A man in Croatia felt as if he was in the middle of a science fiction movie when he saw what he has described as a fire ball falling from the sky and landing in the woods close to northern town of Bjelovar.
Darko Hresic alarmed the fire brigade and the fire got soon stopped.
"I noticed flames in the sky. The ball was falling to the ground. It was within a walking distance of two to three kilometres from me. Thoughts about science fiction movies kept going through my mind and I could not believe what I was seeing", Darko Hresic commented to daily newspaper Jutarnji List.
The paper reports the fireball was most probably a comet, but it is still being investigated. Traces of a comet have not yet been found at the site.
The mysterious ball of fire that was spotted near Bjelovar and which has had Croatians huddle in fear of possible alien attacks, has turned out to be the work of a thrifty farmer burning up some grass.
Darko Hresic was first to start the panic when he saw flames hurl through the sky near the northern Croatian town of Bjelovar some days ago. Many racked their brains trying to figure out where the strange fireball could have come from - some suggested that it was a comet, but others did not rule out the possibility of an alien attack.
But journalists of the Croatian daily Jutarnji List may have solved the mystery. They spoke with Marin Kiselic from a nearby village who told them that the mysterious object sawing panic was just a patch of burning grass caught by the wind.
"What fireball! What aliens! Those are all just stupidities," he said.
"I had no time to mow these fields so I decided to simply set them on fire because that is cheaper," said Marin, laughing.
He added that there still remain quite some patches to be burned, so there might be more fireballs in the upcoming days.
Laurance: I am well, head gonna explode from school
May 10, 2013 15:02:09 GMT 1
uforn: so youve started eh, hows it going is it hard ?
May 10, 2013 15:06:31 GMT 1
Laurance: It is hard. They only teach in Finnish, no other language is allowed. We are even told off for using our native language.
May 10, 2013 17:01:11 GMT 1
uforn: That doesnt sound too good
May 10, 2013 17:24:46 GMT 1
Laurance: Well it works, I have been talking to people who have been there 3 months and those just about to graduate. The idea is simple. The teachers can't really help in our native languages as everyone speaks something different, we have Chinese speakers, Arabic
May 10, 2013 19:59:54 GMT 1
Laurance: etc. The method works but in the first month you just feel so lost and that you will never get anywhere.
May 10, 2013 20:00:17 GMT 1
uforn: sounds really hard mate, I dont think I could do it I have problems speaking english
May 11, 2013 13:56:56 GMT 1
Laurance: haha. I graduate in July next year, cannot wait, woop woop
May 11, 2013 16:48:49 GMT 1
uforn: Cool you should learn Russian next then you can get your hands on the Russian files about uso's
May 11, 2013 17:46:01 GMT 1
Laurance: Russian will be easier than Finnish
May 11, 2013 19:29:56 GMT 1
uforn: maybe, Id like to speak spanish
May 12, 2013 15:31:30 GMT 1