Reader Walter has copied me in on an email he's sent to the Met Office, following a close encounter of the unusual kind he had in the small wee hours of yesterday morning. Walter writes:
At 00:02 on Sunday the 16th of August I observed a bright red glow in the distance approaching from the London area and moving fast to Thanet. This object was glowing orange at the front and passed directly over Ramsgate and out over the channel. Was this a satellite re-entering (burning up) or an asteroid?
Many thanks for your help.
Walter adds that this was an 'amazing sight'. So, did anyone else out there witness it?
Of course this isn't the first time strange lights have been seen in our Thanetian skies, but quite what would entice little green men to travel hundreds of light years to Planet Thanet is a mystery to me. Unless they've heard about our large red women that is!