The Derby Telegraph receives lots of letters each week on issues affecting Derby and Derbyshire, as well as further afield. This one looks at a UFO.
I was pleased to be able to watch the International Space Station as it progressed through the skies on Christmas Eve at the stated time of 5.22pm from west to east: But my partner and I actually witnessed a second object moving through the sky at almost exactly the same time but in a slightly different direction. This was travelling at about the same speed and height but was moving from south-west to north-east.
It was definitely not an aeroplane as there were no visible flashing lights and no obvious vapour trail as would normally be seen from the ground.
I wonder if anyone else saw this object and, if so, could they explain what it was? Was it perhaps a comet or something similar?
I've seen enough shooting stars to know to know it wasn't one of those. This object in the night sky was visible for the same length of time as the space station and appeared to be moving at the same speed.
I would be interested to learn whether there were two such objects in the sky at the same time, and what this second one actually was.
Source: Derby Telegraph