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.
The amazing images were recorded on a dashcam installed by a motorist.
According to the report: ‘ Theories for the explosion included a missile or an object from space.
‘Yet it did not have the same shape or pattern as the Chelyabinsk meteorite which exploded over the Urals in February 2103.
‘Inevitably, web versions claimed it could have caused by a UFO.’
The driver who shot the footage issued a plea on the internet for others to help him explain what caused it.