Agrest, Mikhail M.

Mikhail Agrest was an instructor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of the College of Charleston, South Carolina, and son of Matest Agrest. Following his father's tradition of seeking explanations for certain unusual terrestrial events in terms of extraterrestrial intelligence, he interpreted the Tunguska phenomenon as the explosion of an alien spacecraft. This idea was supported by Felix Zigel of the Moscow Institute of Aviation who suggested that the object had made controlled maneuvers before crashing.