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This section contains descriptions of unexplained facts provided by eyewitnesses or published in the media, as well as the results of their analysis by the group.

Wandering Fire. Russia

ID #1710251050
Added Tue, 12/03/2024
Author July N.
Sources
Phenomena
Status
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Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
02.08.1944
Location: 
Подкумок
Stavropolskiy kray
Russia

Yu.P. Ermolenko writes to the AIA Commission:

August 2, 1944, Stavropol Territory, Podkumok village (7 km from Kislovodsk).

That day I went to the Podkumok river to swim. After leaving the house, I went the usual way through the crossing to the river. About 11 o'clock, before reaching the vegetable warehouse 50 meters away, I saw a small steam with a diameter of no more than 10 cm of bright orange color fly past me from Kislovodsk 0.5 m away, sparkling. I looked towards Kislovodsk and saw a large cone-shaped object flying through the air.

I got scared and after a short hesitation I went back down.

Hypotheses

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Balloon/Weather Balloon

The balloon (simplified is a balloon) — an aircraft lighter than air, where the lift force is used enclosed in a sheath gas (or heated air) with a density less than the density of the surrounding air.

Distinguish between tethered, Svobodnaya and balloons — powered airships.

Investigation

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The whole story:

  1. 1944 - #1710251050
  2. 1957 -#1710251536
  3. 1976 - #1710255706
  4. 1980 - #1710254992

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