Encounters of the Unknown—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, April 2019
Encounter in the Caucasus
by: Albert S. Rosales
Location. Near Naftalan, Azerbaijan, Caucasus (USSR)
Date: March 10-13, 1948 Time: various
Local resident Peter Grigorievich Bykavorov reportedly saw a landed disc-shaped object and humanoids near the Geran railway station. The witness noticed three “men of strange appearance” near the landed disc-shaped object. Theirs was of a very interesting structure. It was cone shaped on top, gray in color but the tip of the cone was white and the bottom of the cone was also white. On top of the cone there was something resembling rubber or plastic. The inside of the ship, its framework, was cylindrical in shape, made out of numerous tube-like structures. The door was positioned in the center of the cylinder. The three men seemed to “freeze in place” (suspended animation) every time the witness looked at them. The humanoids were dressed in tight-fitting overalls, which clearly outlined their musculature. Under their helmets they had yellowish caps. Their hair was short, bristling, sticking straight up. All three of the humanoids looked young, no more than 30 years of age. Their faces were clean shaven without wrinkles. They never spoke a word with the witness. And amazingly the local chief of the diesel electric power plant apparently communicated with the aliens. The aliens requested a favor from him, and he went to a local food store and purchased several foodstuffs for the aliens. Bykavorov watched all this in amazement from a distance. Apparently at first the aliens had tried to visit the store, but after creating a stir in the store they had to leave. So after that failed attempt they asked the chief to do it for them instead.
Unfortunately, due to the distance additional details were not established. The humanoids generally stayed away from everybody and remained close to their landed craft. When some of the locals attempted to approach the object, the humanoids boarded their craft and flew towards the nearby mountains. According to the witnesses the craft “flew very fast”. However, they returned in the evening as it got dark. At that time the aliens switched on a light, very bright, similar to an ox-eye, about 5 meters long, of yellow and red in color. Near the craft the aliens had constructed a bonfire that seemed to burn very hot and was the same shape as the bottom of their craft. The whole afternoon the aliens had been very busy occupied by some work. Bykavorov, who kept a close eye on their activities, felt fear but eventually was able to establish telepathic communication with the alien crew. At times he would receive orders from the aliens to come close, but he could not remember most of the details. Bykavorov was summoned on several occasions by the aliens outside during the night. The second time he watched a large metallic cone-shaped craft that remained on the ground for two days (!). The next day he saw a huge burst of flame but no smoke, rise from the ground. Bykavorov did not see the aliens again after that. Incredibly it is reported that several unknown items were left behind by the aliens and these were picked up by the operators of a local hostel (nothing is known as to what happened to the items). Bykavorov only spoke about the incident 30 years later. It must be remembered that during Stalin’s times it was prohibited to speak about UFOs in the USSR, and the witness only spoke about the incident in the late 90’s.
Source: “NLO” Magazine, St Petersburg # 14, January 26 1999