- May 24, 2006
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And I thought it was just me being cynical.solidshadow01 said:Since this story doesn't seem to have any real internet presence before this year is it possible that this is viral marketing for a movie?
I mean the leaked X-Files movie trailer had a lot about people running around in the mountainous snow looking for something. Possibly a crashed ET spacecraft.
Everything seems a bit odd though, doesn't it? Timing for a start: a plum story, decades old, that really should be part of the classic Fortean canon, appears apparently out of nowhere, backed up by a newspaper article which is only six days old at the time of its surfacing. The St Petersburg Times article (Feb 19) is word for word the same as the Moscow Times article (Feb 4) which is linked to the Wikipedia entry (now up for deletion I notice).
The article does contain a lot of information, which is great given that most similar stories seem to be woven out of mist, but I'm having difficulty finding any reference to that information outside the boundary of the article itself and references to this story spinning through the net at present (of which there are many) all link bank to this same source, and, apparently, only that source.
(And is it just me - is it simply a mistrust of Soviet era photography, or is there something "wrong" with the photographs of team members, like their heads don't quite fit their bodies? Okay, yes, that might just be me - but I can't quite get rid of the feeling that there's something unheimlich about their composition).