Unknown Object Appears Over Russia:
An unsubstantiated UFO case comes to us from Russia. According to the reports, not far from the city of Prohlandnyi at 1:00 AM, on August 10, 1989, Soviet military radar units picked up an unidentified flying object. An attempt was made to contact the craft, without success. The UFO was classified as "hostile." Russian defenses were put on alert, and Mig-25s were put in the air to find and identify the UFO.
A Russian Roswell?:
The Migs were given the authority to use weapons if necessary. When the UFO refused to answer hails, the Migs fired, hitting the UFO. It soon ditched over the Caucasian Mountains, and a search and retrieval team was dispatched. A crew aboard an M1-8 located the disc-shaped UFO outside of Nizhnizy Chegem. The area was completely cordoned off to everyone except military personnel. The case has a similar ring to America's Roswell crash of 1947
The Object is Examined:
According to reports, the object was about 20 feet long and 10 feet tall, shaped like a long cigar. There was a long rutted out place in the ground where the object had obviously skidded as it plowed to a stop. There was obvious damage to the exterior of the craft. The retrieval team, wearing protective outer wear, moved to the site. There was a small amount of radiation, and some members of the team were effected.
Object Moved by Helicopter:
A helicopter on the scene was hooked up to the craft, and the UFO was transported to Mozdok Air Base. The base was rumored to store nuclear weapons, and long range bombers. Another investigative team was sent to Mozdok to begin a scientific analysis of the UFO. A KGB cover-up was in full operation by this time. How information was leaked about the case has not been discovered.
Entering the UFO:
Allegedly, there was already an open door in the UFO, caused by its crash. Team members entered the craft, and began their investigation. There were many items found that one would expect-instrument panels, electronic switches and monitors. Also found were three alien bodies-two dead, one barely alive. It appeared that the two aliens were killed by equipment falling on them from above.
Description of the Aliens:
A team of doctors and other medical personnel made every effort to keep the alien alive, but failed. All three of the beings were about 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall, with gray outer wear. Underneath, their skin was a blue-green color with a reptilian texture. They had no hair, large black eyes covered with a protective lid, and web fingers ended their long, slender arms.
According to reports, the alien bodies were being kept in glass containers in a top-secret facility. The crashed UFO was taken to the Kapustin Yar range. The information contained in this report originated from three Russian investigators-Anton Anfalov, Lenura Azizova and Alexander Mosolov.
More Information Needed:
The problem with this case is that there has been no information supplied on who the three men represent, and nothing about their character or background, and their source for the information. With only the small group of three men supplying all of the information, and no documentation or other evidence to support their claims, the case of the Russian crash and retrieval of 1989 must remain in the area of folklore.