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UFO. Russia

ID #1716120915
Added Sun, 19/05/2024
Author July N.
Sources
Phenomena
Status
Hypothesis

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
1976
Location: 
Rostovskaya oblast
Russia

Kanina writes to the Commission on AI:

Circa 1976. I flew by plane from Kharkov to Mineralnye Vody. The plane was flying above the clouds. The sky was clear and blue. In the distance, a cylindrical object hung motionless in the sky.

It seemed that the object was made of metal and shone in the sun like well-polished silver.

Our plane flew past him.

I really wanted to ask the stewardess what it was, but she was too shy.

Hypotheses

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

Parallax

Parallax (from the Greek. parallaxis – evasion) – change in the apparent position of any of the object relative to a background when you change viewing angle.

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.

Investigation

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