- Note - I have clarified and focused some of the text
in Anatoly's translation to make it more understandable and easier to read.
- April, 1998
- A military helicopter made a wide cautious circle above
the canyon and slowly, turning to the right side, went down. Breaking low
cumulus clouds with its blades, the machine went lower and lower, trying
to find a flat place on snowbound stones. Its three-colour camouflage paint
made it more discernible in this black-and-white world of snow and rugged
- A pilot set right a headphone and turned back to passengers.
A Major in the frontier guard nodded and waved his hand: "Here!"
His companion with his nose buried in a porthole, broke off from looking
at the ground, pulled out a creased paper from a pocket, verified something
with a map, and also nodded.
- The canyon was covered in morning mist. The pilot unexpectedly
turned the helicopter and below, on a flat area like an asphalted platform,
an object laid. It looked like a GIGANTIC "DIRIGIBLE" and was
more than half-kilometer in length. It had been split nearly into two equal
by a powerful explosion.
- The Major looked at his companions: "Is this it?".
The person with note in a hand noded again: "Yes! This is our UFO!.."
- * * *
- I had not seen Emil for almost two months and his visit
to me at home on the beginning of May was absolutely unexpected. Almost
from the doorstep he dazed me by the news: "Nikolay, I have visited
a place of the UFO's accident!" More than detective history foregoing
of this expedition deserves a special large article. Nevertheless, Emil
was possible getting the AF helicopter for some hours and to see about
that he heretofore only had heard from G. G. Svechkov, Director of Kazakh
Branch of SAKKUFON .
- "Photographs? Where are the photos?!" I cried.
Emil only woebegonely held up his arms up: "They failed, all film
came back completely overexposed." This amazing effect, bringing delight
to UFO skeptics, is well known to ufologists. Nevertheless, there are no
proofs, only Emil's sketch, on which he hastily has outlined an appearance
of the device and these strange burns on his hands...
- I switch on a dictophone:
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- August 28, 1991, at 04:42 (local time). The tracking
radar station on Mangyshlak peninsula flashed on the screens a very large
object which appeared from no where almost in centre of screens. The screens
showed an object with a length of 600 meters and diameter about 110 meters.
- The object moved to the northwest of the radar station,
above the Caspian Sea, from west on east at a level of 6600 meters at even
cruise speed of 960 kms/hours. It did not answer on IFF (Identification
- Friend or Foe) requests . Experienced operators have suspected immediately
that they were dealing with an unidentified radar target, i.e. probably
- After four minutes, at 04:46, all of them called the
cosmodrome (spaceport) at Kapustin Yar and asked whether an unscheduled
special launch of something was made there. From Kapustin Yar at once came
the answer: "No, but our radar, too, observes this object."
- As it is necessary this information was sent immediately
to Caspian Staff of antiaircraft zone and to the mystery object there were
directed two MIG-29 fighters which were on a patrol flight to the south
of Shevchenko town and another two patrol MIGs was sent from aerodrome
- The battle task was put to the pilots: to identify the
object and, if it is obviously technology under intelligent control - to
make it land at the spare aerodrome in K.; and in case of disobedience,
to open fire on it and to destroy it. They settled on a point of interception
over the western coast of the Aral Sea.
- The interception occurred at exactly calculated time,
05:12. The pilots observed the object visually and on screens of radars.
A new series of identification "Friend or Foe" requests were
issued, and a command to fall in and to go behind a leading fighter was
given. The object did not react in any way to either.
- It looked like a huge dirigible balloon without any outstanding
details, dimly shining in the sunlight. The surface, not covered by the
sun, looked like grey stainless steel. In a top part on each side of the
object two round "portholes" were set at diameter of 1/6 height
of the object
- The object did not undertake of any hostile actions.
A group commander requested a staff meeting and suggested that the two
fighters on each side of the object move as it is possible closer to give
precautionary shots from guns parallel to its course to try to begin to
make it to go down. The plan was approved and at 05:14 the fighter crews
carried out this manoeuvre going to the object at 800 meters from two sides.
From such distance both pilots had time to sight some green symbols in
a tail part of the vessel.
- Interceptions operations of the "Dirigible"
was finished very quickly. All fighters experienced failure of complete
fire control panel at attempt to open shoot, whilst approach to the object
at distance of 600-500 meters the engines' faults begun, all devices have
begun stricken. The object itself, making a few short zigzag manoeuvres
in horizon and vertical, begun rush moving to increase speed up to 32,
then 54 and 6800 kms/ hours for 2-3 minutes. The data of radar definitions
of several stations of tracking (Baikonur, Alma-Ata, Bishkek etc.) coincide.
