All News Web reported early this morning about an alleged UFO which locals in the Ukrainian town of Brailov are saying visited their community earlier this month. According to reports, “Radioactiviy levels were high but not extreme,” and “Metal traces were identified and dirt samples removed for analysis.”

The UFO was described as “an intensely bright white light” which appeared over Brailov in the early hours of the morning. Residents describe electrical surges and an accompanying “feeling of electrical currents passing through their bodies” in conjunction with the light. The incident left the community confused and frightened, especially since a number of residents, some of them witnesses, became ill after the occurrence. Symptoms of their illnesses included vomiting and high temperature, prompting emergency services from Kiev to be summoned. Radioactivity was also measured at various locations, one of which displaying strange markings in the soil that resembled “wheels with wheels”, according to one description.

Indeed, elements of the sickness being described by several of the residents does sound indicative of radiation sickness, sometimes called a “creeping dose”. Often, the most prevalent symptoms of this affliction do tend to be nausea and vomiting. Though symptoms can sometimes fail to appear until days after initial exposure, moderate levels of radiation (2-3.5 Gy) can cause nausea and vomiting to occur within a mere 12-24 hours after coming into contact with the source. Fever, hair loss, infections, bloody vomit and stools, and poor wound healing are also symptoms associated with moderate radiation exposure.

Not surprisingly, there have been many incidents in the past where UFO witnesses, especially those who come into close proximity to a UFO which has landed. According to J. Allen Hynek’s classification of a close encounter of the second kind, “an observation of a UFO, and associated physical effects from the UFO” occurs, which can (and often does) include “heat or radiation” in addition to damage to terrain and other things which affect humans adversely like paralysis. “Interference with engines or TV or radio reception” is also a factor in Hynek’s description, which in the case of the recent Ukrainian incident, might be similar to the electrical “surges” described by witnesses.

In recent years, reports of apparent UFO landings which inflicted illness on witnesses have been few and far between, and the frightening possibilities inherent within the testimonies of those who are describing the present Ukrainian case leave little to the imagination. Who knows what actually may have happened, but hopefully, further analysis may shed some light on further developments in this disturbing case of anomalous activity, and the ensuing “creeping dose” which may have led to human sickness.

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at