During the space race of the '50s and '60s while the Soviets conducted their launches in secrecy, two brothers managed to intercept their signals. What they picked up on sounded chilling to say the least.
The Soviets gained an early lead in the space race putting both the first man and woman in space, but while NASA operated in full view of the press, and world, the Soviets closely guarded their operations.
Two Italian brothers, Achille and Gian Battista Judica-Cordiglia, developed a passion for ham radio at a young age, and some 10 years later they relocated to Turin, in Germany, where they listened in on the covert Soviets. The pair established an amateur spacecraft tracking station, called Torre Bert, where they honed their ability to track the radio signals, and enlisted their sister who learned Russian to act as translator.
They claimed to intercept a signal of three astronauts eerily drifting out into space, and what you are about to hear is their audio recording of a female astronaut burning up on re-entry, predating the official record of the first woman in space.
Some experts claim the brothers lacked the proper the ability and equipment to track the signals. Secondly, many documents regarding horrific Soviet failures in space engineering have been released, and none of the brothers' claims were verified by those files. But equally there is no evidence that completely disproves their claims, or offers an explanation of what they picked up on this recording.
You don't need to risk going into orbit to watch the video below, but you will need to brave some scary space fears along the way.