Occurred: 1998-01-08 22:00:00 Local
Location: Poole, Dorset (UK/England), , United Kingdom
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 10 seconds?
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2006-05-05 03:03:15 Pacific
Posted: 2006-05-15 00:00:00

Sighting of strange orange light (ball of fire?) in Poole Dorset 1998

My boyfriend was driving me home when we noticed this strange orange light. We'd recently heard about sightings over Poole harbour (not quite like this tho!) so stopped to get out & have a look. We stood there looking up as this fireball went straight over the top of us. We couldnt make out the size of the object, it looked like you could just reach up & touch it although it definatly was above power lines.

It had no distinct shape, all we could describe it as was a ball of fire. There was no sound, no smell. It seemed to be moving very slowly above us then once it got past it seemed to move very quickly & disappeared into the distance.

My dad reported it to the local Bournemouth airport but they had nothing on their radars.


Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD

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