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Did a Sputnik really crash in Scotland ?


Posted on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf


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Details have emerged of a mountain rescue team that came across alleged Sputnik debris in 1962.

Sputnik was the name given to a series of satellites launched by the Soviet Union and which kick started the space race. In 1962 a shepherd reported finding strange debris thought to be from one of these satellites in the Scottish Highlands, prompting a mountain rescue team to go and investigate.

David "Heavy" Whalley has been researching the case. "They found various bits and pieces," he said. "They included a part with Russian and pictures on it explaining what to do if the satellite was found crashed, and that a reward would be given for its return. Jack said the team were told to keep quiet about what they found."

"A former RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team leader has told how he sought evidence that a Russian satellite crashed in the Highlands 50 years ago."

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 July, 2012, 15:08
Just glad ol' Sputnick decided not to land on someones face. Yuk, nothing worse than Sputnik on the face!!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Darkwind on 19 July, 2012, 15:38
LOL Jr. I guess they didn't bring it back with them. Something from sputnik would be worth some bucks. Let see, I'm going to need a metal detector, a pony, sleeping bag, food.... passport... ummm. Hey, maybe we can get Saru to sponsor the trip.
Comment icon #7 Posted by King Fluffs on 19 July, 2012, 15:46
Interesting.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 July, 2012, 15:57
LOL Jr. I guess they didn't bring it back with them. Something from sputnik would be worth some bucks. Let see, I'm going to need a metal detector, a pony, sleeping bag, food.... passport... ummm. Hey, maybe we can get Saru to sponsor the trip. Is Saru loaded then? Site owner and loaded, let the brown nosing begin...
Comment icon #9 Posted by Darkwind on 19 July, 2012, 18:39
I don't think so but maybe he has loaded friends. lol You never know who is on this site. Maybe Bronson is on here.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 July, 2012, 18:52
I don't think so but maybe he has loaded friends. lol You never know who is on this site. Maybe Bronson is on here. Bronson, Britian's most violent prisoner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bronson_(prisoner) or Branson, one of Britain's most successfully business magnate's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bronson_(prisoner)
Comment icon #11 Posted by Darkwind on 19 July, 2012, 19:13
Either one...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 July, 2012, 19:16
Either one... I like your style
Comment icon #13 Posted by Spid3rCyd3 on 19 July, 2012, 21:03
I was dating this Russian girl for a while, it's funny, even she jokes about their space station falling apart, sputnik crashing might not actually be too much of a stretch to believe.
Comment icon #14 Posted by csspwns on 20 July, 2012, 0:54
the info was kept quiet for so long


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