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UFO. Russia

ID #1700316427
Added Sat, 18/11/2023
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
07.1975 23:00
источник Брагуны
Chechenskaya Respublika

LIEI student Lebedeva S. writes to the Commission on AYA:

I decided to write, because I observed incomprehensible phenomena twice, although they could lose all significance for the commission on AI due to the prescription of events.

Both phenomena occurred in the city of Gudermes of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR, which is characterized by a very clean atmosphere (air purity 98%) and a small number of rainy days (300 sunny days a year), observed them late in the evening, despite the fact that I saw the first in 1975, and the second in 1978, both were located to northwest of the city, visually at the same height. Both times the nights were cloudless, calm with bright stars.

In July-August 1975, we found ourselves in the steppe 4 km from Guderm, at about 11 pm, because we went to the hot springs of Braguna, which have fewer people quieter in the evening. Leaving the bikes, Mom and I came out of the crevice where the key was beating, climbed a big hill. The steppe and the sky were clearly visible. Suddenly I got the impression that some dense body, oblong in shape, flew rapidly from the ground, I can't say why this impression was created, because there was no sound or glow. But after 2 seconds, I was convinced that the impression did not deceive me, because the body, as if hitting something in the air, threw back a bright red sheaf, a blue tail flew out of the red, everything was immediately enveloped in a green mist, and a hemisphere appeared and began to grow rapidly at the point of impact, and tentacles from behind, also green.

Everything happened silently. As a result, something extremely resembling a jellyfish hung in the sky, right down to the fringe on the umbrella. "Medusa" moved the fringe and greatly frightened the visitors, because the brightness and extraordinary size of the phenomenon, especially at the beginning, caused the idea of a nuclear explosion. The locals treated her with philosophical calmness, saying that they did not know what it was, but they said "not having seen this", and this jellyfish had been seen many times over the summer.After 2 hours, when we returned home, I saw that the "jellyfish" turned slightly pale, especially the umbrella and tentacles, but did not lose clarity, then after another 1.5 hours all the green melted, but the red and blue spots lasted for another hour and a half, then everyone went to bed and what happened next - I do not know. That summer, hundreds of residents of Gudermes saw this phenomenon about 12-17 times, in the following years I did not see it, and no one said to see it.

Maybe it has to do with military equipment, maybe UFOs. But I personally have absolutely no idea what it could be.


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Booster, the rocket and tracks

For UFOs often take stages of rockets, parts of space ships burning in the atmosphere, the launches of various missile technology for military purposes, etc., and traces from them. They attract attention mostly in the dark, but in the day time have a greater aura of mystery.

Formation of the track of the launch vehicle occurs in the tropopause (the layer between the troposphere and stratosphere), which sharply reduced the vertical temperature gradient. The emergence of the so-called "jellyfish" influenced by water vapor, which are subject to enhanced condensation.


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