Siberia: the land of strange animal sightings and odd objects in the sky that land and are quickly whisked away….
An unidentified glowing object is said to have crashed down from the skies in Russia’s Siberia, causing a powerful explosion. A search for the mysterious item is underway amid speculations of what on Earth it could be.
Witnesses describe seeing a bright glow covering the sky, followed by a shining object falling with a strange clanging sound and disappearing in the distance with a blast.
The unidentified object supposedly fell in the taiga forest of the Irkutsk region, 15 kilometers from the nearest village of Vitim, on Friday night. The head of the regional administration said a group of researchers has been sent to inspect the area and question witnesses.
There are two possible causes of the incident being examined. The object could either be a part of a large meteorite, or satellite wreckage. Speculations that it could be a piece of the failed, recently launched North Korean carrier rocket have been dismissed. Neither could it be a piece of any other aircraft as there have been no flights in the area.
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Why does this seem to happen so often in Siberia?
I sort of wonder what they are doing out there that all these various pieces of stuff land there. Is it a common test site? Is it just a big area that things land in? Or is it a perpetually slow news day?
One thing to notice is that officially everything flying in the sky that we don’t recognize IS a UFO. But that term has connotations. It does attract the fringe who assume it’s something mysterious. It’s probably not all that mysterious.