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1932, Viukovo, Yaroslavl, Russia, Vera Alexandrovna T.:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In the 2000's Albert Rosales indicated in his catalogue that in Viukovo, Yaroslavl Province, Russia, in 1932, in daytime, Vera Alexandrovna T., 12-year-old, reported that a large "flying ship" appeared near the village. Before landing, it flew over the river, creating a large wave that threw the boats onto the bank of the river.

The object landed on a potato field behind the village. The craft then dug a hole on the ground and submerged into it almost completely. Soon after that, "greenish little men" appeared in the village. They had greenish-brown tint skin, sallow complexions, resembling cement dust.

The girl was able to see one of the entities at very close range. She was not afraid as it looked like a boy. He had a very slim figure, and wore a shiny silvery outfit. His face was severe, lacking any human expression. His hands had only four fingers without a thumb. His feet lacked toes.

The alien's leader was tall, human-sized with the same brown-gray-greenish colored face, sallow complexion and also hoofed. His face was however very distinct with expression. (Rosales thinks the rest of them were obviously biological robots.) This alien often talked to the locals and joked frequently, he apparently communicated by using telepathy.

This alien used to stay in a regular basis on one side of Vera's aunt house. The curious girl one time looked into the window and observed the alien "guest" seating by the table drinking tea. She remembered him grabbing a piece of bread with his four fingered hand, hooking the piece and eating it.

Unlike their leader, the other aliens, about 7 of them, behaved without ceremony, entering houses and taking everything they pleased. The locals called them "medics" because they were often walking along the village carrying big shiny tanks with numerous tubes sticking from above. At night the small entities entered the houses, inserting the tubes on the bodies of the sleeping inhabitants apparently "measuring" something. They also conducted experiments on domestic animals. Sheep were found injured in the yards with punctured holes on their bodies.

The aliens apparently brought with them a number of their own pets. The strange animals were similar to dogs, but their heads were located straight up, like those of a man. The other alien animal pets resembled monkeys, which were brisk, nimble, quick moving and omnipresent. These monkey-like creatures drank milk, stole eggs, and also gate chickens and geese. They were fearful to appear in plain sight of the villagers. But their excrement was found in many different locations around the village. Cows and horses could not eat the hay since it was full of alien "pet" excrement.

At one point the potatoes disappeared from the fields, the ground appeared to have been dug up. The cheese and the grain also began to vanish from the local plants. The same started happening to the nearby village of Vlasiha. One time Vera saw several green men come into a granary with hoses in their hands. These hoses were black in color, with a bluish tint. Copper rings circled the hoses; they had green inscriptions on them, which resembled the "Arabic" alphabet. The small green men connected the hoses into the barn, apparently removing the grain.

After that, Vera noticed an amazing procession walking out from the alien ship; it was a huge alien animal, elephant-sized but without the trunk. It moved slowly towards the barn. It had something like a yoke on its back, with "tanks" hanging from its ends. The green men walked by the tanks supporting them with their hands to prevent them from swinging back and forth. The procession approached the granary. The grain was then sucked through the hoses into the tanks, and the huge animal transported them back to the craft. Vera ran to get help from the adults but they were all busy at work.

Life in the village became impossible as a result of the alien interference. Some locals began leaving the area. Local officials were later imprisoned and accused of sabotage, as a result of the missing grain and cheese. Apparently the aliens eventually left the area.

Rosales indicates that the source is one "Valeriy A. Kukushkin", of the "Yaroslavl UFO Group", in a publication titles "Chimeras of the X Location".

