internationally famous UFO incident took place in 1986, on
January 29, at 7:55 p.m. Some have called it the Roswell Incident
of the Soviet Union. The information concerning this incident
was sent to us by a number of Russian ufologists.
is a small mining town in the Far East of Russia. That cold
January day a reddish sphere flew into this town from the
southeastern direction, crossed part of Dalnegorsk, and
crashed at the Izvestkovaya Mountain (also known as Height
or Hill 611, because of its size). The object flew noiselessly,
and parallel to the ground; it was approximately three meters
in diameter, of a near-perfect round shape, with no projections
or cavities, its colour similar to that of burning stainless
steel. One eyewitness, V. Kandakov, said that the speed
of the UFO was close to 15 meters per hour. The object slowly
ascended and descended, and its glow would heat up every
time it rose up. On its approach to Hill 611, the object
"jerked", and fell down like a rock.
View of Height 611
witnesses reported that the object jerked or
jumped. Most of them recall two jumps.
Two girls remember that the object actually jumped
four times. The witnesses heard a weak, muted thump. It
burned intensively at the cliff's edge for an hour. A geological
expedition to the site, led by V. Skavinsky of the Institute
of Geology and Geophysics of the Siberian Branch of the
Soviet Academy of Sciences (1988), had confirmed the object's
movements through a series of chemical and physical tests
of the rocks collected from the site. Valeri Dvuzhilni,
head of the Far Eastern Committee for Anomalous Phenomena,
was the first to investigate the crash. With the help of
our colleagues in Russia, this is the most accurate account
of the incident to date.
Dvuzhilni arrived at the site two days after the crash.
Deep snow was covered the area at the time. The site of
the crash, located on a rocky ledge, was devoid of snow.
All around the site remnants of silica splintered rocks
were found: (due to exposure to high temperatures), and
"smoky" looking. Many pieces, and a nearby rock,
contained particles of silvery metal, some "sprayed"-like,
some in the form of solidified balls. At the edge of the
site, a tree-stump was found. It was burnt and emitted a
chemical smell. The objects collected at the site were later
dubbed as "tiny nets", "little balls",
"lead balls", "and glass pieces" (that
is what each resembled).
examination revealed very unusual properties. One of the
"tiny nets" contained torn and very thin (17 micrometers)
threads. Each of the threads consisted of even thinner fibers,
tied up in plaits. Intertwined with the fibers were very
thin gold wires. Soviet scientists, at such facilities as
the Omsk branch of the Academy of Sciences, analyzed all
collected pieces. Without going into specific details suffice
it to say that the technology to produce such materials
was not yet available on Earth...except for one disturbing
give an idea of the complexity of the composition of the
pieces, let us look at the "iron balls". Each
of them had its own chemical composition: iron, and a large
mixture of aluminum, manganese, nickel, chromium, tungsten,
of the silver balls found at the site.
differences indicate that the object was not just a piece
of lead and iron, but some heterogeneous construction made
from heterogeneous alloys with definite significance. When
melted in a vacuum, some pieces would spread over a base,
while at another base they would form into balls. Half of
the balls were covered with convex glass-like structures.
Neither the physicists nor physical metallurgists can say
what these structures are, what their composition is. The
"tiny nets" (or "mesh") have confused
many researchers. It is impossible to understand their structure
and nature of the formation.
fragments found at the site.
Kulikov, an expert on carbon at the Chemistry Institute
of the Far Eastern Department of the Academy of Sciences,
USSR, wrote that it was not possible to get an idea what
the "mesh" is. It resembles glass carbon, but
conditions leading to such formation are unknown. Definitely
a common fire could not produce such glass carbon. The most
mysterious aspect of the collected items was the disappearance,
after vacuum melting, of gold, silver, and nickel, and the
appearance-from nowhere-of molybdenum, that was not in the
chamber to begin with.
only thing that could be more or less easily explained was
the ash found on site. Something biological was burned during
the crash. A flock of birds, perhaps, or a stray dog; or
someone who was inside the crashed object?
Dvuzhilnis article was published in a Soviet (Uzbekistan)
Magazine NLO: Chto, Gde, Kogda? (Issue 1, 1990, reprint
of an article in FENOMEN Magazine, March 23, 1990). In his
article Dalnegorski Phenomen, V. Dvuzhilni provides details
southwesterly trajectory of the object just about coincides
with the Xichang Cosmodrome of Peoples Republic of
China, where satellites are launched into geo synchronous
orbit with the help of the Great March-2 carrier rockets.
