December 9: A strange spiral of light seen over the artic skies close to Norwegian city of Tromso has finally been explained by the exploding trail of a Russian intercontinental ballistic missile.Hundreds of phone calls were received by the Norwegian Meteorological institute from confused observers. The sighting lasted for 2-3 minutes and related to the appearance of a large ring in the sky, which then spread out, and sent a green beam down…Even the Chief Scientist Erik Tandberg, of the Norwegian Space Center, had been amazed by the appearance: “…I agree with everyone in the science community that this light was the weirdest thing. I have never seen anything like this ever. It may have been anything from an exploding missile whose launch went wrong – to a comet or other celestial object that for some reason has been behaving strangely. If it was a missile – most likely from the launch base in Pletsevsk in Russia or one of the Russian submarines or even from the European Space Agency base in Kiruna – then we are talking about a rocket launch that has gone wrong. The spiral suggests the object came off course and balance and entered the spiral movement. Leaking rocket fuel could account for the blue light. But I know that the military have denied this explanation. So we could be looking at an entirely new natural phenomenon…” Russia confirmed a day later that the strange display had been caused by the failure of a test launch of an intercontinental Bulava missile…still spectacular and weird !
See by yourself !: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTXLFBPtknY