Conspiracy theorists claim to have spotted a UFO flying through the night skies in Russia this week.
Compared to the nonsense Flat Earthers spout, I’m going to go with this one based on the simple fact they have some evidence in a ropey video, and, well, I grew up watching The X-Files – I’m basically crying out for them to come and get me.
UFO Today posted a video to YouTube on Saturday that puts all of our doubts to rest. They really have do have eagle eyes – I could have sworn it was just a lamp post for the first 30 seconds.
The video entitled ‘A TR-3B type UFO was filmed in Russia – Best evidence ever – Analysis’ shows three lights in a triangle shape floating across the sky at a low speed.
Commenters are divided. In this age of Fake News, you’d be foolish to not question the validity of the claims made in the video.
Sammuel Clarke suggests it’s ‘three Chinese lanterns’ which could have a basis in reality if the lanterns were somehow attached to each other keeping them separated from each other and didn’t travel in the general upward direction that Chinese lanterns tend to do. Keep naysaying, Clarke.
While Adrian Lee pitches in, saying: ‘Trb3’s also have a light in the middle. This one did not’, making us all look like fools for not knowing our TR-3B factoids, but making us feel warm and fuzzy for not being foolish and putting an apostrophe where one should not be.
Come to your own conclusion here:
In the video UFO Today point out some interesting ‘facts’:
If an airplane would make such a turn like this at such a slow speed, it would fall down…
Most airplanes will also have blinking lights, the so called Red beacons, which are loaded at the top and bottom of the aircraft.
The way this object is moving looks like a typical TR-3B.
Looks like one of the propulsion engines malfunctioned at a certain point in time.
Yeah, you non-believers, maybe one of the intergalactic engines crapped out.
The Daily Mail report UFO Today said:
Reports generally describe this class of UFOs as large, silent, black triangular objects hovering or slowly cruising at low altitudes over cities or highways.
Sightings usually take place at night. These objects are often described as having pulsing coloured lights that appear at each corner of the triangle.
(An artist’s rendering of an alien – these weren’t the guys driving those lights)
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, told MailOnline:
At night it is hard to gauge the distance and size of an object or lights, which in turn makes it difficult to judge their speed.
As this seems to be flying slower than an aircraft I’d say it is a drone with lights on it.
Drones can hover and move slowly, with little noise.
So I don’t regard this video as evidence for ETs visiting us.
You might not be sold, Nigel. But I’m totally buying this.
Tim Horner is a sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated with a BA Journalism from University College Falmouth before most his colleagues were born. A previous editor of adult mags, he now enjoys bringing the tone down in the viral news sector.