Two young Siberians filmed a mysterious bright, shell-shaped UFO flying through the night sky over Siberia.
Footage uploaded to YouTube shows the strange UFO as it floated in the sky over Cherlak, in the Cherlaksky District of Omsk Oblast in Siberia, Russia, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, according to the Siberian Times.
The video shows the strange object dancing or “flouncing” unsteadily in the air, suggesting that the person filming the UFO was moving his hands constantly.
But Siberian Times reports that Peter Mironov, 22, insisted that he kept his camera still while filming the object in the air. He said he held the camera firm as he recorded the UFO flying over Cherlak on Wednesday.
He suggested that the UFO appeared to dance or “flounce” in the air because it was a “kind of flame.”
“Here it is. Wow. I’m filming it. Look, it flounces. Look, we do not see this but the camera does,” he speaks excitedly in the video. “No, I’m not shaking the camera, I’m holding it firm. Look, it’s a kind of flame. You see the ball. It is cone-shaped, and we’re not seeing this with our eyes.”
According to Mironov’s girlfriend, Tatiana Kopylova, 23, who uploaded the strange footage to YouTube, they observed several shell-shaped UFOs that appeared to shape-shift or change shape from cone to diamond shape as they flew over the Irtysh River for about two hours.
“Look, it’s a kind of flame. You see the ball. It is cone-shaped, and we’re not seeing this with our eyes.”
Some viewers expressed skepticism, pointing out that Tatiana’s YouTube channel indicates that she has an interest in UFO phenomenon and that she may have faked the video to gain attention. Others suggested the pair had probably filmed a quadcopter, a laser pointer or a Chinese lantern.
However, the seemingly baffling sighting may have a simple explanation, according to a Siberian astronomer, Vladimir Krupko.
According to Krupko, it appears that the young pair had actually filmed a starry sky and that the cameraman had focused closely on a bright star or satellite. The appearance or shape of the star or satellite was distorted by the fact that it was filmed “using close up,” Krupko explained.
“I’m sure that we see a starry sky being filmed. But there is a lack of information on the time of the shooting,” Krupko said. “This and the fact that they filmed the video using ‘close-up’ doesn’t allow me to say which part of the sky was filmed.”
“I’m sure that this was a bright star filmed close-up. That is why it appeared as some strange cone-shaped or diamond shaped object,” the astronomer continued. “It moves because the camera moves in the hand of the cameraman. At high magnifications all the tiny shifts are visible.”
“I’m sure that this was a bright star filmed close-up. That is why it appeared as some strange cone-shaped or diamond shaped object.”
But UFO blogger Scott C. Waring rejected the astronomer’s explanation. Commenting on his weird UFO Sightings Daily blog, the veteran UFO and alien hunter insisted, predictably, that the object was a fast moving UFO that has been seen over several locations in the world.
“This is a UFO, and it has been seen around the world and moving about at high speed,” he wrote.
“No, this is not a planet or star, it is a UFO. I personally have seen it over Taiwan,” he added.
The UFO hunter referred readers to an identical footage he captured over Taiwan on July 29, 2013 (see below) using “a Sony Full HD, HDR-CX380 with a 55X extended zoom and a 30X optical zoom.”
He had uploaded the footage to YouTube on August 14, 2013 (see below).
“Awesome catch, I recorded the same UFO here in Taiwan two years ago.”
According to Waring, the UFO he captured over Taiwan was identical to another captured over Kunming, China, on the same day, July 29, 2013 (see below).
Footage showing the apparently shell-shaped UFO hovering over Kunming in China went viral on Chinese social media at the time.
A similar UFO — a “glowing ball of light” — was also filmed descending on the Dome of The Rock In Israel in 2011 (see below).
The incident was witnessed by thousands and many believed it was an “angel of the Lord” visiting the temple.
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