It could have been a meteor, it could have been just a firework, but some sort of burning object appeared to have been caught on a mobile phone by artist Mark James coming down in the sea off Penarth Pier last night .
The “unidentified object” appeared to streak at speed downwards towards the sea at an angle leaving a smoke-trail in its wake – but , curiously, leaving no splash in the sea.
Mark James, who “spotted” the object as it “came down” said on Twitter he thought initially it was a flare but “it looked “like a meteor though.. weird. Scared the shit out of me”.
Now it’s all been revealed as a hoax. The ‘meteor’ was in fact part of artist Mark’s work for the Cardiff Contemporary Visual Art festival.