On Friday morning, south of Kuopio, a rather strange moment was experienced along the five roads. 17-year-old Janne was driving with her father in a car towards Kuopio as her gaze caught the sky.

Namely, a strange, white thing fluttered down from the sky, with a long flowing “tail” and something heavy attached as well. Like a huge roll of toilet paper.

  • Watch a video of the thing falling from the sky in the box below the title.

Dad quickly parked the car by the roadside. Janne picked up the phone and started filming. Then the duo just wondered.

- There was nothing to think about. That’s how exciting it was, Janne says.

Father and son fumbled about the object falling, and when it hit the ground, they drove to see what a weird thing it was. A long-shaped white cloth had descended on the adjoining dirt road and partly on the trees bordering it. Janne describes the material as “filter cloth-like”.

The object eventually landed on the dirt road.

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Janne had not noticed that an airplane or helicopter had flown before the object fell in the sky. It appeared out of nowhere. Father and son had no idea what was really falling from the sky.

Once the imagination has taken a moment, the first sensible thought is whether it could be the Meteorological Institute’s weather balloon. What if it was shocked by the approaching summer weather and dropped from the sky because of it? Meteorologist Eveliina Tuominen from the Finnish Meteorological Institute knocks out the idea after seeing the video.

- Based on the video and the prevailing winds, this should not be a weather ball. The larger lump at the bottom of the plastic bead seen in the video also does not indicate a weather balloon.

- Could this be a goal used by the Defense Forces in exercises? Importing suggests.

That, too, ends in a short thread. After seeing the video, Risto Hyvärinen, the information secretary of the Karelian Air Force, states that the object does not appear to be Air Force material and he therefore does not believe that the matter is in any way related to their activities.

So what is it? You still need to ask Air Navigation Services Finland (ANS Finland). ANS Finland is responsible for managing the use of Finnish airspace and for route and air navigation services at 22 airports in Finland.

ANS Finland is also researching video, but no one has to give a sensible answer to the question: What really drops from the sky and why?

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