According to news sources, the Siberian sighting of an unidentified flying object the size of a Boeing 747 on February 15 about 6pm was marked by many witnesses and photos snapped from mobile phones. Observers noted that whatever it was, the entity in the sky had an odd blurriness about it and was gray-black in color. The craft was of a triangular shape with smoothed-over edges, and was completely dark and silent. “Nothing on earth,” were the words used to describe it by Ms. Anna Kotchetkova, one shaken witness. The mysterious craft appeared to be flying between 500 and 1,000 meters (about 1,750 feet) above ground level and moving at an estimated 7 meters (about 25 feet) per second.
The Russian media has widely (and wildly) covered this unusual sighting, and teams of researchers have been dispatched to the area to conduct further inquiries. Theories about the craft abound, and are as numerous as the amount of people who saw it. Many residents interviewed believe that a top-secret UFO base is hidden somewhere in the enormous, wide-open spaces of Siberia, while others claim that the craft is some top-secret project completely of man-made origin.
For many, belief in ufos will never be a certainty and for others, it is an accepted albeit unexplainable, phenomenon. Whatever be the case, it would appear that the immortal words of Shakespeare ring true even in this modern age when he says:
“There are more things in heaven and earth, my dear Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
I know I won’t.