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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

1989, AKTASH, WEST SIBERIA, RUSSIA, A GUARD:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A Russian UFO magazine reported in October 1999 that near Aktash, Altay region, West Siberia, Russia, in 1989, at night, according to the testimony of a retired Major I. A. Samoilenko, a soldier of the local frontier guard detachment had disappeared from his night watch.

The military immediately organized a search, but it brought no results. Three days later, the missing guard was found at 5 km from the Aktash mountain range, very frightened, physically exhausted and unable to explain any details of what had occurred.

After a long rehabilitation period and therapy on him conducted by officers of a special military KGB detachment, he remembered that during his night watch a bright flash of light had blinded him and after that he had lost consciousness. When he returned to his senses, he found himself in a strange room with walls that emitted an even bluish light with no visible source.

Suddenly a voice from nowhere, that resembled that of the voice of a female or child, greeted him and warned him that he would be taken on a long journey. After that it told the soldier that if he were selected for that honorable mission he would be helping a distant civilization very similar to humans in many aspects and located in the Gemini constellation.

After that was said, the soldier lost consciousness again. He vaguely remembered that he next saw several humanoid figures "without faces" leaning over him and examining his body. He was then exposed to attacks of sudden unbearable pain during this "medical examination". After that he fell into a state of powerful euphoria and bliss, as if being narcotized.

After examination at a local military hospital a commission found him mentally unstable or insane, and one and a half month later he died of a "fulminating illness similar to exposure to high doses of radiation."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000388
Date of event: 1989
Earliest report of event: 1999
Delay of report: 1 decade
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: UFO magazine.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: UFO magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 30, 2007
This file last updated on: November 30, 2007
Country of event: Russia
State/Department: Altai Republic
Type of location: Outside.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Not reported.
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Frontier guard.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several.
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: No face.
Entities eyes: None.
Entities mouth: None.
Entities nose: None.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: Uncertain, voices heard.
Entities actions: Uncertain, told about a mission to help aliens from "the Gemini constellation".
Entities/witness interactions: Told about a mission to help aliens from "the Gemini constellation".
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, lost consciousness.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors of hoax. No credibility.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Aktash, Altay region, West Siberia, Russia, in 1989, at night, according to the testimony of retired Major I. A. Samoilenko a soldier of the local frontier guard detachment had disappeared from his night watch. The military immediately organized a search, but it brought no results. But three days later the missing frontier guard was found 5km from the mountainous settlement of Aktash. The soldier was very frightened, physically exhausted and could not explain any details of what had occurred. After a long rehabilitation period and therapy on him conducted by officers of a special military KGB detachment, the frontier guard remembered that during his night watch a bright flash of light had blinded him and after that he had lost consciousness. When he returned to his senses, he found himself in a strange room with walls that emitted an even bluish light with no visible source. Suddenly a voice from nowhere, that resembled that of the voice of a female or child, greeted him and warned him that he would be taken on a long journey. After that it told the soldier that if he were selected for that honorable mission he would be helping a distant civilization very similar to humans in many aspects and located in the Gemini constellation. After that was said, the soldier lost consciousness again. He vaguely remember that next he saw several humanoid figures "without faces" leaning over him and examining his body. He was then exposed to attacks of sudden unbearable pain during this "medical examination". After that he fell into a state of powerful euphoria and bliss, as if being narcotized. After examination at a local military hospital a commission found the mentally unstable or insane. And one and a half month later the unfortunate died of a fulminating illness similar to exposure to high doses of radiation.

Rosales indicates that the source is Sergey Skvortsov, "NLO" Magazine, Saint Petersburg, #42, October 18, 1999

Points to consider:

As explained Russian ufologist Boris Shurinov and others, after the Perestroika and the end of state censorship, many people in Russia realized that UFO stories sold well and benefited from that by inventing stories by the hundreds, sometimes inspired by cases from the West.

As a result, the Russian ufological landscape is so muddied that almost each story should be seen as highly doubtful. It would of course be advisable with this one to check if there is any independent corroboration before regarding it as something else than such a fabrication. I did not find such corroboration, but obviously it is nearly impossible to me to look in depth into such stories; which brings me to regard this story as without credibility until the contrary is proven.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 30, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 30, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No independent corroboration found. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 30, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross alleged witness deceased, alleged events 10 years earlier, no exact place, no exact date, hard to counter-investigate. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors of hoax. No credibility.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross November 30, 2007 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 30, 2007 First published.

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