The Otopeni centre told that the object appeared suddenly, and was seen by 4-5 different radars from different locations, working with different frequencies. Now the intruder was "swinging somewhere in the vertical of the Alexeni airfield, westerly, at an altitude of 4000-4500 meters”, as they told. The radar signal received was comparable to that of a small plane or a helicopter. Subsequently the object descended to 2200 meters. Moving westward, it came, after a time, in the Alexeni radar angle. At one time it was lost and found, after five seconds, at an altitude of 22,000 meters. After this, the object (now located about 20 kilometres from Alexeni) climbed and descended, about 7-8 times, between 2000 and 55,000 meters with speeds from zero to 12,000 km/h, making zigzag movements and turning in sharp angles that no earthly aircraft would have been able, among others due to overloads.

According to General Străinu, crews of some civilian aircrafts flying over that zone confirmed also that they see something that looks like a balloon, with metallic appearance, but declined to make any official report, claiming they do not want to compromise themselves.

The object was watched for 40 minutes, being lost at a height of 100 km, when it disappeared into space at a speed of 1000 km/h. The radar operators, all with over 10 years experience in radar, specifically chosen to assist the military parade, confirmed it was not a balloon or other known object.

When details were reported verbally to Otopeni, the answer was that’s better to forget the incident as, being the national day, nobody wanted „news bombs”. The magnetic tapes that recorded the event have been carefully considered, but after 24 hours they have been deleted. Given the special moment, no one has claimed responsibility of sending a report „upwards”.

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