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Declassified Russian Cold War UFO Files More Abyss Than Close Encounters

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Traditional conspiracy theorists would have you believe classified military UFO reports are all about flying saucers and little green men. Truth is, at least in Russia, the aliens had a penchant for aquatic locales—not space.

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We know this because on Friday Russia declassified pages and pages of its Cold War UFO sightings. A full 50% of the sightings were in the ocean, and a further 15% were in lakes like Baikal (the world's deepest).

In one sad case, three Russian navy diving cadets lost their lives chasing "a group of humanoid creatures dressed in silvery suits." In another, straight out of The Abyss, a sub commander details an encounter where an underwater UFO reached speeds of 230 knots. "It was like the objects defied the laws of physics," he said.

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Regardless, accuracy of these reports aside, we can take solace in the fact that Ed Harris has experience with both space and sea. [Scoop Deck via Wired]

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Eric Todd Vincent

Many years ago if I told you tiny life forms lived on you and around you I would be called a fool,today we call them germs.

Many years ago if I told you the earth was round and not flat you would call me crazy,Today we know it is round.

Just a few years ago if I told you there was something in existence that defies the laws of physics and can swallow a planet whole,you would call me a damn idiot,Today we know these as black holes.

Today if I told you there were intelligent beings other than humans in existence you would call me a nut job.

Don't live in a box people, think outside of it!!!