Mysterious ‘meteor’ lights up Scottish sky, rumbles dramatically
A mysterious fireball made a dramatic entrance into the Scottish sky, lighting up the night and making a loud rumbling noise, which left residents somewhat confused. The object is believed to have been a meteor, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Police in Scotland said they received a flood of calls at around 6:55pm on Monday, after a bright flash was seen dancing across the sky, Mail Online reported. Residents said they spotted blue, white, and green lights, with many saying they heard a rumbling sound.
The fireball was filmed by several dashcams, with drivers posting the footage online.
Police and astronomers said the fireball was likely to be a meteor, which burned up as it entered Earth’s upper atmosphere. However, that speculation has yet to be confirmed.
The Met Office ruled out the possibility of a weather-related cause, stating that there were no thunder storms over Scotland on Monday night.
The unexpected fireball shocked those who witnessed it. Resident Jenni Morrison summed it up with a shout of: “What the hell was that?” in dashcam footage as her car drove underneath the flashing light.
Others took to Twitter to express their amazement