The sighting could have been a meteorite around the size of a football, according to Marko Pekkola, editor of the Tähdet ja avaruus (Stars and space) magazine.
Locals found a possible landing site for a meteorite near a beach in the town of Järvenpää. The site had a white granular substance covering an area around half a metre in diameter.
A police patrol arrived on the scene and confirmed the eyewitnesses’ story. Later the authorities stated that the site was probably not connected with the meteorite.