People said that on Monday night they saw a striking luminous phenomenon in the sky in parts of the Pinar del Río municipality of Consolacion del Sur.

One of the witnesses of this peculiar event, Dr. Efren Jose Jaimez Salgado, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA) of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment, said that while visiting the home of relatives he could see a huge bright fireball, which rapidly crossed the sky north to south of Pueblo Nuevo, located on the outskirts of the town of Consolacion.

The incident occurred around 22:40 pm when a meteoric object, apparently quite large, entered the atmosphere and crossed the night sky from side to side, leaving behind a huge bright greenish white trail.

According to the specialist, the fireball went out of sight very fast, penetrating to the south of that town. A few seconds later an explosion was heard.

According to Dr. Ephrem, the supposed cosmic body could have fallen at some point south of the town of Alonso de Rojas, or in the sea in the Gulf of Batabano.

Although numerous people witnessed the exciting spectacle it cannot be confirmed that this was a meteorite until its remains are located and subjected to studies to verify their composition and origin.