Unsealed: Alien Files (2012–…): Season 2, Episode 5 - Soviet UFOs - full transcript

{\an8}THE SOVIET UNION,
THE 20th CENTURY'S OTHER

SUPERPOWER.
IT WAS THE BIGGEST NATION THE

WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN, AND ITS
VAST SKIES CONTINUE TO BEAR

WITNESS TO THOUSANDS OF UFO
SIGHTINGS. BUT THE SOVIET REGIME

WAS NOTORIOUS FOR ITS SECRECY.
>> THE SOVIET UNION AND

COMMUNIST CHINA HAD THEIR OWN
REASONS WHY THEY DIDN'T WANT TO

BE TELLING THEIR PEOPLE ABOUT
EXTRATERRESTRIALS.

>> MANY OF THESE ALIEN
ENCOUNTERS HAD POTENTIALLY

DEADLY CONSEQUENCES FOR THE
ENTIRE WORLD.

TONIGHT, WE GO BEHIND THE IRON
CURTAIN TO INVESTIGATE 50 YEARS

OF SOVIET UFO ENCOUNTERS,
ON "UNSEALED: ALIEN FILES."



A GLOBAL EFFORT HAS BEGUN.
SECRET FILES HIDDEN FROM THE

PUBLIC FOR DECADES,
DETAILING EVERY UFO ACCOUNT,

ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.
WE ARE ABOUT TO UNCOVER

THE TRUTH BEHIND THESE
CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS.

FIND OUT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT
DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.

"UNSEALED: ALIEN FILES."
EXPOSING THE BIGGEST SECRETS

ON PLANET EARTH.
DALNEGORSK.

JANUARY 29, 1986.
THOUSANDS OF MILES EAST OF

MOSCOW, THIS TINY MINING TOWN IS
ABOUT TO WITNESS AN EVENT

THAT WILL SEND SHOCKWAVES
THROUGH THE UFO COMMUNITY.

HUNDREDS WATCH IN DISBELIEF
AS A FIREBALL STREAKS ACROSS THE

SKY AND CRASHES INTO A NEARBY
MOUNTAIN. NEWS OF THIS MASS

SIGHTING WILL QUICKLY SPREAD
BEYOND THE NATION'S BORDERS,

OPENING THE WORLD'S EYES TO
DECADES OF PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN



UFO ENCOUNTERS.
UNSEALED CASE FILE:

THE RUSSIAN ROSWELL.
CROWDS QUICKLY GATHER AT THE

CRASH SITE, WHERE THEY DISCOVER
A SCORCHED CRATER 3 METERS IN

DIAMETER, SURROUNDED BY A DEBRIS
FIELD OF SMALL METALLIC BEADS.

GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES ARRIVE ON
THE SCENE AND COLLECT SAMPLES OF

THE STRANGE MATERIAL, WHICH IS
IMMEDIATELY SENT TO THE SOVIET

UNION'S TOP SCIENTIFIC MINDS
FOR TESTING.

THEY ARE DUMBFOUNDED BY THEIR
FINDINGS. THE BEADS ARE UNLIKE

ANYTHING EVER OBSERVED BEFORE IN
THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE.

>> 3 SOVIET ACADEMIC CENTERS
AND 11 RESEARCH INSTITUTES

ANALYZED THE OBJECTS FROM THIS
UFO CRASH. THE DISTANCE BETWEEN

ATOMS IS DIFFERENT FROM ORDINARY
IRON IN THIS MATERIAL. RADAR

CANNOT BE REFLECTED FROM THE
MATERIAL. ELEMENTS IN THE

MATERIAL MAY DISAPPEAR AND NEW
ONES APPEAR AFTER HEATING.