- The chasing was stopped since the object continued to
go in a general direction of east with small decrease to height of 4500
meters, through the airzone of Alma-Ata town. The dispatchers transferred
a warning to all civilian aviation and Air Force authorities about danger
of collision with a huge UFO but no collision occurred.
- At 05:27 the object has disappeared from a view of all
radars' sight at height 4400 in area of Isyk-Kul lake.
- However, the story was not finished. On end of September,
1991, in board of SAKKUFON (Bishkek town) the information leaked in, that
in mountains, to the east of Przhevalsk town (nowadays Karakol) a large
UFO has crashed. Our colleagues operatively organized an investigating
group and it set off into region of the accident, at source of Sary Dzhaz
River, to Shaitan Mazar (Devil's Grave). Readers, pay attention to this
name! This coincidence is unlikely casual! This district long before has
had very bad reputation among local inhabitants.
- The first investigating group spent more than 15 days
in mountains, but could not go to the place of crash. Even though the group
had enough experienced searchers, including climbers, there was too much
snow to make their way in this area through one final mountain pass it
was not possible. Trying to pass through the Sary Dzhaz valley was not
possible because of avalanche danger. On October 21 they returned in Bishkek;
some persons had small traumas and frostbite. SAKKUFON's Director M. S.
Eltsin led the group.
- Simultaneously in SAKKUFON, and in its Kazakh branch,
the secret officialinformation has arrived: that there was in an attempt
to removal and transport the object from this region a Air Force transport
helicopter crashed, with fatalities.
- SAKKUFON's members begun carefully to prepare widescale
expedition, which was begun in June, 1992. In the expedition, there were
three groups, which should vary in two weeks after work in mountains. The
participants knew about large danger of a being in immediate proximity
to the object. All of them had gotten a special training and instructions,
and have given their understanding that they (each) work absolutely voluntary.
All participants had good physical and moral-psyhological preparation,
owned skills of mountain climbing, were experts in various fields of knowledge,
have passed psi-teh testings of compatibility, adequacy to reaction in
extra extreme situations, etc. The expedition was equipped by devices,
photo and video equipment, and had good climbing outfits.
- The G. G. Svechkov, Director of SAKKUFON's Kazakh branch
and a retired Major, headed the expedition. The first group arrived to
the place on 06.12.1992. Have begun from breakdown of base camp on an flat
site in 2.5 kms N-N-W from the crash's place at northern slope edge, closing
the base from a point of the UFOs influence.
- Already, the first reconnaissance around this edge has
provided very much. The object was on the ground, was obviously in the
emergency condition, had been broken off in the middle, on a ratherly flat
site back from other side of the unnamed edge. A most powerfully shocking
object's action was recorded at once. From a distance of 800 meters and
closer, a feeling of fear captured the team members, ,and depression, lethargy,
weariness; the body hair was risen up and electrometers fixed an insignificant
"surpluses" of static electricity. Magnetometers and all other
magnetic devices were even more strange acting.
- A path from the base camp overlooks on mountain range
at 1500m from the object. From this point it was very well seen, and from
here began to have an effect of its shock influence. Already first attempts
to take an azimuth guidance from this point on object has given a variety
of gaugings by different designing compasses. Two precision theodolites
were taken with the purpose to define object's sizes by a fixing method,
but also this invention was worthless. So only devices were used when in
direct visibility of the object on the edge's crest or on its southern
flank from a distance of 1500, 1200, 800 m. Their magnetic arrows instantly
took up a position pointing along the object, showing the direction "north
- south", though the true setup of object was "west - east".
It was the same, too, for most compasses' arrows of all types opposite
to object (at same distance). Also, it was strange that the arrows pointed
in these directions straight, without continued swingings.
- Magnetometers were acting even more strange. In an output
point of the waypath at mountain range (base "A" point of sightings)
they began to show an almost total missing of magnetic intensity with very
weak value of a vertical component (10-12 %) from background value vertical
component of object's "visibility" and from that value in region
of expedition's camp (base "B" point of sightings).
- The gradual magnetometric shooting analysis revealed
a form and character of anomaly created by the object. From a distance
of 800-820 m from it the magnetic field completely was absent! There were
neither horizontal nor vertical components. Even rock samples selected
on distance of 800-600-400 m from the object (nobody closer to it did not
go, such was the agreement of members) were absolutely demagnetized there.
- The question as to what causes this demagnetizing effect
remains open, but doubtless, this effect requires the object to emit enormous
quantity of energy. In earthly conditions to demagnetize completely such
rocks as diorit, gabbro, ???? pyroxene, containing a plenty of magnetic
minerals, including magnetite, are not obviously possible. The form of
"antimagnetic" anomaly created by the craft is accurate ellipse
by length of 2230 m and width of (through centre of object) 1700 m. A southern
part of the ellipse is opened, since in 400 m from it to the south there
is a precipice gone in a rivulet valley.
