Was the Russian meteor hit by a UFO?
The meteor that slammed into Russian air space last week continues to cause a stir across that country.
Just over half of people polled by a website hosted by the Ridus news agency believe the meteor signals the start of an alien invasion.
RussiaSlam, which monitors social media in Russia, reports that theories run the gamut from biblical apocalypse to end-of-the-world fears derived by misinterpreted Mayan prophesies.
Others believe that the meteor was intercepted by a secret Russian or U.S. air defense system, an unlikely scenario considering that the fastest missiles fly barely a tenth of the speed of the meteor, which is estimated to have entered the atmosphere at 33,000 miles per hour.
Most Russians are reportedly not concerned about the event beyond the fact that a meteor unexpectedly crashed into earth, causing widespread injuries and property damage.
Mystery object seen intercepting meteor
What is not getting much attention is a video taken of the meteor entering earth's atmosphere, reported by UFOGrid showing what looks like a cylinder shaped object racing toward the fireball.
The mysterious object appears (see below) to impact the fireball from behind causing a forward explosive ejection of materials from the meteor. The cylinder then emerges in front of the fireball with its momentum maintained and continuing on a steady course past the blast wave at a much higher rate of speed than the falling meteor.
Is an unknown force protecting earth?
Some may claim that the approaching object is a video artifact of some kind, and that the material ejection from the front of the fireball are solid meteor elements hurling beyond the slowing fireball as it impacts the earth's high pressure atmosphere.
However, one analyst challenges that prosaic explanation after examining the video.
The analyst, who identified himself as Phil, contacted UFOGrid.com and stated, "The material ejected (from the meteor) was in the pattern of a billiard ball collision. Ejected material and their speed vectors reflect some sort of collision in the area of supposed contact, plus the smoke trail reveals the asteroid was split in half."
Not much is known about who posted the video. Sources say it was uploaded from servers located in Paris, France, Poland or Russia. The video has not been widely recognized or ridiculed, and hopefully more information will be forthcoming from the person who posted it.
The analyst who spoke with UFOGrid doubts that another video of the same quality will surface to corroborate this video, due to the high quality resolution of the camera and lens that recorded the video in question.
He added that more unusual events are on the horizon, which UFOGrid will continue to report as they develop.