In the murky world of online UFO fans, there’s a near-daily supply of strange blobs or black things in photographs – but a new sighting is rather more dramatic.
UFO fans are convinced that the strange array of red lights flying through the night sky over Russia is a ‘black triangle UFO’ (a common kind of alien spaceship, they claim).
Fan site UFO Today claims that the sighting is ‘the best evidence yet’.
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More sober observers suggest that the array of lights is much, much more likely to be a drone.
UFO Today said, ‘ ‘The object is moving at a very slow pace, too. The speed at which this object was moving is physically impossible for any airplane build by mankind.’
‘Reports generally describe this class of UFOs as large, silent, black triangular objects hovering or slowly cruising at low altitudes over cities and highways.
‘Sightings usually take place at night. These objects are often described as having pulsing coloured lights that appear at each corner of the triangle.’
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, said: ‘At night it is hard to gauge the distance and size of an object or lights, which in turn makes it difficult to judge their speed.
‘As this seems to be flying slower than an aircraft I’d say it is a drone with lights on it.
‘Drones can hover and move slowly, with little noise.
‘So I don’t regard this video as evidence for ETs visiting us.’