylight against the blue cloudy sky, is simultaneously seen dancing around the screen of three separate mobile phones belonging to the 23-year-old, his father and older brother.

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Canada: West of Stratford, Ontario Fireball Sighting

Date: August 22, 2008
Time: Approx: 9:30 p.m.

Location of Sighting: West of Stratford Ontario.
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Fireball.

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US: Streaking fireball a vivid spectacle in daytime sky

Tucson, Arizona - A fireball hurtled across the southern Tucson sky in broad daylight Saturday morning, startling and inspiring awe in those who saw it.

Chelsey Dever was working a yard sale at her grandmother's house on the Northwest Side around 10:30, she said, when she looked toward the south and saw the ball arcing through the sky.

"At first I was like, 'Is that an airplane that's on fire?' " she said. Then she realized it wasn't. The other two people outside with her at the time didn't see it.

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Fireball Outburst

Yes, it pays to watch the sky. This morning, Sept. 9th, with no warning whatsoever, a flurry of bright fireballs appeared over eastern parts of the United States. "Our SENTINEL all-sky camera picked up 25 bright meteors in a shower that began at 0620 UT and lasted approximately 4 hours," reports NASA astronomer Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This video "frame-stack" shows the outburst at a glance:

fireball outburst
©Cooke

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US, North Carolina: Residents report 'boom' that shook houses

Residents in the Clayton and Wendell areas reported hearing several loud "booms" that shook their houses between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Emergency officials said fire officials were investigating, but have found no evidence of an explosion that could have caused the loud noises.

Also, officials at both Raleigh Durham International Airport and Seymour Air Force Base said they knew of no aircraft in the area that could have produced sonic booms.

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UK: 'Massive Fireball' caught on camera above Bradford



Clayton UFO
©Richard Ing
The 'UFO' caught on camera by Richard Ing

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US: 'Shuttle-Like Sonic Boom' Heard Before Townhome-Destroying Fire

Orlando, Fla. -- A space shuttle-like "sonic-boom" sound was followed by a fast-moving fire that left several people temporarily homeless at a subdivision near the University of Central Florida.

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UK: Mystery fireball falls from sky

A Bexley woman is hoping News Shopper readers can throw some light on a mystery object seen falling from the sky at the height of last night's storm.

Jean Carpenter, who lives just off Bexleyheath Broadway, was watching the spectacular lightning display from the back step of her home with her son.

Mrs Carpenter, who is in her 70s, said: "We were looking southwards towards Bexley Village at about 9.40pm when we saw an object falling from the sky.

"It was all lit up, as if it was on fire and was just dropping straight down."

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Fireball over Cumberland County, Pennsylvania?

All Jeana Green could think of was that something had exploded in the sky Sunday night.

The North Middleton Township resident, her husband and two of her neighbors sat on a deck talking when the sky lit up about 10:15 p.m.

"It looked like a shooting star, but it was a lot bigger," Green said. "There were pale sparks and orange flames that turned blue-green. Then it was like a fireball, and right before it disappeared, there was a flash like it exploded and it was gone. It lit up the sky like heat lightning."