Former KGB chief discloses supernatural reports
From Moscow News:
Interviewer: The media keep telling us about UFOs and a variety of other supernatural phenomena. Researchers and cosmonauts may have different opinions on the matter, but all of them are sure of one thing: that exact information can be obtained from the intelligence agencies. You headed the Soviet secret service for the longest period of time, 17 years, that is, from 1971 to 1988. You also chaired the KGB from 1988 to 1991. You must be able to give us the ultimate truth — are there any UFOs out there? Former KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov: We have never received any proof whatsoever that UFOs or other supernatural phenomena actually exist. The authorities asked me many times to prove or refute reports of this or that inexplicable incident on the planet. Most frequently I received requests concerning UFOs and yetis, the “snow people”. I would commission our best specialists and agents to find out where the reports that worried society so much came from. In the end it always turned out to be pure imagination. Sometimes an ignorant observer would interpret an unfamiliar phenomenon in a mystical way, sometimes a perfectly ordinary event would be called supernatural to make news. Often the people would add the KGB knew about the supernatural phenomenon, but wanted to keep it secret. With full responsibility I have to state — never ever during the long period of my work with the intelligence service was anything really supernatural spotted, either in Russia or in any other country. When I say “other country”, I rely on the information from the highest officials, military, research and of course the intelligence agencies of foreign states. The point is, in every “important” country presidents, prime ministers and secret service chiefs requested investigations into resonant abnormal incidents. And in every case, in each country, competent people would give one and the same answer — no. I have personally read copies of these reports. I finally came to the conclusion that, for better or for worse, there is nothing supernatural on the Earth.Can a former KGB chief be trusted to tell the truth about this? I honestly don't know. I do find it very interesting that he believes every "important" country's leaders ordered investigations into the paranormal. So no matter how much the establishment likes to ridicule those who seek answers to the unknown as the fringe, it turns out the "fringe" includes a lot of presidents, prime ministers and spy chiefs. Rest of interview also worth reading.