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This Giant Fireball That Was Spotted Over Russia Disappeared Into Thin Air

OCTOBER 19, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

You might not know this, but strange objects from space crash into our planet all the time. Some of those objects are man-made, and others are celestial. Regardless of their origins, if you happen to be on the ground when one of them enters the atmosphere, you're in for a quite a show.

That's something that the residents of Krasnolesye, Russia, figured out back in 2013. This video shows what appears to be a fireball streaking through the night sky. But instead of crashing into the Earth's surface, it simply disappears.


(via ParaSci)

Logically, the fireball was probably a meteor. In fact, studies show that the amount of space debris entering Earth's atmosphere is on the rise. Still...I can't help but think that this particular event had extraterrestrial roots.