Ukrainian psychic Lenura A. Azizova claims that ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein first met an extraterrestrial in 1989, when a cylindrical UFO crashed in the mountains southeast of Kirkuk.

"In 1989, in the mountainous region several dozen kilometers east or southeast of Kirkuk, was the UFO crash that was soon cordoned off by Saddam's military," Azizova said, following a series of remote-viewing sessions in her own country. "The craft was seized, evaluated and kept hidden in great secrecy. The crash of this alien spacecraft made a long trench in the ground. The vehicle was shaped like a cylinder, or more precisely, like a bullet, 12 meters (40 feet) long and 2.4 meters (8 feet) in diameter, silver in color."

"The body of one dead alien was found inside," she added, "The alien was Asian-looking, about 1.5 meters (5 feet) in height, with a big head, big eyes and four- fingered hands. The second member of the crew left the capsule through the opening at the back part of the craft. A few days afterward, Iraqi soldiers in the nearby mountains" north of Taqtaq "caught this second alien. The entity was obviously frightened and gave off squeaking noises."

"Saddam was afraid that other aliens would arrive to save the crew, so the recovery was made very quickly," she stated. "The Iraqi army transported the craft in top secrecy at night to Irbil province, where the special underground tunnel with hangars was constructed to hide and study the spacecraft. Natural caves existing in the region were used for this purpose. The body of the (dead alien) pilot was also stored there in a special cryogenic container."

The underground facility is "located in the mountains southeast of Irbil, approximately somewhere between Girdasur and Mirza Agha."

This contact, Azizova maintains, was Saddam's first meeting with aliens and not the reputed incidents of Gulf War I in 1991 or Operation Desert Storm in 1998.

"The entity that survived lived in Iraqi custody at Saddam's underground base for at least two weeks. After that, it died. Unfortunately for Saddam, and contrary to all the rumors and Baghdad market fairy tales, no information was given by the alien, despite persistent Iraqi attempts to interview it."


Fearing "an inevitable American attack, Saddam gave the order to blow up the entrance to the cave, and to bury the spacecraft, the alien body and all evidence, to prevent their seizure by the Americans."

Azizova said the rumors of aliens staying at the old fortress of Qalaat-e-Julundi were "about 90 percent fantasy."

(Editor's Comment: However, Mirza Agha is not that far north of the Little Zab River valley, only about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Zarzi.)

Azizova also stated that the two aliens came from a system with twin green stars, "the double-star HD-62323 in the constellation Canis Minoris, which is 172 light-years from Earth." (Many thanks to Lenura A. Azizova and Anton A. Anfalov for this news story.)

(Editor's Comment: If you thought the news from Iraq was weird this week, wait till you read about the end of Ramadan in Iran!)

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