Several dozens of Perm citizens saw an UFO flying over Energia stadium situated in the centre of the city. One of the witnesses, former military possessing flying training found difficulty in identifying the object with known to him flying devices constructed on the Earth. According to him, the UFO was a three-dimensional body with flat round basis, similar to a reverse tureen. The “tureen” slowly moved over the sky towards south, keeping the same height and speed. The object flew soundlessly, without leaving any glow or air track. According to the observer, the distance from him to the UFO was approximately 400 km, while its diameter made 10 or 15 metres. In five minutes, the object disappeared over the houses in Kommunisticheskaya Street.
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