As children aged about 10 years old playing in the streets around our homes in Gainsborough, I/we saw a large round brilliant object come from the west to directly in front of us looking south. As far as I can remember, at about 30º from us on our horizon looking south.
The object was travelling at an incredable speed and this object just stopped, it was like a big white bright full moon, but even brighter.
The object then did a move like a letter Z upwards, and then went vertical and disappeared. The object was certainally no aircraft or hellicopter, as we live within all our strategic airfields and recognized our own aircraft. Also the object was moving as quick as lightning but there was control to its movements.
Having been fortunate to see a space shuttle launch, all I can say is we have alot of catching up to do.