“Oh my God, it just blew up." Amateur Astronomer Captures UFO Explosion

“Oh my God, it just blew up.” Amateur Astronomer Captures UFO Explosion

You have to love living in the digital age of smartphones.. there’s never an excuse to not take a picture of something seemingly incredible, even if you’re pointing the lens into a telescope.

A Sacramento man did just that when he noticed a strange object floating in the sky. Accompanying it was a much smaller, much faster object. Cody Prychodzk, an amateur astronomer, whipped out his smartphone, and decided to capture the sight while it was still there.

“I saw something that I’d never seen before. I saw another object orbiting this — whatever it was up there, and I’ve never seen anything like that before,” Prychodzk told CBS13 News.

After shooting the first clip and phoning his nephew, Cody went back to shoot some more.. only to find a seemingly massive explosion instead.


“Oh my God, it just blew up. Something blew up,” he stammers.

When shown the video, Dr. Stephen P Maran, author of Astronomy for Dummies, could only say that “it is not an astronomical event,” leaving us to ponder what in the world (or somewhere else..) we could actually be seeing. A UFO on a collision course? Light fractals dancing on a lens? Or maybe just a galactic piñata party?

Frankly, I think Youtube user loganjackson98 has the right idea:

“Maybe it was a huge meteor coming to create the mayan apocolypse, but aliens saved us.”


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  1. Matt Greene

    01/09/2013 at 11:31 PM

    I saw the exact same thing on the same day and same time. I’m near Salt Lake City Utah. I was waiting in the car in a Kohls parking lot facing east. It was just starting to get dark and that was the first light visible in the sky. I noticed it looked like there was a smaller light orbiting it but assumed it was just my eyes playing tricks on me. then I saw a what looked like a shooting star fly accross the sky and explode exactly like in the video. When it flew accross the sky it left a small trail of sparks behind it and seemed to explode right as it met the other light. It looked a lot like a bottle rocket. I thought it was very odd but never heard anything about it until I saw this video.

  2. walter adams

    03/13/2013 at 9:21 AM

    Hate to bust your bubble- sorry, I couldn’t resist that – but it’s a weather balloon.
    When they reach maximum altitude they expand under the lower atmospheric pressure until they burst. What you see are the mylar coated fragment of the super thin balloon envelope which weigh almost nothing and can be held aloft by the lightest of breazes.

  3. Jaime

    10/20/2015 at 6:31 AM

    It’s always a weather balloon people are seeing apparently! I’m so sick and tired of hearing the weather balloon theory, it’s been used enough! From amateurs, like yourself, to the government constantly using this as an “explanation” is getting old!

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