Strange ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ spacecraft that were aimed at military objectives caused the Soviet Union to feel threatened throughout the 1940s and 1950s.
Between 1940 and 1950, several sightings of men in black, flying saucers, and fourth-generation ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ interactions were claimed in the American media.
The mysterious U̳F̳O̳s also alarmed Russia’s adversaries as ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ encounters in the United States grew increasingly bizarre.
As I have said, the Soviets observed a sharp rise in the number of ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ spacecraft in Russian airspace about the same time as the Americans.
Paul Stonehill, a researcher on U̳F̳O̳s, said:
The number of U̳F̳O̳s that entered Russian airspace and did whatever they pleased without seeking permission from the Kremlin astounded the Soviets.
More direct contact between a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and humans occurred in Russia than the US, and U̳F̳O̳s showed a special interest in covert military sites.
“There have been many orders to fire down U̳F̳O̳s.”