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UFO. Russia

ID #1693404512
Added Wed, 30/08/2023
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
01.1985 07:05
Permskiy kray

A letter from the foreman of the SU-475 PSMO "Transhydromechanization" Viktor Rybkin to the Commission on the:

I read your article from 30.2.85 in the newspaper "Trud" "Exactly at 4.10". In response to your request, I am reporting one not uninteresting phenomenon.

About a month ago, in the morning, I went to the bus stop, located 15 minutes away from our house. Halfway to the stop, I noticed a not very bright glow in the sky (and it was about 7-05 or 7-10 in the morning - it was still dark), in the form of a light column, which did not have sharp limited contours. This "pillar" did not begin on the ground, it dissipated near the ground. In height, it reached about 1 \ 3 of the firmament, where it gradually dissipated.

The brightness of the pillar was not enough for him to immediately draw attention to himself. The moon at this time shone 3-4 times brighter. The light column was strictly perpendicular to the earth, constant in shape, and did not change in space. 

In my opinion, the distance to "him" was about 50-70 km. Then after a while, about 2 minutes later, I noticed on the other side of the moon another similar "pillar" could be seen only by focusing all my attention. I stood still and watched for a while, then hurried to the bus. at the bus stop for 3-4 minutes I could still distinguish these 2 pillars, but their brightness began to decrease somewhat. Then I got on the bus and left. I have not seen such a phenomenon again. The air temperature at this time was about -20 degrees, without wind. The sky is apparently cloudy (in a haze), because I don't remember if there were stars. The total observation time is about 10 minutes.

I will be glad if the information is useful in your work.


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