Recent multiple reports of UFO sightings in Siberia have drawn the attention of the international media after photos posted online by witnesses went viral on the Russian social media site VKontakte. Persistent and widespread reports of sightings of strange objects in the sky by local residents of the Russian Republic of Buryatia have sparked speculation about the nature and source of the UFOs, with some UFO enthusiasts suggesting that the region’s Lake Baikal has a major underground alien UFO base.
The latest sighting was reported by residents of Ulan-Ude, the capital city of Buryatia. A female witness reported spotting a glowing UFO in the night sky over the city. The UFO had “a lot of green lights, some red and blue,” she said.
She was standing in the open with her son, and two men were walking past, when a UFO appeared in the sky and then disappeared. When the object appeared again, it was much closer and made a sound like the engine of a car. The two men who happened to the passing at the time first thought it was a toy plane or drone, but when the UFO came closer, they were alarmed and ran to hide inside a nearby building.
The witness told the Siberian Times, “When it stopped right above us, I could not say a word and saw the two men running to hide in a building. It was a very large saucer with bright green lights in the middle. My son got scared, grabbed my hand and we ran away. I never believed that something like that could exist.”
Several other residents of Ulan-Ude also reported seeing strange lights in the sky. Some said sightings of bright glowing UFOs occurred regularly in the night.
Also early this month, some residents reported seeing mysterious ring-shaped UFOs over the city close to a factory. Similar sightings were reported in December, 2014.
Residents of the village of Khorinsk, about 165 kilometers east of Ulan-Ude, also reported seeing bright orb UFOs in the sky.
“I saw this with my own eyes. At about 7pm I went outside for a smoke, and noticed a glowing ball in the sky, very bright,” one witness, a 35-year-old man, said. “It wasn’t moving too fast. At first I thought it was another satellite, but when my eyes gradually got used to the dark, I estimated the distance between the ground and the ball, it was about 200-300 meters.”
The witness said he was certain that the UFO, which glowed with a red color, was not a satellite.
“It definitely wasn’t a satellite. It was moving differently,” he said. “The lights were gradually getting less bright and it was glowing red. I didn’t hear a sound, it’s very quiet where I live. There are no cars. I was standing silently and couldn’t understand what it was. I observed it for 20-30 seconds. So scary. What could it be?”
Sightings in towns and village communities in the Republic of Buryatia go back several years. Photos dating back to July, 2009, were shown to a reporter by Sergey Konechnykh, chairman of the Union of Photographers of Buryatia.
Residents of the village of Kudara-Somon reported sighting a flying saucer UFO in 1990. Marina Zimireva, a local resident who witnessed the incident, showed reporters the spot where the flying saucer landed.
Nikita Tomin, a resident of the village of Listvyanka, on the western shoreline of Lake Baikal, reported sighting UFOs with green lights flying in the sky over the popular Irkutsk tourist resort in July, 2010.
“It flew right above us, very low. The object was shining down on us with a green light. We were a bit scared,” Tomin said.
Lake Baikal itself is known to be a UFO hotspot, and many UFO enthusiasts believe that the lake, the deepest freshwater lake in the world, has an underground UFO base. Many believe that the lake is the source of heavy UFO traffic in the region.
Recently, several people around Lake Baikal reported seeing very bright disc-shaped UFOs flying and disappearing into the lake after dark. Some witnesses described the UFOs as “bright as the sun.”
When people went out the next morning to investigate, they saw masses of dead fish, birds, and other animals on the shore of the lake.
Although locals believed the animals died as a result of UFO activity over the lake, scientists claimed that the fish may have died naturally due to excessively high temperatures and low water levels that occurred at the time.
But local residents who claimed they saw UFOs disappearing into the lake scoffed at the “scientific” explanation.
[Image via YouTube Screengrab / VKontakte]