Supposedly, the Tunguska crytals. Credit:  Mina
Supposedly, the Tunguska crytals. Credit: Mina

Meteorites

Scientist Claims UFO Collided with Tunguska Meteorite to Save Earth

26 May , 2009 by

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Classify this under news of the weird. A Russian scientist claims that aliens downed the Tunguska meteorite 101 years ago to protect our planet from devastation. Yuri Lavbin says he found unusual quartz crystals at the site of the massive Siberian explosion. Ten crystals have holes in them, placed so the stones can be united in a chain, and other have drawings on them. “We don’t have any technologies that can print such kind of drawings on crystals,” said Lavbin. “We also found ferrum silicate that can not be produced anywhere, except in space.”

OK, just a few holes in this story, too.

Photograph from the Soviet Academy of Science 1927 expedition led by Leonid Kulik

Photograph from the Soviet Academy of Science 1927 expedition led by Leonid Kulik


The Tunguska Event was a powerful explosion that occurred in an uninhabited and desolate area near the Tunguska River in Russia, on June 30, 1908. Although the cause of the explosion is the subject of debate, it is commonly believed to have been caused by the explosion of a large meteoroid or comet fragment, occurring the in Earth’s atmosphere about 5–10 kilometers (3–6 miles) high. The blast flattened an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, but no crater or “smoking gun” meteorite has ever been found. Different studies have yielded varying estimates of the object’s size, but there is general agreement that it was a few tens of meters across.

A couple of expeditions have gone to the remote site of the crash. Lavbin says that one expedition located the unusual crystals.

While I’m not a chemist, I couldn’t find any information on “ferrum silicate.” Seemingly, it doesn’t exist.

One small, nondescript photo accompanied Lavbin’s claims, published by the Macedonian International News Agency.

This isn’t the first time a UFO has been claimed to associated with the Tunguska event. Another report from 2004 said a scientific expedition to the site found blocks of an extraterrestrial technical device, and one 50-kilogram piece of the stone was brought to the city of Krasnoyarsk to be studied and analyzed. No subsequent reports or analysis could be located during an internet search.

Other claims of exploding alien spaceships or alien weapons detonating to “save the Earth from an imminent threat” appear to originate from a science fiction story “A Visitor From Outer Space” written by Soviet engineer Alexander Kazantsev in 1946, in which a nuclear-powered Martian spaceship, seeking fresh water from a lake blew up in mid-air. This story was was said to be inspired by Kazantsev’s visit to Hiroshima in late 1945.

Many events in Kazantsev’s tale were subsequently confused with the actual occurrences at Tunguska. A “reveal-all” book was published in 1976 (The Fire Came By) but was written by two television drama critics — so much for a scientific background. In 1998 the television series The Secret KGB UFO Files was broadcast on Turner Network Television, and referred to the Tunguska event as “the Russian Roswell” and claimed that crashed UFO debris had been recovered from the site.

However, not one proponent of the Tunguska/UFO hypothesis have ever been able to provide any significant evidence for their claims.

Lavbin says the stones, when put together form a map, and might be part of a navigational system of a spaceship.

But Lavbin says what proves his hypothesis is a strange portrait of a strange person on one of the stones.

Hmm, strange looking person on a stone….sounds like….pareidolia. Check out the Bad Astronomer’s take on that phenomenon.

Just as in any other UFO claim, this one fails to deliver any evidence.

Source: Mina

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.


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wayno@oz
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[email protected]
May 26, 2009 6:49 PM

Aliens intercepting a meteorite with their inter-stellar space craft, killing themselves and saving the Earth? Ahhhh ha ha ha ha ha! If they could travel between stars im sure they could manipulate enough energy to crumble the asteriod and save the planet. Weird idea though, its the first time i’ve heard of it but it would make a killer block buster movie. Maybe “Saving Private Earth”?

Freiddie
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May 26, 2009 10:51 PM

I would ‘assume’ that “ferrum silicate” refers to “iron (II) silicate”, or “fayalite”. “Ferrous” would’ve been more appropriate, although it’s still archaic.

One thing that is especially suspicious is the relatively high number of UFO-related articles in the so-called “science” section of the MINA website. That’s gotta say something, right? wink

Feenixx
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May 26, 2009 11:58 PM

I have 12 Coffee beans, which I found in a packet of Dark Roast Sumatra, which can be arranged exactly so that they mark the vertices of a Star of David.
This can only mean that Mossad has infiltrated the Indonesian coffee trade!!!

Silenus
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Silenus
May 27, 2009 12:55 AM

To boldly explode where no one has eploded before.

