A video recently surfaced on the Internet reportedly showing a large, elongated UFO gliding over Korosten, Ukraine, reports OpenMinds.TV.
The object was supposedly videotaped on March 6 over Korosten, which is located near Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, where an explosion resulted in radioactive fallout that spread over tens of thousands of square miles.
Watch the Ukraine UFO here:
Throughout the history of UFO sightings, cigar-shaped craft have been reported with accompanying speculation that these large objects are "motherships" that come from very far away and contain the smaller, oft-reported flying saucers or triangular craft that people claim to see. The "cigar" craft have been compared to ocean-going military aircraft carriers.
"It's often too easy to label videos we can't explain as a product of computer generated imagery. In this case, however, the best thing the video has going for it is that the unknown object looks like it could belong in the video," said former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen.
"There's no overt animation mistakes with tracking its movements in frame, and the color and sharpness look appropriately degraded for the given distance from the camera. Having said that, the worse thing working against the authenticity of the video is that it has virtually no pedigree," Hansen told The Huffington Post.
Hansen, the lead investigator of the Syfy Channel series, "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files," cautions against believing everything you see on YouTube as the genuine article.
"These 'viral campaigners' are growing like weeds in cyberspace. Some may actually be genuinely interested in UFOs, but they implement parts of contemporary UFO theory into their hoax to increase its effectiveness."
Hansen suggests more UFO reports may appear on the rise in the proximity of war zones and natural disasters.
"The idea is maybe the 'visitors' are observing historic events or seek to intervene. For commercial campaigners, a hot topic -- like the conflict in Ukraine -- offers a context to build a hoax around and an opportunity that can't be missed."
Without an actual witness or facts surrounding the filming of this UFO, Hansen said, any court of law would summarily dismiss it as impermissible evidence.
One astonishing explanation for the cigar UFO comes from Turner Radio Network (not to be confused with Turner Broadcasting). This website is currently unavailable. However, cached versions of previously posted articles and documents can be found via Google.
According to BeforeItsNews.com, Turner Radio Network makes some pretty bold claims about the Ukraine UFO, including the following highlights:
The United States has deployed a spectacular new military asset in the skies over the Ukraine. The craft made its presence known on March 6, in broad daylight, and it so baffled media and local residents, they called it a "UFO." Since the craft has now been publicly seen, TRN is pleased to be able to report the development and deployment of the new "Sky Dreadnought."
The Sky Dreadnought is the most advanced military weapons system in the history of human existence. Nothing on the face of the Earth can even come close to comparing. The ship, a long, cigar-shaped craft, is almost 3,000 feet long, about the length of three aircraft carriers.
It flies by virtue of a gravity-manipulation system, allowing it to operate at any altitude -- even into space -- and return, without need of jet engines, propellers, massive fuel tanks or rocket engines. All this is achieved by the manipulation of Earth's gravity, which, for all intents and purposes, affords unlimited motion possibilities.
The TRN description of the abilities of this amazing-sounding, allegedly top secret craft goes on and on, but unfortunately, TRN has its own credibility issues.
U.S. military aircraft -- CGI imagery -- misidentification of a conventional aerial object -- and, oh yes, let's not leave out visitors from outer space.
At this point, it all comes down to a minute-long video and nothing but speculation.