UFO

Flaming objects fall to Earth in China - Russian rocket suspected

By Ted Bonnitt on May 19th, 2014
Flaming objects fall to Earth in China - Russian rocket suspected
Photo of object that crashed into a Chinese village. Credit: Chinanews.com
Photo of object that crashed into a Chinese village. Credit: Chinanews.com

Villagers in rural China were startled by a loud noise in the sky and the sight of a "huge ball of fire" falling into a vegetable garden on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Three mysterious, spherical metal objects with jagged edges landed in Mengchang village in the province of Heilongjiang, according to Yi'an County government officials.

A resident said, "I saw a huge ball of fire, I thought it was a meteorite. I hid inside my house and waited until the object has landed."

ChinaTopix reports that Government investigators and Chinese media suspect that the objects are debris from a Russian Proton-M rocket that exploded 10 minutes after take-off from Kazakhstan, while attempting to launch a communications satellite.

It is the second Proton rocket to fail in the past year.


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