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user posted image rRussian officials said an unidentified flying object fell out of the sky and burned on impact Friday in the taiga of East Siberia, the news agency Interfax reported. Law enforcement authorities in the Krasnoyarsk region told Interfax residents had reported seeing a "flying apparatus" plunge from the sky at about 10 a.m. Residents of the remote area, some 260 kilometres north of the regional capital of Krasnoyarsk, said the surrounding area had been charred, showing signs of a fire. Authorities, however, said they had been unable to reach the scene due to inclement weather conditions. "Investigators and transport officials are now being sent from Krasnoyarsk to establish the reasons behind the crash," a police official said. Regional authorities have not speculated about what the object might have been, but they noted a helicopter had flown over the scene and that its crew had not seen any traces of fire.

The vast Siberian taiga, an area of boundless forest, famously played host to an explosion known as the "Tunguska event" in June 1908 after an object, now thought to be an asteroid or comet, slammed into a remote area north of Lake Baikal. The blast, which felled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,000 square kilometers, was later calculated to have been the equivalent of 10 to 20 megatons of TNT, similar in force to that of the most powerful nuclear bomb ever detonated, the DPA reported.

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Mart

Cover-up in 3.. 2.. 1..

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recon_soldier

No, no you got it wrong..they dont cover it up..they protect us from the truth.

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Shuriken
No, no you got it wrong..they dont cover it up..they protect us from the truth.

Who are they ? The international "Thou shall not know about Teh Aliens" agency ? LOL

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Ufo_Guy

No, no you got it wrong..they dont cover it up..they protect us from the truth.

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ya right :no:

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recon_soldier

...I wasnt serious

i seriously hate anybody that tries to cover anything of national / world wide importance - No one has a right to keep others in the dark - Especially on such an important issue.

Edited by recon_soldier

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Viracocha

I wonder what kind of ridiculous explanation they are gonna give us this time:

1. Meteor/comet

2. Weather Balloon

3. Swampgas

4. Ball Lightning

5. Flock of birds

6. Weird Cloud Formation

7. The Moon

8. Stars

9. A misguided missile

10. A bunch of fireflies

11. Spacejunk

12. A hallucination/optical illusion

13. What object? Nothing crashed at all.

14. a group of paragliders

15. Flock of birds illuminated by a group of fireflies that were lost because swampgas blocked their sight and so they flew into a descending meteorite.

16. (if all else fails) it was probably the planet Venus

Any votes? Personally I go for number 15

Edited by Viracocha

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The Skeptic Eric Raven

I would say that saying it is an UFO that crashed is ridiculous enough for most people.

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Grandpa Greenman

Lucky Russians, they get all the fun stuff from space. Must be an Unidentified Flying Object. In other words they don't know what it was. :D

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joc

Forget the UFO...that is not what is interesting here.

What IS interesting is that it is in the same area as the Tunguska Event...and it is the Tunguska Event which is interesting.

I know about the Tunguska Event because my 9 year old daughter chose The Impossible Explosion as An Enigma Research paper for one of her classes.

Basically ....now this is truly interesting... there was an explosion in Siberia in 1908...unexplained! A huge, massive explosion that flattened and charred trees for about 40 or 50 square miles. All of the trees were flattened as spokes of a wheel away from the center of the blast. In the center of the blast was left some trees standing and charred.

In an effort to help my daughter research...I had to explain the atomic bomb...which resulted in my having to explain atomic and molecular theory at it's most basic...

...then our conversations gave way to me explaining a bit about WWII and why scientists were working on atomic weapons. It was in explaining to her nuclear fission that I discovered what most probably happened to create the Tungusaka Explosion.

Atomic theory has been around since the 1800s and what I concluded was that Russian Scientists in 1908 had created what was the first atomic bomb. What they failed to understand at the time was how much fission would result from their experiment...the resulting explosion was much larger than they could have possibly imagined and everyone involved in the experiment along with all evidence of the experiment were destroyed in the resulting atomic blast.

Edited by joc

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Shuriken
Atomic theory has been around since the 1800s and what I concluded was that Russian Scientists in 1908 had created what was the first atomic bomb. What they failed to understand at the time was how much fission would result from their experiment...the resulting explosion was much larger than they could have possibly imagined and everyone involved in the experiment along with all evidence of the experiment were destroyed in the resulting atomic blast.

so...why should they perform such an experiment in the Siberia? (middle of nowhere) Especially, if they didn't knew at the time how BIG of an explosion would it be... :rolleyes:

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GreyWeather

Atomic theory has been around since the 1800s and what I concluded was that Russian Scientists in 1908 had created what was the first atomic bomb. What they failed to understand at the time was how much fission would result from their experiment...the resulting explosion was much larger than they could have possibly imagined and everyone involved in the experiment along with all evidence of the experiment were destroyed in the resulting atomic blast.

uh.... the A-bomb-explosion would have vaporized everything in that radius. not flatten and char it...

