Declassified file sheds light on Soviet-era UFO

Declassified file sheds light on Soviet-era UFO

A recently declassified CIA intelligence report has helped to shed new light on a 50-year-old UFO mystery.

In the summer of 1973, an unspecified witness observed “an unidentified sharp (bright) green circular object or mass in the sky” above an experimental Soviet missile range in present-day Kazakhstan.

According to an earlier, heavily redacted report released in 1978, the man had been watching a sports match on TV when he stepped outside for some fresh air and saw the object.

“Within 10 to 15 seconds of observation, the green circle widened and within a brief period of time several green concentric circles formed around the mass,” the document read. “Within minutes the coloring disappeared. There was no sound, such as an explosion, associated with the phenomenon.”

Everything else in the original file was redacted, but now following a Mandatory Declassification Review from The Black Vault’s John Greenewald, more details have finally been revealed.

The new document describes details of the facility itself and has revealed that the base was used to test experimental missiles and warheads, as well as cartridges filled with metal balls.

“According to hearsay, experiments involving laser weapons were conducted at an unknown location at the range,” the report reads. “Supposedly the tests involved powerful antennas.”

What’s particularly interesting is the connection between this Soviet-era UFO sighting at a missile range and the US Navy’s encounter with the ‘Tic-Tac’ UFO during a training exercise in 2004.

“This is very much similar to the context we see today, with threats on military facilities,” Greenewald told Newsweek. “The US Navy has gone on the record saying whatever this is, it’s a concern.”

“They’re being encroached upon by this unidentified phenomena.”

You can full the full report on The Black Vault – here.


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