Only a couple of major points will be made about the humanoid UFO occupants. This section will therefore be brief. However, the subject is well worth more study than can be devoted to it in a single section or in an entire book. The reader is advised to make a study of this subject on his own for the double reward of basic education plus fascinating entertainment. Here is surely a case where truth is stranger than fiction. Only by the digestion of considerable occupant data can anyone get the proper feel for, and a balanced view of, the entire UFO panorama.
- A. Sample Data
EXAMPLE XVII-AI. THE SCARECROW
Anatomy of a Phenomenon (Vallee 77) reports the following story that took place in the French countryside on September 26, 1954:
The little dog began to bark and howl miserably. [A woman] saw it standing in front of something that looked like a scare crow. But going closer she saw that the scarecrow was some sort of small diving suit, made of translucent plastic material. Behind the blurred transparency of the helmet, two large eyes were staring out at her. The suit began to move toward her with a kind of quick, waddling gait. She uttered a cry of terror and took to the fields.
Looking back, she saw a big metallic object, circular and rather flat, rise behind some nearby trees, move off toward the northeast with considerable speed, gaining altitude as it did so.
Neighbors gathered quickly and at the spot where the object had risen, they found a circle, ten or so feet in diameter, where the shrubs had been crushed. Trees at the edge of this imprint had some branches broken and bark rubbed off, and the wheat in the direction of takeoff was flattened out in radiating lines. The original witness was found in a state of nervous collapse. She was put to bed where she remained for two days…
EXAMPLE XVII-A2. DWARF BESTS TRUCK DRIVER
The following incident took place in Caracas, Venezuela, at 2:00 A.M. on November 28, 1954 (Edwards, Flying Saucers: Serious Business, 101). Panel truck driver Gustavo Gonzales and his helper Jose Ponce were leaving Caracas on their way to Petare for a load of food for the Caracas morning markets. Jogging along a street on the outskirts of Caracas, they found their way blocked by a glowing disk-like object hovering about six feet above the street. It was about ten feet in diameter.
Gonzales stopped the truck and the two sat and stared, dumbfounded. On a common impulse, they got down from the cab and walked forward to investigate. When about 25 feet from the hovering craft, they found they were being approached by an occupant, a small (about 3lf2 feet tall), hairy, dwarf-like or animal-like biped whose fierce eyes glowed yellow in the truck’s headlights. Gonzales grabbed the creature, lifting it off the ground. He later said it weighed about 35 pounds. Showing great strength, it twisted out of Gonzales’ hands, somehow giving him a shove that sent him sprawling in the street. Ponce turned and ran for a police station a couple of blocks back.
Gonzales managed to get up on one knee and get his knife out as the little fellow leaped into the air and returned to the attack. He could see that instead of hands the creature had webbed extremities with claws about an inch long. With these he raked his human antagonist, while Gonzales tried to drive the knife blade into the creature’s shoulder. The blade glanced off as though it had struck steel. When a second hairy occupant emerged from the vehicle and blinded him with a beam of light from a small shiny tube, Gonzales thought he was finished. But the fight was over. When Gonzales regained his vision, he saw the vehicle rise above some trees and quickly disappear from view.
Gonzales made for the station, arriving not long after his companion, torn, bleeding, and terrified. The first reaction of the police was one of disbelief, but they summoned a doctor who determined that both men were in a state of shock and that neither had been drinking. The doctor treated Gonzales for a long deep scratch down his left side and gave him a sedative.
Fortunately there was another eyewitness. A well known Caracas physician out on night calls had also seen the UFO. With the understanding that his name would be kept confidential, he came forward and sub mitted a corroborating report to the police.
EXAMPLE XVII-A3. THE HOPPERS AND FLYERS
The stories about the Hoppers (and Flyers) are among the most charming of the humanoid anecdotes. The following triply-witnessed, essentially single incident, fits a pattern of little humanoids who characteristically proceed on the ground by hopping motions rather than by placing one foot ahead of the other as in walking. Another interesting class is the gliders, who are more scary than charming, but that is another story.
The following incident was reported in the September October 1973 APRO Bulletin; the October 23, 1973, Hart ford City (Indiana) News Times; and Blum’s Beyond Earth: Man’s Contact With UFOs. We first quote from Blum’s book, which in turn quoted the story from the News Times article. The case was investigated by APRO field investigator Don Worley.