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joc
so...why should they perform such an experiment in the Siberia? (middle of nowhere) Especially, if they didn't knew at the time how BIG of an explosion would it be...

For the same reason we performed our tests in the middle of the desert I suppose.

uh.... the A-bomb-explosion would have vaporized everything in that radius. not flatten and char it...

uh...no. :no:

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recon_soldier

Oh, also forgot to mention - Other news sources i read said that they spotted a fire nearby to the 'estimated impact area'

This article states none..

Ill try and track down some of the news articles and sources.

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Col. Kurtz

I wonder what kind of ridiculous explanation they are gonna give us this time:

1. Meteor/comet

2. Weather Balloon

3. Swampgas

4. Ball Lightning

5. Flock of birds

6. Weird Cloud Formation

7. The Moon

8. Stars

9. A misguided missile

10. A bunch of fireflies

11. Spacejunk

12. A hallucination/optical illusion

13. What object? Nothing crashed at all.

14. a group of paragliders

15. Flock of birds illuminated by a group of fireflies that were lost because swampgas blocked their sight and so they flew into a descending meteorite.

16. (if all else fails) it was probably the planet Venus

Any votes? Personally I go for number 15

15 gets my vote also. :w00t:

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vlanos

I wonder what kind of ridiculous explanation they are gonna give us this time:

1. Meteor/comet

2. Weather Balloon

3. Swampgas

4. Ball Lightning

5. Flock of birds

6. Weird Cloud Formation

7. The Moon

8. Stars

9. A misguided missile

10. A bunch of fireflies

11. Spacejunk

12. A hallucination/optical illusion

13. What object? Nothing crashed at all.

14. a group of paragliders

15. Flock of birds illuminated by a group of fireflies that were lost because swampgas blocked their sight and so they flew into a descending meteorite.

16. (if all else fails) it was probably the planet Venus

Any votes? Personally I go for number 15

ill go for a combo or 1 and 2.

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Jewels1958

I wonder what kind of ridiculous explanation they are gonna give us this time:

1. Meteor/comet

2. Weather Balloon

3. Swampgas

4. Ball Lightning

5. Flock of birds

6. Weird Cloud Formation

7. The Moon

8. Stars

9. A misguided missile

10. A bunch of fireflies

11. Spacejunk

12. A hallucination/optical illusion

13. What object? Nothing crashed at all.

14. a group of paragliders

15. Flock of birds illuminated by a group of fireflies that were lost because swampgas blocked their sight and so they flew into a descending meteorite.

16. (if all else fails) it was probably the planet Venus

Any votes? Personally I go for number 15

*snicker* I like no. 15

And as for Ericraven.....of course it is a UFO (unidentified Flying Object) until they discover what it is. No one said anything about it being aliens, you just assumed and you know what they say about assuming anything....this would be a perfect example of why NOT to assume.

edited: cause I r the typing clutz. :P

Edited by Jewels1958

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chaoszerg

WOW a Unidentified Falling Object :D

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Star_girl

Maybe one day these silly aliens will actually get it right to land on our planet instead of having a "crash course" on Earth... :D

Maybe one day "the powers that be" will come up with better excuses as well...

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Cebrakon

:geek: The Tunguska event has been well explained in scientific journals as

a meteor of a certain size, traveling at a certain velocity from a certain direction.

At a particular height, it exploded. It is not unusual for meteors to do this. Two

facts on the ground provide all the data necessary. (1) No fragments of the meteor

could be found in the crater, just as with Meteor Crater in Arizona. (2) The pattern

of the fallen timbers could still be determined decades after the event. Those directly

under the blast remained standing. The others fanned out in an asymmetrical pattern, showing the direction of travel. The size of the pattern determined the energy released.

:ph34r: There is no mystery about Tunguska.

~~~Cebrakon

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ShaunZero

I would say that saying it is an UFO that crashed is ridiculous enough for most people.

Depends on what exactly they saw. If I saw it, and it did not appear to be anything "natural", then I'd sure as hell not be afraid to call it a UFO.

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recon_soldier

it still amazes me as to how the term UFO has directly been associated with ET's.

What are we going to call them if we ever do identify them?

Still UFO's is my bet.

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ShaunZero

Well, it all depends. It's a bit hard to change from calling it "UFO" and calling it "Alien Craft". The meaning I use it for is just an unknown craft that belongs to either "alien" beings or humans. If it belongs to humans, it is "secret craft" because of the way it can fly and it's characteristics.

Sometimes I'll use UFO for the actual meaning. An unidentified flying object.

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