There is no data of any rocket launches in the PRC at the
end of January. At the same time, Sinxua Agency reported
on January 25, 1988, that there was a sighting of a glowing
red sphere not far from the Cosmodrome, where it hovered
for 30 minutes. Possibly, UFOs had shown interest toward
the Chinese Cosmodrome in the years 1989 and 1988.
is another curious detail: at the site of the Height 611,
small pieces of light gray color were discovered, but only
in the area of the contact. These specimens did not match
any of the local varieties of soil. What is amazing, the
spectroscopic analysis of the specimens matched them to
the Yaroslavl tuffs of the polymetalic deposits (i.e. the
specimens possessed some characteristic elements of the
Yaroslavl, but not the Dalnegorsk, tuffs). There is a possibility
that the object obtain pieces of tuff in the Yaroslavl area.
Tuffs experience metamorphosis under the effect of high
site of the crash itself was something like an anomalous
zone. It was "active" for three years after the
crash. Insects avoid the place. The zone affects mechanical
and electronic equipment. Some people, including a local
chemist, actually got very sick.
Hill 611 is located in the area of numerous anomalies, according
to an article in the Soviet digest Tainy XX Veka (Moscow,
1990, CP Vsya Moskva Publishing House). Even photos taken
at the site, when developed, failed to show the hill, but
did clearly show other locations. Members of an expedition
to the site reported later that their flashlights stopped
working at the same time. They checked the flashlights upon
returning home, and discovered burned wires.
days after the UFO crash at Hill 611, on February 8, 1986,
at 8:30 p.m., two more yellowish spheres flew from the north,
in the southward direction. Reaching the site of the crash,
they circled it four times, then turned back to the north
and flew away. Then on November 28, 1987 (Saturday night,
11:24 p.m.), 32 flying objects had appeared from nowhere.
There were hundreds of witnesses, including the military
objects flew over 12 different settlements, and 13 of them
flew to Dalnegorsk and the site. Three of the UFOs hovered
over the settlement, and five of them illuminated the nearby
mountain. The objects moved noiselessly, at an altitude
between 150 to 800 meters. None of the eyewitnesses actually
thoughts they were UFOs. Those who observed the objects
assumed they were aircraft involved in some disaster, or
falling meteorites. As the objects flew over houses, they
created interference (television, telegraph functions).
Ministry of Internal Affairs officers, who were present,
testified later that they observed the objects from a street,
at 23:30 (precise time). They saw a fiery object, flying
in from the direction of Gorely settlement. In front of
the fiery flame was a lusterless sphere, and
in the middle of the object was a red sphere. Another group
of eyewitnesses included workers from the Bor quarry. They
observed an object at 11:00 pm. A giant cylindrical object
was flying straight at the quarry. Its size was like that
of a five-story building, its length around 200 or 300 hundred
meters. The front part of the object was lit up, like a
burning metal. The workers were afraid that the object would
crash on them. One of the managers of the quarry observed
an object at 11:30 pm.
object was slowly moving at an altitude of 300 meters. It
was huge, and cigar-shaped. The manager, whose last name
was Levakov, stated that he was well acquainted with aerodynamics,
knew theory and practice of flight, but never knew that
a body could fly noiselessly without any wings or engines.
Another eyewitness, a kindergarten teacher, saw something
else. It was a bright, blinding sphere at an altitude of
a nine-story building. It moved noiselessly. In front of
the sphere Ms. Markina observed a dark, metallic-looking
elongated object of about 10 to 12 meters long. It hovered
over a school. There the object emitted a ray (its diameter
about half a meter). The colour of the ray was violet-bluish.
The ground below illuminated, but there were no shadows
from objects below. Then the object in the sky approached
a mountain and hovered over it. It illuminated the mountain,
emitted a reddish projector-like light, as if searching
for something, and then departed, flying over the mountain.
rocket launches took place at any of the Soviet cosmodromes
either on January 29, 1986, or November 28, 1987.
Dvuzhilni's conclusion is that it was a malfunctioning alien
space probe that crashed into the Hill 611. Another hypothesis
has it that the object managed to ascend, and escape (almost
in one piece) in the north-easterly direction and probably
crashed in the dense taiga.