Skies above the United Kingdom exploded in fireworks when a UFO treated thousands of spectators to a light show. But the spectacular show terrified the people who saw it.
Police were called because some witnesses thought they were watching distress flares from an airplane going down. Others believed they were watching a meteor shower or possibly debris from a satellite entering the atmosphere and burning up.
The lights were seen from as far north as the Shetland Islands, as well as Wales and Norfolk in East Anglia. The objects were also visible in the skies over Northern Ireland.
The Independent reports that one witness who was taking pictures of the North Star said, "I suddenly saw this flash out of the side of my eye and saw a meteor breaking into about 20 pieces."
Astronomers were shocked at the 45 second display especially when they realized that they had no idea what caused the flashing lights.
Dr Tim O'Brien, associate director of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, estimated the object was 80 miles up, moving at around 18,000 miles an hour.
Even though scientists say that there are hundreds of thousands of fragments from satellites and space rockets orbiting the Earth which could have caused this light display is this just a way of keeping the public calm by giving them a possible reason for the strange sightings? If there was real proof that a UFO caused the lights would the public be informed of it?
Whenever witnesses report that they've seen objects in the sky or have seen them crash the powers that be usually explain these incidents away as weather balloons, meteors, or space junk falling from above.
Even in places where people might have seen bodies of alien life they're soon told that what they saw was nothing more than part of a dead tree or some other explanation that wouldn't cause fear and panic.
What caused the light show over England? A meteor? Space debris? At this point no one really knows.
Keep the eyes to the skies because anything could be flying above.