May 31, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

First UFO Spotted at Recent Japanese Volcano Eruption

One of the most predictable places to see a UFO is at the site of a volcanic eruption, so it’s no surprise that one was spotted passing the eruption of Mount Shindake on Japan’s Kuchinoerabu Island on Friday, May 29th, 2015. What was this UFO and why was it there?

The 9:59 a.m. eruption of the 2,000 foot (626 m) peak shot a plume over 5 miles (9 km) into the air, prompting the highest level alert and forcing the immediate evacuation of the sparsely populated island. Mount Shindake hadn’t erupted since August, 2014, and was dormant for 34 years before that, so its eruption this week was a surprise.

Except possibly to the UFO which appeared shortly after the eruption. It can be seen in this video coming in from the left about a third of the way down from the top at :31. It moves quickly to the right and leaves the video at around :50. (full screen viewing is essential)

A magnified view of the UFO doesn’t really help identify it (it’s the white spot in the middle).

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Magnified image of UFO seen at eruption of Mount Shindake (white spot in center)

Speculations on what this UFO might be range from a bird to a drone to aliens, with the latter winning the popular vote since sightings of UFOs around volcanic eruptions and earthquakes is a common occurrence. Two different sets of UFOs were seen at the Calbuco volcano eruption in Chile this past April. Another was spotted at the eruption of Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano in March and one was seen near the Colima volcano in western Mexico in late 2014. Then there was the UFO over Mt. Everest observing recovery operations from the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April.

Why do we see so many UFOs near volcanoes, earthquakes and nuclear power plants? Are we being watched? Controlled? Cared for? Warned?

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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