‘UFO’ hovers over IKEA: Bizarre fireball object is spotted flying above furniture store in Siberia

'UFO' hovers over IKEA: Bizarre fireball object is spotted flying above furniture store in Siberia 3
  • ‘UFO’ was spotted buzzing above IKEA branch in Siberia, Russia
  • Footage shows fireball streaking through the sky near the city of Omsk
  • The ‘scary but beautiful’ object was also seen in Astana, Kazakhstan
  • One theory suggests it was the test firing of a Topol RS-12M missile 

A ‘scary but beautiful’ UFO has been spotted buzzing above an IKEA branch in Siberia, leaving many Russians puzzled by the strange sighting.

The streaking fireball cut through the sky, witnessed over a vast area including Kazakhstan, provoking social media claims about an alien visit.

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Footage of the mystery object taken from a car shows it flying over a branch of furniture giant IKEA in the city of Omsk, western Siberia.

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Footage of the mystery object taken from a car shows it flying over a branch of furniture giant IKEA in the city of Omsk, western Siberia

Footage of the mystery object taken from a car shows it flying over a branch of furniture giant IKEA in the city of Omsk, western Siberia

The 'scary but beautiful' UFO was spotted buzzing above an IKEA branch in western Siberia

The ‘scary but beautiful’ UFO was spotted buzzing above an IKEA branch in western Siberia

But it was also seen on Tuesday evening in the cities of Tyumen, Tomsk and Novosibirsk, as well as the Kazakhstan capital of Astana.

Local astronomers have ruled out a comet, and played down suggestions it was a meteor.

One theory is that it was a test firing of a Topol RS-12M ordered by Vladimir Putin which launched from Kapustin Yar cosmodrome in southern Russia.

The missile hit a target at Saryshagan polygon in east-central Kazakhstan.

If so, a direct routing would not take it close to the places it was sighted in western Siberia.

 
Is this a rocket or a UFO spotted in the skies of Siberia?

The streaking fireball cut through the sky, witnessed over a vast area including Kazakhstan, provoking social media claims about an alien visit

The streaking fireball cut through the sky, witnessed over a vast area including Kazakhstan, provoking social media claims about an alien visit

The astonishing sighting was even spotted outside of Russia, with reports of the mystery object being seen over Astana, Kazakhstan

The astonishing sighting was even spotted outside of Russia, with reports of the mystery object being seen over Astana, Kazakhstan

It has been suggested that the 'UFO' may have actually been a Topol M missile (pictured)

It has been suggested that the ‘UFO’ may have actually been a Topol M missile (pictured)

One theory is that it was a test firing of a Topol RS-12M ordered by Vladimir Putin which launched from Kapustin Yar cosmodrome in southern Russia

One theory is that it was a test firing of a Topol RS-12M ordered by Vladimir Putin which launched from Kapustin Yar cosmodrome in southern Russia

In Omsk, planetarium head Vladimir Krupko suggested it could have been instead an unreported launch from Plesetsk in northern Russia

In Omsk, planetarium head Vladimir Krupko suggested it could have been instead an unreported launch from Plesetsk in northern Russia

Astronomers at the planetarium of the Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies in Novosibirsk said of the early evening 17 November sightings: ‘It is definitely not a comet.’

They suggested ‘the object was the second stage of intercontinental ballistic missile Topol launched at 15:12 Moscow time  from Kapustin Yar cosmodrome in Astrakhan region’, according to The Siberian Times.

‘It was whirling so that the trajectory doesn’t change, the fuel left was discharged through side nozzles,’ said staffer Camila Sharzhanova.

In Omsk, planetarium head Vladimir Krupko suggested it could have been instead an unreported launch from Plesetsk in northern Russia.

Cutting through the night skyline, the mystery object was witnessed by plenty of surprised bystanders

Cutting through the night skyline, the mystery object was witnessed by plenty of surprised bystanders

The strange object has attracted plenty of comments on social media, with some people concerned it may be linked to aliens

The strange object has attracted plenty of comments on social media, with some people concerned it may be linked to aliens

Even in relative daylight, the striking object appears to stand out and has attracted plenty of attention

Even in relative daylight, the striking object appears to stand out and has attracted plenty of attention

Source www.dailymail.co.uk

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