Spectacular footage which captures a sky appear to fill with a fierce fireball has been compared to the famous invasion scene from Independence Day.
Residents in Bangalore, southern India, were baffled when the flames seemed to burn between dark clouds on Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking in a native language in the clip, the locals can reportedly be heard likening the eerie moment to the famous invasion scene from the blockbuster Independence Day.
In the 1996 film, aliens invade the US and activate devastating weapons, killing millions. It was the highest-grossing film of the year and won a Grammy.