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Mysterious 'doughnut' UFO photographed over Switzerland

By T.K. Randall
November 15, 2021 · Comment icon 31 comments

Nobody has been able to agree on exactly what this is. Image Credit: Twitter / @Eavix1Eavix
A photographer in Zurich recently captured this mesmerizing shot of an unexplained object in the sky.
Captured on the night of November 8th by Twitter user @Eavix1Eavix, this mysterious glowing blue spiral has left even astronomers scratching their heads.

At the time, he had assumed that what he had photographed was the SpaceX Endeavour capsule which had been returning from the International Space Station on that same night.

After the image was published, however, some experts pointed out that this couldn't be the case, because the capsule had landed 5,000 miles away in the Gulf of Mexico, meaning that it was on the other side of the world and would not have been visible from Zurich.

"Reentry itself was over Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico, and would not have been visible from Switzerland," amateur satellite tracker Marco Langbroek told Live Science.
"The deorbit burn, prior to reentry, was over the Indian Ocean, so also not visible from Switzerland."

This of course begs the question - if it wasn't the SpaceX capsule, then what exactly was it ?

While some online users have speculated that the photograph could be evidence of alien visitors, astronomers have offered up their own suggestions - indicating that it could be either a bright star or the upper stage of a rocket.

As things stand, however, no definitive explanation for the sighting has been found.

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Comment icon #22 Posted by Helen of Annoy 3 years ago
@ChrLzs Calm down, it does look similar to a star out of focus. Even if you not adjust it.   It's just that being visually similar to something is not a proof of being the same thing. Ya know, scientific approach    If it was moving, it's not a star. If it was zig-zagging, it's not a meteor either. If it wasn't moving, then it's a star out of focus. So it comes down to the question whether I believe the photographer when he says it was moving. Just because it's convenient to conclude people are lying or having hallucinations doesn't mean I'll do it.     
Comment icon #23 Posted by Golden Duck 3 years ago
Who said it was zig-zagging?
Comment icon #24 Posted by Helen of Annoy 3 years ago
It's in the article in the original post. The one you're supposed to take a look at before commenting it.  And it already has been made fun of, in the sense of the photographer being drunk. 
Comment icon #25 Posted by Golden Duck 3 years ago
I'm asking where you read it because there is no quote from the photographer saying it was zig-zagging.  I know because I read it, and the linked article.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Helen of Annoy 3 years ago
It changes what exactly?  It's clear that the following quotes mean that the photographer thought he is seeing a flying (implies: moving) object in the sky. If it was stationary, it wouldn't be referred to as flying. Or I don't speak that much English as I thought I do.  Indeed, he was not quoted describing the motion in zig-zag pattern, it's what photos show. (Link doesn't work, it seems photos were removed from Twitter. In my opinion, it doesn't mean they were not genuine, it may mean anything, including too many hostile people leaving their frustrated comments under them.)     
Comment icon #27 Posted by Golden Duck 3 years ago
So the answer to my original question is no one said the object was zig-zagging.  Still photos can't demonstrate movement. They can only give an impression. 
Comment icon #28 Posted by Helen of Annoy 3 years ago
Worse, since they've been removed, they can't even give an impression anymore    I get you, it may be anything and look like something entirely else. I agree. So it will remain a mystery, was is a star out of focus or Russian rocket out of control  Not to mention the less boring possibilities again, since they are too disturbing, apparently     
Comment icon #29 Posted by Hal White 3 years ago
Reminds me of the UFO I Shot back in 2019 towards the Space Center in Florida (at the time I lived 20 miles as the crow flies to the space center)    
Comment icon #30 Posted by ChrLzs 3 years ago
As pointed out, the video taker.  He said he had other pics in a tweet... but it has been removed and he has gone to ground.  So we now have nothing but his word.  The fact he has decided to remove the evidence is why I'm calling hoax - the main reason he would do that is if he knows there's clues in the other pictures to what it really is, or that they show he lied or misrepresented it.. 99.9% of the time, 'zig zags' are from unsteady handholding of an over-zoomed-in image.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Golden Duck 3 years ago
That's how I interpreted the the author of the linked article.  The pics maybe gave an impression.  There's no quote from the missing Tweet.

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