We talk and hear a lot about the secrets of the bottom of the sea, about the monsters that lurk there, but we forget that we ourselves live at the bottom of a vast and little-studied ocean. It’s called “atmosphere”.
It seems that this world is simple and understandable – after all, it is always above our heads. And the only danger that threatens us is sudden precipitation.
However, we are wrong. The aerial ocean above us is as mysterious as any other – the Atlantic, the Pacific or the Indian Ocean.
terror from the heights
“Our world is very weakly protected from the strange and sudden danger that threatens it. There are also jungles in the upper atmosphere, inhabited by creatures worse than tigers.”
This hypothesis is expressed in a fantastic tale by the famous English writer Arthur Conan Doyle under the characteristic title “The Horror of the Heights”, first published in 1913.
The hero of the story, pilot Joyce-Armstrong, was attacked and torn apart by monsters that lived in the upper layers of the atmosphere. T
Conan Doyle imagined that these monsters were made of a gelatinous substance. They had two eyes and a beak and were kept aloft with the help of dorsal bubbles filled with light gas.
The writer also gives data on the size of the celestial monsters: each of them had an area of several hundred square meters. It sounds like common fiction, but some strange catastrophes make one wonder: is there a certain amount of scientific foresight in Conan Doyle’s fantasies?
In 1939, a military transport aircraft took off from San Diego Airfield, making a regular flight to the Hawaiian Islands.
Three hours after takeoff, radio operators received distress signals from him. Then the transmitter went silent. But soon, from the San Diego control tower, they saw the ill-fated plane, which was returning to the airfield.
He barely made it to the runway and landed at the bottom without releasing the landing gear. When rescuers arrived at the emergency landing site, they saw a terrible picture. Although the cabin itself remained unharmed, everything inside was covered in blood. The pilot and flight engineer lay dead.
The lacerations on their bodies looked like the airmen had been attacked by sharks. The co-pilot, who brought the plane to the airfield, was dying from blood loss. He died without saying a word.
Upon closer inspection, it turns out that the cabin floor is littered with spent cartridges. Not a single cartridge remained in the pistols of the dead. There was a strong smell of hydrogen sulfide on the plane.
A quarter of a century later, two pilots took off in a small private jet from Nome, Alaska. A few hours later, the voice of one of them rang in the air: “Help! Help! We are surrounded by blinding light! Both engines failed! This creature…” Then the connection was suddenly cut off. No explanation has been found for what happened. The aircraft disappeared without a trace.
On September 8, 1970, a military aircraft F-94 disappeared in the night sky over Binbrook (England). Shortly before its disappearance, the radar operator received a very strange message from the pilot, Captain Scheffner:
“I have eye contact… It’s vague, without clear contours. It’s a bluish light. Damn, what a shine! Very bright… I’m right next to him. This cone… Hey, wait, there’s something else here!
“It looks like a big soccer ball made of glass… Maybe there is a magnetic relationship between it and the cone. There is a glowing fog. Yellow. One second… It happens. It’s coming right at me… making a swerving maneuver… I can firmly…”
The connection has been severed. Just two months later, Scheffner’s plane was found at the bottom of the North Sea. It looked intact, as if someone had carefully lowered it underwater.
The history of air accidents knows many cases of how aircraft collapsed and crashed for no apparent reason. Some of these accidents were explained as the result of inept (and sometimes simply criminal) actions of the crew, but over the years, information about completely mysterious disasters has accumulated.
Many of these events took place during World War II. For the first time in human history, tens of thousands of aircraft of various designs and purposes took off. Unexplained cases also became more frequent. It got to the point that in the folklore of pilots, little evil men appeared – gremlins, destroying aircraft engines.
However, no one got to see the gremlins in reality. But here the Italian researcher Luciano Boccone claims that he managed to photograph invisible creatures under normal lighting that simply overload the space around us. Boccone nicknamed them “bichos”, which means “creatures”.
Specialists in anomalous phenomena disagree about the nature of the “critters”. Some believe that these are special “ethereal life forms”, others tend to see monsters as the personification of people’s nightmares, and someone advocates the idea of \u200b\u200bparallel worlds, the inhabitants of which become visible to us under certain conditions.
Whatever it was, but the “dropouts” are directly related to the topic we are discussing. Some researchers suggest that these are obviously living creatures moving through space without the aid of mechanical devices.
