It was a scene from a science-fiction movie last night. As I left my apartment building at 9:45 pm last night to get to Kacheripady junction and make my way over to the office, I saw a bright light, mostly white light, in the sky. I looked up as it faded away and couldn’t figure out what the heck it was. There are a couple of automobile garages / workshops near my building and I just figured that it was some work going on in there with torches and stuff. Even though it shouldn’t have light up the night sky like that. But using that as an explanation and because I wanted to hurry to the junction, I shrugged it outta my mind.
However it wasn’t just me who saw it and there was panic across the city and state. The sighting of suspected fireball-like phenomenon, reportedly accompanied with booming sound in some cases, triggered panic across the city and its suburbs on Friday night. As news spread like wildfire, people came out of their homes in droves in many places with their eyes cast towards the sky. Similar sightings were reported from many parts of the city such as Vyttila, Kakkanad, Vypeen, Palarivattom, and Kathrikkadavu and even from suburbs such as Paravur, Kizhakkambalam, Mazhuvannoor, Kolancherry and Fort Kochi. It was by around 10: 30 pm that the various media houses, police and the fire stations in the city started receiving calls from in and around Ernakulam informing them about some outlandish activity in the sky. Social media too was abuzz with reports about the sighting.
People who witnessed the unnatural event were gripped in fear as they thought it to have hit the ground. The fireball left behind an orange trail as it descended. According to reports it must be debris of meteor disintegrating as it entered the earth’s atmosphere. Another possible explanation is junk debris from an old Chinese rocket.
But we all know that it is a cover up – it is the beginning to the first wave of an alien invasion! Save yourselves :P