Meteor sighting in Canal No. 1

By: Devina Samaroo

Astrange sphere of light flashed in the early morning sky, startling a group of men on their way to work.

The peculiar light streaking across the early morning sky
The peculiar light streaking across the early morning sky

Is it an unidentified flying object? A Meteor? An extraterrestrial visitor?

Residents from Canal Number One and nearby villages, who were outside on Wednesday around 04:30h might have witnessed the glowing ball of fire blazing through the lightening sky.

Kishal Bessoondiyar, 27, one of the dazed observers, was quick to post photos of the intergalactic object to Facebook under the caption “UFO seen right in Canal Number One”.

The album soon went viral, with over 400 shares and individuals from all across Guyana expressing bewilderment over the sighting.

Many believed the peculiar glow to be a UFO, judging from the online comments. Others believed the image was photoshopped or sourced from another country while others pronounced it a comet.

During an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, Bessoondiyar said he was definitely taken aback when he spotted the illumination in the sky. “It was a tiny glow moving at a regular pace and then it started to go faster and it got bigger. You started to see the smoke trails getting thicker and then it disappeared,” he related.

He said the experience lasted roughly two minutes.

“It was an amazing sight,” he exclaimed.

After doing some research, Bessoondiyar posted a video of a similar object spotted over the Miami Airport in Florida in September last.

Onlookers initially thought it to be a UFO, however news agencies reported that it was actually a rocket launch.According to CBS Miami, the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station around the same time the object was spotted.