Peter Lake
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May 27, 2009 1:00 AM

Hmmm….probably a Climate Scientist wink

Maxwell
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Maxwell
May 27, 2009 3:24 AM
@Plut: No doubt about that! :p I’ve got an open mind and have seen enough Hubble deep space photos to be convinced that aliens are out there… somewhere. Its one thing to say that there might be aliens around. Problem is these people then go on to describe all kinds of things that they couldn’t possibly know. For example someone sees an Unidentified flying object (emphasis on the “unidentified”) and next thing they say its its from a planet in the Pleadies, where they’ve solved all problems of warfare and society and also the women are blue and have two sets of tits or something. …and You mean to say you saw a light in the sky and… Read more »
Dominion
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May 27, 2009 4:33 AM

Feenixx, that is so weird! My coffee beans do exactly the same thing! Does this count as an independent confirmation? I have always said that coffee is the nectar of the gods and now we have proof.
Perhaps the aliens over Tunguska got hold of some bad decaf or had some freeze dried folgers.

damian
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May 27, 2009 5:13 AM

Lets see these so called Markings, until then this is just another circus.

Whatever happened to the Italian researches (was it last year) that found something at the bottom of the lake by using radar?

Damian K

Dark Gnat
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Dark Gnat
May 27, 2009 5:29 AM
So, not only does the theory need to find evidence that the stones are manufactured or at least cut to fit, but it also needs evidence that: The aliens evolved somewhere, decided to take up exploration, made advancements in space travel, travelled all the way to our planet, felt that humans were important enough to save, and blasted the comet/meteoroid at the last minute, destroying themselves in the process. It’s been documented elsewhere that comet fragments and meteors sometimes explode in the atmosphere, and that large explosions in the uppar atmosphere are detected on a regular basis by the U.S. Military’s nuclear missile defense grid. That means, according to this theory, that we are in the middle of… Read more »
aspaceyguy
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aspaceyguy
May 27, 2009 6:12 AM

There is a disclosure from the head of the Department of UFO Research, Palaeosciences and Palaeotechnology of the National Security Academy of Russia, named Valery Uvarov.

interview here: http://www.projectcamelot.org/valery_uvarov.html

There is much to be learned from that interview, but the key is that the Tunguska object was toxic and that it was intercepted and obliterated by an ‘alien’ or better said, ‘foreign’ defense system. It may have been automated and if I recall from the interview, they have the evidence and the location.

aspaceyguy
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aspaceyguy
May 27, 2009 6:34 AM

Clarifying: It is an ‘installation’. A planetary protection system. They know exactly where it is in Siberia now.

Savino
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Savino
May 27, 2009 7:21 AM

Kamikaze Aliens FTW!!!!!!!

Jess
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Jess
May 27, 2009 8:02 AM

A ferrum silicate is an iron-silicon compound. It does exist, but it’s not an entirely common thing here on earth. Just because it doesn’t turn up doesn’t mean it does not exist, ja? ;o

Kevin F.
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Kevin F.
May 27, 2009 9:15 AM

Lavbin says the stones, when put together form a map, and might be part of a navigational system of a spaceship.

Oh, yes – don’t all major space faring civilizations print their maps on rocks?

Spoodle58
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May 27, 2009 9:39 AM

[email protected] you are right, this story speaks movie blockbuster, this Russian should be in the movie business.

Lets put a twist on it though, not aliens saving earth but lets say humans from the future. smile

Jim Krug
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Jim Krug
May 27, 2009 12:24 PM

Welllllllllllllllll…

I think you all need to keep in mind that you are basing your opinions entirely off of Nancy’s summation of the article. And while I really enjoy reading her work, it’s fairly clear that she is skeptical about the findings, and wrote the article on that slant.

It’s not entirely out of the realm to consider a “defense alert system” built by a more advanced civilization. When Valentina Tereshkova visited the US with pictures of the object that destroyed the Soviet probe Phobos 2, she mentioned the possibility of the small Martian moon having a similar defense system built by another civilization.

For what it’s worth…

timwmyoung
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timwmyoung
May 27, 2009 2:34 PM

A fantastic bit of- well, fantasy. For that matter, I wonder if that was the same “stone” material- and source- of Moses’ 10 commandments’ tablets. Just a thought.

Maxwell
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Maxwell
May 27, 2009 3:35 PM

Doh, how could I have posted and not made the Homeworld reference!

“One hundred years ago, a satellite detected an object under the sands of the great desert.
An expedition was sent.
An ancient starship, buried in the sand.
Deep inside the ruin, was a single stone that would change the course of our history forever.
On the stone was etched a galactic map, and a single world more ancient than the clans themselves…”

Ahh, the nostalgia!

ND
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ND
May 27, 2009 3:35 PM

Jim Krug,

Not worth much until you provide some references to back up your phobos 2 claims.

aspaceyguy
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aspaceyguy
May 27, 2009 4:57 PM
Good one “Maxwell”. Just remember, disclosure has been happening for a while through the vehicle of fiction(or the parable). Society insiders call it “science.faction”. In the realm of obvious fact, have a look at Wayne Herschel’s work. http://www.hiddenrecords.com He has clearly proven that about twenty cultures have all created ‘pyramidal’&temple layouts in exactly the same layout mirroring ‘a star chart’. From Egypt to the Vatican to Angkor to Cydonia(yes Mars)–perfect layouts from Orion to the Pleiades ++ pointing the way. Odd to read a cynical article from Nancy Atkinson. This is a fine author who brought us the article showing just how easy it would be to have ‘Floating Cities’ in the hospitable upper atmosphere of Venus. A… Read more »
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