- uploaded: Oct 31, 2010
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Video taken by Mark Thomas in Wandle Park Central Croydon at 7.50pm. Taken with an Iphone4
The object was seen coming into view from Wandle New road over the tram tracks, it was not very high in the sky, at first I thought it was a Chinese lantern, but it became apparent very quickly it was too big, burning too fiercely and moving way too fast. It was a still crystal clear night.
The object was cigar shaped, slightly fatter in the middle, and appeared to be raging on fire, it moved very fast and was totally silent. I thought it could have been a meteor or something burning up on re-entry, but I soon dismissed this because it was close enough that I could see detail in the flames, it was controlled, it flew.
As it flew towards Mitcham common / Thornton heath way, it stopped for a moment, moved ever so slightly to the left then left my view obviously on exactly the same axis that I was viewing it. When it stopped we could see strobing coloured lights in amongst the intense orange fire colour. The object was so bright in the sky, much brighter than anything else. As an estimate I would say between 500-1000ft up.