A flaming meteorite was seen in the sky on Friday night in Cuba. The celestial ball of fire struck the western part of the island, setting of explosions. Could this be a sign the end is near for the communist dinosaurs who have been ruling Cuba for the past 60 years?
Residents and tourists in a town in western Cuba saw a flare pass through the sky and heard an explosion Friday in what officials said was a meteorite strike.
Witnesses reported seeing a ball of fire and a smoke trail in a clear midday sky, and a rain of black stones fell on the tourist town of Vinales and other parts of Pinar del Rio province. Explosions were also heard and a smoke trail seen in Havana. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
“We were coming from the center … and we saw a ball of fire cross the sky,” said Spanish tourist Jesus Nicolas, 34, in Havana. “Sure it was a meteorite and a very big one.”
Amid speculation on social media, state media in Cuba denied that a plane had crashed and called it a “natural, physical phenomenon.”
Later Friday, a statement from Cuba’s Ministry of Science and the Environment read on a nightly newscast confirmed that it was a meteorite strike.
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