Did a UFO deliberately crash into a meteor to save Earth 100 years ago? That's what one Russian scientist was claiming in 2009.
Dr. Yuri Labvin, president of the Tunguska Spatial Phenomenon Foundation, insisted that an alien spacecraft sacrificed itself to prevent a gigantic meteor from slamming into the planet above Siberia on June 30, 1908.
The result was was the Tunguska event, a massive blast estimated at 15 megatons that downed 80 million trees over nearly 100 square miles. Eyewitnesses reported a bright light and a huge shock wave, but the area was so sparsely populated no one was killed.
Most scientists think the blast was caused by a meteorite exploding several miles above the surface. But Labvin thinks quartz slabs with strange markings found at the site are remnants of an alien control panel, which fell to the ground after the UFO slammed into the giant rock.
"We don't have any technologies that can print such kind of drawings on crystals," Labvin told the Macedonian International News Agency. "We also found ferrum silicate that can not be produced anywhere, except in space."
Well...the theories are starting to surface since the recent meteor strike over the Russian Urals.
This video has been release showing UFOs in the vicinity of the meteor - UFO SAVES US FROM RUSSIAN METEOR. Is it CGI? Probably...but the point has now be raised. Are we being protected by an alien UFO force?
Some officials in the Russian military are claiming credit for dispatching the meteor or missle...which ever you wish to believe:
Within minutes of the meteor’s impact alternative theories began to circulate that the object seen in the video had been shot down by Russian air defence missiles to prevent further destruction.
The theory seems to have stemmed from a report from the local Znak newspaper, which quoted an anonymous “military source” who claimed that the object was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk.
According to the source, a missile salvo blew the meteorite apart at an altitude of 20 kilometers, scattering burning debris over the region.
Russia Today picked up the report and sent it viral on the internet, adding that “Regnum news agency quoted a military source who claimed that the vapor condensation trail of the meteorite speaks to the fact that the meteorite was intercepted by air defenses.”
In the hours that have passed, the story has been tweeted and retweeted thousands of times.
The Russian regional Emergency Ministry has denied that any military air defenses were involved in the incident.
Witnesses in a town 50 kilometers from Chelyabinsk, where the meteor is thought to have hit, said they saw a streaking object suddenly burst into flames, break apart and fall to the ground. They then described a black cloud had hanging above the town. Witnesses in Chelyabinsk itself said that the air smelled like gunpowder after the object hit.
Reactions to the shoot down theory have been mixed, with detractors suggesting no upward missile vapour trail or intercepting object can be seen in the videos, and that it would be impossible to shoot down an object travelling with such speed at the trajectory it approached.
More wide eyed theorists have suggested that the object may not have been a meteor at all and could have been a satellite that was shot down, or some form of kinetic bombardment weapon aimed at Russia.
The latter theory seems to have stemmed from comments made by Russian nationalist lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who claimed that the flashes and sonic booms witnessed were the results of a secret US weapons test.
Zhirinovsky, known for making such startling claims about advanced weaponry, suggested that he had advance knowledge of a test. He also claimed that US Secretary of State John Kerry had attempted to warn Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about a coming “provocation” earlier this week, but couldn’t reach him.
It seems more likely, however, that the “provocation” Kerry had spent time trying to speak to Lavrov about by phone was in refernce to the recent nuclear test in North Korea. - InfoWars
Also, a few eccentrics are claiming that the AutoBots are coming to earth:
Russian Meteorite Conspiracy
Some people want us to take the alien theory a bit further:
On Friday afternoon at approximately 12:44 p.m. PT, the 150 foot wide asteroid known as 2012 DA14 will be racing toward planet Earth at an estimated speed of 17,500 mph. Although space debris hurtling toward Earth is not unusual, what makes this event so significant is the narrowest of margins (relatively speaking) that 2012 DA14 will pass Earth’s orbit. This particular asteroid will come within only 17,200 miles of striking the Earth. Lets place this in perspective.
Man made satellites that circle the Earth maintain a geosynchronous orbit of approximately 22,000 miles. This means that 2012 DA14 will pass within a full 5,000 miles, or 1/4, of the orbit held by our man made communications satellites. If 2012 DA14 were to collide with the Earth, the ensuing explosion would be the equivalent to a 2.4-megaton atomic bomb. This is twice as devastating as the most powerful active weapon in the United States’ nuclear arsenal, the 1.2 megaton B83 nuclear bomb.
For you astronomy buffs, the 2012 DA14 asteroid will only be visible from portions of Eastern Europe. Interestingly enough the last significant asteroid/meteorite in recorded history took place in 1908 when an asteroid similar to 2012 DA14 struck the Tunguska region of Siberia. The resulting explosion leveled tress within a 820 mile radius from the impact site. Many people who subscribe to the Ancient Alien or Ancient Astronaut theory suggest the Tunguska incident was actually aliens crash landing on Earth. Although there is little to no physical evidence to support this theory it is food for thought nonetheless....
This impact from this supposed “meteorite” occurred in a rural area near the base of the Ural Mountains. Ironically, the Ural Mountains make a nearly perfect half way point between Tunguska and Moscow. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. - Football PHDS
RUSSIAN METEOR WAS A UFO MOTHERSHIP
There are hundreds more articles and videos with an assortment of theories. This is the response one would expect from those people who watch Ancient Aliens and take it all too literal. Frankly, I love the TV series...but trying to find an answer by applying these theories for every celestial body that makes it's way into our atmosphere is absurd.
It is true that UFO sightings have increased over most of Russia in the past few days. But it is also safe to say that more people are looking to the skies and watching for meteors...and, maybe, the alien UFOs that will hopefully shoot them down. Lon
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