ONE PIECE APPARENTLY DISAPPEARED
COMPLETELY IN FRONT OF 4

WITNESSES.
>> BUT ONE CHARACTERISTIC ABOVE

ALL LEAVES THE SOVIETS IN
DISBELIEF. THE BEADS EXHIBIT

ANTI-GRAVITATIONAL PROPERTIES.
THEY ARE LEFT WITH ONLY ONE

POSSIBLE ANSWER.
A DECLASSIFIED 1989 CIA REPORT

ON SOVIET UFOs STATES THAT
"SCIENTISTS HAVE CONCLUDED THAT

THE OBJECT THAT CRASHED...WAS AN
EXTRATERRESTRIAL SPACE VEHICLE

CONSTRUCTED BY HIGHLY
INTELLIGENT BEINGS."

AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST CLAIMS TO
HAVE SMUGGLED SAMPLES OF THE

MATERIAL BACK TO THE UNITED
STATES.

>> AMERICAN JOURNALIST GEORGE
KNAPP, HE WAS THE ONLY BROADCAST

JOURNALIST TO GO TO RUSSIA,
GET SOME OF THE MATERIALS OF THE

DALNEGORSK CRASH, NOW WHAT SOME
PEOPLE ARE REFERRING TO AFTER

ALL THESE YEARS AS THE RUSSIAN
ROSWELL.

>> IT'S A NOD TO THE INFAMOUS
STORY OF A UFO CRASH NEAR

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, IN 1947,
THAT WAS AT FIRST CONFIRMED BY

THE AMERICAN MILITARY, ONLY TO
BE LATER DENIED IN A STUNNING

ABOUT FACE. IT'S THE EVENT THAT
BROUGHT UFOs AND GOVERNMENT

CONSPIRACIES INTO THE PUBLIC
CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE WEST.

IN THE EAST, THE SOVIETS WOULD
ATTEMPT A MORE OPEN POLICY ON

UFOs. IN 1967, THE FIRST UFO
STUDY GROUP WAS FORMED.

ITS LEADERS WENT ON STATE
TELEVISION TO APPEAL TO THE

PUBLIC TO SUBMIT THEIR STORIES
OF UFO SIGHTINGS AND ALIEN

ENCOUNTERS. THE RESPONSE WAS
OVERWHELMING.

BUT LIKE THE UNITED STATES,
THE SOVIET UNION WOULD PERFORM

AN ABRUPT ABOUT FACE ON THE
ISSUE, DISSOLVING THE STUDY

GROUP AFTER LESS THAN A YEAR,
WITH NO EXPLANATION.

IN THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED,
THE SOVIETS WOULD MAINTAIN

A STRICT CODE OF SILENCE ON THE
SUBJECT OF UFOs. WHAT DID THE

SOVIET STUDY GROUP DISCOVER THAT
FORCED THE KREMLIN TO BRING

A SWIFT END TO THE PROJECT?
WHAT WERE THEY HIDING?

LIKE THE AMERICAN COVER-UP AFTER
ROSWELL, SOVIET OFFICIALS

ARE QUICK TO DOWNPLAY
THE DALNEGORSK EVENT.

BUT IN THE LATE 1980s,
THE SOVIET UNION ISN'T THE SAME

HARDLINE STATE OF DECADES PAST.
NEW COMMUNIST PARTY SECRETARY

MIKHAIL GORBACHEV HAS USHERED IN
AN ERA OF GLASNOST, OR OPENNESS.

PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER AS AFRAID
TO SPEAK OUT ON TABOO SUBJECTS,

LIKE UFOs. IN THE WAKE OF THE
DALNEGORSK INCIDENT,

WORD OF DECADES OF SOVIET UFO
REPORTS BEGINS TO SPREAD.

AND MANY OF THESE HAD DEADLY
CONSEQUENCES.

THE SOVIET UNION PAID WITNESS TO
THOUSANDS OF UFO SIGHTINGS

DURING ITS EXISTENCE.
BUT VIRTUALLY ALL OF THESE

REPORTS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED
OR LOST TO HISTORY.

ONE OF THE FEW THAT DID SURVIVE
CONTINUES TO HAUNT THE REGION

TODAY.
UNSEALED CASE FILE:

THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT.
THE URAL MOUNTAINS, 1959.