They are not perceived by our senses and, apparently, are very dangerous if the combination of some circumstances unknown to us leads to a direct collision between man and monster.
Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) do not look like living beings. Our imagination tells us that it is, most likely, some kind of aircraft – creation by the hands of intelligent beings. However, imagination is not the best tool for analyzing facts. The latter, in turn, say that UFOs often behave like living beings, and not like objects of artificial origin.
For example, UFOs can leave behind a strange type of secretion called “angel hair”. It is a kind of gelatinous substance similar to a spider’s web that falls to the floor after passing the “plate”.
According to the data provided in the book of the famous ufologist and popularizer of science Siegel “Observations of UFOs in the Soviet Union”, “angel hair” sometimes covers the earth with a rather dense layer, but disappears without a trace after a few hours . When touched with the hands, they turn into lumps of radioactive mucus with a distinct smell of hydrogen sulfide.
Academician Petryanov-Sokolov, director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry, once made the following conclusion about samples of “angel hair”: “The sample is interesting in that it is a very fine fibrous substance and has no analogues in terrestrial nature”. you’re reading this means this content was stolen from anomalien.com – and whoever copied the text didn’t realize it. But our lawyers will do it.
Another case of laboratory analysis of this phenomenon is known. On October 27, 1954, during a training session for the Fiorentina football club at the Florence stadium, several oval luminous bodies appeared over the city, performing zigzag maneuvers.
When they disappeared, a strange snow began to fall to the ground, looking like shaggy shiny cotton. People tried to pick up the threads with their hands, but they instantly melted.
One of the fans present at the stadium guessed by winding the threads on a stick, after which he put them in a jar and took them to the chemical laboratory of his university. It turned out that “angel hair” consists of a strange combination of boron, silicon, calcium and magnesium.
In addition to the ability to leave secretions, UFOs have several other characteristics that indicate their biological nature. One of the most unusual properties of UFOs was their strange transformations. They are expressed in changes in shape and size or division into parts with the subsequent flight of each part separately (reproduction by division?), and sometimes, on the contrary, with the combination of several objects into one.
There are many cases when, in front of eyewitnesses, UFOs seemed to be divided into two or more parts, which then scattered in different directions. In September 1980, 200 miles southwest of Gibraltar, crew members of the research vessel Viktor Bugaev observed a white cigar-shaped object hovering over the stern with a black band, from which two yellow beams emanated.
Before the eyes of eyewitnesses, this object was divided into two parts, one flew to the northeast, the other to the northwest. The entire observation lasted 4 minutes and was recorded in the logbook.
In November 1968, in the French Alps, Dr. X. saw two completely identical disks about 65 meters in diameter and 16 meters high, which were approaching the house at low altitude. Its upperparts were silvery white, while its underparts were red.
The disks rotated around their vertical axes and flashed every second. Then they began to reduce the distance between themselves, until they finally merged into a single disk. He flew up to the house and stood on the edge, directing a beam of light at Dr. X. Immediately there was an explosion and the UFO disappeared.
In February 1974, in Valeni Munte (Romania), ten students from an orphanage watched as two motionless orange luminous spheres approached slowly and merged into an ellipsoidal object with a diameter of about 7 meters, which increased its speed and disappeared.
And here are the observations of experts. In July 1977, in Baku, astronomer Tikhonov noticed through a telescope a yellow-green object moving at a high altitude, which, having made two stops, split into two halves. After a few seconds, one of these halves also splits into two parts, each split being accompanied by an explosion.
Soon one of the small units joined the entire half and then withdrew to its previous position. Then all three parts approached each other without connecting, and after a while they separated again and disappeared from sight.
Ufologists cannot find an adequate explanation for such transformations. This is understandable, because they believe that UFOs are an artificial object, and in terrestrial technology there are no analogies with the effects that flying saucers show us.
However, it is worth imagining that UFOs have a living nature, as it becomes clear. We can observe all these metamorphoses through a microscope mounted on a Petri dish, where a colony of the most common bacteria lives and develops.
Thus, it can be assumed that people who observed unidentified flying objects became witnesses of the manifestations of the vital activity of some, still unknown to science, animals living in the upper atmosphere. And, at least, this hypothesis is no worse than the one according to which UFOs are alien ships.