Tuesday, 10 July 2018

UFO Down in Samara

On Saturday the England football team achieved a magnificent victory in the 2018 World Cup, beating Sweden 2-0 and advancing to the semi-finals of the tournament. This took place in Samara, a fine city in the steppes of southern Russia. It is a city with an extreme climate; boiling hot in summer, freezing cold in winter. It also played an important role in the pioneers of space exploration and was formerly a closed city. However its connection with outer space took an ironic twist the Thursday before the big match. Eighty miles away from Samara, just after midnight on the 5th of July, there was an aerial explosion that lit up the night sky above the villages of Bostandyk and Karasu in western Kazakhstan. Amateur witness footage shows a brightly-lit object descend in a straight line and hit the ground in a second burst of light. The impact caused a huge grass fire that took four hours to bring under control. Many nearby residents flocked to the scene and saw an object that they describe as spherical and about ten feet in diameter. Some say a second smaller artefact landed close by. The main object was partly buried in the ground and there are some photographs that are purported to be of it. They show a metallic surface, although one witness claimed that it felt non-metallic and soft like fabric. It is black in colour, possibly due to scorching from entering the earth's atmosphere at high speed. There is what looks like a hatch, similar to those on the Soyuz capsules that provide transport to and from the International Space Station; it is circular, has no hinges and is secured around the circumference by nuts and bolts. However this hatch is only about ten inches across; too small to admit an astronaut. In the middle of the hatch is what looks like a pipe protruding; it splits off towards both sides and ends in a screw and nut connecter. Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/ufo-crash-lands-80-miles-12870757. Based on the evidence so far presented, this is definitely a man-made spacecraft from earth. It is probably some kind of satellite. The fabric-like texture a witness describes could be the ablative heat shield that was partly burned off. The incident happened quite close to the Baikonur Space Centre, the world's biggest space launch and recovery facility. However, no space agency has reported losing any rockets. The authorities in Kazakhstan and Russia have not commented which leads me to wonder if this crash involves some kind of classified mission; perhaps it is a spy satellite.

No comments: