Mysterious spiral over Norway

@Bionicman (3967)
Czech Republic
December 10, 2009 3:23am CST
A strange light that appeared in the sky across Norway last night. Many people saw it and many cameras captured it. They said it could be a failed Russian missile that self destruct. No words from Russia yet. Looks like some black hole or portal. What do you think? some of the pictures almost look like photoshop effects but all the cameras captured the same thing Pictures: http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8784/22106750.jpg http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7845/38724671.jpg http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/4236/31091776.jpg http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4452/article12344300787e5030.jpg Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hrWjkn_DHs&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYvM68AtlbA&feature=player_embedded
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
Wow first time I saw that video. Well I think the theory that it could be a failed rocket missile was the cause of it. There was even a link that describes how could that happen via a graphical illustration. For one, I do not think of it as UFO or some kind of sci-fi theories unless there is an evidence that proves so. The Missile theory seems to be the more acceptable theory I can think of.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
11 Dec 09
Yep, I believe it was rocket too. But still it looked amazing and I would love to see it in real life.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
11 Dec 09
They should put some show like that with many rockets programed like that but without explosive of course.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
12 Dec 09
Yeah spectacular show indeed. The Russians admitted it already and said that it was their fault that these happened. I've read that somewhere in Yahoo News.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
10 Dec 09
hi bionicman, thanks for the picture i have seen the picture it is very amazing,but i could not understand what is that,so you are from Norway, Norway it is a nation of Midnight sun,iam i correct, the sun fall in the evening and raise next itself ,it is very great to see the scene of midnight sun,have a nice day
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
10 Dec 09
Yeah it looks amazing and I'd love to see it in real life. And no, I'm not from Norway
@owlwings (39247)
• Cambridge, England
10 Dec 09
Quite spectacular! It certainly doesn't look like a hoax - or rather, not a photoshopped one. I hear that Russia has denied firing a rocket at that time though they had warned that they were test firing in the days about that time. Later reports, however, seem to say that a Bulava missile was fired early on Wednesday and that it failed at the third stage. Our ideas of 'black holes' and 'portals' are commonly based on computer generated film effects. Similar effects could certainly be produced in the sky using lasers. It would depend on over how wide an area this phenomenon was seen but it seems to have been a fairly local phenomenon, only seen in Tromsø, and so not very high above the earth. It does seem to be far too regular and far-reaching to have been a failed missile and there seem to be no reports of any sound accompanying it. My opinion is that it is very likely someone with guided laser equipment in or near Tromsø who is playing games.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
10 Dec 09
I guess it's not a mystery anymore: "Norwegian astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard says it's 99.9% safe to say that it's a rocket out of control, while some newspapers and TV channels are quoting Russian military sources, confirming that this is a failed Bulava missile launched from a nuclear submarine in the White Sea. The Norwegian defense has confirmed that, even while they have not admitted the failure, the Russian Navy alerted them about the tests prior to giant spiral the appearing in the skies." this link includes 2 pictures of launching and youtube video that explains how failed spinning rocket formed the spiral: http://gizmodo.com/5422792/this-is-how-the-mysterious-giant-spiral-happenedhttp://gizmodo.com/5422792/this-is-how-the-mysterious-giant-spiral-happened