Lust for Ufos
When residents of Tromso, a northern Norwegian town looked into the sky in December of 2009, they weren't sure what they were looking at. Was it a UFO? Some sort of sky spirit, manifestation of the northern lights ?
The bizarre spiral looks almost computer-generated in the dark skies over Norway.
The truth is, it was merely a failed Russian missile test.
Through gritted teeth on Dec 10,2009, Defense Ministry officials in Moscow admitted that it was instead the exploding trail of the country's latest intercontinental ballistic missile. The navy's new high-tech toy, codenamed Bulava, had gone up in smoke.
Watch a simulation of possible explanation – Norway Cloud Spiral.