In winter 1985 the newspaper "Trud" presented a real world sensation. In its issue of January 30 on the third page was published a small article "Exactly at 4.10 …", which literally blew up the information space.
The newspaper then a yield of 20 million copies, but by noon the kiosks it was not. The next day, the material reprinted leading news agencies and mainstream media around the world. And those Soviet readers, who then happen to hold in their hands the coveted number of "work" to this day hold a yellowed newspaper as a relic.
"To recognize the fact erroneous and harmful"
The piece told as much about the visit of aliens. Late at night the Tu-134 of the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration, piloted by the crew commander Igor Cherkashina in the skies over Belarus met with UFOs.
Unidentified flying object oddly changed shape, turning it into a multi-colored cloud, the similarity of the unknown aircraft, blindingly bright beam alternately illuminated the night sky, the earth, the cabin liner. As it turned out, a similar picture of the crew saw Georgian oncoming aircraft was heading from Leningrad — Tbilisi, observed the object on their radar and ground services. Information on dealing with UFOs was immediately classified, all had stories related to the mysterious gave subscription to disclose.
Today, the tabloid press and then presents these stories that have long no one takes seriously. In Soviet times the printed word, even in the most countries local newspaper, the reader believe. Higher authorities strictly followed to the newspapers printed only reliable information — tested and approved for publication. That is why the fact of the appearance of "Labor" of the material, based on a story by the Estonian airplane pilots, bombshell.
And the first blast wave has covered all those involved in the preparation of the material. Strict penalties were Vostrukhin author, editor of Science Belitsky, the duty editor Emelyanov, editor Kravchenko. "Work" was then a trade union newspaper, and the Secretariat of Trade Unions, meeting in emergency session, passed a resolution: "To recognize the fact of the publication of the article" At exactly 4.10 "in the newspaper" Trud "special correspondent V. Vostrukhin erroneous and harmful."
Still, let's not jump to conclusions. Even after decades in the history of the mysterious early to finish. We are convinced of this when they tried to find heroes of old publications and those who were involved with them.
Folk remedy for stress
Traces of Tu-134 we found in the former Soviet, now independent Estonia. Helped his father Boris, the abbot of the local Orthodox Church. Among the benefactors of the temple was listed businessman Gennady Lazurin, a former pilot of the second liner. That night, he was the most cold-blooded on board and even left the documentary evidence — time to sketch out the contours of a UFO on a notepad sheet.
We inquired about the fate of the crew after an amazing flight.
— We flew together for seven years — said Gennady Ivanovich — until in 1991, after the declaration of independence of Estonia, have not closed our Aviation Administration. The commander Igor Tcherkashin shook the different companies, he is now chief pilot for the jet in Tallinn "Panaviatik." Jura Ognyov retired as navigators of the air just disappeared. He engaged in the real estate business, and quite successfully. I was one of the organizers of the trade union pilots. We even managed to join the international association, but then the industry unions were a foreign body — us, activists, and asked for the first out. I organized the first transport company air taxi "Avies", which is still alive. And in 1994, the airline has created Enimex Ltd. We are up to 2007, the fly on the IL-76 and AN-72, while Europe has not closed the skies for these aircraft because of the noise and the environment. Now do all that on his way, by motor vehicles "Combat" as well.
And the one published in the "Labor" was almost put an end to his career. In our group there was a closed debriefing, we talked in detail about the meeting with UFOs. And when the information was leaked to the press, the crew began to pull to the KGB for interrogation. For disclosure threatened to reprimands and draw conclusions. Thank you, in the ministry and in the first section KGB, understood our case did not go to extremes: the crew disbanded, but all we were given to work quietly.
I know that for Georgian pilots encounter with a UFO had tragic consequences. The crew members were seriously disease, commander died a year later. Why did it happen? I can express my version. Our plane did not change course, we just reported on the ground all they saw. A Georgian team aboard the Minsk air traffic controllers went in the direction of the object. Maybe the aliens have interpreted this as a signal of danger?
Although it could be another, far more prosaic reason. We still have had two days off. Well, on arrival in Tallinn entire crew, in order to relieve stress, deputies went to the hall. We immediately took on his chest a solid dose of brandy, and then, when the stores opened, another added. Maybe it saved? But Georgians just could not relax, because once went to another flight.
