Could Aliens Be Watching Over Russian World Cup After 'UFO sighting'
Where there's talks of UFOs and aliens, there's skepticism - we get it. But keep an open mind here because a 'giant UFO' in the shape of a 'stingray' lit up the sky over a World Cup venue in Russia.
The Metro reported that a woman from Kirov, western Russia, shared a video of the spectacle over the Nizhny Novgorod stadium, where England will play Panama on June 24.
Alongside the footage the woman posted: "What the hell was that? It doesn't look like anything I've previously seen."
The strange video shows a bright rocket trail bursting into a bizarre 'stingray' shape over the city and it's giving us the creeps.
Some onlookers have claimed that the sighting is proof that extraterrestrial life is in town for a spot of footie this summer. And who can blame them?
One person said: "The aliens have arrived for the World Cup."
While another commented: "Is that a rocket, a fireball or a UFO over Nizhny Novgorod? Talk to me comrades, I'm worried!"
And a third added: "I've seen alien life and it looks like a stingray."
As it developed, it morphed into a 'jellyfish' in the night sky, said another. Sounds to us like we're in an episode of Blue Planet.
However, the peculiar and unnerving footage has been explained by Russian space officials.
The light show coincided with a Soyuz-2.1.B launch from Plesetsk cosmodrome in the country's sub-Arctic Arkhangelsk region. And here we were starting to believe in aliens.
The rocket was fired with a Glonass-M satellite at 12.46am Moscow time on Sunday June 17.
The satellite was safely delivered into orbit by a Fregat upper stage rocket, military officials said.
Glonass is Russia's own global satellite navigation system. Of course there was a much more credible explanation. How could we have been so daft. As you were people, as you were.
It seems UFOs aren't only making an 'appearance' at the World Cup because earlier this year Tim Doyle and Tracey Su travelled to where they claim is the super secretive Area 51.
They parked their car on the fringe of the infamous base in the dead of night and used their technical instruments to see whether they could detect anything.
The next morning, Tracey took a few snaps of some military planes. When they returned from their journey, they uploaded the photos and found something interesting. They zoomed in and spotted two military planes and a mysterious 'third object'.
On second thoughts, maybe we're just trying to pluck at feathers.
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