UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Request from our friend Jean

Dear Mr. Reynolds,

I post under the name « Rare phenomena lover » and I would like to have something to be published and expertised. Also, if you know somebody who understands Russian, that would help a lot.

The story is that a man, Valery Yakimov, who lives in Molebka in the Perm region in Russia has taken a video of something that could be an earth light appearing near the ground. Yakimov himself considers the alleged phenomenon to be surnatural in origin. The video was taken August 11, 1995 at 14:30 local time.

The problem is that other persons doubt the authenticity of the video but as I don’t understand  Russian I cannot figure what they say. The little that I know is that Yakimov said that he had hard times framing the luminous phenomenon correctly in his camera as he had difficulties in seeing it in the viewfinder. However, this was explained by supporters of the authenticity of the sighting by the fact that Yakimov had a S-VHS camcorder that had a monochrome viewfinder and thus it was difficult to distinguish from red (the color of the luminous sphere) and green (the surrounding trees).

But another criticism is that Valery Yakimov offered his services after as a field guide and the interested persons pay him to go to the sites where strange phenomena are supposed to be observed. As these people always come back empty handed, the value of the initial sighting is questioned.

In my opinion, if the video is a hoax, it was taken by filming the forest through a window and the red sphere was a reflection of a lamp conveniently placed behind the window.

So the  video is at that link :

The part about the luminous phenomenon is from the beginning to about 6 :14 The criticism is HERE :

The video is no longer on the web, so I saved the copy I downloaded. I have also included a video that is supposed to be close to the initial raw footage of the red sphere.

The Perm region is supposed to be a hot spot like Hessdalen in Norway.

Thanks in advance,

Attachments area


  • I found again the link to the Russian documentary criticizing the Yakimov video:


    The portion referring to the video and the fact that people going at the location came back without seeing anything is at 8:00 to 11:00. The rest of the video is about UFOs in general but focusing in Russian cases. It would be worth translating it in English.



    By Blogger Rare phenomena lover, at Wednesday, February 15, 2017  

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