Go Back Report # 183

UNDATED – 1   
1976 to 1987  

In his book UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union, Jacques Vallee relates the following story given in an interview with one of the leading Soviet UFO experts, Professor Vladimir Azhazha, in which he dates the Russian UFO study between 1976 and 1987:       

   "What was the year of the study?" I inquired.        
It lasted ten years, from 1976 to 1987," answered Azhazha in a matter-of-fact way that only added to our interest.            
looked around me. The representatives from Novosti were listening to Azhazha's report with a fascination equal to mine.  
   "Obviously, the Soviet navy has taken the problem very seriously, for many years," remarked Martine.   
   "We had to. There were too many incidents that could not be denied. It all began when we tried to understand the nature of certain underwater objects that followed our submarines. At times they even anticipated our maneuvers! Initially, we thought they were American devices," added Azhazha, raising a hand to his forehead as he recalled what must have been a difficult research project. "One day such an object came to the surface in a rather spectacular fashion. One of our icebreakers was working its way in the Arctic Ocean when a brilliant spherical craft suddenly broke through the ice and flew up vertically, showering the vessel with fragments of ice. All the sailors on deck and the officers on the bridge saw it. And it was hard to deny the hole in the ice!”    
   "Could it have been a missile test?"           
   Our interpreter quickl
y translated the question and obtained the following answer: "You don't shoot a missile that way. You have to break the ice first.”  

Reference for the above text is:UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union by Jacques Vallee, p. 28, © March 1992.         

UFOCAT URN – NONE UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union by Jacques Vallee, p. 28, © March 1992

Arctic Ocean - position not given        
Arctic Ocean
   Latitude 85-00-00 N, Longitude 000-00-00 W (D-M-S) [ocean]           
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

This in itself is a fantastic tale and worthy of skepticism were it not for another story by a different author of a similar event. The story is from Ivan T. Sanderson's book Invisible Residents (see UNDATED – 2).

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