- A heavily chronal anomaly was fixed too in first work
day of expedition, which contours are also ellipse, but sizes it are more
and even passing through mountain edge to northern flank opposite to object,
i.e. are covering out of pales of its visibility. The time lag of mechanical
chronometers began to be marked in zone of radius 2-2.2 kms and frequency
decrease of quartz generators.
- All the electronic clocks, which had been in direct visibility
of UFO at distance 1.5-1.2 kms, failed (reset to "0") and did
not restore outside of the zone of influence. The reading differences of
various chronometers in thermostatically controlled boxes averaged from
minus 34 min 20 sec up to 41 min 44,3 sec for all day. A set with six mechanical
clocks in a similar package gave a time lag spread from a minus 20 hours
13 min 45 sec to 21 hours 01 min 20 sec for all day. Thermostats with clocks
and chronometers was set on distance approximately 450 m to the object
- The second group of researchers after one week repeated
this experiment with another set of clocks and chronometers of exactly
same brands in the same location, prolonging the time of experiment to
5 days with daily measurements. Comparable results for the first day were
received, then a time log's decrease of all clocks and chronometers was
observed, but with some "cumulative" effect expressing in a time
lag's growth only 10-15 % per day from value of time log for first day
of experiment. This result does not conflict with a sightings data on other
time anomalies caused by UFOs in Belomorie, Podrezkovo, Zone (Molebka),
- Attempts to get measurements by a couple "quartz
generator and frequency counter" failed all attempts within a zone
of direct visibility of object (distance 800-850 m). A power supply was
set over edge of a mountain, all wirings was carefully checked up, installations
was calibrated and thermostaticed on the place. All was made under the
instruction. But as soon as a power was switched on, the generator in the
zone burned up instantly, and the frequency counter at a point of the sightings
jumped off the scale's minimum of oscillations and also failed. I shall
bring a detailed description of object's appearance little bit below, from
own data (04.20.98), what concerns the reasons of accident, so my opinion
ties up with opinion of participants of the expedition on 1992.
- The object had been moving at a large speed and was hit
on the bottom part of its fuselage by a rocky ledge at 1700 m from the
present site site. Then it slid on a quite flat, almost horizontal platform
which still is covered with strong rocks. The craft exploded into two almost
equal parts mostlikely after its stop or, in its moment of grounding.
- The explosion occurred inside a central part of the vessel;
the character of damage showed that. The hull plating and longitudinal
carrying details of frames of craft are literally turned out, between pieces
of the craft a funnel is distinctly visible, and on its edges the quite
large pieces of rocky breeds are thrown out, as indicating the explosion
of an"overhead" charge.
- Dints and cracks on body in the fore part of the ship
resulted on impact with outstanding almost 20 m a flat platform of pyroxenit
above, in which a round deepening is now seen of width more than 20 m and
height at centre of 4.5 m. Behind this point (20 m to east) the pathway
of a sliding track begins of width more than 40 m on the rocky surface.
- The cracks on the left side of stern fuselage part, located
vertically at height approximately 1/3 heights of the ship's body, are
possible to have happened on impact (hitting a rock), but it is possible,
that they could be formed and by the explosion of the craft.
- But most strange are the symbols of green colour located
on a tail part of the object, and the rings of dark colour, surrounding
a stern. Possibly the rings are a part of the engine. Decks and bearing
structures are distinctly visible inside the craft. Whether the landing
like an aircraft was planned by a crew, or was it by some program on board
a navigator computer? This question may be mystery forever.
- August, 1998
- For almost three months we raised additional information,
searched for money for the expedition, even ordered satellite photographs
of Shaitan Mazar site. The most unbelievable hypotheses were suggested
- from an accident of a dirigible with a nuclear engine to an unsuccessful
scientific module's start of new international orbital station.
- We pack up our knapsacks and an equipment. The way will
unnearby, from Moscow by Boeng-747 in Almaty, further then to Bishkek,
Przhevalsk (Karakol) and, at last, Devil's Grave (Shaitan Mazar). The meeting
with Mystery waits ahead.
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- You can find a detailed video interview with Emil Bachurin
and all illustrations at website: "UFO: Conspiracy" in Internet
http://cdl.bmstu.ru/~rf/ in a chapter "Video" (in Russian)
- Also there you can also find a video speech of a Colonel
who headed the Division of UFO investigations in Strategic Forces (in Russian).
- Anatoly K.