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UFO. Russia

ID #1693578216
Added Fri, 01/09/2023
Author July N.

Initial data

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Incident date: 
24.01.1985 18:30
Вышний волочек
Tverskaya oblast

Menchik Tamara Fedorovna And Grigory Fedorovich write:

After reading your article "Exactly at 4.10" in the newspaper Trud, I immediately wanted to write our observations (of a strange order, as it seemed to us all). January 24, about 18-30 or 18-40, maybe a little later.

My husband went to the bathhouse, there is a very good bathhouse, with dry heat and, although many have baths, but a bathhouse is a bathhouse. And so. a young man from the bathhouse comes towards him and says to his husband, "Look, what's behind you?" The husband looked around and they saw pillars of light, from yellow to reddish, high as from earth to sky (wide). At a distance of about half a kilometer from them. At first they thought it was from the frost, and then they (the pillars) moved to the right and disappeared. It lasted 10-12 minutes and, of course, that their thoughts were canceled once from the frost. They were surprised at what they saw for a long time.

When he came home, he immediately told me about it, and after reading the newspapers, I decided to tell you about it, as you yourself asked.

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