Theory is based on analysis of several different pieces of footage
U.F.O. watchers claim object seen close by could be a U.F.O.
They suggest alien ‘guardian angels’ blasted rock to minimise threat
Reports of a surge in UFO sightings in the Urals before the strike
The meteorite that crashed on Russia was hit by an unidentified flying object causing it to explode and shatter over the Urals, it has been claimed.
Estimated by Nasa to have been 55ft-wide and with a weight of some 10,000 tons, the meteor is thought to have exploded above the Ural mountains with a force equivalent to about 500kilotons.
Nuclear installations in the Urals remained undamaged by the fallout.
‘At first, we also believed that the Chelyabinsk meteorite was just an ordinary meteorite, a cosmic body,’ said Alexander Komanev, coordinator for the Russian UFO community in Yekaterinburg.
But on at least three films of the space rock ‘you can see how an object catches the meteorite’, he said.
This minuscule oblong-shaped object “flies into it – and the meteorite explodes and falls’.
He stressed: ‘Such a number of videos, made from different angles, leads us to believe that something has blown up the meteorite…’
He claimed that in the weeks before the meteorite, there was an upsurge in UFO sightings in the Urals, followed by none at all since the incident.
Separately in day time, similar objects were seen over Chelyabinsk, it is claimed.
On both occasions they moved across the sky, disappeared, and then returned.
Russia has called for major international efforts to develop the technology zap incoming space objects, but there is no suggestion any military strike was made at the meteorite on 15 February which was not spotted in advance.