UK boy captures flaming METEOR soaring over his house

A 10-year-old boy was stunned when he filmed a flaming METEOR soaring over his house in Manchester. Jake Southward was warming up to go for a run with dad Anthony, 50, when he spotted a huge fireball in the sky. The quick-thinking schoolboy grabbed his parents’ iPad and filmed the object as it flashed overhead at 4.30pm last Wednesday (19/1). Jake, from Ashton on Mersey, near Sale, said: "I've never seen anything like it before. “At first I thought it was a plane about to crash, but I realised if it was a plane about to crash it would've been going down." The youngster, who attends Wellfield Junior School, posted the video online which has attracted hundreds of views. Mum Yvonne, 50, said: "The children come out with rubbish all the time, so you don't really pay a lot of attention to it. “But then I saw the video and I thought: 'Actually, that's weird'. "I said: 'You'd better start looking out for a bit of rock, it might be worth some money'. "I was going to send them down to Ashton Park to see where it landed."

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