How the USSR fought the war with UFOs

How the USSR fought the war with UFOs
How the USSR fought the war with UFOs

During the Cold War, the air borders of the USSR were guarded like the apple of an eye. Every object that Soviet air defense specialists could not or found it difficult to identify was considered an enemy aircraft.

In those years, the CIA made a significant contribution to the spread of rumors about aliens: the Americans hoped that under this sauce it would be possible to launch probes and other aircraft over the territory of the Land of the Soviets. But they miscalculated. Soviet air defenses shot down everything they found.

And yet, a number of local conflicts occurred on the territory of the USSR, which experts now identify as collisions with alien ships.

For the first time, the state security agencies of the USSR registered a meeting with an unidentified flying object on June 16, 1948, during test flights of new Soviet fighters over Lake Baskunchak near Astrakhan. At an altitude of ten thousand meters, test pilot Apraksin saw a huge cigar-shaped object next to the plane.

Having reported to the ground about the unexpected "satellite", the pilot was ordered to intercept the plane, and if this fails, then destroy it. But Apraksin failed to complete the task.

As soon as his MiG approached the "cigar", she fired a thin beam of light towards the plane, blinding the pilot and incapacitating the onboard instruments. Apraksin had to forget about the attack and save himself and the plane. Thanks to experience, the pilot managed to reach the airfield and land safely. But not always so lucky.

The second UFO encounter with Apraksin took place a year later, 400 kilometers from Baskunchak, not far from Volsk, the regional center. The pilot again tried to approach the luminous object - and again failed.

This time, the object not only disabled the MiG devices - the glass in the cockpit became cloudy from an unknown effect on the jet plane, and the cockpit itself was depressurized.

The pilot was forced to abandon the pursuit and make an emergency landing in the Volga delta. Perhaps due to an injury sustained during landing, or due to the impact of a UFO after this incident, the pilot had to spend more than a month in the hospital.

It is known that state commissions were created to investigate both cases, but they could not come to unambiguous conclusions. Obviously, after investigations, the highest ranks of the USSR Air Force decided to shoot down everything that could not be identified.

In the next decade, when trying to intercept or shoot down unidentified objects, several aircraft were damaged - the pilots were forced to land the damaged aircraft anywhere.

Several fighters crashed and the pilots managed to eject. There were rumors that some Soviet pilots even stopped reporting to the ground about the "saucers". They attacked UFOs only if the objects saw ground-based radars and an order was received from the ground to destroy the UFO.

Another attempt to shoot down an unidentified ship was made on July 24, 1957 in the Kuril Islands. This time, the UFO hovered directly over the positions of the Soviet air defense battery. The battery command gave the order to destroy the object, mistaking it for an American or Japanese aircraft. However, the fire did not work. The UFO quietly retired towards the ocean.

In 1965, a UFO first responded to an attack from the ground. This happened during the Vietnam War, where Soviet military specialists trained the North Vietnamese army in firing S-75 anti-aircraft missile systems.

C-75 batteries protected the sky over the Vietnamese capital Hanoi and were located mainly 35-40 kilometers from the city.

One of the Soviet military specialists said that once a huge dark disk with a diameter of about 300 meters appeared over the newly redeployed Vietnamese air defense battery.

He hung at an altitude of only one and a half kilometers, and, naturally, the battery commander ordered to open fire on him. At least ten surface-to-air missiles were fired at the UFO, but they did not cause any harm to the object and exploded on approach. In response to the aggression, the UFO emitted a thin beam of light, which hit exactly the battery and disabled all S-75s.

By the way, not only the North Vietnamese positions were of interest for flying objects. In June 1966, a UFO was seen over a US military base in Nha Trang.

The object hovered over the base at an altitude of 150 meters. On the ground at this time, the lights went out, the generators went out of order, all communication was interrupted. The soldiers were in a panic, the officers were expecting the destruction of the object, but after a few minutes the "saucer" swiftly rose up and disappeared.

A situation similar to the one that happened over Hanoi happened in 1976 at one of the Ural test sites - there, during the tests of the latest anti-aircraft missiles, a huge ball with a radius of half a kilometer hovered over the test site.

The command decided to shoot him down with missiles, but this did not succeed - they, like in Vietnam, exploded before reaching the target. A few minutes later, the UFO rose up with a candle and disappeared from the radar screens.

But the real tragedy occurred in the summer of 1979 in Central Asia over the airspace of the Turkestan military district. There, from the airfield of one of the fighter regiments, a "cigar" about 200 meters long was seen flying above the ground.

To intercept it, two fighters immediately took off from the ground. Since the "cigar" was leaving towards the border with Afghanistan, the order was given for destruction. The lead pilot managed to fire two missiles at the target and … disappeared into the air. In the same way, before reaching the object, the missiles also disappeared.

After the object climbed sharply, the second wingman returned to the airfield. Searches in the mountainous area, which were organized by the forces of the local military unit, yielded nothing - neither the wreckage of the aircraft, nor the body of the pilot were found.

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