UFO in Middle East? Russian Government says Test Missile
There had been speculation that the strange sight, which was seen over countries in the region including Syria, Israel and Iran, might have been some sort of unidentified aircraft.
Scientists from the Astronomical Association in Israel pegged the objects height at around 80 kilometers into the sky which is likely why it was seen from so far away.
However comments from people that actually observed the unidentified object in the sky had their doubts that it was a missile test. One comment on Times of Israel stated, “I was at a party in Tel Aviv last night, and we watched as a light appeared in the sky. It slowly disappeared leaving a huge mass of smoke in a triangular shape. Didn’t look anything like a missile it had no streaking plume and un like a UFO did not move. It left a cloud of some sort which took a few minutes to dissipate. It was truly an odd sight in the night sky. I am surprised to hear that it may have been a Russian test, seems curious that I would see it from Tel Aviv. The exploding Satellite theory sounds more feasible.”
Suspicions that the shining flying object could be a missile were further fuelled by a Russian Defense Ministry statement saying the country had successfully test-fired a Topol strategic intercontinental ballistic missile.
The launch was made from Russia’s southern Astrakhan region to a testing area in Kazakhstan 3500 km from Israel’s northern border where the object was seen.
The Russian Vesti-24 news channel quoted unnamed military officials as saying the missile hit the practice target despite the fact that it had an unusual flight trajectory.
Looking at this video, what do you think the strange light is?