A bright white light was seen hurtling down through the blue sky and then apparently exploding, prompting theories that the blazing cascade was caused by anything from space debris or a burning balloon to a crashing space ship.
There was no sound of explosion when it fell on earth and disappeared in Bangkok sky.
Extremely bright flashes of light, followed by some thunderous roar a minute later above Kanchanaburi sky,what is it? pic.twitter.com/cGlpoBfKOv— Nuthatai Chotechuang (@nuthatai) September 7, 2015
Astronomers played down the more outlandish theories, saying that the spectacle was probably caused by a so-called “bolide” – a meteor burning up during entry into the atmosphere.
Residents in Sisawat district of Kanchanaburi province, about 200 kilometers away from Bangkok, also reported sighting the fireball and followed by a thunderous explosion.
One resident said at first she thought it was an aircraft accident but district officials affirmed there was no aircraft accident in the area.