Half Of Russians Believe That The Chelyabinsk Meteor Strike Was Not A Meteor

Was the meteor flash of two weeks ago a UFO, divine miracle, or weapons test? Take your pick. The Christian Science Monitor reports:

A survey published today by the fairly staid Moscow daily Noviye Izvestia found that barely half its readers believe the official report that the blast a week ago in the Ural Mountains was caused by a meteor.

According to the newspaper, the other half prefer to believe in an assortment of bizarre explanations, including that the blast was a secret U.S. weapon test, an off-course ballistic missile, a message from God, or a crashing alien spaceship.

Russian ultranationalist parliamentarian Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has suggested that anti-Russian hardliners in the United States staged a secret weapons test over Russia. And the trade union newspaper Trud made the cheery suggestion that the meteorite could be carrying deadly viruses from outer space, possibly the work of malevolent extraterrestrial forces.

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10 Responses to Half Of Russians Believe That The Chelyabinsk Meteor Strike Was Not A Meteor

  1. Kevin Leonard February 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Not one mention of Project Bluebeam or HAARP?
    How can they say they are the motherland of conspiracy theories?
    I am disappoint.

  2. Anarchy Pony February 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    This “God” character sure doesn’t seem very on the ball. Why always with the vague messages? How about a little clarity!

  3. Anarchy Pony February 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    This “God” character sure doesn’t seem very on the ball. Why always with the vague messages? How about a little clarity!

    • InfvoCuernos February 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

      I was thinking that “wrath” would be a little more severe than burning a hole in a frozen lake.

      • Kevin Leonard February 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

        Maybe the Russian god isn’t really wrathful, but just a bit miffed about something.

  4. Richard Richards February 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    I believe it was a top secret space weapon used by Russian black ops scientists firing at rocks in space and they’ve accidentally hit something it was no UFO because these things are meant to emit blue light

  5. Richard Richards February 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    I believe it was a top secret space weapon used by Russian black ops scientists firing at rocks in space and they’ve accidentally hit something it was no UFO because these things are meant to emit blue light

  6. Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness February 26, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    I’m goin’ with swamp gas on this one. Er uh, tundra gas.

  7. marvin nubwaxer March 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    that’s ok, half the people in the usa believe creationism over evolution–fairies over facts.

  8. marvin nubwaxer March 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    that’s ok, half the people in the usa believe creationism over evolution–fairies over facts.

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