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Stunning bright light turned night to day over vast swathe of Russia
The extraordinary light show - seen here on videos - came on the night of Orthodox Christmas Day this week. The black sky suddenly turned momentarily deep blue as if on a bright day - but according to some accounts, the earth moved too. Experts insist the phenomenon was not manmade: there were no reports of missile tests or explosions. Nor were there reports of meteorites striking the earth. Witnesses had the feeling something massive had happened - but what? It was seen and felt by people especially in th three Russian republics - Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, and Tatarstan.
'It lit the night sky from side to side, making it look brighter than daylight,' said one account. Artyom Russkikh said: 'We saw this while driving. 'There was a vibration and the sound of explosion in the sky. Awesome. Firaya Zaripova commented: 'Probably it was the testing of some military weapon, if even the ground was shaking.' Yet this was denied.
Spookily, similar phenomenon were reported last year in Kazan, several years ago in Karelia, and in 2006 in Moscow.
I did a search to see if this was mentioned, and I found a related event reported here from 2014.
The Flash in the sky - Dashcam from Russia captures sudden orange glow at night
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: Rikku
Yea tell me about it! I am wondering why there is a 30 minute gap in Tehran now after looking at Burgh's time zone map. Burgh, whats all that about?
If so, could the Russians have attempted the deployment of some kind of secret atmospheric/exosphereic weapon to try and attack the Zuma payload, and then circulate the rumors that the deployment failed?
The space agency is probably telling the truth about the sensor—just not the whole truth. "The device is mounted on a location used by other scientific sensors in the past," James Oberg, the author of several books about space technology, told me.