Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mysterious Explosion Lights Up the Sky Over Yekaterinburg, Russia

Mysterious explosion lights up the sky over Yekaterinburg, Russia on Nov. 14, 2014. Credit: 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, Russia. 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, 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.

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?'

“Looks like a falling bolide, which invaded us. Because of the low cloud cover it ceased to exist above the clouds and lit up the whole sky,” a member of the meteorites committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences Viktor Grokhovsky told

Vadim Krushinsky, doubted his colleague's theory, saying the color of the flash does not support the asteroid speculation. The shade of light depends on the body’s temperature, and flashes caused by bolides are usually whiter, he explained to The observatory engineer suggested his own theory, saying a space rocket launch might have been the cause.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Вспомним, Никола Тесла, используя резонанс в Эфире, заставлял светится небо над Атлантикой. Очевидно, это инопланетяне, что-то демонстрируют.