Friday, August 7, 2009
UFOs One Year at a Time: 1983
POLAND: LIGHTS ON THE BUG RIVER 
These photos were taken by Mr. Michal Kurc, an artist and commercial photographer for the past 42 years.
Mr. KURC's STORY:
"The photos were taken on 22nd August 1983 at 20:52 on a road between Molozew and Grodek on the Bug Rriver.
"I had taken members of a photography class for young people from Wojewodztwo Siedleckie called 'Grodek 83.' On the day before the observation, some apprentices shared with me following information:
"'We have seen a UFO, it was a fantastic experience. Please, believe us.'
" I replied: 'Who invented this joke? You won't trick me.'
"Then the youngsters overwhelmed me with additional details and said that the UFO would surely appear on the next day. I didn't believe them, but I thought it would be an occasion to take some photos for a scheduled exhibition of pictures of the Bug river in Molozewo.
(editor's note: the details of the information given by the students are not included in Mr. Kurc's narrative, so I have no idea why everyone was convinced the UFO would return.)
"After supper we went to the mentioned location. We took some interesting photos while waiting for the UFO. The expected moment came but nothing appeared. At about 20:30 I said: 'Let's go back.' I heard: 'Please, wait a while.'
"I said that we could observe the sky on our way back to Grodek. Since the alleged UFO was expected to appear behind us, one person walked at the end of the group and observed the sky. We changed the subject of our conversation and soon we nearly forgot about the UFO (nobody prepared the camera in order to take a photo of the 'spacecraft').
"Suddenly, I heard a scream: 'Here is the UFO!'
"Everyone turned backwards. Some were only observing the phenomenon and forgot about taking photos. Others began to look for the correct position to snap a photo, setting the parameters. I was surprised.
"After I took my first photo I noticed that I was illuminated by a red light from the UFO. I took two additional photos observing the phenomenon and I wondered whether the UFO is an unknown meteorological phenomenon. It lasted about 20 seconds. Then a short calmness came.
"I told the students, 'I don't know what it was - maybe a UFO or something else.' All the way back to Grodek was spent sharing experiences among us. We agreed on the color of the light that illuminated us and on the shape of the moving object. The object was 300 - 500 meters away, or maybe less. It is hard to estimate distance. We wondered if the object would be visible on the photo.
"Alas, everyone had some disturbances with their cameras and the most of the pictures were blurred, in some cases very badly. The photos in which "something" may be seen were taken by me."