What was this strong flash of light and loud rumbling boom in the skies over the north east of Scotland on February 29, 2016?
The mysterious light appeared at around 7pm on Monday across the Highlands, Aberdeenshire and Perth.
People reports shaking houses, rattling windows. There were neither lightning nor thunderstorms in the area at the time of the explosion.
Here a few tweets from residents across the area:
Looks as if the flash has come from a meteor burning up in the atmosphere, lighting up the full sheet of cloud sitting at around 2,000ft.
— Sean Batty (@SeanBattySTV) February 29, 2016
@stvnews flash in the sky that lit up Braemar like daylight, followed by a huge rolling bang like thunder that lasted 10 secs. Sky is clear
— Jake Logan (@jakeandkirrie) February 29, 2016
Proper massive rumble, ground shaking, folk seeing the sky flash blue and sirens going off everywhere….is this the end?! ?
— Kim Paterson (@kp_x_) February 29, 2016
or the same from Youtube:
Here some other videos: