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A man has posted a video of a falling unidentified flying object leaving a vapour trail over the Bath area.

Luke Cradock, of Bradford on Avon, said he was called out into his garden by his wife after she had seen something “falling” in the sky.

Mr Cradock said they first assumed it was an aeroplane due to the white vapour trail it left behind.

But they said it looked like it was falling at a very slow speed, rather than moving away from them.

He said it continued to fall for nearly 10 minutes and the white vapour trail then changed to thick black smoke.

Mr Cradock said to add to the mystery, a friend of his claims to have seen it too – all the way from London.

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“Unfortunately, as you can see capturing an object in the sky from this distance hasn’t created the best quality of footage but you can clearly see the strange trajectory and the smoke section of the contrail,” he said.

“On Thursday, April 9, at around 7.40pm my wife was outside in the garden and called me to come and witness what she was seeing falling in the sky.

“At first we assumed it was an aeroplane because of the white contrail but given the current situation one of us pointed out there was very little to no air travel.

“It also appeared to fall at a very slow speed at a very sharp angle rather than moving away from us.

“We watched this fall for between five and ten minutes, and within a minute the contrail then changed to thick black smoke.”

Mr Cradock added: “Unfortunately, we stopped filming by this point as the footage was not doing justice to what we were seeing.

“We are in Bradford on Avon and it appeared to be falling west from us (Bath/Yate direction) but it could not have been insignificant in size as the sheer size of the contrail, which unfortunately is not reflected in the video.”

Mr Cradock is still trying to find out what exactly happened here and is calling for any other witnesses to shed light on it all.

“We have been waiting for something to appear on the news regarding this but we haven’t seen anything as of yet,” he said.

“We assume with the current lockdown there would have been very few witnesses.”

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Mr Cradock said: “I posted onto social media and I did find a friend who witnessed this at the same time as we did, who also found it difficult to describe what it may have been, but he witnessed this all the way from London.

“We have found that this April is currently quite active for meteor showers but I have also read that these pass quite quickly and this did not.

“At first we were concerned it was a plane in difficulty but the longer we watched the more we felt it did not fit this assumption.

“We would not normally spend this much time investigating something like this, but the fact that we can’t work out what this was and that very few seemed to have witnessed it, and there has been nothing on the news, so we are just intrigued to find out what this was.”

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