July 5, 2012 9:22
Unusual, mysterious incident occurred on June 27 in the village of Ust-Aldan Sottintsy ulus (Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) — Ed.). During a thunderstorm, the terrain walked mini-tornadoes and locals saw them in silhouette jumping 20 riders with ancient weapons. The same thing happened the next day, but this time there were only three riders.
Sasha Pavlov, 8th grade student school number 2 in Yakutsk, a witness:
— My friend and I, as usual, walked through the village. At first I did not notice the sky shrouded in thick, dark clouds. Strong wind got up and began to chase the dust. Then I saw the corner of his eye the impending tornado, inside of which there were some dark figures. My friend and I looked closer and realized that these figures have the outlines of people on horseback. There were about twenty. They seem to move at a time. We watched it for a while, until the tornado disappeared behind the store "Uygulaah alaas." We ran and told all the other cousin. She was scared, and we all ran home. Home grandmother said that it will take something bad. I do not know what to think.
Today, about three o'clock, I again saw the phenomenon. This time, there was a small tornado and horsemen was two or three.
Alla Mestnikova, resident. Sottintsy, eyewitness:
— I stood near the store. Wind blew and raised dust, everything was brown. Nearby were boys, they and pointed me in the whirlwind, inside of which I could make out two shadows. Looking closer, you could see that these people, galloping on horseback … No beliefs and predictions at this point I do not know, so do not even know how to react.
Tornado — atmospheric vortex, which occurs in storm clouds and extends down to the ground in the form of a cloud or trunk hose, which has a diameter of up to hundreds of meters. Formed inside the cone air constantly rises, simultaneously rotating, so they create a region with a highly rarefied air.
Is still very difficult to determine the speed of the air inside the funnel. According to assumptions, it can reach 1500 km / h The very same funnel to move at an average speed of 60 km / h
In Yakutia, fortunately, tornadoes are rare and do not have such a destructive force, as for example, in America. But in Russia the last tornado went through the territory near the city of Blagoveshchensk by blowing cars and big trucks. Prior to that, in October 2010, a tornado went through the southern regions of the country. As a result, in the city of Sochi, he threw a big boat on land, in the Kuban run aground riverboat.
As for the unusual spectacle, everyone can choose the explanation to taste — or it's really kind of eerie foreshadowing, or just a strange mirage, an optical phenomenon in the atmosphere. For observers such a reflection is that with the distant object (or a part of the sky) that its virtual image, the off-subject.
"Echo of the capital"