a reply to: Pastor
UFO on the lake Vikern in Gyttorp.
Date of incident: January 21, 1976
Name of paper and date of clip: Karlskoga-Kuriren, March 16, 1976 City and country of newspaper: Karlskoga, Sweden.
ICE CRYSTALS SHOW A UFO!
Nora, - I thought I saw wrong when I spotted the object on the ice. Round like a cheese and a weak yellow-white light was seen from it. I tried to
figure out all kinds of solutions that were natural like glowing animal eyes, but it was there almost the whole night and I stood a long while looking
at it. . . Allan Jansson in Pershyttan outside Nora doesn't really know if he should believe what he saw the evening January 21 this year. He
[is not] superstitious and has never believed in flying saucers. But yet today, two months later, he can't find a natural explanation to what he saw
on the ice of Vikern when he was working night shift. And now has the UFO organisation that deal with what's popularly called flying saucers, found
out that it might have been a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) that Allan Jansson saw.
We have no proof, but we have one person who saw the object and we have the traces in the ice on Vikern that are very interesting and cannot be
explained by natural explanations, saysThorvald Berthelsen, chairman of the UFO-association, which has been in the town of Gyttorp and the examined
It took three days before Allan Jansson told his working partners about the incident.
You never know what people might believe if you come and tell such things, he says.
At 3.00 a.m. in the night the object had gone again and than Allan thought he just should forget about it entirely. But when he was on his way to
work a couple of days later he looked out on the ice and discovered a round ring on the ice where he had seen the object.
I should prefer a natural explanation to what I saw, but I went to some foremen and told them what I've seen.
Soon the UFO-organisation was contacted and Allan Jansson experienced a great excitement and had to tell all he knew and had seen.
I saw the object at about hundred meters distance so it's hard to give the right measurements. But I should guess it was about one meter high and 35
meters in diameter. It was easily seen against the ice also steady light came from it, but no light was reflected from the ice.
UFO-association has examined the ice in the ring that was visible on the lake and let experts look at the crystals. All natural reasons that could be
have been eliminated and the Gyttorps-case is very interesting, says. Thorvald Berthelsen.
APPENDIX to this case.
I myself was on the ice at Vikern one day after the event. It was at least 14-17 degrees below zero in the air. Crystal formation was almost
completely intact. In the middle was the height of the crystals approximately 20 cm. In the outer edge of the circle approximately 4.5 mm. There were
many speculations about the incident at the time. But the crystals that resembled small panes of glass in crystal form entangled in each other could
not be explained by natural means. We took photos of the circle and close-ups of the crystals. There was fresh snow across the circle and over the
To all this thera where other witnesses who wanted to be anonymous. One man and his wife saw an red steady light at 18.30 the same afternoon over the
lake And saw the light stand still at the same place. They thought it to be some Helicopter without any sound. As closest to the object Allan Jansson
was only 100 meter away and saw it had an boddy like an round cheese and many what seemt to be windows.
In late March and early April, the lake Vikern attention again. Some local residents woke up the night of 29 of what appeared to be a strong wind. The
next morning you could see a big open hole in the ice. We also investigated this case and hired divers to see what was in the water. No particular
part cloudy mass that later proved to be from Dynamex, a substance produced in Gyttorp. Probably wanted to play a few tricks on us, or also wanted to
draw ridicule over the incident on 21 January. At the event with the open hole on the ice, there were several people who showed interest. Later in an
coffee shop in the town of Nora. One of the people that he came from the University of Norrköping told us that he had shown pictures of the crystals
to some University lecturer who, together with some others including a physicist discussed the case. They had different reasons, the main reason was
negative gravity. But this should not get out to the public. Recently I found a tape of that time, where I have an audio recording of this event with
the person frome the Norrköping University.
The explosion at Gyttorp took place on 5 February 1976. 5 people were injured, including one difficult. A person "Pelle Andersson" 22 years old was
killed instantly. Through the years, at least 60 people died in Gyttorp plant since the company was founded in 1864. The first serious accident came
four years later in 1868 when the total of 14 people died in an explosion.
It would be nice if the person called Pastor could read my text...Maybe he would get som answeres. I have all the storrys frome that time newspapper
and could make him some copies...