Russian space experts are seeking to solve the mystery of a "UFO fragment" which
crashed close to a remote village in Siberia.
The 'fragment' does not
appear to come from any known missile or space technology. Russian space experts
will make an announcement shortly.
The 'silver U-shaped device' weighs
200 kilos, has does not appear to be a rocket or a missile - or a remnant of
earthly space technology.
The 200-kilo metal fragment was examined for
radiation. A theory that it's a remnant from a rocket launch in Kazakhstan also
appears to be mistaken.
'The object found is not related to space
technology. A final conclusion can be made after a detailed study of the object
by experts,' said the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
Locals insist the
metallic object - resembling a large shiny rubbish bin - fell from the skies.
The object is six feet long and is at least partially made of titanium
It's now under police guard as interest in the 'visitor'
It was found near a village called Otradnensky some two
thousand miles and three time zones east of Moscow.
The Russian media
immediately claimed 'fragments of a UFO' were discovered in the remote
Locals had heard strange sounds in the thick woodland in
December, it was claimed.
But it was only on Sunday that the find was
reported to local police who then alerted Moscow.
Weighing 200 kilograms
and around two metres in height, locals fixed it onto a trailer and took across
the snow to the village where local inspectors checked it.
Bornyakov, head of rescue service department of Kuibyshevski district of
Novosibirsk region, said: 'We measured the radiation level near and inside the
object. We found no radiation here.'
Initial theories that it was part
of a space rocket or a satellite form a failed launch in Kazakhstan have been
Head of Department for Civil Defence and Emergency Situations of
the Kuibyshevski, Valery Vasiliev, said part of the fragment was made of ultra
Finder Sergey Bobrov undertook in an official statement
that he would keep the UFO safe, but locals reported that 'police came during
the night and secretly removed it'.
A local police spokesman confirmed
the object was now under guard by the force on orders from unspecified
'You can see inside it, all is open, it's empty, no danger
here. We were asked to take and store it. We brought it here. And now we are
going to wait until they come to take it if they need it' said Sergei
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