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Re: Fire balls for Rusty Alan
The strange thing about shooting stars and meteorites is generally despite the brightness they tend to be very small indeed, the illumination is the object burning up in the atmosphere and can be as small as a grain of sand, most burn up before reaching the ground and its what probably happened to the one you saw. We also assume they are much closer than they actually are because of the brightness, I know this because exactly the same thing happened to me about 30 years ago and was convinced it would have landed on the moor about half a mile away, of course it hadn't but took some convincing.
Recommended Local History websites.