It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s Vladimir Putin?!
A woman on a sightseeing tour of the Big Apple captured the moment a massive flock of birds merged to form the Russian leader’s face, a Russian TV station says.
Sheryl Gilbert, posted the the 11-second video showing the swarm flying above the Manhattan Bridge, and briefly forming a face-like shape.
“Saw it several days ago during a trip and that’s amazing!” tweeted Gregory West, who says he’s Gilbert’s husband. “Can you see the face? Who is it?”
Russian Defense Ministry-owned Russian TV channel Zvezda (“Star”) says it’s Putin– and fellow comrades agree.
“It’s a warning to the U.S. that they shouldn’t start a war with Russia,” a Youtube user wrote in Russian, according to The Washington Post.
Since the video has yet to be verified, many believe it is an edited piece of propaganda, and even Zvezda warned that they cannot guarantee the authenticity of the video.
Still, the image is eerie enough to have viewers flocking to watch the video — with more than 1.2 million views on Youtube in just under a week.