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7.15 PM. Clear sky, patchy high level thin haze, no wind.

M. J. Ouseley was walking up his garden path towards the house and saw what at first he thought was a plane on fire. He rushed to the front door and called his wife, C. Ouseley, who came to the door, and they both watched the orange object for approximately 40-50 seconds. The object was travelling east to west.

When it had got to approximately 30 degrees beyond vertical above the witnesses it disappeared instantly. Mr Ouseley said:

'As a keen amateur astronomer I am used to seeing meteors and confirm that it was not a meteor. However it was traversing the sky faster than the visual speed of the high altitude aircraft which I am also used to seeing.'

Source: reported by witness 23 October 2012


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