The appearance of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — a rare phenomenon. A visit to their same seats for the week — an exceptional case. It is this kind of event was observed inhabitants of Perm province (city of Yekaterinburg was then the chief town of the province) in August 1914. Frequent visits of strange flying machines, so in those days was called a UFO, sometimes with strangers, so alarmed the population, the local authorities have been forced to take action.
The newspapers of the time the UFO posts quite a lot. Here are some of them — the newspaper "Ural life" and "Zauralskiy edge."
"August 2., The two-day peasant woman (name known) of the village gathered berries in Vyuhina dragged for tens of miles" Drunken Forest. "When they went from Shadrinsk path to the mine, insured, then on the edge of the forest — in a remote area and pitted SCURF — noticed two individuals in the unusual "red suits" were moving around "something gray," lying on the ground. started to run from strangers … Met yagodnitsa peasant from the same village said both that the direction from which they had fled, flew "something large and dark," that a little earlier, "rustled" over her head. Appearing in the village, the frightened women met the general distrust. But in a subsequent nights the same "airship" was seen in the distance from the village Borowski, as well as in the villages of St. Thomas and Kolyutkinoy (factory Chernousova) located down the river Iset. Eyewitness have the character of a complete likelihood. "
"A group of boys on the night of August B went to pick berries in the forest with nochevoy on Moscow highway, and before reaching the Mohammedan cemetery (zap.okraina Ekaterinburg. — Comm, author). Seen descending from the height of" monster "with a lantern. Scared this phenomenon boys shouted, and then "flying monster" began to rise and disappeared, they said, toward the barracks over a marsh near the city. boys ran away in fear … "
"In the village Assanova Sarinskoy Parish (south Krasnoufimsk. — Comm, author.) Down aircraft with two unknown persons. Township clerk shot three times in them, but with no result. Bashkirs, who saw close, they say that they are warmly dressed."
"August 8 a unit, according to the peasants, went down at 7 pm from the seat Borowski in the area" drunken forest ". Eyewitnesses its descent terribly frightened and ran away."
"Hundreds of interviews and statements found that in the last days of the aircraft every day sees a passing shots to reach for altitude over Yekaterinburg, its surroundings and nearby places."
"Finally found that within the province of Perm has been a while there is some kind of flying machine. Everywhere reports that local residents have observed or flight, or even lower. Already a few days between the 10th and 11th hours of night flying machine appears regularly on Perm, and let the light of red, blue and white. Appears aircraft somewhere in the north-east, is presumed to be of Verkhotursk County. "
"The set-stories about the observed aircraft apparently gave confidence in the certainty of his flight over Yekaterinburg, which caused concern among the administration, and chief-commissioner of commanding the Perm province issued a special announcement, which offers residents" promptly bring to the attention of the military and police authorities the emergence of new system and to advocate in the detection of its permanent location and manage the public. "
It would be interesting to know — in connection with which it was associated active visiting aliens Urals with 2 to 8 August 1914? I do not whether the earthquake on August 4 of the same year? It was also exceptional — no focal and widespread, shaking all over the Urals, and quite strong.
Devices at the Yekaterinburg seismic station (it was then the only one in the Urals and one of the first in Russia. — Comm, author.), Calculated on the points used by the 12-point system — off scale. The city houses some of the burst of glass in the windows, in other chimneys fell. Some houses askew. Fish in the Upper Iset pond, stunned underground buzz, dead than alive surfaced. In the walls of some brick houses have deep cracks.
As noted in the newspapers of the time, the earthquake was associated with an increase in the Ural Mountains. Growing mountains now at 3 — 7 mm. It is recalled that a strong earthquake usually in the same place after 80 repeated — 100 years.
But are we ready to meet with such a formidable element? In 1914, the vast majority of residential buildings — one-story, wooden, water, sewer, gas, tram traffic was not. So of casualties was not.
Sergeyev. Yekaterinburg. Unbelievable, but true. / / Ural worker (Yekaterinburg)