It seems like whenever anything happens near Geneva, Switzerland, these days (and by ‘near’ we mean within a 500 mile radius, including straight up), it gets blamed on the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) lab. That was the case recently when a UFO appeared to disappear into what looked like a spiral portal over the city. Could it be connected to a occurrence around the same time of a mysterious collision in the particle accelerator that no one at the lab was expecting?

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A magnified image of the UFO reported over the Large Hadron Collider

The video was posted on December 7th and was reportedly taken in December by two unnamed American tourists (Americans not wanting publicity and no selfies? That’s strange.). The UFO was a bright orb that traveled across a cloud-filled sky towards what appeared to be a spiral cloud in an open area among the other clouds. The orb moves directly into the center of the spiral where it disappears, followed by the disappearance of the spiral.

What was the UFO and spiral? The video’s poster called it a “UFO entering Interdimensional Portal over Geneva.” Since the orb disappeared, another dimension is obviously one place it could have gone. There seem to be no other reports of it. If it’s CGI, it’s nicely done. It it’s something else, what could it be?

Well, there’s the mysterious “bump” that physicists noticed on the graph of the signal of the Large Hadron Collider in a report released on December 15th. Adam Martin, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, was one of the first to spot it and wrote about his theories as to its cause in a paper released on December 23rd.

It was so weird that people were forced to chuck their favorite theories and start from scratch. That’s a fun area of particle physics. We’re looking into the unknown. Is it one new particle? Is it two new particles?

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The bump appears at 750

With all due respect, Professor Martin, any bumps coming out of the Large Hadron Collider are not considered to be “fun” by us non-particle physicists. Unless you think the apocalypse is fun. Or UFOs entering portals to other dimensions.

These bumps are said to be the result of two photons simultaneously hitting a detector. This is normally intentional and was how the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012. But this time, physicists had no idea where the photons came from.

They speculate they could be from a graviton, a theorized particle that carries gravitational force that was thought to be massless. They could be from another heavier version of the Higgs boson (Two God particles? Let the arguments begin!). Or from a previously unknown particle. Or it's just a fluke.

Could it be related to the UFO and the spiral portal? No one is saying. Why?

Are we having fun yet?

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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