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Spectacular UFO lights up the sky in Russian Far East

By The Siberian Times reporter
19 January 2015

Video shows mystery object blazing a trail across the dark early morning sky.

Was this a meteor? Picture: Konstantin Pivkin

The authorities have stayed initially silent on the unidentified object which broke apart as it flew over eastern Russia early on Saturday morning. After streaking across the sky, it exploded into a number of pieces with a dazzling flash and a delayed boom described as sounding several minutes later before 7am. 

One account said the noise of the explosion came eight minutes after the break-up in the sky. Best guesses from eyewitnesses close to the city of Blagoveshchensk were that this was a meteor.

Other suggestions on social media were that it was a rocket.But Sputnik news agency described one witness as saying 'it looked like a plane's trail but way bigger and brighter'. There were no reports from the authorities suggesting it was a man-made object.

On 15 February 2013 a 10,000-ton meteorite exploded above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, causing injuries to 1,500 people and damage to buildings with glass shattered by the shockwave.

Spectacular UFO lights up the sky in Russian Far East


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There's a giant Asteroid 2004. BL86 going to come very close to earth, on 26th of January, 2015, one of the closest yet since records began. So it might have been a chunk of that - that broke away & came your way...thankfully no one was injured or killed.


Again, Happy New Year.
Jaker, Dundalk
22/01/2015 05:38
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