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Russian Missile Prompts UFO Fears

11. December 2009 by Daniel 0 Comments

The X Files used to say, "the truth is out there." And it is. Except this time it was Russians, not aliens.

 

Thousands of Norwegians were shocked Wednesday when the early morning sky lit up with a strange spiraling light that some thought meant the arrival of aliens. It turns out though that the strange sighting was the result of a failed Russian missile test. 

 

A Russian military submarine test-fired the nuclear-capable Bulava missile just before dawn Wednesday in the White Sea. Something went wrong when the missile entered the Earth’s upper atmosphere, resulting in the other-worldly light spiral, according to Russian defense officials.

 

It was the 12th such test launch of the missile and the 7th time such a test has ended in failure. Defense officials added that the failure was considered a major embarrassment for Russia’s military.

 

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute reportedly received hundreds of calls about the sighting from confused and frightened residents, who watched the strange light show in awe as it lasted for several minutes.

 

Watch this report about the incident from Russia Today: