Mysterious giants inhabit Eurasian lakes (part II)
By Paul Stonehill
Mikhail Demidenko, well-known Russian writer, read Shteynberg’s account in 1992, and recalled that while on an assignment from the Union of Writers in 1986 in Irkutsk (Siberia), he spent some time at the Baikal Lake. There he learned from local fishermen that some years before, they observed how Soviet frogmen were propelled out from the lake to ten-fifteen meters up over the water. The locals never found out why the military behaved in that manner.
Demidenko thought it was the same episode, and contacted his sources in the highest echelons of the Russian Army to no avail But finally the writer did speak with a colonel from the Chief Logistics Directorate who tried to help; Demidenko found out from him later that such an order would be kept in special archives that require top clearance. He died in 2003, a true humanitarian who hated totalitarianism of any hue; a tolerant man who survived the Nazi occupation and kept memories of Nazi atrocities against Soviet Jews; as a young man Demidenko (upon graduation frm a military college) became a translator and interpreter of Chinese.
He was dispatched by the General Staff of the Soviet Army to Red China’s Air Force HQ; and also served in North Korea during the war. Later, Demidenko traveled through China to Western Tibet; and when he became a well-known author and scriptwriter, had visited a number of countries in Southeast Asia, and Europe. He collected materials to write fascinating books, including his last: Po sledam SS v Tibet (Following the SS trail into Tibet), 1999.
In 1954 Demidenko was accompanying high-ranking Beijing and Soviet military commanders as they inspected Red Chinese troops in Xinjiang Province (Uygur Autonomous Region), and Western Tibet, where the group spent a night in a Lamaist monastery. There, Demidenko met an old monk, who was a Russian speaking Mongol. Among many fascinating subjects, the monk told him of the caves in the Tibetan mountains where giants that are three meters tall remain in an anesthesia-induced sleep; one day they can wake-up. Later, Demidenko heard stories that the Red Chinese gutted one of such sacred caves, removed from there “sleeping amphibian giants” and publicly hanged them. As Demdenko’s well-researched book (he had great connections in Asia, East Germany, Russian armed forces…) demonstrates, the occult-worshipping Nazis were quite aware of the giants, and legends of underground cities of Tibet. That is why Hitler sent his SS expeditions to Tibet, as his was certain that these giants-demigods would confirm his theories…but there is more information regarding the giants in his book; and a wealth of other historical information about Hitler’s expeditions, archives, and mysterious events.
The Borisoglebsk Giant
A sharp increase in UFO activity in 1978 had forced the USSR Academy of Sciences to agree to a research program for anomalous atmospheric phenomena. The code name for this program was SETKA-AN (Academy of Sciences Net, or AS-NET). The first act of the SETKA-AN resulted in official sanction of "anomalous atmospheric phenomena" as a descriptive term instead of the forbidden "UFO." The censorship restrictions on the UFO subject were removed in 1989. The Ministry of Defense embarked on a similar program, under the name of SETKA-MO (Ministerstva Oboroni Set’). Eduard A. Yermilov, a distinguished Russian scientist in the prestigious Radio-Physics Science Research Institute had been involved with the SETKA ( aka Galaktika-AN) program, and investigated the 1982 case that very likely involved a similar humanoid “giant”…
Borisoglebsk, located in the Voronezh region, is one of the most active areas of UFO sightings, according to A. Plaksin, an expert with the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, and a former leading participant of the SETKA program. A special military commission was created in the 1980s specifically to study the UFOs in the area (the objects sighted and reported by military observers varied in size from a tennis ball to two hundred meters long, and maneuvered at speeds ranging from 0 to 600 km/hr at altitudes from 0 to 20 km).
Yermilov (according to a famous Russian paranormal phenomena researcher Mikhail Gershtein, who has many SETKA documents) reported that on May 26 of 1982, during the loss of communications with a MIG-21 aircraft and its subsequent demise a UFO was sighted at the height of 1500 meters. A search and recovery operation was organized. On May 27, the search team (comprised of Junior Sergeant A. A. Panyukov and Private A. Yu. Kunin) while in the Povorino area forest, walked into a clearing where they observed a humanoid entity. It was no less than 3.5 meters tall, dressed in a silvery, with greenish hues, clothing. After the entity fled the site of the incident, the eyewitnesses observed an explosion behind the trees and flight of a luminescent object that left a slightly luminescent trail; the object disappeared behind the trees.
The “silvery ones”.