9 FRIENDS EMBARK ON A
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TRIP

THROUGH A VALLEY KNOWN TODAY AS
THE DYATLOV PASS.

ALL ARE EXPERIENCED IN SURVIVING
EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS.

NOT LONG INTO THEIR JOURNEY,
THE URALS ARE HIT BY A POWERFUL

SNOWSTORM.
WHEN THE SKIERS FAIL TO ARRIVE

AT THEIR DESTINATION, A SEARCH
PARTY SETS OUT TO LOCATE THEM.

WHAT THEY FIND IS THE STUFF OF
NIGHTMARES. THE RESCUERS

DISCOVER A BADLY DAMAGED TENT,
BUT NO ONE IS WITHIN.

THE GROUP'S BELONGINGS, HOWEVER,
ARE THERE, INCLUDING THE GROUP'S

CAMERAS AND DIARIES.
FURTHER EXAMINATION REVEALS THE

TENT HAD BEEN CUT OPEN,
FROM THE INSIDE. THE RESCUERS

FOLLOW A TRAIL OF FOOTPRINTS TO
THE EDGE OF A NEARBY FOREST,

WHERE THEY MAKE A GRISLY
DISCOVERY. 5 BODIES CLAD IN ONLY

THEIR UNDERWEAR, FROZEN IN THE
SNOW. EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THEY

WERE TRYING TO RETURN TO THE
TENT. FORENSIC EXAMINATION

SUGGESTS THAT ALL EXPIRED FROM
HYPOTHERMIA. IT SEEMS THE PARTY

EMBARKED ON A BIZARRE
MISADVENTURE, DISORIENTED BY THE

INTENSE COLD.
THAT IS, UNTIL THE REMAINING

4 BODIES ARE DISCOVERED MONTHS
LATER. THEIR CAUSES OF DEATH

WILL CAST A SINISTER NEW LIGHT
ON THE CASE. TWO OF THE NEWLY

DISCOVERED BODIES HAVE MAJOR
SKULL FRACTURES, AND THE OTHERS

CHEST FRACTURES.
ONE FEMALE HAS HAD HER TONGUE

CUT OUT. THE FINAL REPORT ON THE
DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT IS SENT TO

A SECRET ARCHIVE, WHERE IT WILL
REMAIN UNTIL THE 1990s.

WHEN THE FILE IS FINALLY
RELEASED, CRUCIAL DOCUMENTS ARE

MISSING. THOSE THAT SURVIVE
STATE THAT "THE FATAL INJURIES

COULD NOT HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY
ANOTHER HUMAN BEING."

AND THAT "HIGH DOSES OF
RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION" WERE

PRESENT IN SOME ARTICLES OF
CLOTHING."

WHAT COMPELLED 9 SKIERS TO BURST
FROM THEIR TENT AND RUN NAKED

INTO A RAGING SNOWSTORM?
WHAT CAUSED THE RADIOACTIVITY IN

THEIR CLOTHING? AND WHAT
INFLICTED THE GRUESOME INJURIES,

INCLUDING THE SEVERED TONGUE?
MANY THEORIES ARE CONSIDERED--

FROM MADNESS BROUGHT ON BY THE
ONSET OF HYPOTHERMIA, TO AN

ATTACK BY THE INDIGENOUS MANSI
PEOPLE. DURING THE INVESTIGATION

ANOTHER GROUP OF SKIERS COMES
FORWARD CLAIMING TO HAVE SEEN

STRANGE GLOWING SPHERES IN THE
SKY DURING THE TIME OF THE

INCIDENT. NONETHELESS, SOVIET
AUTHORITIES DISMISS THE INCIDENT

AS DEATH BY MISADVENTURE, CITING
THE "ABSENCE OF ANY GUILTY

PARTY." BUT MANY UFO EXPERTS NOW
POINT TO A GLARING GOVERNMENT

COVER-UP OF A DEADLY ALIEN
ABDUCTION.

