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.
uforn: Hi baz how are you ?
Jul 6, 2014 11:11:14 GMT 1
barry: All good fella, just browsing the net for the usual UFO fakes
Jul 6, 2014 11:12:22 GMT 1
uforn: Thats all it seems to be at the min (fakes)I cant find anything decent
Jul 6, 2014 11:15:18 GMT 1
barry: There is a new post on here about translucent UFO's, the only report I have is from 1973 about a translucent object over Wiltshire the shape of a 50p but about 40 feet across. Witnessed by 2 friends
Jul 6, 2014 11:18:33 GMT 1
uforn: You should write that report up and post it in the thread
Jul 6, 2014 11:20:18 GMT 1
barry: I don't have the original report, I am just remembering 40 years ago! It would be pointless, but handy to remember
Jul 6, 2014 11:22:53 GMT 1
uforn: Oh well never mind, I remember David Cayton talking about a translucent triangle UFO in the UK, I'll try find the documentary it was on, its an interesting case.
Jul 6, 2014 11:27:51 GMT 1
barry: Quite rare for a sighting, I remember quite a few weird UFO sightings around the same time (one guy, saw a ball shaped object appear like segments of an orange until it made the ball shape then go straight up, very fast, again in Wiltshire)
Jul 6, 2014 11:33:21 GMT 1
barry: All the old reports exist, I have just to find the person that has got them, no luck yet
Jul 6, 2014 11:35:24 GMT 1
uforn: Wiltshire is a hotspot for sightings.
Jul 6, 2014 11:37:25 GMT 1
barry: It was crazy in the 70's and 80's We got a lot of reports of off the police about weird stuff, (yep they called us!)
Jul 6, 2014 11:39:45 GMT 1