Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment two mysterious large circles in the sky above a Russian city suddenly become three.
The incident was filmed in the city of Irkutsk in the southern Russian region of Irkutsk Oblast by numerous local residents, and the images were later widely shared on social media.
The video shows two large circles in the sky and as the clip continues a third suddenly becomes visible.
Towards the end of the footage, a plane is seen heading towards the sky rings and ‘pierces’ the first circle.
Local media said a fourth ring appeared shortly afterwards.
Director of the Astronomical Observatory of the Irkutsk State University Sergei Yazev, 61, said the circles in the sky were probably the inversion traces of a plane or aircraft.
He added that the observatory had been contacted by local media enquiring whether the sky rings could be the result of a UFO.
Netizens suggested the circles could have been produced by a quadcopter or type of drone while others speculated that they could have been the result of secret test flights.
Netizen ‘AlexanderT’ wrote: “Someone spreading coronavirus?”
‘Karabasbarabas’ said: “I bet someone was having a cigarette and they blew huge smoke rings.”
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