In April of 1979, Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev lifted off from Star City to dock with the Soviet Solyut 6 space station. But while en route, something strange happened. Cosmonaut Afanasyev saw an unidentified object turn toward his craft and begin tailing it through space.
followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the light side,
and when we entered the shadow side, it disappeared completely. It was
an engineering structure, made from some type of metal, approximately 40
meters long with inner hulls. The object was narrow here and wider here,
and inside there were openings. Some places had projections like small
wings. The object stayed very close to us. We photographed it, and our
photos showed it to be 23 to 28 meters away."
addition to photographing the UFO, Afanasyev continually reported back
to Mission Control about the craft's size, its shape and position. When
the cosmonaut returned to earth he was debriefed and told never to reveal
what he knew, and had his cameras and film confiscated.
photos and his voice transmissions from space have never been released.
is only now, with the collapse of the Soviet Union that Afanasyev feels
that he can safely tell his story.
is still classified as a UFO because we have yet to identify the object."
the late 60's and early 70's, NASA's Apollo Mission astronauts all experienced
close encounters with 'unidentified space vehicles'. According to
the first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, who took part in the Apollo
11 Mission, the reason why the US government changed their plans to build
a 'Moon City' was because they were told to change those plans by
unknown extraterrestrial voyagers... 'The fact is we were warned
off' Armstrong told a NASA symposium. 'There was never any question
then of a space station or Moon City.'
to a former NASA employee Otto Binder, unnamed radio hams with their own
VHF receiving facilities that bypassed NASA's broadcasting outlets picked
up the following exchange:
Aldrin who was also with Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission, was said to
have taken colour film footage of alien craft, Armstrong later confirmed
that this footage had indeed been shot by Aldrin, only to be confiscated
by the CIA on their return to Earth. Fearing for his wellbeing, Armstrong
refused to go in further details, except to confirm that the CIA were behind
an extensive cover-up campaign regarding the US space program and consequent
encounters with UFOs. In 1979, former chief of NASA Communications, Maurice
Chatelain, confirmed that Armstrong and Aldrin had encountered UFOs on
the Moon. To this day Chatelain vehemently protests the truth of their
December 1965, Gemini astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman also saw
a UFO during their second orbit of their record-breaking 14 day flight.
Borman reported that he saw an unidentified spacecraft some distance from
their capsule. Gemini Control, at Cape Kennedy told him that he was seeing
the final stage of their own Titan booster rocket. Borman confirmed that
he could see the booster rocket all right, but that he could also see something