Another apparent UFO sighting emerged, most recently during the protests taking place in Russia.

Amid 25,000 Russian pro-democracy protesters in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square squeezed together on Saturday, someone out of the crowd was able to capture a video of what most believed to be a UFO hovering over and watching everyone. This crowd, representing the largest demonstration Russia has seen in years, accused Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party of stealing the recent parliamentary elections.

Witnesses said the unidentified flying object had reflecting blue and red lights and five extended tendrils or pylons emanating from the body of the vehicle, nothing close to what any old regular helicopter in the air would have.

But that notion was soon put to rest by Vitaliy Matveev of Russian news site, who said the UFO was actually a drone camera sent by Russia's Ridus news agency, an independent community of civilian journalists, which is trending among Russian bloggers.

Being among those tens of thousands of 'confused onlookers,' the only kind of debate I can recall in regards to the 'object' was whether it was the police monitoring the security situation on the scene of mass protests through a drone camera or journalists taking aerial photos for their reports (or broadcasts), said Matveev. Despite standing quite far from the place above which the drone was hovering, I could still clearly see what it was, and so could the others. Needless to say, nobody was really 'distracted by the UFO,' as MailOnline assumes, provided more important distractions were unfolding on the ground.

Matveev referenced the Daily Mail, which first reported the sighting and quoted paranormal writer Michael Cohen, who said NASA recently admitted that there is a good chance that aliens are monitoring our civilization through the use of 'unmanned' probes.

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The Ridus drone camera hovering above even took pictures of the protests, which Reuters claimed and which instantly spread on the Web (see picture below). Ironically enough, Matveev said, the Daily Mail published one of the pictures in their initial report with the following caption: An aerial view of the rally in Bolotnaya Square during the protest in which the alleged UFO sighting was made.


(Photo: Reuters)