According to Ukrainian astronomers, the skies over their war-torn country are packed with not just Russian missiles but also many UFOs.
The startling assertions are detailed in a recent study issued by Ukraine’s National Academy of Science’s Main Astronomical Observatory.
According to the study titled, “Unidentified area phenomena I. Observations of occurrences,” researchers have spotted multiple UFOs from two meteor observation sites in Kyiv and the town of Vinarivka, approximately 75 miles outside the city.
“We see them everywhere. We observe a significant number of objects whose nature is not clear,” the authors of the paper wrote. “Flights of single, group, and squadrons of the ships were detected, moving at speeds from 3 to 15 degrees per second.”
Ukrainian scientists engaged in the investigation classified UFOs into two types: “cosmics” and “phantoms.”
A “cosmic” is a light object that seems brighter than the background of the sky, while a “phantom” is a dark entity with “a fully black body that does not emit and absorbs all the radiation falling on it,” according to the study.
Published to the preprint database arXiv, the study — which has not yet been peer-reviewed — describes the key feature of the UFOs seen by Kyiv astronomers is their extraordinary speed, which can only be detected with sophisticated equipment.
“The eye does not fix phenomena lasting less than one-tenth of a second,” the study says.
“It takes four-tenths of a second to recognize an event. Ordinary photo and video recordings will also not capture the UFO. To detect UAP [unidentified aerial phenomenon], you need to fine-tune the equipment: shutter speed, frame rate, and dynamic range.”
The researchers stated they could photograph the mysterious objects speeding through the sky using color video cameras with fine-tuned shutter speed, frame rate, and range positioned at the two meteor monitoring stations.
The paper includes a composite image of a “phantom,” which depicts an unexplained black object traveling across space.
Moreover, the paper does not mention these objects or the ongoing war, which is now in its seventh month and has seen Russian missiles rain down on Ukrainian cities.