A bright, fast-moving white light had a Heanor dad-of-three scratching his head - when he spotted the mysterious flying object whizz above his home.
Software programmer Andrew Hallam,41, of Laceyfields Drive, saw the strange site on Tuesday, November 19, at around 10.45pm.
He was just walking back from a neighbour’s house - where he had watched the England football team lose to Germnay one-nil –when he saw what he described as a ‘bright ball of light streaking across the sky.”
He said: “It would have been going East to West, towards Woodlinkin.
“It had no vapour trail at all and it was quite a clear night.
“I saw it go across for about a second-and-a-half, then I lost sight of it as it went past some trees.”
Mr Hallam, who saw the strange moving object over Heanor Leisure Centre initially thought it was shooting star.
But he says it was too low to have been –and could not have been a firework as it was travelling completely horizontally and made no sound.
Now he wants to know if anyone else in the area saw the same thing.
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Mr Hallam is sure of one thing though. He joked: “Certainly I didn’t see any aliens land!”