U.S. Senator Saw Low UFOs Rise Up From Train Line in Russia

A sighting from 1955 has been making the rounds in the news recently. The sighting involved U.S. senator Richard Russell, along with two of his aides, who reportedly observed two flying saucers while they were on a train. The objects were seen slowly ascending from the train line then flew over their train.

The Daily Express published a news report yesterday with the headline, “Senior US senator’s report of seeing ‘TWO UFOs’ was ‘covered up’ secret documents show US Senator Saw Two UFOs in Russia”. And the Inquisitr published a news report on Saturday with the headline, “U.S. Senator Richard Russell Saw Disc-Shaped UFOs In Russia In 1955”.

Both of the articles reported that FUFOR (Fund for UFO Research) has obtained declassified UFO documents through a Freedom of Information Act request. Brian Maccabee, chairman of FUFOR, was quoted as stating, “These long secret documents are of major importance because they show for the first time that one of the most powerful U.S. Senators witnessed and reported a UFO.”

Although it was reported that the documents were declassified in 1985, neither of the news articles makes it crystal clear as to just exactly when FUFOR obtained these documents. And, more importantly, just where these documents can be viewed online.

However, UFOsUpClose.com was able to track down the NICAP file for the case (and the declassified documents) here. It is a large file, so it may take some time to load depending on your internet connection. To read the actual declassified documents you will need to scroll down the page.

In one of the government documents, the following comment is made:

“The significance of this report to the USAF project “Unidentified Flying Objects” is remarkable and lends credence to many ‘saucer’ reports.”

Another government document in the file states:

“Two round and circular unconventional aircraft resembling flying discs or flying saucers were seen taking off almost vertically one minute apart. Disc aircraft ascended near dusk with outer surface revolving slowly to right and with two lights stationary on top near middle part. Sparks or flame seen coming from aircraft. No protrusions seen on aircraft which passed over observers’ train. Both flying disc aircraft ascended relatively slowly to about 6000 feet, then speed increased sharply in horizontal flight both on northerly heading. Flying altitude of disc remained same during ascent as in cruise, like a discus in flight. Two operating searchlights pointing almost vertical seen near takeoff area located about 1-2 miles south of RR line. After sighting Soviet trainmen became excited and lowered curtains and refused permission to look out windows. US observers firmly believe these unconventional aircraft were genuine saucer or disc aircraft.”

And:

“I doubt if you’re going to believe this but we all saw it. Sen. Russell was the first to see this flying saucer and he called us to the window, and we both saw the second one…. We’ve been told for years that there isn’t such a thing but all of us saw it, including Sen Russell.”

Sources: Daily Express, Inquisitr, NICAP

Photo: Yoichi Okamoto [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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