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VIDEO: Man films 'exploding UFO'

Friday 4 Jan 2013 1:44 p.m.

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By 3 News online staff

An amateur stargazer in California has recorded a video of what appears to be a bright object exploding in space – but no one seems to know what it is.

Sacramento man Elijah Prychodzko was peering through a telescope last month when he saw a strange light appear, reports the New York Daily News.

He put his iPhone up to the telescope's viewfinder to record what he was seeing, noting there was now a second light that appeared to be orbiting the first.

"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,” he told CBS Sacramento.

Then it exploded.

"As soon as I put the camera to the telescope it just blew up and I didn’t know what to say."

On the video he can be heard saying, "Oh my god, it blew up. Something just blew up."

CBS sent the video to astronomer Stephen P Maran, who said it didn't appear to be an "astronomical" event.

It remains unexplained, but several people have left comments on YouTube suggesting it could be a weather balloon – the same explanation the US military gave for the infamous Roswell incident of 1947.

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