UFO watchers have claimed to have found evidence of alien activity during an archive atom bomb test video.
The so-called alien encounters were reportedly captured in recently-released video footage showing tests of the Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb. Tested on October 30, 1961, as an experimental verification of calculation principles and multi-stage thermonuclear weapon designs, the bomb remains the most powerful human-made explosive ever detonated.
However, self-appointed UFO expert Scott Waring believes the video actually chronicles two encounters with aliens.
This object looks a lot like a large UFO disk seen from the side and tilted
Waring took to his UFO Sightings Daily blog to speculate about his dubious claims.
He said: “I was watching the recently declassified Russian video of the testing of the Ivan RDS-220 hydrogen bomb when I noticed two mysterious moments in it.
“First, I noticed that at 27.36 [minutes] into the video we see two pilots in the cockpit of a bomber and on the dashboard in the centre of the window is an alien grey bust.
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“Perhaps this is some aircraft instrument that accidentally used a head, neck and shoulder of an alien grey, but who knows?”
The UFO hunter then proceeds to announce an even more bizarre claim – that the video inadvertently captured an encounter with an alien craft.
He said: “At 40:20 [minutes] on the far right, I noticed the cameraman on the plane was watching the cloud forming after the explosion.
“He then wandered off pointing the camera off the right at a mysterious anomaly.
“This object looks a lot like a large UFO disk seen from the side and tilted.
“Obviously the cameraman suspected it may be something too.”
Without providing any evidence, he believes aliens have long taken a huge interest in the American military.
Waring said: “This has been recorded on documents over many decades of mysterious sightings over bases.
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“There have even sightings of alien Greys walking around the fences of the bases and UFOs deactivating US nuclear missiles.
“It only goes to say that is logical that aliens would be equally interested in Russian military and weapons since US and Russia are equally powerful.
“You can also bet they have similar interests and activities with the Chinese military.
“So the real question is when are aliens going to stop playing these games with humanity and reveal themselves?
“That is what the world really wants to know.”
However, there is no evidence alien life has ever visited Earth and the video only depicts a fast-moving cloud.
Instead, Mr Waring’s discoveries are most likely a product of pareidolia.
Pareidolia describes the tendency to see shapes and patterns, like faces, where they do not exist.
NASA said: “Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.
“There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space.”