>> FROM THAT POINT FORWARD, THE
TRUTH EMBARGO STARTS TO DEVELOP.

THE SOVIET UNION HAD THEIR OWN
REASONS WHY THEY DIDN'T WANT TO

BE TELLING THEIR PEOPLE ABOUT
EXTRATERRESTRIALS.

>> WHY WOULD THE SOVIETS CENSOR
THE DYATLOV PASS REPORTS?

WHY DID THE GOVERNMENT NOT WARN
THE NATION OF A POTENTIALLY

DEADLY UFO THREAT? WHAT DID THE
KREMLIN HAVE TO HIDE?

THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT OCCURS
AT A MOMENT WHEN SECRECY MIGHT

DECIDE THE FATE OF THE WORLD.
IN THE LATE 1940s, THE COLD WAR

BEGINS BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION
AND ITS RIVAL SUPERPOWER,

THE UNITED STATES.
THE TWO NATIONS BEGIN A

DANGEROUS NUCLEAR ARMS RACE.
IN THE EARLY 1950s, AMERICAN B52

BOMBER SQUADRONS ARMED WITH
ATOMIC WEAPONS BEGIN FLYING

CONTINUOUS SORTIES TOWARD THE
SOVIET HOMELAND, ONLY TO BE

CALLED BACK AT THE LAST SECOND.
TO COUNTER THIS THREAT, THE

SOVIETS EXPAND THEIR NETWORK OF
RADAR STATIONS TO DETECT ANY

INCURSION INTO ITS MASSIVE
AIRSPACE. BUT IT ISN'T LONG

BEFORE THESE STATIONS BEGIN
PICKING UP MORE THAN JUST

AMERICAN BOMBERS. UFOs BEGIN
APPEARING WITH INCREASING

REGULARITY NEAR THE NATION'S
MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

IT'S AN ALARMING TREND THAT WILL
REACH A PEAK AT THE END OF THE

DECADE.
UNSEALED CASE FILE:

THE SVERDLOVSK INCIDENT.
SVERDLOVSK, UKRAINE.

JUNE 1959.
SOVIET RADAR DETECTS A UFO

APPROACHING A NEARBY NUCLEAR
TEST FACILITY. MILITARY

PERSONNEL MAKE VISUAL CONTACT
WITH THE SAUCER-SHAPED UFO THAT

BEGINS HOVERING OVER THE BASE.
A FIGHTER JET SCRAMBLES TO MEET

THE MYSTERIOUS THREAT. BUT AS IT
APPROACHES, THE SAUCER TAKES

EVASIVE ACTION, ZIG-ZAGGING OUT
OF HARM'S WAY WITH LIGHTNING

SPEED, AND THEN RETURNING TO
LOOM OVERHEAD.

THE STANDOFF CONTINUES FOR 24
TENSE HOURS BEFORE THE UFO FLIES

OFF WITHOUT WARNING OR
EXPLANATION. THE SVERDLOVSK

INCIDENT UNDERSCORES THE DANGER
POSED BY UFOs AT A CRITICAL TIME

IN HISTORY. RIVAL SUPERPOWERS
ARE MAKING THEIR FIRST STEPS

INTO A VAST NEW REALM.
BUT BEHIND THE SCENES, THE

ENDEAVOUR WILL LEAVE BOTH FACED
WITH A TROUBLING NEW QUESTION.

IS SOMEONE ALREADY OUT THERE?

LIKE THE UNITED STATES, THE
SOVIET UNION SUPPRESSED DECADES

OF UFO REPORTS. MANY OF THESE
FILES CONTAINED DEADLY SECRETS.

BUT ACCORDING TO SOME EXPERTS,
IN THE 1960s, THE WORLD'S TWO

MOST PROMINENT MEN MADE AN
UNPRECEDENTED ATTEMPT TO LIFT

THE VEIL OF SECRECY SURROUNDING
UFOs. IN THE END, IT MAY HAVE

BEEN THEIR UNDOING.

>> WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE
MOON...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON IN
THIS DECADE AND DO THE OTHER

THINGS, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE
EASY, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE HARD.

BECAUSE THAT GOAL WILL SERVE TO
ORGANIZE AND MEASURE THE BEST OF

OUR ENERGIES AND SKILLS.
>> 1961.

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
ANNOUNCES AMERICA'S INTENTION TO

LAND A MAN ON THE MOON.
POLITICALLY, IT IS AN ATTEMPT

TO KEEP PACE WITH THE SOVIET
UNION IN THE SPACE RACE.

BUT MANY EXPERTS BELIEVE THAT
BEHIND THE SCENES, THE MOON

MISSION WAS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN
NATIONAL PRIDE.

>> THE REAL REASON WHY PRESIDENT
KENNEDY WANTED TO GET MEN TO THE

MOON WAS THAT HE WAS AWARE THAT
THIS WAS A WAY IN WHICH THE

NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS IN
THE UNITED STATES COULD SHARE

INFORMATION ABOUT UFOs. FROM THE
EARLY 1950s, NATIONAL SECURITY

PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES WERE
AWARE THAT THERE WOULD BE ALIEN

BASES ON THE MOON.
>> THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES THE

SOVIETS HAVE THEIR OWN SECRET
ALIEN FILES AND SUSPECTS THEY

ARE WORKING WITH RECOVERED UFO
TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR TOP-SECRET

BASE AT KAPUSTIN YAR.
BUT THE CIA KEEPS THE MOST

SENSITIVE UFO INTELLIGENCE
HIDDEN FROM THE PRESIDENT.

KENNEDY REALIZES THAT THE FUTURE
OF THE HUMAN RACE HANGS IN THE

BALANCE. IMMEDIATE ACTION IS
NEEDED TO PREVENT THE MOON FROM

FALLING INTO ENEMY HANDS--
HUMAN OR OTHERWISE.

HE DECIDES TO USE THE MOON
MISSION AS MEANS TO FORCE THE

CIA TO BEGIN SHARING VITAL UFO
INFORMATION.

UNKNOWN TO KENNEDY, KHRUSHCHEV,
TOO, IS CONCERNED ABOUT ALIEN

ACTIVITY, LEADING TO AN
UNPRECEDENTED SHOW OF TRUST

BETWEEN THE TWO GLOBAL RIVALS.
NOVEMBER 12, 1963, SOVIET

PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV HAD
AGREED WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY

THAT THE SOVIET UNION AND THE
UNITED STATES WOULD JOINTLY

LAUNCH MISSIONS TO THE MOON,
AND THAT PART OF THIS

AGREEMENT REQUIRED
THE INTELLIGENCE DIVISIONS OF

BOTH THE SOVIET UNION AND THE
UNITED STATES TO SHARE ALL

INFORMATION CONCERNING UFOs.
>> BUT JUST 10 DAYS AFTER THE

TWO LEADERS COME TO TERMS, THE
UNTHINKABLE HAPPENS.

KENNEDY IS ASSASSINATED IN
DALLAS. AND LESS THAN A YEAR

LATER, KHRUSHCHEV IS REMOVED
FROM OFFICE.

WAS THIS A COINCIDENCE?
OR WAS THIS SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

SOMEHOW TIED TO THE TWO LEADER''
SECRET AGREEMENT TO SHARE UFO

INTELLIGENCE?
DID SOMEONE OF SOMETHING

ORCHESTRATE THEIR FALL FROM
POWER?

IN THE YEARS THAT FOLLOW,
THE TWO COMPETING SUPERPOWERS

WILL FIND THEMSELVES THE TARGETS
OF DANGEROUS ALIEN INTERFERENCE.

