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Russian Villagers Find Strange Crater and See Stranger UFO

A strange UFO was recorded by witnesses in a village in the Perm region of Russia. Within a few days, a huge crater was found in the same area. Are they related? In Russia, you never know.

The video of the UFO was posted to the Internet on March 11, 2015, and the limited information accompanying it is in Russian, so the Google translations are somewhat garbled. It calls it a “fixed launch UFO” in Kizel in the Perm region, which is located in the east of the East European Plain of Russia on the western slope of the Middle Ural Mountains. The odd shape at the beginning, which changes as the video progresses, makes it difficult to determine what the object might be. Many are quick to call it a rocket launch, although Baikonur, the usual launch location for Russian rockets, is almost 1200 miles away in Kazakhstan. Perhaps it was from a secret location near Kizel … a launch of a secret mission or a new weapon? Or maybe it was something else.

The strange crater in Kizel

The strange crater in Lunyevka

Adding to the mystery of the UFO is the appearance a few days later of a crater in the village of Lunyevka, less than 20 km (12 miles) from Kizel. The crater – measuring at least 25 meters (82 feet) wide and 10 meters (33 feet) deep – appeared quickly and mysteriously in Lunyevka, causing part of a farm and a number of trees to disappear. Villagers fear the worst is yet to come as a much larger crater formed in the nearby town of Solikamsk last fall and the nearby city of Berezniki has been plagued by the occurrences of multiple massive craters since 2006. While local officials are quick to blame the coal and potash mines that once operated in this Perm region, these mines have been closed for well over 50 years. Residents of Lunyevka want better answers.

Lunyevka doesn't want its craters to become like this massive hole in Berezniki

Lunyevka doesn’t want its craters to become like this massive hole in nearby Berezniki

A strange UFO appears in an area that is slowing disappearing into mysterious craters. What’s happening in the Perm region and is this condition “perm-“anent?

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