I saw a strange story yesterday (Jan 08 th 2008) and I've been waiting to see if there would be any kind of follow-up printed anywhere. The story of an, “Alleged” crashed UFO appeared in the Politics(?) section of the Interfax website, a news website who since the early 90's has been the main provider of news from Russia and other countries from the former Soviet Union. Often quoted by many other News organisations as well as breaking most of the major Russian news reports.
Anyway, the article that caught my attention had the headline, “UFO allegedly splashed down in Kazakhstan” and was as follows.
UFO allegedly splashed down in Kazakhstan
Jan 8 2008 1:47PM
PAVLODAR . Jan 8 (Interfax) - An unidentified flying object might have fallen in the Belaya river in the May district in the Pavlodar region, northern Kazakhstan , a source with the regional emergency situations department told Interfax referring to an eye-witness.The chief of a local police department saw a shining flying object falling in the river in the early hours of January 5, the source said, adding that the policeman "reported about it to higher authorities."
According to the emergency situations department, divers examined a 15-meter air hole and officers of the local sanitary and epidemic office took water samples."Divers plunged four times, but no objects were found. Water samples are normal," the department said.
Meanwhile, Lyubov Rybalko, an ufologist and the head of the Asur public organization, told Interfax that an UFO cannot fall. They "can either land or pass through the Earth like through air." It is possible that an UFO splashed down in the Belaya river, the ufologist said..
I feel that regardless of how spurious the account seems you have to appreciate that if the report is accurate then a chief of the local Police Force was the witness and if this is the case then the testimony must carry a little more weight than if it was your average citizen. And surely the account must carry enough weight to merit further coverage. Especially if the, “Emergency situations department” felt the witness account apparently carried enough weight to send in divers and the, “Sanitary and epidemic office” felt it appropriate to collect water samples for testing.Only time will tell I suppose but if the details and the witness account are accurate then it may be a story that's worth keeping an eye on.....
Source – Interfax