Jul 08, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Russians Wonder Why UFOs Crashed Over Putin’s Hometown

A video taken in St. Petersburg, the hometown of Russian President Vladimir Putin, shows what appears to be two UFOs crashing in midair. The video was posted on the Internet but the original was confiscated by Russian authorities and no wreckage has been found. Needless to say, Russians are curious about the UFOs and a little bit nervous.

The video is attributed to a student named Ana Zhmaeva in St. Petersburg. An air show was apparently taking place nearby and she thought she was recording planes from that event. The video shows two UFOs colliding, followed by an explosion of flames. Debris is seen falling from the sky to the ground.


After uploading the video, Miss Zhmaeva showed it to the police who immediately impounded it. According to local news reports, no debris from the crash was found and no other eyewitness reports were received. Air traffic controllers reported no planes in the area and an organizer of the air show said there were no incidents there either.

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This photo shows the debris falling to the ground, where it has not yet been found

Add to this mystery the fact that St. Petersburg is the beloved birthplace of Russian President Vladimir Putin. While it doesn’t appear he was in town at the time, it’s expected that he would be concerned about his hometown as well as the rest of the country, especially since he possesses information about aliens visiting Earth.

That’s according to Russia’s current Prime Minister and former president Dmitry Medvedev, who was also born in St. Petersburg. In 2012, he made the following off-the-record comments to Russian television reporters that were recorded but not broadcast.

Along with the briefcase with nuclear codes, the president of the country is given a special 'top secret' folder. This folder in its entirety contains information about aliens who visited our planet. Along with this, you are given a report of the absolutely secret special service that exercises control over aliens on the territory of our country ... More detailed information on this topic you can get from a well-known movie called 'Men In Black' ... I will not tell you how many of them are among us because it may cause panic.

Medvedev was referring to a famous Russian movie documentary about UFOs and aliens.

Was Medvedev joking? Do any Russian leaders joke? What happened in the sky over his and Putin’s hometown? Do you think we or Russian citizens will ever find out?

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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