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001641
Date of event: 1932
Earliest report of event: 2005?
Delay of report: 7 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Sensation UFO publication.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Sensation UFO publication.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: August 16, 2018
This file last updated on: August 16, 2018
Country of event: Russia
State/Department: Yaroslavl
Type of location: Village of Viukovo.
Lighting conditions: Various.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: Numreous.
Witnesses ages: All
Witnesses types: Child, residents.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 8
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: Yes, not reported.
Entities outfit color: Silvery shining.
Entities skin color: Greenish brown.
Entities body: Very thin.
Entities head: Severe look for the chief, not for the others.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: No toes.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: Telepathy.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, stole food, performed medical examinations, brought alien animals, stayed at resident's, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: Stole food, performed medical examinations, brought alien animals, stayed at resident's.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not frightened, disturbed.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that Viukovo, Yaroslavl Province, Russia, in 1932, in daytime, "12-year old Vera Alexandrovna T reported that a large "flying ship" appeared in the environs of the village. Before landing, it flew over the river creating a large wave that threw the boats onto the bank of the river. The object landed on a potato field behind the village. The craft then dug a hole on the ground and submerged into it almost completely. Soon after that "greenish little men" appeared in the village. They had greenish-brown tint skin, sallow complexions, resembling cement dust. The girl was able to see one of the entities at very close range. She was not afraid as it looked like a boy. He had a very slim figure, and wore a shiny silvery outfit. His face was severe, lacking any human expression. His hands had only four fingers without a thumb. His feet lacked toes. The alien's leader was tall, human sized with the same brown-gray-greenish colored face, sallow complexion and also hoofed. His face was however very distinct with expression. (The rest of the aliens were obviously biological robots. This alien often talk to the locals and joked frequently, he apparently communicated by using telepathy. This alien used to stay in a regular basis on one side of Vera's aunt house. The curious girl one time looked into the window and observed the alien "guest" seating by the table drinking tea. She remembered him grabbing a piece of bread with his four fingered hand, hooking the piece and eating it. Unlike their leader, the other aliens (about 7 of them) behaved without ceremony, entering houses and taking everything they pleased. The locals called them "medics" because they were often walking along the village carrying big shiny tanks with numerous tubes sticking from above. At night the small entities entered the houses, inserting the tubes on the bodies of the sleeping inhabitants apparently "measuring" something. They also conducted experiments on domestic animals. Sheep were found injured in the yards with punctured holes on their bodies. The aliens apparently brought with them a number of their own pets". The strange animals were similar to dogs, but their heads were located straight up---like those of a man. The other alien animal pets resembled monkeys, which were brisk, nimble, quick moving and omnipresent. These monkey like creatures drank milk, stole eggs, and also gate chickens and geese. They were fearful to appear in plain sight of the villagers. But their excrement was found in many different locations around the village. Cows and horses could not eat the hay since it was full of alien "pet" excrement. At one point the potatoes disappeared from the fields, the ground appeared to have been dug up. The cheese and the grain also began to vanish from the local plants. The same started happening to the nearby village of Vlasiha. One time Vera saw several green men come into a granary with hoses in their hands. These hoses were black in color, with a bluish tint. Copper rings circled the hoses; they had green inscriptions on them, which resembled the "Arabic" alphabet. The small green men connected the hoses into the barn, apparently removing the grain. After that, Vera noticed an amazing procession walking out from the alien ship; it was a huge alien animal, elephant-sized but without the trunk. It moved slowly towards the barn. The animal had something like a yoke on its back, with "tanks" hanging from its ends. The green men walked by the tanks supporting them with their hands to prevent them from swinging back and forth. The procession approached the granary. The grain was then sucked through the hoses into the tanks, and the huge animal transported them back to the craft. Vera ran to get help from the adults but they were all busy at work. Life in the village became impossible as a result of the alien interference. Some locals began leaving the area. Local officials were later imprisoned and accused of sabotage, as a result of the missing grain and cheese. Apparently the aliens eventually left the area."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Valeriy A Kukushkin, Yaroslavl UFO Group 'Chimeras of The X Location', Anton Anfalov".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

