We found more detailed reports about fascinating sightings from the Soviet Kuril Islands. N. S. Krokhmalev reported the first sighting in an article published in Russian newspaper Chetvertoye izmereniye i NLO, Issue 6, 1997. In August of 1982, Krokhmalev was aboard Nikolai Boshnyak vessel, in the Shikotan Island area. The ship was heading to the Yekaterina Strait, between the islands of Iturup and Kunashir. The watch commander at the time invited the crew to observe an interesting phenomenon. An elliptical circle with clearly outlined borders appeared on the surface around the ship. The luminescence was like that produced by a TV set. They estimated the size of the luminescence to be 125 meters long and 74 meters wide. No sounds except the ship's engine could be heard. There was an object below the ship at the depth of 3 or 4 meters. Also, a perfect round circle appeared around the moon, at the same time. The circle on the surface of the sea accompanied the Soviet vessel for two hours and then disappeared suddenly. The ship's speed was slow at the time. No onboard devices registered anything unusual. Krokhmalev recalled having feelings of depression and perplexity after the sighting.
Reference for the above text is: UFO Matrix magazine, Vol. 1, issue 6, pp. 22-23, “USOs and UFOs in the Pacific Bermuda Triangle” by Paul Stonehill.
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Kuril Islands Latitude 46-10-00 N, Longitude 152-00-00 E [islands]
Shikotan Island Latitude 43-47-37 N, Longitude 146-44-50 E [island]
Yekaterina Strait Latitude 43-30-00 N, Longitude 146-45-00 E [marine channel]
Iturup Island Latitude 45-00-00 N, Longitude 148-00-00 E [island]
Kunashir Island Latitude 44-10-00 N, Longitude 146-00-00 E [island]
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