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UFO legends surround world's deepest lake

By T.K. Randall
April 2, 2015 · Comment icon 16 comments

The vast lake is said to hold many secrets. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 W0zny
Lake Baikal in Siberia has been home to a spate of peculiar sightings and strange tales in recent years.
With a depth of 5387ft the lake is so big that it contains 20% of all the surface freshwater in the entire world. How it became such a hotbed for reports of unexplained phenomena however isn't exactly clear, but so many people have seen things there now that it's difficult to deny that something strange has been going on.

One particularly intriguing tale was recounted by Valery Rudentsov who, along with twelve other people, witnessed something extraordinary back in April 1987 at Kurma in the region of Irkutsk.

"At about 12.20am, one of our guys went out into the yard, a few seconds later runs, and calls all of us out," she said. "He stood in the centre of the yard and pointed his finger at the sky."

"Diagonally from his gesture - 150 meters above us hung a huge flying saucer. From the centre of the plate went a phosphorescent purple ray. And at the edges of the plate were yellow portholes, almost like in our rural houses. The diameter of the plate was 70 meters."
According to Rudentsov the object made no sound at all throughout the encounter.

"It was a full moon and the visibility was so clear that no one of us could doubt the reality of what we saw," she said. "And then the plate slid smoothly away, sailed along the shore of the bay and further slipped into the hills of Olkhon."

Another well known case, which was covered extensively on local TV stations at the time, occurred in the Kyakhtinsky district in 1990 when locals reported a peculiar yellow light and the appearance of a disc-shaped object in the sky from which several figures in shining suits emerged.

Nobody knew who they were or what they were doing, but upon noticing that they were being watched the visitors quickly retreated in to their craft and took off, never to be seen again.

Source: Siberian Times | Comments (16)




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Comment icon #7 Posted by Podo 9 years ago
The lake must be producing an awful lot of swamp gas. But seriously, it's interesting that particular spots have more odd skylights than others. Maybe there is some kind of gas that rises and creates luminosity?
Comment icon #8 Posted by mxcx 9 years ago
The lake must be producing an awful lot of swamp gas. But seriously, it's interesting that particular spots have more odd skylights than others. Maybe there is some kind of gas that rises and creates luminosity? Gas that forms into intelligently controlled spheres and cylinders, go in and out of water, and lava mind you. Id say unlikely. Who knows? Just not gas.
Comment icon #9 Posted by zeek wulfe 9 years ago
If the best you can do is offer silly, inane and embarrassing comments, then keep your thoughts private. Commenter #2 is a perfect example of what I mean.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Merc14 9 years ago
If the best you can do is offer silly, inane and embarrassing comments, then keep your thoughts private. Commenter #2 is a perfect example of what I mean. Umm I don't see a moderator tag so why are you telling people what they can and can't post?
Comment icon #11 Posted by XenoFish 9 years ago
Someone could always set up camp there for a few months. Recording everything that happened at that lake.
Comment icon #12 Posted by mcrom901 9 years ago
Gas that forms into intelligently controlled spheres and cylinders, go in and out of water, and lava mind you. Id say unlikely. Who knows? Just not gas. excluding the unsubstantiated adjective.... it's likely... you have earthquake lights near volcanoes, and guess what else? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_fireball
Comment icon #13 Posted by mxcx 9 years ago
excluding the unsubstantiated adjective.... it's likely... you have earthquake lights near volcanoes, and guess what else? http://en.wikipedia....i/Naga_fireball What does an earthquake light in a lake have anything to do with intelligently controlled spheres of light (and cylinders), sometimes in multiples, going in and out of lakes and volcanoes, sometimes in areas that don't have earthquakes?
Comment icon #14 Posted by psyche101 9 years ago
What does an earthquake light in a lake have anything to do with intelligently controlled spheres of light (and cylinders), sometimes in multiples, going in and out of lakes and volcanoes, sometimes in areas that don't have earthquakes? They seem to be one and the same, thought that was rather obvious?
Comment icon #15 Posted by DONTEATUS 9 years ago
I bet ITs where Zafod put "Deep Thought " ?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hybodus 8 years ago
There are many paranormal hotspots deep with in the Russian hinterland. Lake Baikal is one of them...


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