UFO enthusiasts near Las Vegas may have a new destination ahead of them: the “Authentic Alien Artifact” display featured at the National Atomic Testing Museum’s Area 51 exhibit, which was recently made available to the public. The National Atomic Testing Museum, operating as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, has been opened since 2005.
The exhibit, “Area 51: Myth or Reality”, offers an accumulation of the historical records of the infamous U.S. site that’s been shrouded in secrecy. The 1950s and 60s were a time that stealth aircraft, such as the U2 and A-12, would fly overhead in the area for test flights. The exhibit, which has on display models of these planes and others, examines the popular conjecture that what the military was actually testing at Area 51 were alien spacecraft that it had recovered, as well as studying the aliens themselves, who had crashed onto the planet in 1947 on the outskirts of Roswell, NM.
But the “Authentic Alien Artifact” features containers of material which originated from a UFO that purportedly crashed not anywhere near Roswell – or even in this country. It’s from an incident occurring in 1986 in Russia, what’s sometimes known as the Russian Roswell. In the mining town of Dalnegorsk in the Soviet Union, a peculiar sphere zipped across the sky and collided with Mount Izvestkovara, or Height 611.
The exhibit’s description is as follows: “Three Soviet academic centers and 11 research institutes analyzed the objects from this UFO crash. The distance between atoms is different from ordinary iron. Radar cannot be reflected from the material. Elements in the material may disappear and new ones appear after heating. One piece disappeared completely in front of four witnesses. The core of the material is composed of a substance with anti-gravitational properties.”
According to George Knapp, a Las Vegas KLAS-TV news reporter, “Valerie Dvuzhilini of the Academy of Sciences was the first to arrive on the scene two days later. He collected samples of strange metallic mesh scattered at the site and samples of rocks and vegetation which had been scorched at the crash.”
Knapp claims that Russian scientists scrutinized the samples, and in the days that followed, numerous people reported seeing “UFO-type craft” hovering in the area of Height 611, presumably in search of the crash site.
Multi-Emmy Award winning Knapp, the first U.S. journalist to trek to Russia to see the UFO crash site, was provided with samples of debris. These materials, including shiny, round objects also discovered at additional crash sites, were given to the National Atomic Testing Museum for exhibition.
Knapp didn’t believe that the Russian scientists who examined the material ever described it as “out of this world,” but they conceded that it was an unordinary substance. Knapp further stated that some of the material was sent to academies and was not returned. Perhaps this is another mystery to add to the conspiracy of UFOs?