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The Tunguska Event: Eyewitness Account

K. A. Kokorin, Kezhma

Interviewed by E. L. Krinov, 1930:

Kokorin doesn’t remember the exact day and year of the impact, but he remembers that it was three or four days before St. Peter’s, no later than 8 or 9 in the morning. The sky was completely clear, there were no clouds. He had gone into the bath-house (in the yard), and had just taken off his outer shirt, when suddenly he heard sounds resembling cannon fire. He immediately ran out into the yard, which opens to the southwest and west. At that point, the sounds were still continuing, and he saw in the southwest, at a height approximately half the distance between the zenith and the horizon a flying red sphere, and to its sides and behind it there were visible rainbow streamers. The sphere flew for 3 or 4 seconds, and disappeared to the northeast. The sounds were audible during the sphere’s flight, but they ceased right away when the sphere disappeared beyond the forest. [1]

— translated by Bill DeSmedt

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[1] An English translation may be found in E. L. Krinov, Giant Meteorites, trans. J. S. Romankiewicz, Permagon 1966, p. 152. [Return to text.]


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