A enormous glowing ball of light spotted in the sky over northern Siberia had residents wondering if an alien invasion was about to unfold, but the real reason for the sight may be even more worrisome.
The strange event occurred last night and was seen by several individuals in the town of Salekhard, including a few photographers looking to snap some shots of the Northern Lights.
Numerous witnesses both on the ground and on Russian social media attributed the ball of light to some kind of alien event, a sign that the world was about to end, or a portal into another dimension.
Fortunately, these apocalyptic concerns appear to be overblown, but the real reason for the 'UFO' might be a bit more unnerving than the prospect of ETs coming to take over the Earth.
Find otu what caused the weird event and why it ought to be more concerning that the possibility of aliens coming to Earth at the Coast to Coast AM website.