A sighting of an object falling to earth worried eyewitnesses. It’s strange they should call it a UFO when it was “falling” rather than flying.
A Saudi newspaper on Friday published a film showing what it described as an unidentified flying object (UFO) passing above the western town of Medina.
Sada Arabic language daily said the film was captured by a Saudi man who happened to be near the Prophet’s Mosque around 9.00 pm local time (10.00 pm UAE time).
Some people thought it was a meteor but astronomer Mansour Al Mazroui say it’s debris from a Chinese space rocket.
Mansour Al Mazroui, who is in charge of the astronomy faculty at the King Abdul Aziz University, said reports that the object which was sighted over the western town of Medina on Thursday night was a meteor were incorrect.
“This object was the debris of a Chinese rocket that launched a communication satellite in June 2008 and had been anticipated to enter the atmosphere on January 16 2014 at around 10.57pm Saudi time,” he confessed.
So, no fear. We are only being bombarded by space junk, not rock. Today, that is.
Two videos of the UFO.