The chief of a local police department saw a shining flying object falling in the river in the early hours of January 5, the source said, adding that the policeman ''reported about it to higher authorities.'' According to the emergency situations department, divers examined a 15-meter air hole and officers of the local sanitary and epidemic office took water samples, Interfax agency reported.
''Divers plunged four times, but no objects were found. Water samples are normal,'' the department said.
Meanwhile, Lyubov Rybalko, an ufologist and the head of the Asur public organisation, told Interfax that an UFO cannot fall.
They ''can either land or pass through the Earth like through air.'' It is possible that an UFO splashed down in the Belaya river, the ufologist said.