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'Meteor' lights up sky across Barnsley

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Monday 24th September 2012

People across Barnsley have reported seeing a 'meteor' light up the sky on Friday.

 

It was seen by people in Cudworth and Lundwood, to Pogmoor and Barugh Green.

 

Hannah Taylor and her husband Mark, saw a 'flaming object' over Pogmoor just before 11pm.

 

Hannah said: "It was dropping debris all the time and we wondered if it was an aeroplane in trouble or a piece of space junk that had fallen to Earth.

 

"The eerie thing was that it made no noise."

 

It was first thought the ball of light was a meteorite, but is now thought to have been space junk.

 

• Did you see the 'meteor' or have any photographs of it? Ring Lynsey on 734211.

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Posted by 2NARMY I Mon 24th Sep 2012 at 3:27pm

SEEN IT OVER WATH AT 23:00 GOING FROM WEST TO EAST QUITE FAST BUT HEARD NO NOISE. AS IT WAS FLYING IT WAS LIKE THE FRONT WAS LIGHTING NEW PIECES AS THE TAIL END WAS DYING OUT

Posted by SteveH I Mon 24th Sep 2012 at 11:48pm

I was walking the dog in Harlington when it came across. At first I thought someone had set off a skyrocket but there was no noise, and it kept going until it disappeared out of sight. that was around 11pm also.