On July 22, 1974, at 12:40 PM, a very strange incident occurred in Yalta, Ukraine, close to the Iograf Ridge. There was a resounding bang. There were several tourist groups in the mountains at that time, totaling about 60 individuals.
They all echoed the same phrase as they made their way back to their bases: “The disc-shaped object literally crashed into the mountain.” The surroundings were affected by the noise. And then, as if nothing had happened, the UFO rose into the sky and disappeared from view after a short period of time.
This incident attracted the attention of researchers, ufologists, and law enforcement. No private jet or other aircraft had crashed in the mountains, according to the authorities.
At the alleged UFO crash site, nothing out of the ordinary was discovered. Law enforcement officials assumed that there was no flying object as a result.
However, ufologists and enthusiasts have made a discovery. “White paint” in the form of tiny particles Ufologists reasoned that these paint flakes might be from a UFO if there had been a collision.
This led to the collection of about twenty samples of this substance. Recall that this was in 1974. Unfortunately, it took four years for money to accumulate for different experiments, and only then was it possible to investigate the paint.
Numerous research institutions received the samples. It was discovered that this “paint” has amazing qualities. For instance, its melting or combustion temperature is about 2500 degrees. Chemists still haven’t been able to produce such a result. Paint for spacecraft burns at an average temperature of 800-1300 degrees.
The substance’s chemical make-up and structure also caught the researchers off guard. It hardened up to 10 points on the Mohs scale when in contact with an oxygen-free environment, and did so with surprising lightness (roughly 1.5 grams per square meter).
However, the paint developed cracks when it came into contact with water, and under a microscope, microexplosions could be seen. The chemical elements’ connections were damaged.
In the composition of the substance, 48 different chemical elements and minerals were discovered. None of them, though, were radioactive. Those who examined the mysterious “paint flakes” were simply in awe of their intricate composition.
The conclusion was clear: the researchers had obtained skin-derived paint, or possibly nothing at all, but rather the material from which an extraterrestrial civilization had developed its flying machines.
Crimean ufologist Anton Anfalov claimed that the Iograph Ridge was drawn to strange flying objects even in the years before the war.
The number of UFO cases reported in this area today ranges from 12 to 15 per year. There is a conspiracy theory among academics and researchers that there is an alien base beneath the ridge. This is only a theory, though.
But it speaks for itself that this is the location where strange flying objects frequently appear.
Alexander Semyonov, president of the World Association “Ecology of the Unknown,” who has been researching UFOs since the mid-1960s, claims that the 1974 case is unquestionable and one of the most provable because physical samples of extraterrestrial origin were obtained.
And all other cases can be added and subtracted indefinitely. Unidentified flying objects are regularly arriving at the Iograf Ridge, and what they are for is unknown.