Meteor lights up the skies above North East Lincolnshire
A METEOR has been spotted in the skies over North East Lincolnshire.
The out-of-space sighting happened at roughly 11pm on Friday evening and has left locals baffled and amazed as it soared over the borough.
Witnesses believed it to be falling directly over Humberside Airport and Immingham Docks.
Humber Coastguard received 29 calls immediately after from people believing it to be a flare of distress while ten reports came through to Humberside Police.
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It was described as green and blue in colour.
Humber Coastguard's Matt Atkinson, said: "We received 29 calls in total. People though they were flares for people in distress but we have confirmation that it was something from space."
Tracey Norman from Habrough, spotted it with her family. She said: "It was flying through the air faster than a plane and the colours glowing behind it were green and blue. It headed towards Humberside Airport, then broke up into a ray of colours. We were just gobsmacked."
According to national reports, people across the country saw the meteor.
Meanwhile, locals documented their sighting on Facebook.
Lauren Burdass wrote: "Has just seen some sort of meteor come over our house"
Rumours circulated that it had landed in Immingham but Humberside Police, Humber Coastguard and Humberside Fire and Rescue confirmed they had deployed no accident and emergency services around the borough.
Meanwhile others expressed their disappointment at missing it.
Another Facebooker said: "Wish I had seen this meteor!!"
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