When you spot something strange flying in the night sky, where does your mind go? If you're like most people, your first thought probably isn't "weather balloon" or "missile test." It's usually "UFO!"
But just because it looks like a flying saucer doesn't mean that it is one. Still, you don't have to blindly believe everything the government tells you.
Earlier this month, a strange-looking object (pictured below) was spotted flying over northern Siberia and Kazakhstan.
The object was seen by thousands of people on the ground while it made its journey. With the public very confused about what they'd just seen, the government issued a statement explaining that the object was simply a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile that was being tested that night.
If their story is true, that missile was able to cover quite a bit of ground.
While a missile test might seem plausible, there were no reports of a missile landing anywhere.
According to the official government statement, the "missile test" was a success, and the object hit its target at a testing range in Kazakhstan. However, those living near the range didn't see or hear anything overhead.
So what the heck are we looking at here? Was this a missile test or something else entirely?
(via Mysterious Universe)
I'll be honest. My inclination is not to trust government sources in cases like this. But if this was a UFO, why would the government want to cover it up? It really makes you think.