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UFO. Russia

ID #1706615259
Added Tue, 30/01/2024
Author July N.
Sources
Phenomena
Status
Hypothesis

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
11.1984 23:00
Location: 
Калязин-Пост
Tverskaya oblast
Russia

Lebedevsky Evgeny Yuryevich's message to the Commission on the observation of an unusual phenomenon.

...

In the autumn of that year, in the middle of November 1984, I accompanied a locomotive crew with a freight train. We were on the Kalyazin-Post-Kashin stage.

At about 23:00, a large bright white star suddenly appeared in the eastern part of the sky, flying horizontally to the south. It sparkled at the edges, and a small contrail remained behind. I thought "the car" is so big.

But she changed her direction to the east and began to move away to the horizon, leaving a serpentine, luminous contrail. The glow was there until this one went beyond the horizon. But there was no such impression as from the first case.

Hypotheses

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Meteor

Meteor, "shooting star" is a phenomenon that occurs when small meteor bodies (for example, fragments of comets or asteroids) burn up in the Earth's atmosphere. A similar phenomenon of greater intensity (brighter than magnitude -4) it's called a fireball.

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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