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UFO. Russia

ID #1713778555
Added Mon, 22/04/2024
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
08.1985 23:00
Rostovskaya oblast

August-September 1985 23 hours 00 min. Azov Zinchenko V.I.

Comrade Zinchenko was returning from the cinema (last session) through the field to the hotel (the hotel at the CS, the outskirts of the city).

Suddenly he sees that a luminous spot is moving towards him, at an altitude of 100-150 m. It resembled the landing spotlight of an airplane (service in SA T. Zinchenko was in aviation), but there was no sound and the speed was lower.

Then the spot hovered, a ray appeared from it, which barely illuminated the earth. After 2-3 minutes. the beam went out. Comrade. Zinchenko continued to observe, 15-17 minutes passed, suddenly the object took off and, after making 5-6 turns spiraling upwards, disappeared. there were no impacts. The size of the object is the full disk of the Moon, the color is yellow-orange.

The object stopped from the observer at 150-100 m. When the object was spiraling upwards, an eyewitness saw how a trace remained behind it and the flight path was visible.

The observation time is 20-22 minutes.


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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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