An unidentified flying object (UFO) was observed in the night skies over Derbyshire on January 8, 2019. Thousands of bewildered residents have been discussing in the social media about the neon green flash, which many want to believe produced by the UFO that was spotted in the sky between 4 pm and 5 pm.
Ilkeston resident Debbie Pickard said she had seen three flashes of green light from her office window. The 37-year-old principal added that it looked like something shot through the houses. She described the source of green light as not very high, and it seemed to travel horizontally.
She ruled out the possibility that it was a drone as the UFO was miles away than the drones could travel. She believes it is a UFO by definition.
Ms Pickard revealed that she spotted the same thing in 1988 together with her dad. It was confirmed on the Gatwick radar, and it was in the papers then.
She did not get a photo of the strange neon green flash as it disappeared after just seconds.
Some witnesses have said that the flash of light had a blue colour and it formed a crescent shape.
One Beeston resident took to Facebook sharing their encounter of the strange UFO.
They said that they’ve just spotted a bright light streaking across the sky towards the north of Beeston. They believed that it was not a firework or aircraft.
The American Meteor Society and UK Meteor Watch received 63 reports of a fireball, including from East Leake, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, and Edinburgh.
There are also dash-cam videos showing a bright blue fireball shooting across the sky, but it remains unclear what it was precisely at this time.
People on social media have various suggestions ranging from a spotlight from the university to a UFO doing a mysterious activity.