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UFO. Russia

ID #1708958540
Added Mon, 26/02/2024
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
08.1982 23:00
Лисий Нос
Leningradskaya oblast

Margarita F. Reshetnikova, a correspondent of the Leningrad Highways newspaper, a member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR, writes to the commission on AI:

Around the middle of August 1982, my schoolgirl daughter and I witnessed a phenomenon that struck us.

The case took place in the village of Lisiy Nos (near Leningrad) at about 23 hours. We were lying in our beds talking. Suddenly, a light fell through our window. We decided that it was the light of car headlights and continued our conversation. But the "headlights" did not go out for a long time.

Then I got up, pulled back the curtain and... She gasped: a powerful light beam was coming from the depths of the heavenly ocean. He was groping on the ground and brightly illuminated everything in his path. He returned to our street again and again, "touched" our crowbar and "walked" around the village.

My daughter and I watched him. Suddenly, the second beam lit up and also began to move.

The light source was so far away that it was difficult to draw an analogy with anything.

Lightning? The Northern Lights? Airfield lighting (near the village of Dosaassovsky airfield)? A flying plane? A spotlight shining from somewhere? No, what was happening was not like everything else.

When I came to the editorial office the next day and told my colleagues about this fact, they unanimously suggested that we should inform the specialists about this. But I just didn't have any coordinates then.

I want to emphasize. The rays came from a very far distance and were very powerful. The light source was not visible. In our opinion, it was clearly an unearthly phenomenon. The rays did not go out at 12 o'clock at night. The daughter fell asleep. and frankly, I felt a little scared. And after watching what was happening for over an hour in total, I also fell asleep. So I didn't see how it ended.



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The lights of cranes, pipes and skyscrapers

Most often, this category can be attributed to the lights of a crane, high-rise buildings, boiler pipes, etc., equipped with nighttime lighting that is visible through the haze, fog, or when the color match between the support and the color of the surrounding space.

For unexplained may be taken accidentally or deliberately issued when shooting photos and video. A feature of the lights of a construction crane (in contrast to the street lights) is the movement of the boom, which is a light source.

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.

Airplane / Helicopter

An aircraft heavier than air for flights in the atmosphere (and outer space (e.g. An orbital aircraft)), using the aerodynamic lift of a glider to keep itself in the air (when flying within the atmosphere) and the thrust of a power (propulsion) installation for maneuvering and compensating for the loss of total mechanical energy to drag. 

A rotorcraft in which the lift and thrust required for flight are created by one or more main rotors powered by an engine or several engines. They differ in maneuverability, the ability to hover and almost vertical takeoff.


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