A town in Siberia was shocked to see an ominous cloud lurking in the daytime sky, and many called emergency services reporting a UFO or mushroom cloud. Fears of nuclear war ran rampant on social media for a while before meteorologists explained the cloud as a natural phenomenon called an "anvil cloud," (cumulonimbus incus) which can occur during thunderstorms:
Similarly odd clouds have been reported in the world recently. TexasUFOs reported on a UFO-shaped cloud in Fort Worth that was witnessed right after a craft was seen shooting behind it. As well, photographs of a large UFO cloud in Colombia took the Internet by storm back in June, with most concluding it was just a Lenticular cloud formation.
Compare these photos of clouds to photos of a real Mushroom Cloud, triggered by a nuclear explosion (bomb). It is important to note that mushroom clouds can be caused by volcanic explosions as well:
What do you think this could was formed by? Natural weather? A nuclear explosion? Aliens?
Really incredible videos from Russia, which show a large almost electrical ball of light, have been posted to YouTube. The videos were also shared on MUFON (cases 78074 and 78072). The site XISSUFOToday has done an analysis on the footage and suggests that this is not ball lighting, as some have thought, but instead "spherical plasma formations," which apparently can be created when water is supercharged with heat. However, this is not something that should happen naturally in an environment, as does ball lightning (which stays in a fixated place), and so the author of the analysis suggests these are UFOs:
July 25th: Ball of light lands
July 29th: Large ball of light hovers around ground
Related: Initial Plasma Formation in the GLAST-II Spherical Tokamak
What do you think is happening in Russia? Could something strange be going on with Earth's weather to have produced these light phenomenons? Think you can explain these sightings better? Discuss this sighting and more in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.
Holy missile tests, Batman! Remember a little over a month ago, when everyone from Florida to California saw that amazing ball of light from space enter the sky? It was an alarming sight for many, and was explained as a rocket carrying a satellite into space. (Pretty cool.)
Well, what say you this time people? Pretty much the exact same "phenomenon" was spotted in Russia weeks later... this time around, the best guess would be missile test, as Russia did launch one off the coast of the Mediterranean the same night:
Missile test, rocket, wormhole, UFO, whatever! - this is some great footage worth checking out!
See playlist of similar videos from the US and Russia in November:
12/9/15 Update: The same phenomenon has been seen in Siberia now
11/11/15 Update: Navy launches a second missile test on California Coast
Just a few days ago Texas UFO Sightings reported on a scary-looking rocket launch in Florida that was mistaken for a scary-looking UFO.
Well, now we can get freaked out by an equally scary-looking submarine missile test launch (according to the NAVY).
On the evening of November 7th, 2015 at around 6 PM pacific time, masses of people - including celebrities like actor Lena Dunham and country singer Cam - saw a bright glowing ball of light with a halo around it silently travel across and then appear to explode and dissipate. The event was witnessed in California, Arizona, and even Nevada, and what witnesses saw depended on the exact time and place they were watching. The sighting appeared to last for no longer than 1 to 2 minutes. Plenty of local and national news outlets have picked up on the story.
Many people aren't buying the official explanation being offered up by those news outlets, though. Other theories include:
Did you see this as well? Have any unique insights to share? Please do! Got thoughts on what this UFO was? Missile test or something else? Share them in the comments or on the Facebook page.
Read on for more photos and videos of this amazing sighting. For starters, here are some great pictures and great testimony sent to MUFON, one of MANY reports though, from Truckee, CA:
At about 6pm, we had just returned to our vehicle parked off Hwy 89 after hiking to Lake Stampede. It was dark. We started to drive toward Hwy 89 when we saw a bright blue-white search light shining directly on top of the pine trees across the Hwy in front of us. We wondered if it was a search helicopter with a spotlight. Then,we noticed there were actually two spotlights shining out and that the object was hovering very slowly and was completely silent. We rolled down the windows and turned off the car and headlights to listen. We heard nothing. We also noticed a large cloud-like oval shape in the sky to the left of the object that glowed a light blue. The entire sky was clear with stars and there were no other actual clouds anywhere. The object went behind the trees and the lights were not visible; however, the glowing misty cloud remained, but was slowly fading and dimming. After waiting a minute, we decided to get on Hwy 89 and head back toward Truckee. We drove about a mile or two and could still see the glowing oval cloud in the sky and then we spotted the object in the distance going west. We pulled the car over and got out to take pictures with a professional camera. AS the pictures progressed, the object with the spot lights sort of dissipated as it continued to move west until it was out of view behind the mountain range. We took long exposures of the two objects so it would be clearly visible in the pictures (more than what the naked eye can see). The oval cloud remained in the sky and continued to fade into nothing within the next 15 minutes. It was definitely one of the strangest things we have ever seen! We were in awe. We continued to drive to Donner Pass Rd. and drove to the lookout parking lot before the bridge to observe the night sky for a while and it was completely clear with stars visible everywhere. The strange glowing cloud was gone.
Even Instagram was intrigued by the sighting. Check out these shots from actor/writer/director Lena Dunham and country artist Cam:
Check out multiple YouTube videos of the sighting - many different stages and vantage points:
February 2015 Update: See updates to the MH370 story, possibly related to Russia UFO stories.
Really fantastic footage of a UFO interfering with the Russian Proton rocket - and perhaps causing it to destruct - was made famous by one of those "goofy" conspiracy theorists on YouTube. DAHBOO77 noticed the rocket had company while watching seemingly benign news footage of it.
Shortly after DAHBOO77 and other viewers noticed the UFO, a few "statements" - if you will - were released by officials and also published on the YouTube account of the news channel sharing the video.
One comment was posted by rocket geek Matthew Travis: "Nice comments about something that was nothing but a video artifact, not a missile or UFO. Nothing hit the rocket. The failure actually happened about 9 minutes after launch. The third stage failed - not the first stage. Contact wwith the rocket was lost at T+540 seconds. The second and third stages failed to separate and the payload faring didn't release. The rocket itself failed and was not shot down or hit by anything else.All Proton rockets are grounded pending the outcome of the failure investigation and corrective action to the rocket. 12 Proton rockets have failed since December 2010 - three and a half years. That's 4 per year. Not good."
And the YouTube description has since been updated to read: "UPDATE: There was a failure during the third stage burn of Proton, Ekspress-AM4R and the rocket has crashed back to Earth."
Hmm... [insert eyebrow-raised emoticon].
See that white dot? That's the so-called digital artifact:
Screenshot #3: (it disappears into the rocket here)
...and then comes out the other side!
Check out the full video - especially the far right of your screen at 1:20:
The white object can be clearly see crashing into the rocket and appearing to cause it to explode. This is unlikely to be a digital artifact and even so, how could anyone be so sure? Meteor or space junk makes for a better explanation than that.
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