“I went out to smoke a cigarette and thought it was the end of the world,” said local, Vasily Zubkov, who witnessed the strange phenomenon in the sky. Bizarre and unexplained lights have been spotted in the sky over Siberia by several local Russian residents.
The light has been described as an expanding orb, or a large, bright round ball that grows in size and eventually dissipates. The spectacle could be seen for hundreds of miles.The strange display was handily captured on film as several photographers were out taking shots of the Northern Lights. Siberian photographer, Sergey Anisimov, described his reaction: “My first thought was about the most powerful searchlight, but the speed of changing everything around changed the idea of what was happening.”
Alexey Yakovlev, another photographer 520 miles away, found comfort in the fact that others were also witnessing the multicolored light show. He claimed that as the ball of light expanded and that it became quite “scary”, and was very glad to know he wasn’t hallucinating.“It’s good that I was not alone. A group of people cannot hallucinate.”
Many witnesses speculated about an alien invasion. Social media in the area was flooded with theories about the cause of the spectacle, which ranged from a tear in the time space continuum to a UFO landing.Nigel Watson, author of The UFO Manual, talked to Mail Online about the strange lights. He agreed that it “looks amazing and it is not surprising the sight of it caused witnesses to think of aliens and the opening of a portal to another dimension.”While the Russian defence ministry has disclosed that there was an unusual object flying at high speed over northern Siberia the night of the light show, there may be a more plausible explanation for the spectacle than an alien UFO.It is entirely possible that it was simply associated with the particularly stunning display of the Northern Lights that night. However, it is potentially more likely that Putin and the Russian military may have played a role.
The Russian military has confirmed that missile tests and exercises were conducted from submarines and aircrafts that night. These tests included the launch of a powerful Topol rocket. The Russian media claims it was the trail from this rocket that caused the bizarre lights in the sky.This explanation has not stopped locals from discussing the alien option, and Nigel Watson also agreed that the trail from a rocket seems like a poor explanation for such a spectacle. However, other rocket launches have produced similar effects.“In particular, in December 2009 a stunning spiralling light was seen over Norway, which was caused by a failed Russian missile test,” Watson revealed.
“They may not be of an alien origin but we can certainly admire their beauty, even if they are caused by weapons of mass destruction.”Photographer Yakovlev seems to have accurately guessed what may have really been happening when he said: “It seems I accidentally shot the launch of a secret space rocket.”The launch has now been confirmed by the defence ministry in Moscow.
Knowing that the spectacular display of light was most likely caused by a rocket capable of carrying nuclear missiles, do you find the phenomenon a beautiful spectacle similar to the Northern Lights, or an ominous warning of potential doom?Perhaps you don’t buy the military’s story at all and are still a believer in an alien invasion. Regardless of what you believe to be true, the next time you’re outside on a clear night, have a look up toward the stars. You just might witness the bizarre beauty caused by an unidentified flying object.The northern lights are one of the most breathtaking spectacles we can experience.Many claim that they’re the result of the heavens touching the sky, however, this video explains exactly how these remarkable light illuminate the skies…