Go Back Report # 54


5. Comparison cases  

Knut Lindbäck and Beda Persson were not the only people to report ghostly rockets falling into lakes. At least half-a-dozen clear-cut cases can be spotted in the Swedish press.    

Only fifteen minutes before the Kölmjärv crash, 11-year old Kurt Larsson from Storbäcken, 20 km north [of] Överkalix, was frightened by an object that hit the small Lake Kattistjärn (23 km NE of Kölmjärv) where he was angling. A roaring sound was heard from above and seconds later a 10-15 meters tall column of water raised in front of him, but no sound of an explosion.           

 -  It was a very strange sound, as if the wind was blowing very hard in the trees, Kurt Larsson remembers 38 years later. (16)  But it was too loud, and the trees weren't moving. Suddenly something hit the water with a splashing sound 150 meters in front of me, but I never had a chance to see what it looked like.      

When the military arrived two days later they made it clear that this was not a thing that Kurt should discuss in public. No further investigation was ever made of the lake. Five meters of mud prevented the divers from searching. 

 -  I believe the thing is still down there, says Kurt Larsson today. It did certainly not explode.

This reference: Clas Svahn and Anders Liljegren, “The Kölmjärv Ghost Rocket Crash Revisited,” AFU Newsletter 27, pp. 4-5. AFU’s website: http://www.afu.info/       

Notes & references:  
(16). Telephone interview, Oct. 7, 1984.        

UFOCAT PRN – 151514

UFOCAT URN – 151514 AFU Sweden (Archives for UFO Research – Sweden & Scandinavia), # 027
UFOCAT URN – 130532 AFU Sweden (Archives for UFO Research – Sweden & Scandinavia), # 027
UFOCAT URN – 174316 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002    

Europe – Sweden, Norrbotten

Storbäcken       Latitude 61-42-00 N, Longitude 12-34-60 E (D-M-S)

Överkalix          Latitude 66-19-00 N, Longitude 22-49-60 E

Kölmjärv           Latitude 66-22-00 N, Longitude 22-18-00 E [PPL]

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/            

Kattistjärn Lake           unable to locate –CF- 

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 66.45 N, Longitude 23.20 E (D.%)  


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