Department of extraterrestrial civilizations
The crew of Georgian aircraft we could not be found. I would like to hope for the best. It is known that at least three members of the crew after a meeting with UFOs seriously ill. The commander
B. Gotziridze was diagnosed with "bone marrow", he was written off the ground and died a year later. Hostess as a result of irradiation received severe skin disease. The co-pilot Yuri Kabachnik and was soon removed from the flight. But he had a long time to pester medical institutions to prove that he lost his health in the performance of professional duties.
Candidate of Medical Sciences Vladimir S. in February 1985, personally examined the co-pilot of Georgian Tu-134. Here's what he told us:
— I then took residency in the clinic of civil aviation. In our department, the examination Kabachnik crews spent two weeks. He said that the crew was a team manager to fly in the direction of the UFO, and immediately after the aircraft turn sent them to a blinding ray.
The pilot believed that they all suffered from this very exposure.
In conclusion, we Tbilisi doctors read that Kabachnik been very powerful electromagnetic interference. Absolutely incredible shape cardiogram was: it usually toothed, and he it was sinusoidal, ie, took the form of electromagnetic waves. About the same look and EEG. We have sent a driver to the Kurchatov Institute, where he discovered that he also is a source of ionizing radiation.
Thanks to acquaintances at the Academy of Sciences Kabachnik made it to the higher authorities. He told me that in one important organ has a special department for the study of extraterrestrial civilizations, and there he was put on the account. And in the end he was given a disability as a victim in the performance of official duties.
The doctor have a copy of the explanatory memorandum Yuri Kabachnikova:
"The flight was performed on a given flight level 10,100 m, cloudy missing. After entering the police department of the Minsk area while listening to radio communications RC counter Tu-134 with the controller, I realized that my right he watches luminous object located above. Manager came to us, but I said I did not watch. However, after 1-2 minutes of flight dispatcher in the specified direction detected luminous object bright green color. It was at this point cigar-shaped, pulling back from him three bright beam of light. At the same time the object departed upward from the two-expanding light beam of lower intensity. As directed by the Manager, the plane started closer to the object, which is 2-3 minutes turned sharply to the left and stopped. Front beam focused, and then briefly lit up our plane a very bright light. After that, the beam fell sharply again in the upright position, widened to 10-15 °, re-focused, quick draw a rectangle on the ground loop, then sharp zigzag movements consistently highlighted the entire area of the rectangle. The plane was just north of the village Pleschanitsy, 70 km from Minsk. The plot, lighted object was at a distance of 25-35 kilometers — about the city of Borisov.
When passing a counter to the Tu-134 was at the same height, and as long as we were able to watch it, followed in parallel with a counter left out and was slightly to the right. The object was observed to 5.10. "
This is not the bikes, and food for thought
Perhaps the most important discovery that we made in the preparation of material: there are many reputable professionals who believe in the existence of other civilizations and UFO visits to our Earth. Here are some testimonials from people who can not be attributed to the talkers.
Marina Popovich, a military test pilot:
— I am fully convinced of the truth of what I write … Only in the post-war period, hundreds of thousands of people in different countries have observed a UFO. The same type of hallucination? Massive mental disorders? According to the statistics of psychiatry, this simply can not be! The amount of information on UFOs, collected scientific organizations and groups of enthusiasts, is huge. And it is time the government seriously study.
Valery Hayryuzov, a former pilot of civil aviation writer:
— In our Irkutsk squadron recalled how in the 50's truck crashed AN-12. Before the disaster commander told the dispatcher that straight ahead is a counter board, although nothing on the ADA was observed. The crew tried to evade a collision with an unknown object, disoriented and crashed into the ground.
Judy Lew, cosmonaut-researcher:
— In 1989, I met with the Murman Gvenetadze, not only affected after a meeting with a member of the Tbilisi UFO crew of the Tu-134. He explained his miraculous escape up sitting on the sidelines when a blinding beam passed through the head commander, hands and chest stewardesses second pilot. They did not think about the danger, just genuinely admired the incredible maneuver unfamiliar aircraft.
Alexander Akimenkov, a test pilot:
— Winter '85 we worked through the Su-27 missile launches. At the front of the cab I, in the back — Victor Afanasiev, future astronaut. They took a target in a given area, but she suddenly lost control and crashed to the ground. At this point, flight director said on the radio: "Over you object 600 meters in diameter. Proceed carefully and gain altitude. "
We climb steeply up to 10, 15, 20 thousand — and all the while feeling that the object nearby. Then he turned around and left the base — away from sin …