Monday, 30. March 2015
10. 06. 14. - 16:00
Locals in Russia who returned to their homes after floodwaters finally receded were shocked to find this unidentified floating object had turned up in the middle of the village – complete with something alien inside.
From the unidentified metal structure a strange howling and whining noise could be heard, and several of those who had returned to their homes were convinced that the strange device was part of a spaceship.
And it turned out they were not far wrong after experts from a nearby military base arrived at the Malo-Ugrenevo village in southern Russia's Biysky District and confirmed it was an unused section of a Soviet space rocket.
Reassured that although it was a spaceship, it was one from this world, locals together with the military experts then travelled by dinghy to the structure. They found it had been used by two dogs who had scrambled on it to escape being drowned during the flooding.
The pair who were quickly adopted by locals were nicknamed "Belka" and "Strelka" and given food and a place to dry off.
Alex Yaskin, a specialist on rocket engines was called in to give more information about the space rocket section said: "I reassured the villagers that there was no reason to panic, and that the unknown object was indeed a piece of a space rocket from the Soviet era.
"It was in remarkably good condition considering how it was and it was completely safe. We traced where it had been and discovered that it had been sold to a man living further up the river, Evegniy Plahotin. He had purchased it for 25 thousands rubles (430 GBP) although what he was going to do with it remains unclear."
If he does not reclaim it then it will be taken away by salvage experts to be recycled, said local mayor Alexsei Smergov.
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Conchita Wurst Graces This Years Life Ball Poster|
|Curvy Conwoman With A Lot Of Front Busted By Cops|
|Uncle Hung Boy From Fence As Punishment|
|Handsome Policeman Causes Stampede Of Female Admirers|
|Tree House Takes Root In Italian Town|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.