BUT NOT IN SPACE.
IN MARCH 1967,

A UFO APPEARS OVER THE AMERICAN
NUCLEAR WEAPONS FACILITY AT

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE IN
MONTANA, RENDERING ITS WARHEADS

INOPERABLE. IT'S THE FIRST IN A
STRING OF INCIDENTS THAT SEE

UFOs TARGETING NUCLEAR WEAPONS
FACILITIES. ONE EVENT WILL PUSH

THE WORLD TO THE BRINK OF
ALL-OUT NUCLEAR WAR.

UNSEALED CASE FILE:
THE USOVO INCIDENT.

USOVO, OCTOBER 4, 1982.
WITNESSES REPORT STRANGE LIGHTS

IN THE SKY OVER THE NEARBY
NUCLEAR MISSILE BASE.

THEY DART BACK AND FORTH IN A
SERIES OF DAZZLING MOVES.

SUDDENLY, THE BASE CONTROL PANEL
SPRINGS TO LIFE. IN A LATER

DEPOSITION, MAJOR M. DAVIDOVICH
KATAMAN WILL LATER STATE THAT HE

"OBSERVED SPONTANEOUS
ILLUMINATION OF ALL DISPLAYS."

COMPLEX LAUNCH CODES ARE BEING
ENTERED BY UNSEEN HANDS.

THE MISSILES ARE PREPARING TO
FIRE. FOR 15 HEART-STOPPING

SECONDS, BASE PERSONNEL WATCH
HELPLESSLY AS THE WORLD TEETERS

ON THE BRINK OF ARMAGEDDON.
BUT THEN, JUST AS SUDDENLY AS

THE LAUNCH SEQUENCE BEGAN,
THE SYSTEM SHUTS DOWN, AND THE

LIGHTS OUTSIDE DISAPPEAR.
THE INCIDENT RAISES PERHAPS THE

MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF OUR
TIME--WHY WOULD ALIEN BEINGS TOY

WITH THE ULTIMATE WEAPON?

ACCORDING TO REPORTS, IN 1982,
UFOs TAMPERED WITH A SOVIET

NUCLEAR FACILITY, PUSHING THE
WORLD TO THE BRINK OF

ARMAGEDDON. BUT THIS WASN'T THE
FIRST INCIDENT OF ITS KIND.

IN 1967, A UFO REPORTEDLY
DISARMED AN ENTIRE MISSILE SILO

AT MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE IN
MONTANA. THE QUESTION IS,

WHY WERE ALIENS TAMPERING WITH
THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL

NUCLEAR ARSENALS DURING THE COLD
WAR? UFOLOGIST JOHN GREENWALD

BELIEVES THERE ARE NO EASY
ANSWERS.

>> LET'S SAY EXTRATERRESTRIALS
TRULY ARE APPEARING OVER OUR

MILITARY INSTALLATIONS. WE HAVE
TO ASK OURSELVES WHY. IS THERE

A MESSAGE TO THAT? BUT I THINK
WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO THEM

TRYING TO DISARM OUR NUCLEAR
WEAPONS OR TO INSTILL FEAR THAT

OUR MILITARY TECHNOLOGY WILL
PALE COMPARED TO WHAT THEY HAVE,

I DON'T THINK THEY NEED TO DO
THAT.

{\an8}GREENWALD BELIEVES THAT IF
ALIENS ARE HERE, THEY AREN'T

{\an8}HERE TO TEACH US A LESSON OR
OFFER EASY ANSWERS, BUT THAT

{\an8}THEIR PRESENCE ALONE MIGHT FORCE
US TO START QUESTIONING OUR

{\an8}PETTY DIFFERENCES. AND IF ALIENS
ARE MONITORING OUR PROGRESS,

{\an8}IT COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN PEACEFUL CONTACT WITH

{\an8}HUMANITY AND THE OBLITERATION...
OF PLANET EARTH.

{\an8}THIS IS "UNSEALED: ALIEN FILES."
EXPOSING THE BIGGEST SECRET

{\an8}ON PLANET EARTH.

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