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June 8, 2012 11:06 am

Surprise: UFO in Israel Turns Out to Be Russian Missile (VIDEO)

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Object flys across Israeli sky. Photo: Limor Avivit.

After residents in Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and Cyprus all reported seeing an unidentified flying object in the skies on Wednesday, Russian authorities have confirmed that a missile test which originated in Central Russia was the cause of regional hysteria.

A video, which can be viewed below, shows the origin of the test, which observers believe was a failed attempt at launching an intercontinental ballistic missile. The video was suppressed while the Defense Ministry in Moscow claimed the test was successful.

“It most likely spun out of control and its remnants and the fuel was what people saw. It reached a height of 200-300 kilometers and that’s why it was seen from so many locations,” Dr. Yigal Pat-El, Chairman of the Israeli Astronomical Association told Ynet News.

To watch the video of the launch, click below.

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  • So why was their intercontinental ballistic missile aimed at Israel???

  • saidi

    WHAT IF IT WOULD HAVE LANDED AND CAUSED CASUALTIES? WOULD THAT THEN BE AN ACT OF AGGRESSION OR WAR AGAINST ANOTHER SOVEREIGN NATION?

  • jryan

    Another “Failed” missile test. Same excuse they used in the 2009 Norway Spiral incident. In 2010 this was seen over Eastern Australia and shut down airports in China. Does Russia want to use their lame excuse for these incidents as well? According to the Times of Israel, astronomical experts are speculating that the object is a satellite which had exploded in orbit. A Lebanese report suggests that it was the remains of a meteorite, with its smashed pieces creating a dust trail that glowed behind it.
    Israeli Defense Forces made a statement saying they were unaware of any operations in the area.

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