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What was mysterious light and sound in the skies over Herefordshire?
VISITORS from another galaxy may have visited Herefordshire over the bank holiday weekend – but they didn’t hang around long.
A number of readers reported a mysterious explosion of light and sound in various parts of the county on Monday night.
A flash of light moving quickly and a distant explosion were seen and heard following what appears to have been a meteor shower.
“It happened just overhead and only lasted about five seconds,” said John Price, who lives near Kingsland .
“It was a blueish-white sphere, about the size of a football, and was quite low in the sky.”
John said the boom of light spooked horses in a nearby field before the mysterious sight disappeared in the direction of Leominster .
“It gave off a fierce glow but there was no sound whatsoever. It’s something I’ve never seen before.”
But elsewhere in Herefordshire, close to Bromyard , one resident reported hearing a large bang.
Bishops Frome’s Rhondda Harper said she was reading in bed when she heard what sounded like an explosion a long way away. She contacted our sister paper the South Wales Argus, which had run a story about a ‘big bang’ being heard in Cwmbran.
Max Salsbury, from Withington, also heard the bang which he thought was a huge gas explosion.
“It alarmed all the pheasants and dogs nearby and shook my house,” he said.
“Unfortunately I did not see anything but it made quite a noise.”
Elsewhere, BBC Radio Five Live reported sightings in the north west of England and north Wales.
A meteor shower occurs when thousands of tiny particles of debris enter the Earth’s atmosphere and almost immediately burn up, creating a short glow in the sky.
- If you witnessed the bright lights or heard the explosion-type noise, you can comment below.