Go Back Report # 1164


Location. Daimiszhe, near Rozhdestveno, Leningrad region, Russia

Date: middle of September 1949         Time: daytime

Militia Major A. Burkov, responsible for this area located about 70 km from the city of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), had accidentally run into an old friend from the war, a former pilot, Captain B.I. Surikov. While they talked, two boys came running towards them completely out of breath and told the officers that they were from the village. The boys reported that an unknown flying machine or craft had landed on the banks of the River Oredezh. The craft was of an unknown construction, without any identification marks. Two “men” walked out of the craft. Both were dressed in strange suits, similar to divers’ suits. Both men then inserted some type of hose into the river. Major Burkov tried to communicate with the city but radio communications were down. Then he took Sergeant N.N. Nechiporenko and they both drove an American-made Jeep to the location of the incident. Captain Surikov also accompanied the men. Since he was familiar with all types of aircraft, both Soviet and German, he thought he could help. The distance to the village was just several kilometers, but the road was difficult with mud in several areas so they arrived 20 minutes later. They had met several agitated, worried villagers who also accompanied the men to the location where the unknown craft had landed. Armed with automatic pistols, both Major Burkov and Sergeant Nechiporenko carefully approached the location on the banks of the river where the craft had landed. There were no men visible near the machine now, but a shiny metallic hose, the thickness of a human hand (about 10-15 cm thick) stretched from the craft into the water. The witnesses stood about 50 m from the craft. In its outer appearance the craft resembled an inverted aluminum saucer the size of an American-made truck. The craft had neither windows or a hatchway or any identification markings on its surface. The craft also lacked wings and a tail unit. Captain Surikov stated that Russia did not possess such circular aircraft [but] knew that the Germans had tested something similar during the war. At that moment the hose started to slowly move inside the craft. Simultaneously, a quite (sic-quiet) humming sound was heard, as if an engine had been switched on. The sergeant and the major both fired two warning shots into the air, but the humming sound increased, and a red lighted ring appeared at the bottom section of the craft. After that the craft began to slowly ascend into the air. The main (sic-men) the[n] fired several shots aimed at the craft and seemingly the object wavered for a moment. Then the mysterious object, in a moment, literally jumped up, hovered at treetop height for a couple of seconds, and the[n] shot away at high speed towards Luga. At the landing site, the men found a large circle of grass totally dried out and pressed against the ground. The ground was almost warm. The men did not find any foreign objects but did find several dead fishes floating in the river where the hose had plunged into the water. After reporting the event to authorities, a group of military officers arrived from Leningrad and investigated the landing site.

HC addendum

Source: “NLO1 and Militia” Chronicle of Incidents in: “NLO” Magazine, # 9, February 25, 2002, Saint Petersburg, Russia                                                                                                                    

This reference: Source: “NLO and Militia” Chronicle of Incidents in: “NLO” Magazine, # 9, February 25, 2002, Saint Petersburg, Russia. With thanks to Albert Rosales of:       

http://home.nycap.rr.com/iraap/rosales/index.htm for finding it for me –CF-

Note #1: NLO (Russian: НЛО, shortened from Невероятное, Легендарное, Очевидное (Incredible, Legendary, Evident) is a Russian weekly magazine, printed by Kaleydoskop publishing house and featuring paranormal phenomena-related articles. Founded in 1994, the magazine has been repeatedly published as a newspaper. The name alludes to the Russian abbreviation of UFO (НЛО).

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NLO  

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe – Russia, Leningradskaya Oblast'

River Oredezh              Latitude 58-49-00 N, Longitude 29-59-00 E (D-M-S)

Leningrad                    Latitude 59-53-40 N, Longitude 30-15-51 E [now Saint Petersburg]

Luga                            Latitude 58-44-14 N, Longitude 29-50-43 E

Daimiszhe                    Unable to locate. See below–H J-

Rozhdestveno              Latitude 59-19-05 N, Longitude 29-56-45 E

Reference: http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/                       

Daimiszhe (alternate spelling Daymishche) Latitude 59-19-0 N, Longitude 29-53-60 E

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/RS/42/Daymishche.html           


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