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UFO. Russia

ID #1708514712
Added Wed, 21/02/2024
Author July N.

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Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
01.1982 18:00
Khanty-Mansiyskiy avtonomnyy okrug-Yugra

SALMINA Evgeniya. Alexandrovna, professor of the Second World War, retired. AN abridged COPY OF THE LETTER:


After reading the article by V. Grebennikov, D. chl. WATO of the USSR Academy of Sciences (journal. "Around the World" No. 4 1982, p.82/ "Strange voices of fireballs", I ventured to write you the following:

In January 1982 (17 or 24) on a day off, we, employees of Samotorneftepromchem, 8 people, went fishing 120 km from Nizhnevartovsk.

Going back to the mountains. Megion, at about 18-19 hours, maybe later, in short, between 18 or 20 hours. (we were driving fast. 60 km/h) I observed an interesting natural phenomenon in the window, namely: it did not last very long, at first a disk appeared above the forest - about 50 cm in diameter at a height, if you count a cedar 25-30 m high, then 200 m above it, or maybe less, its color was light yellow, not fiery, and 5 or 6 fan-shaped plumes radiated from him to the ground, clearly visible against the sky. When we stopped the car, we saw glowing lights already receding horizontally in height against the background of stars and already one plume, like exhaust gases from an airplane, but dissipating faster in space.

When I told everyone, look at the miracle of nature - they didn't believe me, they started laughing, joking, and when they got out of the car and saw, they didn't understand anything... At the lecture, I outlined it, the lecturer replied that it was probably a car... and I was ashamed of this conversation, and now I regret that I did not write earlier when all this was in front of my eyes.

I'm sorry, but I do not know who I am writing to and how to address, whether my description will be considered a funny story, but I am interested myself, because I have lived for 63 years and was at the front, and I have never seen anything like this in my life, except thunderstorms.

I'm not an artist, I can't draw, I remember what I'm reproducing; I'm not sure about the coordinates.

The sky was clear; blue-blue, and only the sparkles among the stars were visible as it receded upward, but the streak-train was no longer visible and it flew not vertically, but along an inclined line.

When we were driving, he seemed to be hanging, but when he rushed into flight, I did not

- I saw it, because the car was a UAZ, and Konovalov was sitting in the cab at the window, who watched everything from beginning to end throughout, and I was sitting at a distance... When we started arguing about what it was, he stopped and we went out to watch his flight. Sorry for the inability to write.


List of versions containing features matching the eyewitness descriptions or material evidence

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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