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UFO. Russia

ID #1718537701
Added Sun, 16/06/2024
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
23.08.1968 02:00
Leningradskaya oblast

THE OPINION OF Tanaeva E.Yu. - students of LIAP

On the night of August 23-24, 1968, in the village of Syasstroy on the Syas River (Volkhovsky district), I observed an interesting phenomenon.

At about 2 a.m., a light appeared in the northeastern part of the sky

a spot very similar to the moon, but slightly larger.

This "Moon" began to grow until its upper point rose about 2/3 degrees from the horizon to the zenith. Moreover, it seemed to have turned into a light haze.

Then an orange flash and a new "Moon" appeared in the lower right bridle. This new "Moon", in turn, began to grow until it coincided with the first "Moon". There was a second flash and a third "Moon" (even before the second "Moon" coincided with the first), which also began to grow.

Then the image of a huge, as if translucent, disk began to disperse from the center to the edges and disappeared completely.


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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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