'Best Evidence' of UFO Ever Recorded Above Russia
Conspiracy theorists have been having a field day recently, as a video has begun circulating online that appears to show some form of triangular spacecraft that's capable of moving in ways that don't match any known airplanes.
The video, filmed in Russia, shows off three lights glimmering in the night's sky, as they move slowly across the horizon.
The footage first appeared on the Dark Web, before being uploaded to the UFO Today YouTube Channel, at which point many major news outlets picked up the story, eager to debate the possibility that this UFO might be extra-terrestrial in origin.
According to the video, this is the "best evidence" ever recorded of a UFO.
The claim is further substantiated by noting that what makes this UFO unique is its slow traveling speed—it moves at a snail's pace across the sky, and is even able to turn and maneuver without picking up speed—something that UFO Today says would cause a traditional airplane to lose engine power.
It's claimed that the craft is the common urban myth UFO called the TR-3B, or Black Triangle, which purportedly is a mysterious spacecraft that was first spotted in Belgium at the tail-end of last century, before appearing periodically in more recent years.
The UFO Today video description goes into detail explaining what this triangle of lights is believed to be:
As compelling as this description may be, it's probably not time to start making tin-foil hats just yet.
The problem with the majority UFO sightings is that, despite the fact that everyone around the world always has an HD cameraphone in their pocket at all times, nobody is able to get a solid, clear image of a purported anomaly.
This video comes without original source or credible confirmation that the event did appear as it appears to. There's no proof to say that this footage wasn't deliberately orchestrated based on existing accounts of similar UFOs around the world.
After all, the big, important feature of this UFO that makes it special is the fact that it can travel through the sky slowly, and that it can bank with ease—much like, say, a regular, store-bought quadcopter drone.
It wouldn't take much effort at all to rig up a drone with a few flashlights to make something that looks convincing in grainy YouTube footage. This is no more believable than cigar-shaped floating objects in photographs from the Nineties that were even then obviously faked.
This isn't to say that there's aren't unexplained lights in the skies—a loud sonic boom and bright meteor showers have dotted the globe lately, livening things up a bit and proving that we don't know everything about what goes on in the night's sky.
At present, UFO Today's so-called proof of alien spaceships requires some far more compelling evidence before it can be treated as anything other than a practical joke.