In May 1992 we were filming a documentary about the study of UFOs in Estonia. We had almost the whole day free, and my old acquaintance, a well-known ufologist in Estonia, let’s call him Mr. X., suggested that we go “to one interesting place.” And while we were spinning along the streets of Tallinn, and then rushing along the suburban highway, X. told a strange, detective-like story…
It started in the mid 60s. A resident of the small village of M, not far from Tallinn, car mechanic Virgo Mitt decided to dig a well in his yard. Everything went well. But suddenly the shovel stumbled upon some metal object. Attempts to dig up the find or bypass it did not bring success: it was a slab that did not end … Then Virgo got hold of a jackhammer. For hours he crushed an unexpected obstacle, punching a hole in it: in vain, or something, he dug …
The upper, very hard layer was not thick. Another texture went deeper – more structured (“like icicles or carnations”)… Perseverance and labor will grind everything: in a few days in a slab, the thickness of which, according to Virgo, was 1-1.5 inches, there was a gaping hole quite suitable for size wells. There were almost a whole bucket of fragments … The water began to rise quickly, and Virgo decided to end the epic with the well on this. The fragments flew back into the well. But not all… A couple of larger pieces – ten centimeters in diameter – Virgo Mitt left as a keepsake. One eventually disappeared somewhere, but the other … An unusual fate awaited him.
The fact is that Virgo Mitt once told his friend, a chemist by profession, about an unusual find. So this piece of metal ended up in the Tallinn Polytechnic Institute, and in 1969 found itself on the desk of a researcher, and in the future – Deputy Director for Science of the Institute of Geology of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR Herbert A. Wiiding. And perhaps this is where the story would have ended if, in a couple of years, one of the engineers had not accidentally touched the fragment. The impact was like a powerful electrical discharge – the engineer lost consciousness. Herbert Wiiding was shocked: how many times he took the metal in his hands – nothing like that. Naturally, the young scientist could not pass by such a mysterious fact. And he began his own research.
Before transferring the metal for analysis, the fragment was cut into several thin plates using diamond saws.
The results amazed the scientists. In the smallest volume of the sample, up to 38 elements of the periodic table were found, many of which do not occur together in nature. The sample turned out to be non-radioactive, but highly magnetic. According to the conclusion of Academician I.F. Obraztsov and Professor A.I. Elkin (MISI), it was a composite material reinforced with calcium-iron-silicon fibers, the matrix of which is metallic glass. “The use of alloys of this type as a structural material in aviation technology is unknown. An alloy of this type must have high heat resistance, be highly resistant to a boiling mixture of acids of any concentration” (Academician S. T. Kishkin, VIAM). According to a number of experts, this kind of material, most likely, was obtained by powder metallurgy at unusually high pressures, which are impossible to obtain at the current level of development of science and technology on Earth.
Evening Stavropol (Stavropol). – 11/27/2002.