Meteor SIGHTING? Mysterious video shows bright fireball shooting across sky at high speed

Meteor SIGHTING? Mysterious video shows bright fireball shooting across sky at high speed

Mysterious videos have captured a fireball shooting across the sky in Venezuela at high speed, sparking suspicions of a meteor. The footage first e

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Mysterious videos have captured a fireball shooting across the sky in Venezuela at high speed, sparking suspicions of a meteor. The footage first emerged on Saturday night, and seem to be shot from different parts of the country. The first clip, taken with music playing in the background, shows the plummeting fireball turning the sky white and orange. Onlookers can be heard gasping in surprise, while another says: “Wow”.

The second clip shows the fireball from a different angle, shooting at an extremely high speed.

A third clip, taken at a closer angle from indoors, shows the bright object with a clear fire-tail, before disappearing behind a building.

The videos were shared on Twitter, with one user posting in Spanish: “Another video recorded in Valencia, falling meteorite that furrows sky of the centre of the country, falls in the locality of the Yellow Flower, Valencia, Venezuela State Carabobo.”

One user commented: “Shooting star? Run for your lives!”

Another said: “It looks like a meteorite!”

A third speculated: “Looks like a missile that fizzled out.”

It is still not clear whether the bright object was a meteor, with officials not yet commenting on the sightings.

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