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Huge “Blazing Orb” Appears Over Russian City, Causes Alarm

Residents of the Russian city of Chelyabinsk had a difficult time sleeping last Wednesday night, thanks to the huge glowing orb of light hovering in the sky.

According to the News Agency “Доступ” (Access), the “blazing orb” was first noticed over the city’s Kopeyskoye highway where it was photographed. The previous night of the 19th saw another strange luminous occurrence as locals in the northwest part of the city reported seeing a glowing fog descending from the sky.

Meteorologists theorized that the glowing fog could have been attributed to street lights reflecting off of ice crystals in in the air, but the giant ball of light still has everyone stumped. Could it be related to the meteors that hammered Russia last month or did the city of Chelyabinsk come face to face with visitors from space? If you’ve got any ideas, let us know. Tweet us @WhoForted, message us on Facebook, or leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Senior Editor at Who Forted
Documentary film-maker, professional monster chaser, and mystery monger, Greg is the senior editor for Who Forted? 'Zine. When he's not occupied by writing about the wide world of the weird, he's busy directing and editing documentary films like The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching or writing about offbeat travel for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his new project: an original documentary web series titled Planet Weird. He currently lives in Cincinnati.
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14 Comments

  1. PurrlGurrl

    03/25/2013 at 12:14 PM

    Isn’t this the time of the year that far north when the sun barely rises above the horizon (if at all in some more northern latitudes)? Could it be some weird atmospheric effect playing tricks with light from the low sun. There also appears to be a very heavy mist (ice crystals?) in the photo. I vote for weird atmospheric effect. Although its easy to understand why the residents of Chelyabinsk would be spooked.

    • alanborky

      03/26/2013 at 3:03 PM

      Surely though Purrl if this was Land of the Midnight Sun type stuff even if an extremely unusual or unprecedented variant of it the locals simply from it being that time of year again not to mention memories of the phenomenon stretching back down the ages’d immediately go for that as the default explanation themselves.

      That’s what I love about the meteorologists theorizing it might be street lights bouncing off ice crystals the unspoken assumption being the locals’re obviously much too thick to possibly understand their own environment’s pecularities. We had fog lit up by street lights for a number of nights on the trot round my neighbourhood in Liverpool and even though many of the locals only went to the so-called University of life they didn’t immediately run round in terror going “Ooh woo wumba wumba strange glowy lights in um sky mystic Martian men from up Uranus!” Even the guy near us who can’t read and right because his mother dropped him on his head from drinking too much Toilet Duck knew what he was looking at so I’m fairly certain even the most rustic of backwoods Russians’d have a better grasp of their world than some meteorologic theorists pontificating from hundreds if not thousands of miles away.

  2. wowilliam

    03/25/2013 at 4:42 PM

    Do you have a link to local story? I can’t seem to find it on dostup1 . ru

  3. djencounter

    03/26/2013 at 1:15 PM

    This is fascinating, there seems to be a lot of anomolis sky activity going on around the world. The thing is this is the only reference to this story I can find..

  4. Totem

    03/26/2013 at 5:09 PM

    Alanborky knows something about vodka I haven’t thought of before. It makes me drive awesomely and makes me a great weather predictor. Who needs a science degree when I can just drink my way through my job. Awesome!

    • Greg Newkirk

      03/26/2013 at 5:10 PM

      But aren’t most scientists raging alcoholics anyway?

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  6. Smedley

    03/27/2013 at 3:40 PM

    We are being set up for a great deception. No, I’m not religious, but at some point in the not-too-distant future, we are going to be mind fckd by the powers that be, whether that be the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and royal families of Europe and England, or something above even them. Maintain your sovereignty and autonomy no matter what. As Ben Franklin said, those who would give up essential liberties for a little peace and security deserve neither. Being a part of the Borg doesn’t make you free it makes you a slave.

    In other words, if at some point in time “aliens” were to make themselves known to the denizens of Earth, do not automatically fall at their feet, regardless of what else is going on in the world. If it takes some time to really get to know a person, how much more cautious should we be when dealing with so-called aliens. Reality and illusion are being merged by tptb. Don’t let them manipulate you into giving up your soul.

  7. Uranus

    03/27/2013 at 6:46 PM

    The phenomenon is technological, explainable as being launched by a scalar electromagnetic interferometer, as HAARP. There are said to be about 70 large interferometers and countless smaller ones. There are probably more large ones today, as I’ve read about our military building them lately.

  8. Johnsuckme

    03/28/2013 at 6:07 AM

    This is the greatest website I’ve ever been to! Thanks to Coast to Coast for introducing me to it!

  9. btruth

    05/14/2013 at 3:07 PM

    Scalar weaponry text. Research Col. Thomas E. Bearden & Nikola Tesla.

  10. Cebo

    08/29/2013 at 7:31 PM

    My vote: It’s fucking Russia. What do you expect.

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