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In 1985, an Aeroflot plane reported sighting a bright light while flying over Minsk en route from Tbilisi to Tallinn.

The mysterious light was sighted again on December 24, 1999; revealing itself to be a cigar-shaped UFO (Also known as an Air Rod) that was sighted in the skies above Vitebsk, Belarus. This particular creature exhibited bioluminescent and semi-transparent qualities similar to those of jellyfish or squids.

The Sighting[]

The cigar-shaped UFO was observed by two witnesses who said it was brighter than the clouds, blue and red, the color of a cloud at sunset, like an aircraft but without wings or a tail, angular size about 3œ x 0.5œ, the front part's profile was rounded & asymmetric, the rear part seemed blurred).

The object was moving NE, elevation about 40œ, climb ~5œ.

The object was brighter than the sky at that time and slightly fluorescent, blue and red, the color of clouds at sunset.

The distance to the object was estimated as "very high".

There was no noise at any time. After 3-4 seconds the object suddenly vanished, one of the witnesses stated that it disintegrated into dots and vanished.

The witness states that the object was not an aircraft because of the strange color, slight fluorescence, enormous angular size, speed, strange disappearance and absence of noise. There was no impression of a real solid object, it was more like an image, maybe semi-transparent.

The possible explanation suggested by the witness was a mirage, but during that night (Dec 23-Dec 24) the approximate air temperature decreased from -1°C to -10°C. The sun was setting. There is no working airport in Vitebsk, but O. Kirillow noticed a plane which had flown over the city at a high altitude some minutes before the UFO appeared.