(ORDO NEWS) — At the end of the 20th century, a real UFO mania swept the world. In the skies over American cities, incomprehensible lights and luminous objects appeared every now and then, in the oceans, NATO submarines hunted unknown and elusive Quakers, sincerely believing that Russians were to blame for everything, and astronauts reported about strange objects observed in the windows of space stations .
UFO is interested in nuclear weapons
Airspace over the USSR was no exception. The incident over Petrozavodsk, the battle of unidentified spaceships over the Kola Peninsula, which ended with the explosion of one UFO, and other incidents could not but alarmed the Soviet military.
In 1978, during the flight of the Soyuz-29 spacecraft, its commander Vladimir Kovalenok reported to the MCC that an unidentified object of “medium brightness” was observed to his right. Later, Colonel General of Aviation and twice Hero of the Soviet Union admitted to reporters that this was not the only case of observing an unidentified object.
For the second time, in the spring of 1981, he saw an object of a more complex shape, which crashed in the atmosphere of the Earth before the eyes of an astronaut: it exploded and went on an emergency landing. But the most alarming was the fact that UFOs paid attention to nuclear power plants, appearing above experimental or operating reactors and were actively interested in military nuclear facilities.
They didn’t hide
In the USSR, the last straw of patience for the military was the incident on October 4, 1982, when eight unidentified objects were visually fixed over the command post of the 50th division of the Strategic Rocket Forces of the Carpathian Military District. This is how Colonel Alexander Plaksin describes this event, who, according to journalists in the film “Aliens. A History of Military Secret,” was an expert on anomalous aerospace phenomena from 1979 to 1991: “During the observation of the events, the entire missile system’s missile system control system completely failed , indicators of a calling board were lit up, including the Start banner lit up.
The military survived several unpleasant minutes, but when the objects disappeared, the equipment seemed to normalize by itself. Further checks showed: the system is fully operational. Some ufologists later announced that the UFO allegedly could even launch nuclear missiles in the United States. This is not so; launching missiles with nuclear warheads requires the direct participation of people. It is not only necessary to enter a secret code – before this, it is required to “fasten” the warheads of the missiles carrying the charge, which are stored separately, and to refuel the engines with fuel. Start-up could be made only if the missile systems were already on high alert.
Nevertheless, the failure of the equipment made such a depressing impression on the military that no one was going to justify it with other reasons. They reported to Moscow at the risk of epaulettes: the reason is UFO. The situation was complicated by the fact that the objects were not just fixed by radars – they approached the location of the division from the west of the border.
“I swear epaulets! Guilty UFO!”
Operative radio operator Vladimir Matveev, a native of the city of Beloretsk, who in 1981-1983 served in military unit No. 03389 located in Novy Belokorovichi, said that he and other fighters of the unit witnessed the events. Together with his friend Yevgeny Kiselyov, a native of the city of Ishimbay (Bashkiria), he saw an elliptical plate hanging over an adjacent military unit No. 32156 about one and a half kilometers from them.
The size of the object was approximately equal to a four-entrance five-story building. This was seen by training platoons and radio operators who came up from the shift. Later, the military personnel came to the conclusion that the oval of the object consisted of three parts, each of which contained some luminous details. From objects to objects, every now and then some small luminous points flew up and flew up.
Specialists of the telephone and telegraph center later said that the next day the division headquarters major reported the incident to Mozhaisk, where the Strategic Missile Forces headquarters were located, and the officer had to swear by party ticket that he was telling the truth. The officer claimed that he drove out of the unit by car and drove up to the object at a distance of 200 meters, after which the UFO began to move away from it. At the same time, the equipment listening to the air wrote silence – all the radio interference disappeared. Then it turned out that the equipment was out of order.
Do not open fire!
After the report, a commission arrived from Mozhaisk to investigate the incident. Boris Sokolov, an employee of the secret military research institute, was directly involved in the investigation. Later, after the collapse of the USSR, he admitted that the incident over the Carpathian region was not the first: before him, with the presence of “plates”, two more incidents were recorded at the military nuclear facilities of the USSR. The scientist concluded that the objects were real: atmospheric phenomena or ball lightning radars simply would not have seen.
A survey of witnesses showed that the objects really looked like aircraft, moreover, they moved at such a speed and maneuvered so that their artificial origin was undoubted. However, the commission could not answer the question whose they were.
The radio operator Matveev recalled that after the commission had left the parade ground, an order was read out to the personnel so that in future the military would not open fire when meeting with the AAA (anomalous aviation events), but would report to the commanders.
Later it turned out that almost simultaneously with the events in the Carpathian region on the other side of the Earth, in the USA, a practically similar case occurred: at the command post of the strategic nuclear forces base, a system for preparing for the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles worked. The duty crew was forced to launch an additional check, after which it turned out that the automation took a UFO group for Russian missiles, which was also recorded by radars.
Tale a lie, but a hint in it?
Strange as it may seem, these events became known from American journalists who allegedly in the dashing 1990s, one of the military sold a package of certain documents, among which were explanatory officers of units attacked by UFOs.
A Russian researcher Vyacheslav Akulov, studying witness testimonies and documents, came to the conclusion that the servicemen saw the bombing, which just at that time was carried out in the Belarusian military district at the Ruzhany training ground 290 kilometers from the scene. He suggests that special atmospheric conditions, the effect of refraction, and the fact that the bombing was carried out from a height of ten kilometers, allowed the military to see certain phenomena, which they mistook for UFOs . Perhaps it was not for nothing that some officers said that the objects were “in the form of chandeliers” and “rotated”.
However, this does not explain either a malfunction in the equipment of the missile complex control panel, or the fact that the UFO was recorded (or was it?) By radars, as well as the confidence with which not only witnesses, but also the scientists who investigated the incident, came to the conclusion The Soviet military faced an unknown phenomenon.
By that time, UFO research in the USSR was in full swing. Most of the phenomena managed to find explanations, but 8% did not succumb to them. Perhaps that is why, until the collapse of the USSR, an extensive military program for the study of “plates” was operating in the country. But nothing is known about the data she collected.
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