No flying saucer crash site of the Tunguska meteorite not too amazing (photo Tunguska Page of Bologna University).
News about the blocks alien technical device reportedly found by Russian researchers at the crash site of the Tunguska meteorite came to foreign experts, who called it all "pretty silly hoax."
August 13 the head of the research expedition "Tunguska space phenomenon" Yuri Labvin at a press conference in Krasnoyarsk fully confirmed the information that the scientists were able to detect in the Evenki materials belonging to the nature of extraterrestrial technical device.
According to him, it is certain "man-made blocks": "Apparently, the blocks themselves — huge, almost a hundred years, they have been overgrown taiga. But we managed to break off two small pieces of material. Note that it was not easy," — said Labvin .
According to preliminary analysis, the metal is an alloy of iron silicide and an unknown substance. Labvin noted that iron silicide is used to make missile locks.
"These and other findings based on the available data allowed us to make an assumption: Evenkiya really exploded over the meteorite. But at the same time it exploded and alien spacecraft, the remains of which we managed to discover. Veracity of this version will help us determine the tests that we plan to complete until the end of 2004, "- said the researcher.
"I'm afraid it — silly lie, — the British scientist from the University of Liverpool (Liverpool John Moores University Peizerat Benny (Benny Peiser). — The Russian team stupidly first announced that he was going to Siberia to search the wreckage of" alien spaceship — and on you ! — a week later, they already claim to have found it. "
So Tunguska area looked from the air in 1938 (photo from th.bo.infn.it).
Peizerat studying catastrophic events related scientific processes and media reports. It publishes an electronic newsletter CCNet, which is considered one of the most comprehensive directory on the subject.
"I guess my comment seems rather dull against the backdrop of a clear garbage, which the correspondent of" scientific "publications without the slightest hint of skepticism," — admitted Peizerat.
According to him, among the experts all over the world is in consensus about what happened June 30, 1908 explosion at the equivalent capacity of 20 million tons of explosives — is a comet or asteroid.
Benny Peizerat said the find "man-made blocks" hoax (photo from news.bbc.co.uk).
Peizerat opinion about the phony sensation shared by Philip Plait (Philip Plait), exposing the myth of the author of the book "Bad Astronomy" (Bad Astronomy):
"Russian expedition was in every sense of the word science, that is — it was not open-minded with an investigation to find out what really happened. They were going to prove their preconceived ideas. This — not science, it is — a religion. And it almost certainly means that they want to ignore any evidence of a comet or an asteroid, supporting anything, as long as it was consistent with their hypothesis. "
However, Plait points out that the most important — is the evidence: "I am not saying that the Russian did not find the alien ship. I say that, first, it is highly unlikely, and secondly, they are prone to this kind of loud statements , so we have to take this information with a big grain of salt, to be even more skeptical than usual in such cases.
And Tunguska looks today (photo from th.bo.infn.it).
If they provide strong evidence that scientists, of course, obliged to investigate all the details. But given all that I've read about this story, they may have evidence of a very feeble. "
Philip Plait even thought about what kind of evidence is needed: "For example, this material is present in a ratio of isotopes of the supernatural, or should be clear evidence of a long space journey that debris.
But even then, you have to be very careful, because the debris of terrestrial origin falls on our planet incessant rain. "
Less funny pictures astronomer Philip Plait found it was not possible (photo from alumni.virginia.edu).
Despite the skepticism, Plate wants to see a "man-made blocks" with my own eyes, "Let's see what these guys have found. Finally, the main thing — not what they say and what they can prove. Burden of proof, for obvious reasons — heavy lies with them. "
It should be noted that more or less respectable Western press refers to statements of Labvin with the same grain of salt.
For example, here is what NBC News analyst James Oberg (James Oberg), who has worked in '22 at the space center NASA: "At first, the news appeared on the page of the newspaper" Pravda. "In Soviet times," The Truth "was a propaganda mouthpiece of the Communist Party, but now became a scandal sheet tabloid style with a special penchant for wild and paranormal stories. "
In general, reporters, referring to the experts put forward two versions.
They write that, first of all, the "alien spacecraft debris" may be nothing more than a desire to revive the old Russian space myth which originates from the works of science fiction writer Kazantsev.
It is also possible that the Russian found authentic pieces of the space ship, but the ship this — Soviet origin (for example, it can be separated stage rocket "Vostok").
From the analyst James Oberg got not only a group Labvin, but the newspaper "Pravda" (photo from astrolink.de).
At about this point of view is shared by the Dutch space historian Geert Sassen (Geert Sassen). He recalls his return from space of two dogs that took place December 22, 1960.
According to Sassen, "payload" landed about 3.5 thousand kilometers away from the launch pad in one of the most remote and inaccessible regions of Siberia, perhaps in the area of the Stony Tunguska (according to other sources, the lander with dogs Comet joke landed in Yakutia ).
"Images of found fragments may become available in the near future as well as the results of laboratory analysis — sums up James Oberg. — It would help to understand what is really a fragment of an alien, and that — debris that scattered across the Russian Tunguska for the last 50 years. "
Find wreckage of an alien spaceship is clearly not old enough to be placed in serious sections of the magazine, so the article is quite naturally fell under the rubric of "broken telephone". Revision "Membranes" once again without rancor held some readers and not only them.
The first got pictures of rods, found in Google for "rods" (rods), hit the Russian and foreign online edition.
These support rods (support rods) with a diameter of 15 mm and a length of 45.7 cm, anyone can buy here for $ 95.
As for the photograph of the Soviet military, considering the forest like a flying saucer, it is television footage TNT (Turner Network Television) from the program "The Secret UFO Files of the KGB", which tells about the supposedly secret KGB UFO crash in Sverdlovsk in March 1969.