A “VERY big flaming object” was spotted spiraling through the sky in Cambridgeshire this week – leaving onlookers dumbfounded. Gerry Underwood, 55, spotted the mysterious flaming object at around 8 pm on Wednesday from outside his canal boat in Stretham, Cambs. He said: “It looked like a very thick chemtrail to start with. It looked like a short, skinny cloud. “It wasn’t moving quickly at all. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a meteorite, because they are gone in seconds. We have seen hundreds of shooting stars, but this definitely wasn’t that either. “This was coming down very slowly and spiraling. It started to glow orange, as you can see in the pictures.
“There were flames coming out of the back of it as well. It was really unusual.” Gerry, who shares his canal boat with partner Melanie, photographed the burning spectacle as it dropped through the sky – leaving a huge trail behind it as it descended into the distance. He watched the mysterious object slowly falling for “between 10 and 20 minutes,” before it disappeared behind the trees in the distance.
Gerry said he was looking towards Huntingdon as he watched it descend, but stressed the object might have landed “well beyond that.” He said: “The sheer size of it is what’s got me. When you look at the pictures, they show the trees in the foreground and its way beyond that, it was very big. “It landed beyond the horizon, that’s how big it was – we couldn’t see it land.” –The Sun