May 20, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Strange UFO Spotted Over Siberian UFO Hotspot

One of the hottest UFO areas of Russia is the Omsk region of southwestern Siberia which has a rich history of sightings as well as crop circles and other unexplained events. On May 15, 2015, an amateur photographer added his name to the UFO spotters list when he captured images of six bright lights traveling in a straight line across the sky.

Dmitry Yushkevich shot the photographs starting at 12:49 am when he first noticed the unusual lights over the city of Tara in the Omsk region. He shot a second image a minute later and the lights had already traveled behind a television tower. Those appear to be the only shots he took.

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Second image of UFO behind television tower taken by Dmitry Yushkevich

UFO expert Nick Pope called the photograph a “fascinating image” and speculated on what it might be.

It could be a fireball or a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere, or some sort of exotic atmospheric plasma phenomenon. It would be interesting to learn if the Russians tracked this on radar. The area concerned is a UFO hotspot, so another possibility is that this is an area where the Russians are testing secret prototype aircraft, drones or weaponry.

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Magnified image of Omsk UFO

Omsk is a hotspot for UFOs and more. UFOs were reported in Omsk in 1990 and 1991 by employees of the Omsk Synthetic Rubber Plant who described them as a “cloud of gas in the middle and two reddish lights on the edges.” Orange snow fell in the area earlier this year. Vladimir Krupko, head of the Omsk planetarium, says he once found a crop circle in the Omsk region and the Omsk Museum of History and Culture is home to a collection of elongated human skulls found in a nearby forest over 15 years ago.

Then again, the UFO could be something else. The Russian news publication Pravda says it was more likely a rocket separating, although there were no records of any recent rocket launchings.

Did Dmitry Yushkevich photograph an alien spaceship or a secret Russian weapon? Is Omsk becoming Siberia’s Area 51? Should Russians prepare for visits from the Cossacks in Black?

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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