A motorist has captured on film what he believes to be a ‘burning meteor’ crashing to earth in Fife.
Crail resident Matt Perry witnessed a “bright burning light” falling from the sky south of Boarhills in Fife as he drove home along the A917 late on Monday evening.
The incident, which was captured on Mr Perry’s dashcam at 11.34pm, clearly shows a light appearing before impacting with the ground.
It’s thought it could be linked to a bolide – a bright meteor that explodes in the atmosphere, which was captured just four minutes earlier on the same evening, falling to earth in Derby.
Mr Perry said the time of the Fife footage also correlates with similar sightings elsewhere in the UK that night.
“I first noticed the light in the corner of my eye as I drove home on Monday evening,” Mr Perry explained.
“It got brighter, lighting up the sky for a brief period as it came down and both myself and my partner who was also in the vehicle at the time clearly saw it.
“We both said ‘wow’ when we checked the dashcam footage when we got home and instantly thought we must have captured a burning meteor.
“I then saw the reports and footage of the similar incident in England and realised it was about the same time.
“It’s amazing considering our sighting is 400 miles away from Derby.
“We’ve since seen reports of similar sightings in West Lothian and even have a pal who was up north of Inverness who witnessed a similar thing at the same time on Monday.”