Strange light across the Mersey baffling people in Wirral

A strange bright light seen across the River Mersey from the Wirral coastline has left people baffled.

Glaring out from across open waters, people have taken to social media to ask what the intense shining object could be.

It has been seen from along the coast at West Kirby and New Brighton and one person told the ECHO: “It is so bright it looks almost holographic.”

Some had assumed it was to do with the Burbo Bank Wind Farm, one posted on social media and said: “I’m assuming it’s something to do with the wind farm.”

However, Burbo Bank Wind Farm confirmed to the ECHO they were not undertaking any works that would produce such a bright light that it could be seen from the shoreline.

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One person on Facebook said: “There are several bits of infrastructure out there, the Conway platform and some sort of floating holding tank. I’ve seen this one burning something before but not for a long time.”

Another suggested: “They are burning off gas at the platforms in the Liverpool gas field.”

Another added: “Normally once they drill a new well they clean it up before putting it into production. Hence they flare the gas off, if it was continuous then its this. A normal platform flare wouldn’t be that big at that distance.”

The Liverpool ECHO contacted the Liverpool Bay Oil and Gas Development Project about the possibility they are the source of the light, but they are yet to respond.

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