One more witness to celestial fireball



By Patrick O'Sullivan

Another witness to the "fireball with a tail" that appeared in Hastings skies on Tuesday last week has come forward, saying he's surprised no other witnesses have come forward.

Ross, who would not give his surname because "people will just think I'm mad" said he was sitting in his spa pool when he saw a huge orange/red fireball going toward Te Mata Peak.

"It was the most amazing thing I have seen in my 61 years," he said.

"I thought, shit. I yelled out to my wife but she just thought I was just ranting and raving as usual.

"I came racing out and said something is going to be on the news - something like that is going to cause a tidal wave or something. I rang up all my mates and they said, you've been taking drugs.

"But I'm on the same road as these other people that saw it - so did it only go down Ruahapia Road?"

He said he thought it was "bloody amazing" Hawke's Bay Today had only received two calls about the fireball.

"Honestly I have never seen anything in my life like it - that bright," he said.

"I have seen shooting stars, but this looked like it had just come from Clive.

"It looked ... horrendous.

"People on the Havelock hills must have seen it, because it happened on twilight.

"Thank God somebody else saw it."

- Hawkes Bay Today

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