Location of Sighting: Eastern Portsmouth UK
Date of Sighting: 19/01/2017
Time: Around 1920 to 1930
Witness Name: Alan Swift
Witness Statement: Returning from Bognor after dropping my wife at work (Nurse), o was driving east along A27 approx between Bedhampton & Farlington.
I was facing almost due east as Venus was directly ahead.
Appearing from ‘nowhere’ travelling very fast and low from north to south was a very large white ball with a long tapering white tail.
It appeared in tact with no signs of breaking up or orange type emissions, suggesting it being on fire.
Otherwise it had the appearance of a meteor, but in my view was too large and too low.
It was descending at about a 30 degree angle from the ground and disappeared in the direction of approx. eastern/southern Portsmouth.
It was maybe approx. 1/2 to one mile away and around 200 to 500 feet high as I observed it for around 1-2 seconds.
IF it was a meteor it would have made a very serious impact, setting fire to its landing place ….no reports of such an impact have been recorded to date.
It was too large to be ignored.
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