No one heard about this, it wasn't
picked up on the wires, but it was a story I would like to have heard.
Sure it would have tested my reserve, eaten up a lot of my time, and likely
wiped me out. But if it didn't kill me, the gains might have been unimaginable.
Back when they were still the bad
old Soviet Union, and as restrictive as they
were, the Russians were still remarkably forthcoming regarding the subject
of UFO's. They involved ten's of millions of their soldiers and citizenry
in a search for them over tens of years -- for example. And a lot of that
information was shared when
nothing else was. It gave our
spin-meisters another chance to deride the subject -- Ruskies seeing
UFO's! It was made for the Tonight Show's opening monologue.
In 1991 one of the Russian
satellites headed to Mars was just swinging past Phobos, a tiny misshapen
spheroid moon of that red planet, when an astonishing
photograph was taken. Immediately after the photo was transmitted back
to earth the satellite was inexplicably destroyed.
A similar destruction took at least one
of our own Mars exploration craft.
What was that object in the photograph beside the Martian moon!
SOMEBODY KNOWS !