Steve Shaw of Torquay spotted a light streaking through the skies on Wednesday, 14th November.
The UFO appeared above Exeter’s Ikea Store.
He said, “I was leaving Ikea when I looked up and saw the trail of light in the sky.
“It looked like something was falling but I couldn’t work out what it was.
“At first I was worried it might be something that was about to land on earth but there have been no reports of that since it happened.”
There are several theories on what the UFO could have been. It could have been any of the following:
- A satellite flare
- A meteoroid
- A plane’s vapour trails
Mr Shaw said, “I’ve been told that it’s likely to be the result of a vapour trail from a plane but you couldn’t see any aircraft nearby at the time.
“Someone else said it could have been a meteorite coming too close to the atmosphere.
“Either way I was curious to know what it might be.”
Some of these theories are more plausible than others.
Meanwhile, Terry Hooper-Scharfa, a UFO researcher said last month that he wanted to contact some men who had a close encounter with UFOs 40 years ago.
The men, who were teenagers as at the time of the sighting, had reported seeing a UFO after leaving a club at Buckfastleigh.