As the Daily Mail reports, the lights were not seen by many. Lenticular Clouds, Northern Lights, and other natural phenomenon could be a cause. Some are propose the mysterious lights are caused by a missle from Russia. The Russian military of course denies this. Others say it might be a UFO of extraterrestrial origin.
This would not be the first time Scandinavia had a flap with ghost rockets and UFO’s. During World War II, Nazi scientists tested V1 and V2 rockets over Sweden and Norway. After the war reports of mysterious lights and objects emerged. At its height in the late 1940’s the Swedish Defence Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI) stated “nearly one hundred impacts have been reported and thirty pieces of debris have been received and examined by FOI.” Some hypothesized these UFOs tests by Russia and a few wondered at the possibility of an out of this world phenomenon– including the US Military. A 1948 USAF document states: “we are inclined not to discredit entirely this somewhat spectacular theory [extraterrestrial origins], meantime keeping an open mind on the subject.”
Who knows maybe its a natural phenomenon, missile, or UFO. Or maybe Sarah Palin is pissed at Obama and summoned her buddy Thor.
EDIT: Yeah, it was a rocket. But a rocket spewing out tiny sapphires! Not Thor, but still cool.