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UFO Displays Energy Field over Linnala, Imatra, Finland
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Published: 11:54 AM 8/31/2013

Location: Linnala, Imatra, Finland (not far from the Russian border)

Date: August 24(?), 1970

One day towards the end of August, 1970 - probably the 24th - Mr. Aatto Storgård, yardmaster at Imatra railway station, left home for work at about noon.

He got into his his car at 12:10 PM and pulled into the street. A couple of minutes later he was approaching the Karhumäentie intersection in the Linnala part of town.

Unexpectedly, Storgård noticed a large, unknown object rising into the air from the pavement about 60 meters straight ahead. As it rose it affected some kind of vortex or power field, which seemed to rattle loose objects on the ground.

Due to temporary redirecting, there were partial roadblocks in place, along with a movable traffic sign. These all toppled over, and a cast-iron sewer grating was pulled off.

Storgård became worried that his car might overturn if he drove any closer to the turmoil, and thought it best to pull over and step out. Other cars arriving at the scene stopped as well: there were two behind Storgård's car and three on the other side of the airborne object - six in all.

The object rose to about two meters and slowly took horizontal flight due east, towards the bank of the Vuoksi river. It was oval in shape and had a dull gray surface. It was about 6 m in diameter and 2 m in height. No other details were discernible. An odd thing was that although the field around it did affect objects on the ground, it did not raise any dust.

Also, as the disc flew across the river a short while later, still at about two meters, the waters below remained undisturbed. After about a minute's flight the object suddenly disappeared from view.

One other amazing thing about this case - though not at all exceptional in the history of the UFO phenomenon - is that it never led to any public speculation or any kind of debate in the local papers, even though it happened in the middle of town at an hour of lively traffic.

The witnesses quit the scene to mind their own business, and the case only came to light eighteen months later. Such under-reporting from busy locations is almost the rule.

There are two mental factors working together here: eyewitnesses fear ridicule, and - especially when there are several of them - assume that someone else will step forward to do the reporting.

SOURCE: Tapani Kuningas: Ufojen jäljillä

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