A huge flash in the night sky over Russia is raising suspicions after the authorities refuse to comment on its cause.
The eruption lit up the sky near Yekaterinburg for 11 seconds in what appeared to a major aerial explosion.
The strange light was not accompanied by any sound, according to eyewitnesses, although Russian authorities are refusing to comment on the event.
One witness told the Siberian Times: ‘
‘For a few moments night turned into dazzling day, then everything went dark again,’ a witness told The Siberian Times –
The dark early evening sky turned into a dazzling orange light then pulsating yellow and white as the flash engulfed the entire sky.
There is actually three videos of this amazing capture!
After the collapse of the former Soviet Union during the 1980s, it was thought that Russia had abandoned the project. But now, with an unidentified flying object careening around space, there are suggestions that the Russians are up to their old tricks.
In May, Russia deployed a rocket with several satellites aimed at expanding its systems in space, including what was at first believed to be a piece of space junk called Object 2014-28E.
Russia did not disclose the mystery satellite’s orbit, so American experts and amateur space sleuths have been keeping a close eye on its movements, which bizarrely concluded with the object recently linking up again with the rocket stage that originally launched it, according to the Post.
“I have no idea what it is,” space security expert Patricia Lewis of the think-tank Chatham House told the Post.
“This satellite could be used as some sort of anti-satellite weapon. Or it could be that you use this to cyberjam the satellites to grill them and take control of them, and that way you just leave the satellite dead.”