Video footage is making the round online showing a dull orange bulb-like flash lurking behind the clouds. Within moments, the mysterious light seemingly exploded and took over the dark sky, making it look like flames were spreading.
Locals watched in awe as the so-called blast moved across the sky and it wasn’t long before speculation began spreading about what it could be. Not surprisingly, theories run from it being another large meteorite to alien ships.
Emergency services staffers along with scientists haven’t been able to make an official determination. Marco Langbroek of the Dutch Meteor Society has his own ideas.
He remarked “I doubt this one is a meteor. To me, it looks like a fire or series of small explosions and subsequent large explosion or flash fire reflecting on a cloud deck.”
Witnesses have pointed out that no sounds consistent with an explosion were heard, so for the time being, the mystery remains.
The one from the 2013 incident was determined to be a meteorite explosion, caused by stone pieces from an asteroid that burst at high altitude.