The Russians never landed on the Moon, but they were the first to touch outer space. As for the first man and woman in space and the first satellite, the Russians explored space before the Americans. During Soviet rule, the Russians developed several advanced machines that made them a powerful nation. However, the country has kept UFO secrets for a long time. There are many popular UFO encounters that have taken place in Russia, but the bizarre claim of an alien spacecraft sunk in Earth orbit by Soviet astrophysicist Professor Sergei Boshich is still a big mystery.
In 1979, Soviet astrophysicist Sergei Bosich made a claim that shocked US and UK scientists. According to him, he discovered an alien spacecraft, scattered in pieces and orbiting the Earth.
Although it was almost impossible to get information about Soviet internal affairs, this story somehow made it to the front page of the American weekly “National Enquirer”. It was later reprinted by the popular British tabloid “Reveille” under the title “Sensation In Space”.
A popular Soviet science fiction writer Alexander P. Kazantsev, who was also known as a pioneer of Soviet ufology, estimated the spacecraft to be at least 60 meters long and 30 meters wide. He said: “It had small domes that housed telescopes, disk antennas for communication and lookouts.”
Interestingly, the story was supported by other Soviet scientists such as geologist Alexei Zolotov and Moscow physicist Vladimir Azhazaha. Bosich and Azazaha agreed that the spacecraft had been blown up into 10 pieces two years before the launch of Sputnik 1 on December 10, 1955. Each piece was about 30 meters long.
Kazantsev and Zolotov added that there could be the bodies of the spacecraft\’s crew in the scattered pieces, the height of which could reach up to nine feet. Both experts defended the theory that the Siberian explosion of 1908 (popularly known as the Tunguska event) was caused by the crash landing of a nuclear-powered alien spacecraft.
Obviously, Western space experts ruled the Russian scientist\’s theory of scattered alien spacecraft. If that were the case, your radar would definitely recognize such a large object orbiting Earth.
The British expert from the Royal Aircraft Establishment (former British aerospace company) said: “If there were objects of the size and distance suggested by the Russians, they would be tracked both by radar and visually. We have not seen such objects.”
While Vladimir Azhazha said: “Meteors do not have orbits. They plummet aimlessly, darting erratically through space. And they don\’t spontaneously explode. All the evidence we\’ve gathered over the past decade points to one thing – a crippled alien craft. It must contain secrets we can\’t even dream of. A rescue mission must be launched. The ship, or what\’s left of it, must be reassembled here on Earth. The benefits to humanity can be stupendous.”
A photograph of space debris, popularly known as The Black Knight Satellite, taken by NASA
Some experts have tried to relate Russian history to an article published in the journal Icarus in 1969 by the American scientist John Bagby. He claimed to have found at least 10 moons that formed on December 18, 1955, after a parent body broke. Evidence from him was criticized by Belgian astronomer Jean Meeus, who called his story “unsubstantiated”.
Although the mystery was never solved, some people considered it to be the Black Knight Satellite. At the same time, others suggest that the Russian government hoped to launch a joint mission with other countries, in particular the United States, to recover the spacecraft\’s wreckage. Whatever the reason behind this case, it became a sensation and was also forgotten without any satisfactory comment.