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UFO. Russia

ID #1708513032
Added Wed, 21/02/2024
Author July N.
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Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
1982 09:00
Location: 
Калевала
Kareliya, Respublika
Russia

7th grade students Tatiana Yakkonen and Tatiana Sallinen write to the newspaper's editorial office:

We read in the newspaper Trud for January 30, 1985 the article by V. Vostrukhin "Exactly at 4-10" and remembered that a very similar phenomenon described in this article was observed in the winter of 1982 in the sky of our village Kalevala in the Karelian ASSR. However, we did not observe it from an airplane, but from the ground. It was like this: we went to school at nine o'clock in the morning. The sky was dark. Suddenly, our attention was attracted by an excessively large red star, we began to look at it and saw that this star was increasing in size and taking the form of a ball with a tail. It was a cloud in the form of a comma. Yellow, red, green, and purple flashes shimmered in it, alternating with each other. Somewhere in the depths of the cloud, something was spinning with tremendous force and it was rushing furiously across the sky, not very high above the horizon.

At 8-45 in the morning, the cloud stopped flying and, motionless over our school, began to fade, and then gradually somehow disappeared into the air, disappeared (when it became lighter).

Opinions were very different on this point: some said that the cloud was the aurora borealis, others that it was a meteor. We have auroras, and we know what they are. Until we read the note "Exactly at 4.10 am" in Trud, we were of the second opinion, but now we are sure - we are sure! - that it was the same thing that the pilots saw over Minsk - a UFO.

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.

The Aurora (Northern lights)

Glow (luminescence) of the upper layers of the atmospheres of the planets with the magnetosphere due to their interaction with charged particles of the solar wind.

In a very limited area of the top of atmosphere radiance can be caused by low energy charged particles of solar wind entering the polar ionosphere over the North and South polar Caspi. In the Northern hemisphere, the cusp auroras can be observed over Svalbard caribou watch.

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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