By Tim Binnall
An intriguing video from Siberia shows a trio of white orbs seemingly hovering in a triangular formation in the sky. The curious footage was reportedly filmed in the parking lot of a shopping center in the city of Tomsk earlier this week and, shortly thereafter, popped up on Russian social media, where it quickly went viral. In the remarkably clear but criminally short video, three proverbial balls of light appear in the sky and remain largely stationary for the duration of the footage.
Not unlike what often happens in America, the video has captured the attention of a mainstream scientist who offered an explanation for the anomalous scene. Astronomy professor Tatyana Galushina told a local media outlet that she and her colleagues had seen the footage and while they could not definitively determine what the UFOs were, she was skeptical that it was an alien craft. "The main theory is that it is something illuminated by the sun," she explained, "it could be balloons, paper lanterns, or even quadrocopters."
Galushina also offered a rather interesting argument for why the video was probably not of something extraordinary. "If a person really filmed an incomprehensible phenomenon and wanted to find out what it was," she mused, "they would give more information, film for longer, and so on." As such, she posited that the video either shows one of the prosaic possibilities she had listed earlier or, perhaps, it was a clever hoax created by a bored individual stuck at home due to the coronavirus lockdown in Russia. What's your take on the weird video? Share your theory with us at the C2C Facebook page.