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UFO. Russia

ID #1700042266
Added Wed, 15/11/2023
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
1971 17:00
Yaroslavskaya oblast

This figure slowly emerged from the rounded outline of the cloud and changed in the form of a bulge, and ended in the shape of an ancient helmet upside down with a living, writhing tail. For 20 minutes, the figure did not increase or decrease, but, moving in profile and trembling slightly, it seemed to rotate at an incredible speed, which made the thin transverse lines, oscillating, flow with a lead-metallic luster.

Then the figure slowly, imperceptibly retracted into the same place from where it appeared, without reducing the rotation and without leaving the slightest signs of itself. 3a 4 hours, these clouds, barely moving to the side, completely melted.

Weather conditions: the sky is calm, calm (calm), the clouds are highly feathery, below the lambs and their leaky confluence into a fragile island.

YAROSLAVL, Permontova str., GALKIN U.

(Very similar to the beginning of a tornado, but - with no wind?) - G.S.


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Atmospheric vortex that occurs in cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud and propagating down, often to the surface of the earth, in the form of a cloud sleeves or trunk diameter of tens to hundreds of meters. Tornadoes can appear in many shapes and sizes.


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