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Cosmonauts and UFOs?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 10:33:13 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 10:33:13 -0400
Subject: Cosmonauts and UFOs?





From: The CSETI Website

http://www.cseti.org/position/addition/russian.htm

Cosmonaut Shadowed By Structured UFO


In April of 1979, Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev lifted off from
Star City to dock with the Soviet Solyut 6 space station. But
while en route, something strange happened. Cosmonaut Afanasyev
saw an unidentified object turn toward his craft and begin
tailing it through space.

"It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the
light side, and when we entered the shadow side, it disappeared
completely. It was an engineering structure, made from some type
of metal, approximately 40 meters long with inner hulls. The
object was narrow here and wider here, and inside there were
openings. Some places had projections like small wings. The
object stayed very close to us. We photographed it, and our
photos showed it to be 23 to 28 meters away."

In addition to photographing the UFO, Afanasyev continually
reported back to Mission Control about the craft's size, its
shape and position. When the cosmonaut returned to earth he was
debriefed and told never to reveal what he knew, and had his
cameras and film confiscated.

Those photos and his voice transmissions from space have never
been released.

It is only now, with the collapse of the Soviet Union that
Afanasyev feels that he can safely tell his story.

"It is still classified as a UFO because we have yet to identify
the object."

From: "Sightings" TV
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ebk


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