WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A mysterious green fireball buzzing over Russia’s advanced research labs has sparked fears that Vladimir Putin’s scientists could be making space weapons.
- The glowing green flash was spotted by motorists traveling near the hi-tech “scientific city” in Siberia.
- Some witnesses thought it was extra-terrestrial or a meteor but others believed it was an “extremely advanced weapon” being tested.
Motorists traveling near Russia’s “scientific city” in Siberia were stunned when a glowing green fireball appeared above Vladimir Putin’s advanced research labs last week. The green flash was very bright with a streaking tail seen close to the research town of Akademgorodok near Novosibirsk, Russia.
In the international hi-tech arms race, research facilities in the area are called Putin’s “secret weapon.” About six miles away is a secretive institute Vector – the repository of the planet’s most deadly diseases and viruses, including smallpox, Ebola and Marburg, located in Koltsovo.
Images of the mysterious green light were captured on dash cams in the early morning hours.
Some witnesses said it was an “alien attack” or probably a meteor bursting in the sky. Others believe that the Russians were testing “extremely advanced weapons” to be used “to invade Ukraine”.
State-run Russian media reported that even astronomers were “somewhat bewildered” by the event.
Ilya Orlov, deputy director the Big Novosibirsk Planetarium, was not certain of the light’s origin but called it a “beautiful phenomenon.”
“Most likely, this is a flash of bolide, that is, the fall of a bright meteor with a flash,” Orlov guessed. But added that it was unusual.
“It is all the more surprising because there are no active meteor showers now,” he said. “It can be either the tail of a meteor shower or a lone meteor.”
Media outlets reported that no traces of space rock were found on the snowy ground after the incident.
There were no reports of explosions either.
Further investigation suggested that there were no rocket launches or missile tests at the time the glowing ball appeared early on November 27, Tuesday.
Akademgorodok, the educational and scientific center of Siberia, was built by the Kremlin in 1957 as a base to house Soviet scientists – ‘hidden’ from the prying eyes of the West.
It is now home to many of Russia’s leading researchers and academics specializing in all branches of sciences, including military and space developments, The Sun reported.
Source: The Sun