A Wigan woman has emailed wigantoday.net after a bizarre UFO sighting in Wigan.
The woman said: "Please don't think I'm a crank but I was wondering if you have had any reports of a strange object in the sky last night (Saturday).
"At around 8 o'clock I was parked outside Premier Stores on Mesnes Road in Swinley waiting for my husband, who was in the shop.
"I noticed a light in the sky straight ahead that I at first thought was a plane/helicopter, but then saw that it was glowing bright orange and seemed to have a smoke trail at the back.
"I thought it must have been a plane/helicopter on fire. In a panic I ran into the shop to get my husband to come outside but by the time we got out - which was a matter of seconds - it had gone. I was wondering if anybody else had seen this - I have never seen anything like it before."
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