More people spotted fireball falling from sky

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A NUMBER of people have said they also saw a fireball falling from the sky in Oxfordshire.

The Oxford Mail reported on Thursday that Alexandre Legis, 41, spotted the object descending over Deddington Hill.

He initially said he saw it last Friday but now believes it was the following day at 6.30pm. Since then more people have come forward with similar stories.

Terry Pratley, 66, of Cobbs Hill, Witney, said: “I definitely saw it. I had just got out of the car and thought ‘what’s that?’ It was like a firework going sideways and was very bright.”

Penny Chown, from Abingdon, was driving home with her son Rory, four, from Birmingham Airport. She said: “I was on the M40 where it joins the A43 and me and my son saw something. It looked like a flare as it was shooting up into the air and then back down.”

Mr Legris, who lives in Maidenhead, was driving from Banbury to Woodstock with his son Isaac, 16, when he saw it. After conducting research, he believes it was debris from a satellite.

He said: “It would be interesting knowing exactly what it was.”

Paul Barlow-Heal from Deddington said he saw it: “I have no idea what it was, but I hope it comes back, seemed to put a smile on people’s faces.”

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9:32am Sat 22 Feb 14

Man on the Green says...

I saw it too and wondered what it was. I thought it was most likely to have been a 'shooting star' and out of superstition made a wish. Since I then lost the dog in the dark (which will teach me for not paying attention and indulging in pagan practices!) and spent the next half an hour desperately searching for her in the woods and fields, I hadn't thought much more about it until now. It could of course have been a piece of space debris burning up, as suggested.
I saw it too and wondered what it was. I thought it was most likely to have been a 'shooting star' and out of superstition made a wish. Since I then lost the dog in the dark (which will teach me for not paying attention and indulging in pagan practices!) and spent the next half an hour desperately searching for her in the woods and fields, I hadn't thought much more about it until now. It could of course have been a piece of space debris burning up, as suggested. Man on the Green
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10:29pm Sat 22 Feb 14

BicesterBod says...

Man on the Green - Hope you found your dog?!
Man on the Green - Hope you found your dog?! BicesterBod
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12:14pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Man on the Green says...

Thank you kindly, BB, I have indeed! I wouldn't have dared return home without her. I am fairly certain that murder most foul would have been the outcome.
Thank you kindly, BB, I have indeed! I wouldn't have dared return home without her. I am fairly certain that murder most foul would have been the outcome. Man on the Green
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