A recently released CIA report provides light on an apparent UFO encounter that occurred at the height of the Cold War in 1973 in Kazakhstan, back when the country was part of the Soviet Union.
The redacted version of the document was first made public in 1978 and has now been released on The Black Vault website. The declassified report mentions how the witness, identified as “Source” in the paper, stepped outside for some air and noticed a bright green circular UFO hovering above the cloud level.
Citing the witness’ observations, the document states that within 10 to 15 seconds of observation, the circle widened, and within a short time, several green concentric circles formed around the object or mass. The coloring vanished within minutes. There was no sound associated with the strange event.
According to Black Vault, the sighting happened around the Sary Shagan Weapons Testing Range that was reportedly used by the USSR back then to secretly test experimental missiles and laser weapon systems using powerful antennas.
John Greenewald, the founder of the Black Vault, compared the encounter with the USS Nimitz UFO incident that took place in 2004. He said that it is very much the same as the context today with threats to military facilities. The American Navy has gone on record saying it is a concern whatever this is.