A giant “UFO fragment”, resembling a silvery dome, has fallen from the sky near a remote village in Siberia, according to Russian media.
The U-shaped object is currently under inspection by Russian experts, after being covertly removed under cover of night from the possession of villagers who found it.
After discovering the device on Sunday, locals from the village of Otradnesnky had managed to drag the “UFO fragment” from the thick forest where it had fallen.
They attached it onto a trailer and took it through the snow to their village, where local inspectors then examined it before alerting Moscow authorities.
In an official statement, Sergey Bobrov, who found the object, agreed to keep it safe.
But following their stealthy removal of the 200-kilogram metal fragment, police have it under close guard, on orders from unnamed authorities. The device has not had its provenance confirmed as of yet. …
“We measured the radiation level near and inside the object. We found no radiation here,” Yuri Bornyakov, who heads the rescue service department of the Kuybyshevsky district in the Novosibirsk region said.
Valery Vasiliev, the head of the Kuybyshevsky Department for Civil Defence and Emergency Situations said that part of the fragment is made of ultra-strong titanium. …