[meteorite-list] Explorers Find UFO Fragments in Tunguska Meteorite Area

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Aug 10 11:34:34 2004
Message-ID: <200408101534.IAA22091_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Explorers find UFO fragments in Tunguska meteorite area
Pravda.Ru (Russia)
August 10, 2004

The meteorite flight culminated in the powerful blast up to 40 Mt of
trotyl equivalent

Members of the scientific expedition of the Siberian state foundation
Tunguska Space Phenomenon say they have managed to uncover blocks of an
extraterrestrial technical device. The space body, which was later
called the Tunguska meteorite, fell down on Earth on June 30th 1908, 65
kilometers off the Vanavara settlement, the Evenkiya republic.

The first expedition to study the Tunguska meteorite was organized in
1927. Professor Leonid Kulik headed the mission. However, explorers have
never managed to discover any fragments of the celestial body.

The press service of the Evenkiya republic administration reported the
expedition worked in the western part of the region in the summer of the
current year. The mission's itinerary was based on the results of the
space footage analysis. Explorers believe they have discovered blocks of
an extraterrestrial technical device, which crashed down on Earth on
June 30th, 1908. In addition, expedition members found the so-called
"deer" - the stone, which Tunguska eyewitnesses repeatedly mentioned in
their stories. Explorers delivered a 50-kilogram piece of the stone to
the city of Krasnoyarsk to be studied and analyzed.

It is generally believed a giant ball of fire flew above Central Siberia
before the Tunguska meteorite blast. Scientists have analyzed hundreds
of eyewitnesses' stories and revealed a still inexplicable detail.
Thunder-like sounds and incredible light effects were seen not only
during and after the bolide flight, but also before it. Several
eyewitnesses, including a political exile (a highly-educated
individual), mentioned that in their stories. It is very hard to explain
it with subjective mistakes, because such affirmations reiterate
independently. Observers were located tens of kilometers far from the
area of the fall. A ballistic wave could not create such a sound: it
could remain behind the bolide, but it could never outdistance it. The
only real explanation can be linked with powerful electromagnetic
phenomena, albeit scientists have not developed a complete analysis of
the issue from this point of view.

Another circumstance is tied with the direction of the body's movement.
On the ground of eyewitnesses' testimonies collected in the 1920s and
1930s, scientists concluded the bolide had flown northwards from the
south. The analysis of the woods destruction, though, testified to the
westwards movement of the body from the east. It is noteworthy it is the
direction that can be traced in eyewitnesses' stories.

The discrepancy is evident. A lot of scientists have tried to explain
the mysterious phenomenon using various approaches. It was particularly
said several bolides had flown above the Siberian woods in 1908. This
point of view seems to be rather unfounded - no eyewitness could see
several bolides in one day. Another theory provoked a discussion in the
scientific world, when professor F.Zigel proposed the meteorite
maneuvered in the Earth's atmosphere. It would be possible to discuss
the theory only if the Tunguska meteorite was a man-caused catastrophe.
The meteorite flight culminated in the powerful blast up to 40 Mt of
trotyl equivalent.

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(Translated by: Dmitry Sudakov)
Received on Tue 10 Aug 2004 11:34:31 AM PDT

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