by PrincessNeba on Mar 22, 2012
The U-shaped object, resembling a silvery dome, is currently under inspection by Russian experts, after being covertly removed under cover of night from the possession of villagers who found it.
After discovering the device on Sunday, locals from the village of Otradnesnky had managed to drag the "UFO fragment" from the thick forest where it had fallen. They attached it onto a trailer and took it through the snow to their village, where local inspectors then examined it before alerting Moscow authorities.
In an official statement, Sergey Bobrov, who found the object, agreed to keep it safe.
But following their stealthy removal of the 200-kilogram metal fragment,
police have it under close guard, on orders from unnamed authorities.
The device has not had its provenance confirmed as of yet.
However, the object does not come from a rocket or missile or be in
any way associated with terrestrial space technology, it has been
“The object found is not related to space technology. A final conclusion
can be made after a detailed study of the object by experts,” the
Telegraph quoted Roscosmos, the Russian space agency as saying.
Experts have also examined the object to determine whether it poses a hazard.
“We measured the radiation level near and inside the object. We found no
radiation here,” Yuri Bornyakov, who heads the rescue service
department of the Kuybyshevsky district in the Novosibirsk region said.
Valery Vasiliev, the head of the Kuybyshevsky Department for Civil
Defence and Emergency Situations said that part of the fragment is made
of ultra-strong titanium.
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