Mar 13, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Morning News Show Sees UFO and Russia Builds UFO-Like Drone

The good people of Oklahoma could use something to take their minds off of the latest news about racist fraternities and this may do the trick. A local television morning news program broadcast a UFO flying over Oklahoma City and none of these crack journalists can figure out what it was. What it’s not – at least not yet – is a new monster drone unveiled in Russia that’s sure to have Muscovites calling in UFO sightings.

The UFO was seen speeding across the pre-dawn sky on March 12th on KOCO 5 News in the Morning. The superfast UFO is reminiscent of the still-unexplained hypersonic one spotted flying over Silicon Valley last week and the story is similar to the one about the UFO seen on an Argentine newscast (later revealed to be a hoax). In an unusual twist for UFOs on TV news shows, KOCO 5 actually admitted on its website that they saw this one but have no idea what it was and asked viewers for their input. The comments ranged from meteors to alien spacecrafts with no consensus. Oh, and no comments from any military or government agencies.

Meanwhile, in Russia ...

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1:5 scale model of the Chirok drone

Watch for UFO sightings to go up in Russia once the full-sized Chirok reconnaissance and strike UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) starts flying. A 1:5 scale model was unveiled last year and a full-sized operational prototype with a 10-meter (33 foot) wingspan will be flying at the 12th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS this August. The 750 kg (1653 pound) Chirok has a hovercraft skirt that allows it to takeoff and land on any surface from water to sand to snow to rough terrain. The stealth-capable drone can fly at an altitude of 6,000 meters, has a range of 2,500 km and is powerful enough to carry 2-3 people or their weight in weapons and equipment.

If that’s not scary enough, the so-called ‘”little Chirok” is itself a model for a monster 2-ton version that is in the planning stage at United Instrument Corporation, a division of the state-owned Rostec company.

Any ideas on what that UFO over Oklahoma was? Whatever it is, let’s hope it will help protect us from the Chirok.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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