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Tunguska Event: UFO Slamming Itself Into a Meteor to Save Earth?

The Tunguska Event, a mysterious explosion over the Tunguska River in 1908, has sparked many speculations as to its cause (A meteor? A Tesla experiment gone wrong? A natural gas explosion?). But this one takes the cake for its sheer weirdness:

Dr. Yuri Labvin, president of the Tunguska Spatial Phenomenon Foundation, insists that an alien spacecraft sacrificed itself to prevent a gigantic meteor from slamming into the planet above Siberia on June 30, 1908.

Most scientists think the blast was caused by a meteorite exploding several miles above the surface. But Labvin thinks quartz slabs with strange markings found at the site are remnants of an alien control panel, which fell to the ground after the UFO slammed into the giant rock.

"We don't have any technologies that can print such kind of drawings on crystals," Labvin told the Macedonian International News Agency. "We also found ferrum silicate that can not be produced anywhere, except in space."


Looks like Fox News has a bit of confusion with the words "meteoroid" (in space), "meteor" (in atmosphere), and "meteorite" (hits the earth). How can a meteorite explode "above the surface"?
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You're running about a month behind on info. The answer to how it happened was already solved.
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This Kook made it to Fox News? I don't know who to feel more embarrassed for!

Here's Labvin's thought process
1) "I found weird rocks!"
2) "Therefore, an alien space-craft flew between the meteor and earth, and saved us all"
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What makes him think the alien sacrificed itself? Seems like a much more likely assumption would be that it would have hit the meteor by accident.
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...and just where is the pic of said markings? This article's subject was more about the alien markings than Tunguska itself but why do the freakin report if you don't have a picture of the markings. Shotty journalism rides again.
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I like how they use something found on a space rock as evidence for a space craft...because you know, meteorites could never contain things only found in space without the help of an alien.
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I would love to sit down and meet some of these people who purport such outlandish theories. It's one thing to challenge the status quo, but you need solid facts first. I mean honestly, what is going through their heads?
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Atrueoriginall got it right in the second comment from the top. In June 2009, Cornell scientists confirmed the Tunguska event was caused by a comet. See and Atrueoriginall's link at
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