RUSSIA’S ROSWELL: The Alien Mystery of Kapustin Yar

Through lockdown I caught up with loads of films on the must watch list, one of them was Alien Autopsy, a British film released in 2006 starring Geordie duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

The film is the story of an alien recovered from a crash at Roswell, New Mexico, and the autopsy was filmed. The original footage was reported to be supplied by a US military cameraman to UK record and film producer Ray Santilli, and business partner Gary Shoefield. Originally Santilli was in America to buy Elvis memorabilia and was also offered the autopsy footage.

The original 17 minute black and white footage was released by Santilli in 1995. It caused a sensation gaining millions of American TV viewers.

The background is that on 8 July 1947 a crash was reported in Roswell, New Mexico. A press release stated that ‘a flying disc’ had been recovered. The army retracted the statement saying it was just a weather balloon.

Thirty year later in an interview with a UFO researcher, a retired lieutenant colonel said the weather balloon was a cover story. More first hand witnesses came forward stating that extraterrestrial occupants of the craft were recovered by the military, and a cover up was put in place. Conspiracy theorists went into overdrive.

Kapustin Yar, reverse-engineering plan.

Today, noted for its highly sensitive and classified operations, Groom Lake is the secret airbase in New Mexico, USA. The facility known as Area 51 has strong connections to alien and UFO research.

If you find yourself in Moscow, Russia, travel 600 mile south and through a different time zone, you come to Kapustin Yar, an official rocket launch and development site, also believed to have strong UFO connections.

One year after the reported incident in Roswell, MIG fighter jets flying over Kapustin Yar, detected a cigar shaped object on their radar and caused it to crash.

Three bodies were found in the wreckage, two were already dead, the Soviet pilots made attempts to keep the third alive, but it too passed away. The occupants were reported to be around 4 feet tall, had bluish green reptile skin, with long fingers, dark eyes and large bald heads.

Alien body in 1948 at Kapustin Yar.

Their craft is believed to have been taken inside the Kapustin Yar underground military facility where scientists undertook a period of meticulous understanding of how the craft and its systems worked. The Russian space program, Sputnik, benefitted from the results of the tests and in 1957 launched the first satellite from Earth.

Kapustin Yar and the surrounding area has experienced UFO sightings more than any other part of Russia. A second crash was reported in 1961, it is reported that the human pulse rate is affected and animals won’t go near the area where it occurred.

The KGB hold a tight grip on files featuring UFO experiences recorded by Russian military. One file has seven witnesses who observed UFO activity on 28 July 1989 over the base of Kapustin Yar.

They reported that between 10.12pm and 11.55pm three flying disc shaped objects, about 5 metres in diameter with semi-circular spheres on top, hovered quietly about 200 feet above the base.

It’s been over 70 years since Roswell, in that time a whole industry has grown around the UFO incident and Area 51, that same industry might have competition from Kapustin Yar – Ant and Dec might make a film there.

Gary Alikivi  July 2021