Russia has become somewhat of a UFO hotbed lately, perhaps owing to the high rates of dash cam ownership in Russian drivers. Given that we know Russia has been testing hypersonic weapons and new advanced forms of autonomous aerial vehicles (along with the U.S. and China), it’s likely that some of these sightings could be simply the Russian military testing top-secret technology in Russian airspace.

An image taken of a similar 2015 sighting of a glowing orb above Moscow.

Whatever the reason is, Russia’s skies have been increasingly full of unexplained aerial phenomenon in recent months. Now, Russia Today (RT) has reported multiple sightings of a mysterious “huge glowing orb” over Moscow, complete with footage of the sighting.

Russian news outlets have gathered several different videos of the same aerial phenomenon from various angles and distances. The footage clearly shows some sort of glowing orb hovering in the skies above the Marfino District of Moscow on the evening of October 3rd. More skeptical YouTube users attribute the unexplained phenomenon to a helicopter or simply someone playing a prank with a powerful search light.

Many have speculated the orb to be a powerful light attached to a consumer drone.

According to one such YouTube user, Gray Day, the mysterious orb is merely a flashlight strapped to a cheap drone:

Someone strapped a few of those super bright flashlights that you can only buy on the Internet onto a remote control quad copter. Either that or it's really freaking aliens,

Another YouTuber, Вася Мирный (Bob Mirnyi), reports having seen similar UFOs over Moscow:

[translated from Russian:] You can see this UFO quite often in Moscow, I've seen it two times this year. They are even more frequent in other cities.

Just last month, Russian news agencies reported on multiple UFO sightings by international pilots flying over Siberia, and earlier this year strange “explosions in the sky” were reported throughout Siberian skies. Could all of these unexplained aerial phenomena be related? It’s possible. Of course, there are probably far more plausible explanations than UFOs, but until a definitive explanation for these orb UFOs is found, nothing should be ruled out.

Brett Tingley

Brett Tingley is a writer and musician living in the ancient Appalachian mountains.

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