A UFO spying on Muscovites protesting against parliamentary election fraud? Apparently so – at least that was the best explanation some British news outlets could give to the latest technical solutions in use among Russian bloggers.
“An ‘unidentified flying object’…spotted above Moscow during an anti-government protest.”
“Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters…witnessed the ‘UFO’ hover above them on Saturday.”
The drone camera, aka “the Moscow UFO”, was launched by the Ridus news agency – an independent community of “civilian journalists”, as they tend to call themselves, which is becoming increasingly popular among Russian bloggers, with anyone potentially being able to contribute to their news reports.
Credit: @unexplainedmys on Twitter
A few weeks ago, I wondered out loud on Facebook how many UFOs these days are actually drones? And here we have one. I’m psychic! No, it’s just that since we’ve had things that fly, they have been mistaken for something they are not or people can’t (or won’t) recognize them for what they are. Now, these objects are becoming more maneuverable and more prevalent. We now have another probable explanation for an unidentified flying object – a spy drone. Kinda cool… unless they shoot at you.
It’s interesting that from below, it actually does look circular with a tentacle hanging down. You’re brain fills in the gaps to see what you want to see.