UPDATE: A Mysterious Flash in the Sky Over Russia: Authorities ‘ Refused to Comment.' WITH VIDEOS.

by bluesbaby5050 on November 20th, 2014

UPDATE: A Mysterious Flash in the Sky Over Russia: Authorities ‘ Refused to Comment.' With Videos. The Siberian Times reports that regional media have been unable to identify the cause of a huge flash in the night sky seen from Chelyabinsk to the Sverdlovsk region. It also reported: “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.”

A driver in Sverdlovsk captured the flash on his dashboard camera.

Australian publication the Courier Mail noted that dashboard cameras are common in Russia, where drivers feel the need to record accidents so insurance companies can not wiggle out of claims and traffic police officers have been known to be corrupt. Teenagers also captured the flash in a video recording. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSsLyX6N1A&feature=player_embedded#t=0

Chelyabinsk was the location of the famed meteorite explosion in 2013, though this flash seems to bear no resemblance to that occurrence. Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the flash was seen in Sverdlovsk, Ukraine. It was instead seen in Sverdlovsk, Russia. Epoch Times regrets the error. - http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1089596-a-mysterious-flash-in-the-sky-ov... More: Meteor Hits Russia 2013-best footage collection - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmXyJrs7iU&feature=player_embedded#t=0

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2 Comments

Tarheel: I wonder....

....if it's somehow connected to OL's story from last week.

pasqualie: They saying it may have to do with the Leonid Meteor shower

Currently going on right now. They think it was a larger than normal piece that entered atmosphere, heated up and exploded as it burned up on entry.

dunno either it was that or russians military was doing something, but my guess is the meteor shower explanation that makes sense. they saying a few other places around the world experienced this.

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