Go Back Report # 672


Note: The date here is a possible typo by the author. The correct date is 08-LL-1964. See:



FINLAND: Kallavesi Lake, August, 1974. This relatively old case is included because of the recent research done on the analysis of the fragment which allegedly fell from the object sighted. While at his summer home and walking on the shores of the lake about 7 PM, a 43-year-old man observed a bright light coming towards him from the northeast. The silent UFO stopped at a distance of 10 meters from him and hovered a couple of meters above the water. Multicolored and oval in shape, the UFO was surrounded by a hazy light. The left edge of the object was bent upwards as though it had collided with something. Though the light emanating from it was quite bright, no reflections were seen in the water. The object itself was three or four meters in diameter and a couple of meters high. After hovering for 20 seconds, a small fragment fell from the UFO and dropped into the water, hissing. The UFO began to glow brightly and then zoomed up into the clouds within seconds. Recovering the fragment from the water (which was easy since if differed markedly from the surrounding rocks), the man decided to say nothing about it to his family and finally came forward to a Finnish UFO group in 1975.

     The fragment was x-ray analysed at the Abo Academy University. The results indicate that material of this sort could be found near active volcanoes (which the area of the find was not) in only several areas of the world. The analyser further stated that it was not a "geological entity." An expert on meteoroids at the Turku University stated that it was definitely not a meteoroid. Initially, the fragment was 36 millimetres long, 6 millimetres thick, and weighed 16 grams. While not radioactive, it was magnetic. Analysis with a mass spectrometer and a scanning electro-microscope has found that the fragment is not a piece of ore, not of volcanic origin, not a meteoroid, and not a piece of any known machine, and that it has been subjected to a very high temperature around 650 degrees Celsius. These results represent only the preliminary results and further analysis is underway.


SOURCE: Suomen Ufotutkijat ry., Kylama, Finland


Reference for the above text is: IUR [International UFO Reporter], a publication of CUFOS (J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies), Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1978, p. 2.


UFOCAT PRN - 104045

UFOCAT URN 104045 IUR [International UFO Reporter], a publication of CUFOS (J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies), Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1978, p. 2

UFOCAT URN 191855 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (820) #177, no date


Europe Finland, Kuopio

Kallavesi Lake   Latitude 62-50-00 N, Longitude 027-45-00 E (D-M-S) [lake]

Kuopio              Latitude 62-54-00 N, Longitude 027-41-00 E [University + seat of a first-order admin. div.]

Turku                Latitude 60-27-00 N, Longitude 022-17-00 E [University + 1st order admn. div.]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/


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