Cop captures incredible Gold Coast 'meteorite' on bodycam

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A cop has caught an incredible phenomenon on their body camera while patrolling in Queensland.

In the vision released by Queensland Police, a bright light is seen in the sky before it speeds behind a high-rise building, followed by a blazing trail. 

Queensland Police said in a statement the incredible video was caught on a body camera by an officer sitting in a patrol car about 9.45pm on Monday night in Surfers Paradise. 

The suspected meteorite was captured by police. Source: Queensland Police
The suspected meteorite was captured by police. Source: Queensland Police

"Officers from the Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrol were shocked to see a meteorite blaze across the sky while on patrol in Surfers Paradise," Queensland Police said in a statement. 

"The Senior Constable said it was not a sight you get to see everyday and could not believe the whole incident was captured on his body worn camera."

On a clip of the body camera footage posted on Facebook, many said they also saw what was believed to be a meteorite. 

"I saw this late last night over Surfers. I wonder where it actually landed," one commented. 

"I'm so glad you posted this. No one believed we saw it," another said. 

Others claimed they saw a similar phenomenon last week while some speculated it could be aliens. 

Where to see Lyrid meteor shower

The sighting has coincided with the Lyrid meteor shower, which is usually seen in April every year. 

According to Time and Date, the meteor shower is usually active between April 16 and 25. 

It is expected to peak on the night between April 22 and 23 in Sydney, with up to 18 meteors an hour. 

Time and Date says people who want to try and catch a glimpse of the meteor shower should find a secluded spot away from city lights. 

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