February 2015 Update: Read the latest news on MH370 and its possible connections to recent UFO sightings in Russia and the Ukraine.
November 23rd, 2014 Update: Check out similar footage from a North Texas storm in November of 2014.
UFOs have a habit of showing up in places troubled by violent weather or war.
About a month ago, eerie footage of a giant, cylinder shaped craft flying over a Ukraine city in broad daylight surfaced on YouTube - specifically an entertainment news channel.
It's difficult to find any fresh local news or insights out of the Ukraine right now, and unsurprisingly I have not been able to track down any original eyewitness accounts of this event. The video however is quite compelling and the handful of mainstream media outlets that tend to report on UFO sightings - MSNBC, Huffington Post - gave it some attention.
But then it gets weird.
The Turner Radio Network, a small alternative news site, released a story that the UFO was actually a result of the US' impressive and growing black budget, a gravity-defying craft called "Sky Dreadnought," and it was just flexing its muscles (sending a message to Russia perhaps?). Whether this was a tall tale, cover story or the real deal, it's now 404ing. A YouTuber was able to grab some screenshots of it as proof, though. If this was a tall tale intended to generate page views, it's rather odd it would 404.
The MSM's interest in the story and the short-lived explanation that the UFO belongs to the US military makes the story worthwhile however. With that said... watch the original UFO footage, featured on a pretty interesting YouTube channel called TheLipTV:
With the recent release of Captain America: Winter Solider (review coming soon), which features giant air ships, and the media's ongoing obsession with the missing plane, this is definitely one to watch.
Nearby Kiev was one of the first cities to hear the strange earth sounds that have been sweeping the world of late. So, in addition to civil war, the country is clearly undergoing a lot of change.
The Ukraine and Russian people do not hesitate to explore paranormal topics and conspiracies like Americans do (for better and worse probably). News stories of alien visitation and interaction with world governments come out of Russia all the time.
Proof in point: today's fantastic Google Russiadoodle: