A mysterious fireball was seen in the sky on the night of 28th Feb. It was running through northern Hungary and made a huge blast and flash above eastern Slovakia.

The authorities are still investigating whether it was a meteor or something else. Wizz Air pilots also saw the huge shiny ball of fire at 30,000 feet, while a Cathay Pacific flight also reported the object, which was white rather than the normal yellowish a meteor gives off.

The flashing light and blast caused minor panic in the villages of northern Hungary, like Aggtelek or Roznava, Slovakia where everyone woke up to the strange noise and light.

The fireball was also seen in Plzen, Czech Republic, which is more than 600kms away. NATO radars did not detect anything.