UFO? Mystery ‘fireball’ seen in night sky over Sheffield

Stargazers spotted a large, bright light in the skies over the UK last night.  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Stargazers spotted a large, bright light in the skies over the UK last night. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
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A ‘huge fireball’ was seen in the skies above Sheffield last night.

The sighting was one of many of a mystery object in the skies above the UK last night.

Eyewitness Allison Darling said: “It was a bright light, white coloured, quite low in the sky.

“We were north on the M1 around Meadowhall, the light was ahead and to the left.

“My first thought was it could have been a meteor, but I doubted it because it was so low.

“It was too white and fast moving to have been a firework or Chinese lantern.”

The fireball was also reportedly seen by people in Ireland, Scotland, and Nottingham.

So far there has been no confirmation as to what the object was, but the most likely causes would be a meteor or piece of space debris entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

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