Twenty years ago in our country, it was hard to find a man who would not in his time serving in the Armed Forces. For most of the stronger half of our society , military service is associated not only with the ” burdens and deprivations “, but with mysterious stories that happened to them as well as with their colleagues. On many occasions their mysterious witnesses have no right to tell , but some of them after so many years still becoming known wider audience.
In the late 60 – ies of XX century resident of Tomsk Stepan Nikolaevich Lezhnyov happened to serve as a sailor on the Kamchatka Peninsula , on the basis of the Pacific Fleet. One autumn day, one of the diesel submarine returned to base with damage caused by an unknown object. Among the command rose serious commotion. It turned out that two days on earlier this submarine ten miles south of the Commander Islands faced with a large underwater object . The collision on the hull formed several large dents, was severely damaged snorkel and lost contact with base and incapacitated electrical , which is only partially able to restore a few hours. Suggestion of a possible collision with a large marine mammals – whale , walrus or seal – was abandoned after an inspection of damage. On the ship’s shell plating could be seen clearly deep furrows , as if the boat collided with a solid , possibly a metal object. Another interesting fact was that neither before the collision or after the mysterious object was not seen nor radars nor acousticians diesel submarine . Continue reading