A mysterious giant spiral of light that dominated the sky over Norway yesterday has stunned experts, raising the possibility of an entirely new astral phenomenon.

Thousands of awe-struck Norwegians bombarded the Meteorological Institute to ask what the incredible light, which lasted for two minutes, could possibly be. Theories have ranged from a misfired Russian missile, meteor fireball, never-before-seen type of northern light, black hole and even alien activity.

Witnesses across Norway all described seeing a spinning "Catherine wheel-style" spiral of white light, centered around a bright moon-like star. A blue "streaming tail" appeared to anchor the spiral to earth, before the light "exploded" into a rotating ring of white fire.

He agreed with many other experts that the spiral pattern could have been caused by a missile from Russia, something the Russian military have strongly denied.

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  • Of course people will turn this into a sci-fi circus.
    One of the YouTube vids is titled "UFO Wormhole , Space Port Opening".
    Seriously... -_-
  • Thanks Fonda! Its always nice to hear from someone who was nearby. Really bizarre!
  • hey! I live in Norway, and here is what our papers are saying:

    The Russian defense minister admitted Thursday that their intercontinental ballistic missile has failed for the eighth time. The past year, the Russian military conducted twelve test launches of the Bulava-called rocket, which is Russia's answer to the U.S. missile shield. The frequent launch has been a part of the Russian military's desire to recapture the status of a nuclear state. Now it has instead been given a heavy blow.

    heres moreinfo from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8405481.stm
  • l like this space snail shell with a blue ray.
    Who is it spotting ?
  • Later reports in the day seemed to confirm that this was a failed Bulava missile launched from a nuclear submarine in the White Sea. They say it spiraled out of control before blowing the remaining fuel into the sky.

    I worked at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for 13 years. I've seen hundreds of rocket and missile launches succeed and fail and I have NEVER seen anything remotely resembling this. I have to say that the official explanation seems a little weak to me.
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