'Is it ET?': Leeds residents discuss flying 'flame ball' spotted over skies of city

Residents in Leeds are stumped as to what a flying 'ball of flames' spotted over the skies of Leeds could be.

Friday, 21st February 2020, 6:24 pm
Updated Friday, 21st February 2020, 6:25 pm

Marie Brown took the video over the ring road in Wortley.

She posted it onto Facebook, where people across Leeds questioned what it could be.

One said: "Is it ET?"

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Another added: "It looks like a ball of flames, I have no idea where it could come from?"

The consensus of many Leeds residents was that the flying object was a Chinese lantern.

A Chinese lantern is a small hot air balloon made of paper with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended.

Sky lanterns have been made illegal in several countries.