An explosion took place over southern Siberia and the video of this massive explosion left many people speechless as it is believed that it could be of alien origin.
Footage showing the extraordinary moment on Tuesday evening that night turned into day following a massive explosion over southern Siberia has gone viral online.
The Siberian Times reports that the rare event which occurred at about 6:50 p.m. local time, caused widespread excitement in several areas of the southern districts of the remote Republic of Khakassia, in southwest Siberia.
There were also reports of the rare phenomenon from the neighboring Krasnoyarsk region.
Although, many experts said it was most likely a meteor that entered the atmosphere from space and burned as it fell to Earth due to friction with the Earth’s atmosphere, there was uncertainty as some speculated that it might have been a man-made object or space junk re-entering the atmosphere.
Speculation about the nature of the object flourished on conspiracy theory forums after a statement released by the Emergencies Ministry that object was a meteor that burned completely in the atmosphere over Sayanogorsk was later quietly withdrawn, as reported by The Siberian Times.
“At 6.50 pm in southern districts of Khakassia republic, a shining object was visible in the sky. The shining thing (supposedly a meteor) burned in the atmosphere and the burning came with a bright flash and a distinct sound.”
The Siberian Times reports that the authorities gave no explanation why the statement was withdrawn. But it led to speculation on local forums, with some suggesting that it might have been a highly classified test of a military missile.
However, experts insisted that the object — whatever it might have been — burned up completely in the atmosphere as there was no evidence that any part impacted on the ground. Others suggested that if it was a meteor that survived impact with the Earth’s atmosphere, fragments would most likely have fallen near or inside the Babik Valley.
“[The object] was several times smaller than the one over Chelyabinsk, but its fragments may be found,” said Viktor Grokhovsky, professor at the Ural Federal University. “Determining where they landed would require accurate calculation of its path. This may take a day or so.”
“We saw a flash, and in about two minutes our houses vibrated and we heard thunder, and car alarms went off,” a witness said, according to the Siberian Times.
“I went for a walk with my friends. We stopped by the shop and my friend screamed when she saw a bright flash, and then there was an explosion,” a local woman said. “All the car alarms immediately went off. We were so scared. My father said windows were vibrating. We think it was a meteor.”
Many residents captured the rare phenomenon on camera.
A video shows a bright flash suddenly illuminating the sky behind a group of children skating on ice at a local rink.