Viral

San Diego sky lights up after mysterious flash

Mysterious light captured during live broadcast in California

 

On Monday night, the San Diego night sky had a mysterious streaking light that has yet to be explained.

Dale Ruetz was inside her East Lake home in Chula Vista broadcasting when the bright flash appeared. “I was absolutely scared because I thought it was coming at me. I thought I was going to die to be honest,” Ruetz told Fox 5 San Diego.

Her friend put the clip on Twitter and it's become something of a viral sensation.

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More than 260 reports in Los Angeles, Arizona and Nevada had similar sightings according to the American Meteor Society. Another San Diego County couple also has a dashcam video of the event.

Some are suggesting that the bright light could've been anything from a piece of rock to a piece of metal.

We don’t know exactly what it was," San Diego Air and Space Museum employee Francis French said to Fox 5 San Diego. "It could have been a piece of rock, it could have been a piece of metal, but it was something re-entering Earth's atmosphere. It could have been a piece of an old satellite space junk up. Something coming in at that speed is going flare up and cause a huge fire ball."