A spiral of swirling light was seen and filmed over the Middle East.
Hundreds of Israelis jammed police hotlines with reports of the unidentified flying object. The actual explanation is almost certainly more mundane: 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.
Via: Cosmic Log