The History Channel, Sunday 5 th March, 2006: The real X-Files: UFO-Files, russian top secret roswell cases. The History Channel’s UFO Files continues with its theme of worldwide ‘Roswells’.
Kapustin Yar was the former Soviet Union’s most sensitive air base, even exceeding America’s Area 51 for the levels of secrecy thatshrouded it. UFO Files claimed that itwas to present never-before-seenfootage of the base, reconnaissancephotos and even a virtual tour of itshidden depths.Kapustin Yar was created as the sitefor the development of the SovietUnion’s space program after the endof World War II. It lies over 500 milessouth of Moscow and about 60 mileseast of Volgograd, the former Stalingrad. These days it lies closeto the Kazakhstan border, but backin those days, the base was deepinside Soviet territory. It was herethat captured V2 rockets and theGerman scientists that created themwere set to work with not only thesingle task of getting into spacebefore the Americans, but alsodesigning and testing new aircraft, missiles and other weaponssystems.
The base was deemed sosecret that the nearby town of Zhitkur was emptied of its populationand levelled because it was tooclose.In 1948, less than a year after thefamed Roswell Incident, the base’sradar operators picked up anunidentified object. At the same time,a fighter pilot flying close to the basehad a visual sighting of a silver,cigar-shaped object. Reporting thathe was being blinded by rays fromthe UFO, the pilot was ordered toengage with it and, after a threeminute dogfight, a missilesuccessfully brought down theobject. It seems that the UFO firedsome sort of energy weapon at the MiG and both craft crashed to the ground.William J Birnes, publisher of the American
UFO Magazine believed that the alien craft fired a particlebeam weapon at the Soviet fighter,but a lucky shot with the missiledisrupted the UFO’s anti-gravity field, causing it to fall from the sky. Sovietrecovery teams quickly gathered up
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