Taunton, Somerset-10th March 2009

Location of Sighting: Taunton, Somerset
Date of Sighting: 10th March 2009
Time: 18.48
Witness: Adam

Witness Statement: Both Myself and my girlfriend saw this sighting at the same time.. We live in Taunton, Somerset. I had an appointment this evening at the Local Musgrove Hostpital. We were walking through town on route to the hospital when a large bright white light shot across the sky at an incredible speed. 3-4 seconds to go horizon to horizon ! It was silent and I would say it was at quite a low altitude. I’m a keen plane buff, and this was definately not at shooting star altitude, much lower, more like under 3000 ft. The light appeared to have a very faint blue halo around the outside of it, or it could be just the effect of the white fading to the dark blue of the sky but it seemed to have some blue-ish tinge around the edge. The white light was a brilliant white, like the kind of bright eye pearcing light a powerful LED tourch would give off. It was difficult to tell if there were 2 smaller lights close together or just 1 big light. The light had no tail or trail behind it, like you might expect from a something entering and meeting the resistance of the earths atmosphere. This thing was moving fast, and I mean really bloody quick, way faster than any military aircraft with afterburner is capable of doing, like I said I’m a keep aircraft buff, call me a spotter of propeller head if you like, and I’ve never seen anything move even remotly near the speed this thing was doing.. Seriously 3-4 seconds to go horizon to horizon !! We are clearly not alone !!

Source:Direct request on UK-UFO

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  1. I reccon you saw a meteor or simimal?

  2. I was out Lydeard St Lawrence around this time, as i was talking to a client facing her house, she faced the sky, her face dropped as she looked behind me, I turned around, and saw a long, what I thought, “shooting star”.. It was low in the sky, bright, had a greenish tinge to it, and appeard to be seen for a long time!!

  3. I saw this also! I live near Williton, Somerset. I was working in the garden at approximately 18.50 and something very bright made me look up. I saw what I at first thought was the planet Venus shining exceptionally brightly except that it was in the wrong position. I belive i was looking in northwest judging by the fact that my secoind thought was that it was Polaris which would have just begun to show in the north. The light was super-bright, like burning magnesium and at least 3 times bigger then Venus in a full faze. It seemed to be moving at at incredibly fast speed directly away from me towards the horizon in a north easterly direction. There was no ‘tail’ or other blinking lights associated with this sighting. The sense of speed was determined by the rapidity of the light disappearing to a pin point of brightness rather then any movement accross my feild of vison. I gasped out loud and tried to explain the event to my wife but stopped mid sentence as i realised how stupid I sounded! We had a friend from Bath visiting yesturday (31.03.09) and over dinner she out of the blue she said she had seen something strange in the sky a few days earlier and discribed exactly as above. My wife just looked at me with her mouth hanging open!!!

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