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UFO. Russia

ID #1711797606
Added Sat, 30/03/2024
Author July N.
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Phenomena
Status
Hypothesis

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
18.11.1977 18:45
Location: 
Чита, Калангуй
Zabaykalskiy kray
Russia

V.G. Epov writes to the Commission on AI.:

On November 18, 1977, at 18-45 Chita time, simultaneously over Chita and the village. Kalanguy (distance 300 km) was visible "satellite system". This "system" was moving for 5-7 minutes (counting from the vertical when I saw the "system") to the north-northwest and, before reaching the horizon of 30 degrees, gradually disappeared. The altitude is 250-400 km.

The dark tracks were interesting, but the most interesting thing was that the lights looked like the lights of very powerful searchlights, and it was not clear where the light was coming from.

The overall impression: a spaceship is moving, portholes are glowing and lighting with six searchlights. I give measurements in the diameters of the Moon.

The brightness of the "satellites" is similar to the brightness of the planet Saturn.

Hypotheses

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

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.

Satellite

Ordinary satellites, which often look like single, not very bright luminous dots moving smoothly in the night sky, are quite often mistaken for UFOs. After the Starlink satellites (near-Earth satellite systems developed by SpaceX, in order to create a cheap and high-performance satellite Internet communication channel and technical transmitters for receiving and transmitting signals from earth and orbit) were launched, it became possible to observe groups of satellites (up to 60 pieces) flying one after another.

Investigation

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