Russia’s secret U̳F̳O̳ files: Soviet Union waged Cold War conflict with a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s
WHILE the Cold War waged, the Soviet Union was being menaced by mysterious a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ spacecraft which shot down planes and burned military installations.
During the 1940s and 1950s U̳F̳O̳-mania gripped the US as reports of flying saucers, men in black and a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ abductions filled newspaper pages.
But as a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ encounters became a sideshow in the states, their communist enemies were also being rocked by mysterious encounters with U̳F̳O̳s.
Around the same time the Soviets also began to have increasing contact with apparent a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and growing reports of spacecraft entering airspace over Russia.
Soviet-born U̳F̳O̳ researcher and author Paul Stonehill told Daily Star Online: “The Soviets were shocked so many U̳F̳O̳s could penetrate their borders and basically just do what they wanted without any control from the Kremlin.
“There were many more cases of direct encounters than in the United States, and anything which was flying over the Soviet Union was very interested in secret military installations.”
“They tried on several occasions where orders were given out from on high to shoot down U̳F̳O̳s, or local commanders would take it upon themselves.