Mystery ‘fireball’ UFO spotted in India claimed to be hurtling China rocket
A mystery "fireball" UFO that was spotted by locals in India has left the baffled spectators debating what it could be.
Eyewitnesses claimed the object pulsed in the sky with yellow spheres for several seconds before vanishing.
Some suggested that it could be a spaceship, a fireball or debris from the Chinese rocket, Long March 5B.
Speaking to MailOnline, Ali Mohammad said: "The UFO was extremely bright like a fireball circling around night skies. It was something that I haven't witnessed my entire life it spooked me."
In footage captured last night, published by the news site, a curious young girl can be heard asking her, 'is it burning helium balloon or the spacecraft?'
According to reports, the 18-tonne Chinese rocket reentered the atmosphere and crashed into the Indian Ocean last night.
The Long March-5B was one of the largest items in decades to have an undirected dive back to Earth.
Experts had been unable to predict the exact impact site before the rocket crashed meaning social media was abuzz that the rocket would crash on a populated area.
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Luckily, the rocket appears to have reentered over the Indian Ocean after the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMS) and Chinese officials said the remnants reentered at longitude 72.47 degrees east, latitude 2.65 degrees north at 03.24 GMT, west of the Maldives, and disintegrated.
Harvard-based astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell tweeted: “So still waiting for Space Force confirmation, but indications are (with low to moderate confidence) the rocket probably came down somewhere over the Indian Ocean.”
Space-Track, which has been providing tracking throughout the fall of the rocket has said it is down, tweeting: “Everyone else following the #LongMarch5B re-entry can relax. The rocket is down. You can see all relevant information and updates here on Twitter/Facebook, so there is no need to keep visiting the space-track dot org website.”
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