1932 - Viukovo, Yaroslavl Province, Russia

1932 14:00

Viukovo, Yaroslavl Province, Russia

12-year old Vera Alexandrovna T reported that a large "flying ship" appeared in the environs of the village. Before landing, it flew over the river creating a large wave that threw the boats onto the bank of the river. The object landed on a potato field behind the village. The craft then dug a hole on the ground and submerged into it almost completely. Soon after that "greenish little men" appeared in the village. They had greenish-brown tint skin, sallow complexions, resembling cement dust. The girl was able to see one of the entities at very close range. She was not afraid as it looked like a boy. He had a very slim figure, and wore a shiny silvery outfit. His face was severe, lacking any human expression. His hands had only four fingers without a thumb. His feet lacked toes. The alien's leader was tall, human sized with the same brown-gray-greenish colored face, sallow complexion and also hoofed. His face was however very distinct with expression. (The rest of the aliens were obviously biological robots). This alien often talk to the locals and joked frequently, he apparently communicated by using telepathy. This alien used to stay in a regular basis on one side of Vera's aunt house. The curious girl one time looked into the window and observed the alien "guest" seating by the table drinking tea. She remembered him grabbing a piece of bread with his four fingered hand, hooking the piece and eating it. Unlike their leader, the other aliens (about 7 of them) behaved without ceremony, entering houses and taking everything they pleased. The locals called them "medics" because they were often walking along the village carrying big shiny tanks with numerous tubes sticking from above. At night the small entities entered the houses, inserting the tubes on the bodies of the sleeping inhabitants apparently "measuring" something. They also conducted experiments on domestic animals. Sheep were found injured in the yards with punctured holes on their bodies. The aliens apparently brought with them a number of their own "pets". The strange animals were similar to dogs, but their heads were located straight up---like those of a man. The other alien animal pets resembled monkeys, which were brisk, nimble, quick moving and omnipresent. These monkey like creatures drank milk, stole eggs, and also gate chickens and geese. They were fearful to appear in plain sight of the villagers. But their excrement was found in many different locations around the village. Cows and horses could not eat the hay since it was full of alien "pet" excrement. At one point the potatoes disappeared from the fields, the ground appeared to have been dug up. The cheese and the grain also began to vanish from the local plants. The same started happening to the nearby village of Vlasiha. One time Vera saw several green men come into a granary with hoses in their hands. These hoses were black in color, with a bluish tint. Copper rings circled the hoses; they had green inscriptions on them, which resembled the "Arabic" alphabet. The small green men connected the hoses into the barn, apparently removing the grain. After that, Vera noticed an amazing procession walking out from the alien ship; it was a huge alien animal, elephant-sized but without the trunk. It moved slowly towards the barn. The animal had something like a yoke on its back, with "tanks" hanging from its ends. The green men walked by the tanks supporting them with their hands to prevent them from swinging back and forth. The procession approached the granary. The grain was then sucked through the hoses into the tanks, and the huge animal transported them back to the craft. Vera ran to get help from the adults but they were all busy at work. Life in the village became impossible as a result of the alien interference. Some locals began leaving the area. Local officials were later imprisoned and accused of sabotage, as a result of the missing grain and cheese. Apparently the aliens eventually left the area.

Hynek rating: CE3

The source is indicated as: "Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database".

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

1932.

VIUKOVO (YAROSLAVL : RUSSIA then part of the USSR)

A woman recalled that when she was a girl of twelve a large flying object flew over and landed in a potato field behind this village. Soon afterwards small beings with brown-green skin and sallow complexions began to visit the village. One seen close up had a slim boyish figure whose hands lacked thumbs and feet lacked toes. There was a taller leader who would talk and joke with the locals, as though communicating by telepathy, and would stay with this woman’s aunt. The other beings would enter the houses and take things, and conduct medical experiments on the inhabitants and their livestock. They brought with them fantastical alien pets, including a huge elephant-like thing, this was used to carry the machinery used to remove grain. The people left because of all of this, and local officials were imprisoned for sabotage owning to the missing grain and cheese.

Rosales citing Anton Anfalov “Chimeras of the X Location” citing investigation by Valery Kukushkin

Evaluation - Clearly this is a tale told decades after the alleged events. It appears to be the girl/woman’s way of dealing with the depredations of the countryside by the Stalinist regime by placing them in a sort of fairy tale context, with references to later film imagery

Points to consider:

Anton Anfalov, cited among the sources by [ar1], is a Ukrainian ufologist. In an email exchange, he told me clearly that the stories he had shared with Albert Rosales were not, for him, to be taken at face value. He had collected them, but he never meant that it implied any truthfulness in them.

This has likely nothing to do with "the girl/woman’s way of dealing with the depredations of the countryside by the Stalinist regime." In post-USSR Russia, the new freedom of publication gave rise to many sensation tabloids, resembling, for example, the Weekly World News in the USA. It was just a matter of making sales with sensational, purely invented stories.

One of the obvious signs of a pure hoax is that I cannot find any village named Viukovo in the Yaroslavl province... It turns out that there is a Vnukovo, it is the Moscow airport, but it is not in the Yaroslavl oblast at all, it's in the Moscow oblast. We are also told that the villagers fled to the nearby village of Vlasiha, which village does not exist either, but there is a Vlasikha, also in the Moscow Oblast. Tis is just like if the author picked up two names of villages in the Moscow Oblast, changed a letter, and put them in the Yaroslavl Oblast.

Thus of course this story can be totally invented.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 16, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable invention.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 16, 2018 Creation, [ar1], [ud1], [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 16, 2018 First published.

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