Elsewhere in Buryatia, close to Lake Baikal, there are reports of other strange sightings.
Earlier in October, residents of Ulan-Ude noticed unusual circles above the city, close to the LVRZ factory. Picture: Vkontakte
The latest unidentified flying objects in the capital of Buryatia have had the social media buzzing in recent days. A woman reported seeing a 'glowing' entity in the sky above Ulan-Ude with 'a lot of green lights, some red and blue'. She watched with her son and male two passers-by as the mysterious object disappeared and then reappeared 'very close', making a noise like the engine of a car, she claimed.
The men at first claimed it might be a toy plane or drone. 'When it stopped right above us, I could not say a word and saw the two men running to hide in a building,' said the woman. 'It was a very large saucer with bright green lights in the middle. My son got scared, grabbed my hand and we ran away. I never believed that something like that could exist.'
The chairman of the Union of Photographers of Buryatia, Sergey Konechnykh shows the pictures he made in July 2009, in Ulan-Ude. Pictures: NTV, Sergey Konechnykh
The account has similarities to a report from Listvyanka on the Lake Baikal shore in July 2010. On this occasion, a picture taken by Nikita Tomin showed three green-shaded lights on a 'UFO' flying above the resort in Irkutsk region. 'It flew right above us, very low. The object was shining down on us with a green light. We were a bit scared,' he said.
Another Ulan-Ude resident recently reported regularly seeing a bright glowing object from a balcony in the middle of the night, while someone else reported seeing red lights in the sky which appear then disappear.
Meanwhile in Khorinsk village, some 165 kilometres east of the city, a 35 year old man reported this week: 'I saw this with my own eyes. At about 7pm I went outside for a smoke, and noticed a glowing ball in the sky, very bright. It wasn't moving too fast. At first I thought it was another satellite, but when my eyes gradually got used to the dark, I estimated the distance between the ground and the ball, it was about 200-300 metres.
Picture taken by Nikita Tomin showed three green-shaded lights on a 'UFO' flying above the resort in Irkutsk region. Picture: Baikal Press, NTV
'It definitely wasn't a satellite. It was moving differently. The lights were gradually getting less bright and it was glowing red. I didn't hear a sound, it's very quiet where I live. There are no cars. I was standing silently and couldn't understand what was it. I observed it for 20-30 seconds. So scary. What could it be?'
Earlier in October, residents of Ulan-Ude noticed unusual circles above the city, close to the LVRZ factory, a repeat of a daytime appearance of these rings in December 2014.
NTV channel mock-up of 'flying saucer' based on accounts by residents of Kudara-Somon village in 1990. Marina Zimireva shows where the 'flying saucer' landed. Pictures: NTV
This year's list of strange sightings also includes vast Lake Baikal - a magnet for alleged UFOs since Soviet times - where locals saw bright glowing above the lake.
'Dozens of people saw a disk-like object which was as bright as 'three suns', it was reported. 'When it suddenly disappeared, people observing it couldn't explain if it flew away or disappeared in the water. The next morning there were tons of dead fish on the shore and birds and other animals refused to eat it.'
'The next morning there were tons of dead fish on the shore and birds and other animals refused to eat it.' Picture: Vkontakte
Around Posolsk, the water had an unnatural yellow-greenish tint. Another explanation of this was extreme heat in the summer and low water levels. As usual, surprisingly few pictures have emerged of the latest UFO sightings.
Versions of extra-terrestrial activity at Baikal - edged by mountains and containing one-fifth of the world's unfrozen freshwater - have appeared over many years to intrigue UFOlogists and include supposed aliens seen by military divers in its depth, and large 'spaceships' hovering over its grey, moody expanses.
Some of the images here show what two photographers claimed were UFOs buzzing the lake, while others are mock-ups from NTV based on descriptions of an incident at Kudara-Somon, in Buryatia, a quarter of a century ago.
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