In one of the most chilling UFO-related incidents of the year, a series of ominous lights have been seen by numerous witnesses in Turkey Sunday night, fuelling fears that a possible extraterrestrial attack might soon be taking place. The mysterious objects, which were very similar in appearance to the famous Phoenix Lights incident back in 1997, have been sighted by witnesses all over the Middle Eastern country, resulting in the hashtag #ufoattacktoturkey immediately trending on Twitter. What was particularly disturbing, however, was the fact that Twitter immediately started removing photos and tweets related to the incident hours after the hashtag trended.
Despite the apparent Twitter censorship, however, the incident has captured the attention and interest of the whole world, with thousands of netizens reposting and sharing images and videos on social media. UFO analysts have weighed in on the mass sighting, with many expressing apprehension due to the content of some videos that were uploaded by witnesses online. While some of the accounts from Turkey simply describe a conventional, harmless UFO sighting, others seemed to suggest that something far more ominous was taking place.
One of the most notable ones was uploaded by Eren Dogan, who uploaded a video allegedly taken after the lights were spotted in Turkey’s sky. After a few seconds, a loud bang reminiscent of an explosion was heard, almost as if something was fired and detonated. While the validity of the video is currently being questioned by skeptics, it does, nonetheless, provide an idea behind the events of Sunday night.
— Eren Doğan (@erendoganss) November 27, 2016
Apart from the massive explosion that was recorded on the video, another notable clip has been uploaded by YouTube user 1 Mn görüntülenme. The video, which ran for almost a full minute, showed the otherworldly lights pulsating from time to time. While the narration of the video was in Turkish, a rough translation of the uploader’s words stated that authorities have been informed about the incident.
“Alright, I’m trying to zoom in to show you now. It is November 28, 2016, Sunday night. It’s around 2:20 a.m. right now. The object you’re seeing is in the skies of Esenler (Istanbul). I’m recording it right now. Many people like me have crowded here. We’ve informed the authorities and they’ve told us they’re dealing with the situation. It is a yellow object. We suspect it’s a UFO. It gives off a light and is in motion. Right now it’s stationary actually but it moves position every few minutes. Very interesting.”
Various dedicated UFO investigators have taken to social media to aggregate the reports coming in from the Middle Eastern country. SecureTeam 10, one of the most active UFO groups on the internet, has posted images and videos depicting the mass sighting as it happened.
— Secure Team (@SecureTeam10) November 28, 2016
Since the mass sightings in Turkey, together with the reported explosions in the area, are as eerie as they are interesting, what has captured the attention of even more UFO believers were similar reports that have begun emerging from the United States. Just as the hashtag #ufoattacktoturkey started trending on Twitter, reports from some U.S. states such as Denver and Texas emerged, describing sightings of mysterious lights that were eerily similar to the ones spotted in Turkey.
Unsurprisingly, the multiple UFO sighting reports from have been met with skepticism from critics. Despite this, however, numerous Twitter users have asserted that they have seen similar lights in their areas. In the comments section of the tweet above alone, some have responded that they have seen the same lights in Nashville and Mt. Juliet. Thus, while the validity of the sightings remains to be in question for now, it appears like the same, mysterious objects that were spotted in Turkey have been sighted in the United States as well.
Considering the scope of these recent sightings, as well as the possibility that some form of attack has happened in Turkey, numerous UFO aficionados have remarked that the lights might have been from secret military projects. While this is possible, it would be quite unlikely for both Turkey and the United States to hold a secret military test at the same time. For now, at least, the apparent UFO attack on Turkey will remain a mystery.