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Occurred : 8/5/2007 22:10 (Entered as : 08/05/07 22:10)
Reported: 12/27/2008 6:13:20 AM 06:13
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Coventry Area (UK/England),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:<1 minute
An orange light, which looked spherical, passed across the sky SW from Coventry to NE in a corkscrew trajectory then straight line out

I live in Burbage about 8 miles from Coventry, UK, and have a query about an object we saw in the sky Sunday night, 5th August 2007, at 10.10pm; as the object was not like anything we've seen before I thought that you might be able to confirm exactly what we saw.

An orange light, which looked spherical, passed across the sky approximately from South West (i.e. from the Coventry direction) to North East. It first appeared to be in a corkscrew type trajectory, then seemed to emit clouds of smoke, and then travelled in a straight line although appeared to be descending at a shallow angle.

The strange thing is that it emitted no sound whatsoever and was travelling extremely fast. We regularly have aircraft passing overhead at both high and low altitudes from Coventry and East Midlands airports so are used to the relative altitude, speed and sound. This object did not seem to be like anything we have seen before and myself, my wife and my son all witnessed it. Unfortunately it happenned too fast to capture on video but was a very strange sight.

I emailed our local airports but they suggested it may be a meteor or similar as I recall but have kept the email I sent at the time from which this report is based.