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The Bonsall UFO was an incident said to have occurred at 21.15 on October 5, 2000, in Bonsall in Derbyshire (near Matlock), where a woman named Sharon Rowlands of Slaley claims to have observed a large luminous object with a shimmering pink colour, hovering and rotating over a nearby field. She captured many minutes of the object on a camcorder. The video shows a ball of light that at one point appears to be made out of concentric circles similar to that of a photographic orb. The video she made is slightly out-of-focus as she tries to zoom in closer to the object. Rowlands reported it to her local newspaper, the Matlock Mercury, which then reported on her story.
The story was quickly picked up by ufologists.