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New Book 'Russia's Roswell Incident'

From: Philip Mantle <philip.mantle.nul>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 18:25:09 +0100
Archived: Thu, 31 May 2012 08:45:13 -0400
Subject: New Book 'Russia's Roswell Incident'



UFO crash in Dalnegorsk, Russia, disclosed in new book, Russia's
Roswell Incident

Although the leaders of the former Soviet Union did not allow
citizens to speak freely about UFOs, a new book finally reveals
major UFO cases that have surfaced since the USSR fell,
including the reported 1986 crash of a UFO in Dalnegorsk,


Russian Roswell Incident

PRLog (Press Release) - May 30, 2012 -

Witnesses say something not of this world crash-landed on a
hilltop in the small Russian village of Dalnegorsk in 1986,
according to the new book Russia's Roswell Incident and Other
Amazing UFO Cases from the Former Soviet Union by former Soviet
refugee Paul Stonehill and British UFO expert Philip Mantle.
Metal fragments recovered at the site of the Dalnegorsk crash
continue to puzzle scientists today. When subjected to heat,
some of the elements "disappear" and are replaced by others.
Some fragments display anti-gravitational properties.

Early in 2012, media headlines throughout the United States
announced, "Russian Roswell UFO Artifact Featured at National
Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas." For most Americans, it was
their first exposure to one of the world's most intriguing UFO
stories since the reported crash of a UFO near Roswell, New
Mexico, in July 1947. The mysterious 1986 crash-landing of a
spherical flying object on a hill in the town of Dalnegorsk in
Southeastern Russia was finally getting the attention it has
long deserved.

At the National Atomic Testing Museum, an affiliate of the
Smithsonian Institution, a clear glass case displays glassy
spheres and bits of metal in vials recovered from a red orb that
streaked over the Russian mining town of Dalnegorsk and crashed
into Mount Izvestkovayaon January 29 1986. The exhibit's
description reads: "Three Soviet academic centers and 11
research institutes analyzed the objects from this UFO crash.
The distance between atoms is different from ordinary iron.
Radar cannot be reflected from the material.

"Elements in the material may disappear and new ones appear
after heating. One piece disappeared completely in front of four
witnesses. The core of the material is composed of a substance
with anti-gravitational properties."

The case is notable because of this extremely strange trace
evidence, which continues to intrigue researchers today. It is
also noteworthy because of recently released Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents, obtained through the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which indicate that the U.S.
intelligence community apparently took a great interest in the
Dalnegorsk UFO crash.

Often called "Russia's Roswell," this unusual event is fully
explored in this new book by Paul Stonehill, founder of the
Russian Ufology Research Center, and U.K. researcher Philip
Mantle. In addition to complete analysis of the Dalnegorsk
crash, the book fully covers the mysterious 1908 Tunguska Event
in Siberia, which some people believe was an alien spacecraft
that fell to Earth.

Stonehill said, "Unidentified objects have been seen both on
land and in the sea throughout Russia's history. In addition to
an in-depth analysis of two reported UFO crashes, each of which
has been called 'Russia's Roswell Incident,' our book also gives
you an overview of the most important cases, observations, and
sightings in the lands formerly known as the Soviet Union."

"Russia is a huge country. Many of its areas, especially in
Siberia, Far Eastern provinces and the Arctic regions, have not
been completely explored even today, in the early 21st century,"
Stonehill added. "During the last one hundred years Russia has
gone through bloody revolutions, wars, transformations of its
economy, purges, famine, invasions, and other life-shattering
events. Millions of Russians perished in concentration camps
created by Soviet Marxist Leninists and German National
Socialists. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, died from
famine and starvation. Others were exiled, banished, maimed,
their lives torn apart by terrible events of the 20th century."

"And yet, even in the darkest of times, there were those in the
USSR who had observed strange and perplexing unidentified flying
or submersible objects and found ways to preserve their
observations. Such anomalous phenomena had never escaped the
attention of the Soviet rulers and the nation's armed forces."

Since UFOs were a forbidden subject for citizens of the Soviet
Union, this book mostly contains UFO reports by scientists,
pilots, military personnel, cosmonauts, and other Soviet
"officials" with a high enough standing to risk telling their
stories. As a result, the reader will not find accounts from
random, run-of-the-mill citizens who, after their encounter, ran
to the local newspaper to "tell all." Instead, the UFO sightings
in this book are mostly from sources generally considered to be
"highly reliable," including many highly-trained observers such
as astronomers, cosmonauts, and aircraft pilots.

Among the incredible stories told in the book is that of a close
encounter at a major Russian missile base in 1994. The authors
report that a UFO measuring about 75 feet in diameter made a
soft landing on three landing support legs in front of the main
building at the base that is a key part of Russia's air defense

The report states that "something" resembling a flying saucer
landed in the plaza in front of the main building. Five minutes
later all soldiers not on combat duty formed a perimeter around
the UFO, their machine guns at the ready. Observing the object
from a distance of 300-500 feet, the soldiers said it was a
classic "saucer" - a silver disk with a dome on the top, three
semi-spheres on the bottom, and three landing supports.

As noted, the object's diameter was about 75 feet, and the
dome's diameter was about 20 feet. The three semi-spheres on the
bottom were about 15 feet in diameter. The object's silver color
was accentuated by a slight hint of blue, and it gleamed very
brightly in the sunlight of mid afternoon.

Within 10 minutes of the landing, the military unit's watch
officer reported the UFO to superiors. The soldiers were ordered
not to approach the UFO and to cease all activities that might
be viewed as aggressive and might initiate a retaliatory
response from the object. The orders also instructed the base to
get ready to receive an airplane containing a "mobile
laboratory" of government UFO researchers. The plane carrying 15
military research specialists arrived about three hours later.

After filming the object on their approach to the site, the
researchers split up into three groups. Dressed in shiny,
hermetically-sealed, biohazard suits, and waving various
instruments, the rapid response team approached the UFO. When
they got within about 20 feet, the object or the surrounding air
suddenly "rippled" as if struck by some type of distortion wave.
A strange sizzling noise was heard, and the soil shook a little
underneath the observers' feet. Then the UFO began a slow
ascent, and as it lifted off, it "pulled" the asphalt-covered
surface of the plaza towards it. That "pull" extended from the
edges to the center of the plaza.

Paul Stonehill was born in Kiev, USSR, in 1959 and emigrated to
the U.S. in 1973. A recognized expert on the history and culture
of the former Soviet Union, author, TV consultant, lecturer, and
researcher of Eurasian paranormal phenomena, Paul founded the
Los Angeles-based Russian Ufology Research Center in 1991. Paul
has excellent sources in the UFO research community in Russia,
Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

Philip Mantle is the former Director of Investigations for the
British UFO Research Association, former Mutual UFO Network
representative for England, and an honorary member of the
Research Institute on Anomalous Phenomena in the Ukraine. He is
an international lecturer on the subject of UFOs and has also
worked for a variety of TV and radio companies around the world.

Their new book, Russia's Roswell Incident and Other Amazing UFO
Cases from the Former Soviet Union, 302 pages in length with
many rare UFO photos from the Russian UFO archives, retails for
$14.95 and is available at


and all online book sellers.

All media and review copy requests via Noe Torres at:



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