A meteor exploded over parts of western Cuba on Friday, hurtling numerous pieces of charred meteorite rocks to the ground in several towns in Pinar del Rio province. Residents of Viñales, Cuba saw a long smoke trial that lasted more than one minute. It was previously spotted in southern Florida and was described as extremely bright and yellow-orange in colour.
Researchers from several Cuban agencies, including the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy, confirmed the meteorite strikes, Granma reported.
The meteorite rocks are reported to have shattered windows but there were no reports of any injuries.
The news comes just over a month from Baba Vanga’s shock prediction of a giant meteorite in 2019.
The blind mystic who correctly predicted that the 44th president of the US would be African American, had predicted Russia will be hit by a giant meteorite in 2019.
A rare meteorite shower struck Cuba on Friday (Image: EPA)
While the location is some 10,000km off, the meteorite shower is rare and the last celestial event of this kind occurred in Russia in February 2013.
The 2013 meteor blast was on a much larger scale, causing windows to break in six Russian cities and some 1,500 people to seek medical treatment, mainly from flying glass.
Ms Vanga’s other 2019 predictions included a European economic collapse, a tsunami will wipe out parts of Asia and Russia and there will be an assassination attempt on Vladimir Putin’s life.
The Bulgarian peasant’s first prediction could also be plausible as Europe’s economy teeters on the edge in the wake of Brexit and Italian meltdown, which sparked fears of another euro crisis.
Numerous pieces of charred meteorite rocks fell to the ground (Image: EPA)
Ms Vanga is credited with predicting the Boxing Day Tsunami and the 9/11 terror attacks, and Mr Obama’s presidency.
The Bulgarian – who died in 1996 aged 85 – has long been valued as a master prophet because of her purported 85 per cent success rate.
Ms Vanga, often referred to as “Nostradamus from the Balkans”, made hundreds of predictions during her 50-year career as a clairvoyant – with many alluding to naturally disasters.
Her predictions go all the way to the 51st century – when she said the world would end.