Last week, a swirling spiral of light was seen in the skies over Israel, Syria and other Middle East countries. Was it UFO?
Naw, turned out it was just the Russians:
The Voice of Russia reported that the country's Strategic Missile Forces conducted a test of the Topol ICBM from the Kapustin Yar firing range near Astrakhan in southern Russia on Thursday. Such a launch could theoretically be seen from areas of the Middle East and the Caucasus.
Alan Boyle of MSNBC's Cosmic Log has the story: Link