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Strange 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals

By The Siberian Times reporter
18 November 2014

Emergency services refuse to comment cause of extraordinary blast in the dark sky.

A local observatory indicated nothing fell from the sky on the day of the flash. Picture: Vyacheslav Bulatov

A huge flash lit up the early evening darkness, as shown by images taken from a dashcam on a road close to Yekaterinburg. The sky suddenly turns orange-red at 17.39 local time (though the dashcam records it as 18.39). For the next 11 seconds an orange light with yellow and white in the middle engulfs the entire sky. 

'For a few moments night turned into dazzling day, then everything went dark again,' said one witness. 

The explosion came on 14 November but images only appeared of it today; strangely no sound was picked up.

Theories for the explosion included a missile or an object from space. Yet it did not have the same shape or pattern as the Chelyabinsk meteorite which exploded over the Urals in February 2013.

Amazing 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals 

Amazing 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals 

Amazing 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals 

Amazing 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals 

Amazing 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals 

Amazing 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals 

Amazing 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals 

Amazing 'explosion' turns night to day in the Urals 

'I found nothing about it in the news. Did anyone else see it? What was it? Pictures: Vyacheslav Bulatov


The author of the footage wrote on the web: 'On Friday (November 14 , 2014 at 5.40pm) I observed a flash in the sky, on the road on the way to Rezh. 

'I found nothing about it in the news. Did anyone else see it? What was it?' 

The glow was also filmed by the teenagers from Yekaterinburg on mobile cameras. The main question from witnesses is 'What was it?'

According to regional television neither meteorologists nor scientists can explain the strange phenomenon. A local observatory indicated nothing fell from the sky on the day of the flash. Local officials  from the Emergencies Ministry refused to comment on the happening.

Comments (34)













did anyone consider checking what the american NOAA or NASA or USGS has to say re: this event, CAVEAT, not that they would tell u the truth anyway
john, vancouver canada
14/01/2015 16:44
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As the Russians have been recently testing a new satellite retrieval system I would imagine that said explosion was either a botched satellite retrieval or the crashing of the object sent up to retrieve it.
kenkenif, wrexham gb
24/11/2014 02:32
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The reflection in the upper right corner is just that. It's a reflection, but it's not coming from the on-coming car headlights!! You people are all LOUSY OBSERVERS! These reflections can be visibly seen throughout the entire video from start to finish! These reflections are coming from the interior of the car! The camera's picking up low light levels from the dashboard from the a cute angle of the windshield, which is causing this aberration back into the camera lens! DUH! You all must have an IQ of turd.
Dr. A. Einstein, USA
24/11/2014 00:09
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Dyatlov Pass incident in 1959
Lee, Seattle, Wa
23/11/2014 18:37
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This maybe be at testing og nuclear in the skies. somehow like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11e8XyUBqRQ
Jakob, Denmark
22/11/2014 15:45
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Patric (Canada) and Hans (USA)
No one believe that the BIG blast was a reflection!

What some people noticed was one (maybe two?) tiny red balls of light (just a couple of millimeters i diameter on the screen), that can be seen just below, the date 14.. and another just below the clock of 18, moving from left to right at 0:18 into the video when the light starts to faint.

THEN some people noticed that those tiny red balls of light in fact seems to be just reflections in the windscreen glass of the headlights of the oncoming car passing by the exact same time.

Hope this fix the misunderstanding :)
Andresen, Copenhagen Denmark
22/11/2014 01:59
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Come on, people! It cannot be reflection of headlights, since the event has been from other point of views (see this videos):

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/11/19/massive-flash-over-russia-s-urals-stuns-locals-scientists/


Patrik, Canada
21/11/2014 20:50
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I can't believe anyone could think this was car light reflections! At it's brightest about 15 percent of the flash is behind the treeline. Other lights in the video may be reflections but not the main one. That explanation is utter and total nonsense.
Hans, USA
21/11/2014 07:54
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SOME PEOPLE ARE MAKING COMMENTS THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THE REFLEX ION FROM THE OTHERS CARS , OTHERS THAT IT WAS A METEORITE , COMET, AND SO ON, , IT COULD BE SO MANY THINGS, IT LOOKS CLEARLY THAT IT SOME KIND OF EXPLOSION IN THE AIR, NOT A COMET, OR METEORITE, IF YOU READ WHAT THE ARTICLE SAYS AT THE BEGINNING ((((((The strange light was not accompanied by sound and, according to a local observatory, nothing fell from the sky that day. More at siberiantimes.com. ))))))))
rose, canada
21/11/2014 04:15
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Please, the red light in front of the cars have nothing to do with the explosive light in back ground, having driven on some of the darkest roads in the land, with passing vehicles, there is no way you would experience that much light coming from behind. Its something else.
Terry Lee, USA/North Pole
21/11/2014 03:54
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that could not have been a nuke in space, it would have knocked out almost all of the satellites not blocked by the earth. and it sure was not a meteor.
john waltz, wadsworth, united states
21/11/2014 00:40
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it cannot be a nuclear explosion in space, it would knock out almost all of the satellites not blocked by the earth. but it sure looks like a nuke for sure.
john waltz, U.S.A.
21/11/2014 00:35
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I believe there are two separate things going on: The bright flash, which cannot be a simple reflection because it lights up the landscape, and the red light which moves across the screen which does seem to be a reflection of the headlights of oncoming vehicles.
Marcia, New York, USA
20/11/2014 22:54
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Well, if you look REALLY close, there are actually 2 red spots on the top right comming towards the car, much simlar to the headlights of the truck passing on the left, and at exactly the same speed.... thus your red fireball is just a reflection. It's properly just Kim Jong Un playing with his chemistry set. :)
B.Jensen, Denmark
20/11/2014 15:57
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yes, it looks like reflections from other cars...
Brian Thurmann Jørgensen, the lights
20/11/2014 14:35
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