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-Authored by F. Zigel, Doctor of technical sciences - 1968
- Makes note that the general impression that flying saucers are fantasies is beginning to change.
-Makes reference to an upcoming book on the subject titled "Populated Outer Space".
-In May 1967, a sponsoring group of scientists met to form an unofficial body whose purpose would be to conduct preliminary scientific investigation
of UFOs. The name of this body is the UFO Section of the All-Union Cosmonautics Committee and it is headquartered at the Central House of Aviation and
Cosmonautics in Moscow. Air Force Major General Porfiri Stolyarov elected chairman.
-Hypothesis that UFOs originate in other worlds, that they are flying craft from planets other than Earth, "merists the most serious examanation"
-Observations show that UFOs behave "sensibly". Given as examples are: Their group formation flight maintaining a pattern, they are most often
spotted over airfields, atomic stations and other new engineering installations and that they always maneuver to avoid direct contact with other
-The impression is that UFOs are investigating and recounoitering.
-Very interesting comment is made. "Curiously enough, the number of UFO observations increases as Mars approaches the Earth. Is this pure
-Makes note that UFO sightings are not merely recent happenings. Makes note of a report of a "large saucer" in 1882 and a "procession of bolides"
-Makes reference to Tunguska Incident (or the "Tungusky meteorite"). States that, in recent years, Soviet scientists have establish that "Tungusky
explosion" had every parameter of an atmospheric nuclear blast. Sites a report published by the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research and authored by
Vladimir Nekhedov which concludes that the Tunguska blast left considerable residual radioactivity.
-Notes that the Tunguska body described in the atmosphere a tremendous arc of about 375 miles and carried out a maneuver.
-"All these new results warrant the conclusion that the Tungusky body seems to have been an artificial flying craft from some other planet."
-At time of publishing, above had not yet been finally confirmed.
-Documents raises questions as to what the purpose may be of other creatures from space monitoring us. Also asks why they seem to be so "studiously
avoiding any direct contact." Ponders if they could be so highly advanced as to only be looking down on us as we would ants.
-Concludes that the most important thing is to discard any preconceived notions about UFOs and to organize, on a global scale, a calm, sensation-free
and strictly scientific study on the strange phenomenon."It goes without saying that international cooperation is vital.
This is the most interesting of the documents that I have read thusfar.