Date of sighting: April 16, 2014
Location of sighting: Ibiza, Mexico
News states: (Translated from Spanish)
A flaming object that was recorded falling to earth, in the skies of Ibiza, has baffled locals with an assortment of hypotheses ranging from UFO, meteorite to space junk.
According to Diario de Ibiza, whose website has a video of the object seen last Wednesday, also includes a missile launch being among the possible alternatives.
The amateur recording shows a white, luminous body crossing the skies before disappearing behind a mountain without any signs of an explosion. A spokesman for the Ministry of the Defense, after watching the video, dismissed the likelihood of a military vehicle, suggesting that it might be a fragment of a space craft or section broken off a launcher as it re-entered the atmosphere.
Members of the Agrupación Astronómica de Eivissa, quoted by the source, discarded the meteorite hypothesis, because of the object's angle, leaning toward the possibility of it being a manmade device.
Ignacio de la Cueva, a member of this organization, reported that the telescope at Cala d'Hort had also captured the object at an odd trajectory, as the object changed course, which could only be explained if it was self-propelled.
Experts are confident that other Spanish observatories detected the unidentified flying object to triangulate it and learn more about its size, altitude and possible crash site.