When it comes to UFOs there are believers and disbelievers. An incident last night made real believers out of two Blackford Co. men…
Last night the eastern portion of Blackford County was visited by two tiny, silver-suited men, according to Gary Flatter and DeWane Donathan.
Flatter, who operates Chaney’s Comer, is not a man to joke about something as serious as what he witnessed about 1o’clock this morning. And Donathan, a young married man, said he didn’t believe in such things-until it happened to him …
When Donathan was contacted this morning and told that Flatter had also seen the creatures, the young man was relieved that he and his wife were not the only ones to see the strange beings.
It all started when the Donathans were headed home about 9:45 P.M. As they traveled east they saw what at first appeared to be a reflection from a tractor. As they got closer they could see two figures who looked like they were dancing to music.
Donathan said, “They were kind of dancing around in the middle of the road in a circle. It didn’t look like they wanted to get very far apart from each other. When they turned around and looked at our car, they acted like they couldn’t get (walk) off the road. They looked like they were skipping, but didn’t have their feet in front of them and couldn’t move very fast. They had their arms in front of them.”
What Flatter saw was even more hair-raising, and might explain why the creatures appeared to be skipping…
At this point we go to the Bulletin data, which is more complete. Mrs. Donathan was driving and stopped the car only 30 feet away. The creatures were of slight build, straight of form, and about 4 feet tall. She de scribes the feet as having boxes on them, somewhat larger than a shoe.
Gary Flatter turned out to be the star investigator of the case. He was in the police station chatting with Deputy Sheriff Ed Townsend and a state policeman when the Donathans’ call came in. He rode with Sheriff Townsend to the designated area, but they saw nothing. However, he heard a high-pitched sound at one point on the road. The state policeman also drove out and back. Later, Flatter drove out the second time, in his wrecker, as did the state policeman in his patrol car. The officer drove on east of the sighting area, while Flatter tried a south turn, then an east turn. As he approached an area due south of the Donathan sighting, he was interrupted by an exodus of small animals cross ing the road from north to south. Stopping the wrecker, he counted 6 or 7 rabbits, a possum, a raccoon, and several cats. The same high-pitched sound was in the air.
Flatter then looked carefully around and spotted the silver-suited beings standing in the plowed field just to the north, illuminated by the edge of his headlights. They were about 75 feet away and facing him. He estimated their height at 4 feet, and they were dressed in tight-fitting silvery suits that glared in the light. Illuminating them further with his spotlight, he was al most blinded by the reflection. The creatures didn’t like it either, for with a hop, they immediately turned their backs to the beam. He turned it off.
Their heads were egg-shaped and fitted with what looked like gas masks fitted with a garden-hose-size hose connection to the lower chest. Naturally, he could not see their facial features behind this (breathing) equipment.
Flatter noted that the feet were “square with the heel a little over the back” (rectangular parallelopiped) having the approximate dimensions of 6x3x2 inches.
As they continued to hop, they moved up and down in slow motion. They seemed to use no muscular effort when they jumped, but moved as though skipping rope. He said the motive power seemed to be in the feet. “They would move up about 3 feet off the ground, then go back down, all in slow motion . . . they might move an arm, but not much.” The fourth time up, they simply flew off! Flatter said, “They flew like a helicopter in feet down position. They just flew off into the darkness and I couldn’t find them with my spotlight. I did see some red trace-like streaks coming down and that was all.”
The next day seven imprints were found in the hard ground of the field near the Donathan sighting. They looked as though made with a nearly square heel, 3 inches wide, and % inch deep. Investigators’ feet left no marks. It would seem that interesting prints should have existed at the Flatter sighting location, but no mention was made of an investigation.
The January 1974 UFO Investigator reported the following incident that took place in New Hampshire on November 3, 1973.
The account withheld the names of witnesses At 7:30 the witness’s neighbor called him to see a glowing object through their telescope. He saw an object which he described as “a silverish saucer-shaped craft with 4 red glowing windows at one end.” He thought it hovered above a radio tower a mile away.
The witness went home later on, and retired. Shortly after midnight the witness’s dog seemed restless and he got up to let him out. Going into the kitchen, he saw a light coming from outside. When he looked out the door, what he saw gave him a shock! The light was a diffuse glow coming from two silver-suited creatures. They had oversized pointed ears, large noses, and dark, egg-shaped eyes that resembled holes. Their boots were without heels, and had curled-up toes. The creatures, or their suits, appeared to be self-luminous. They were picking up things from the ground and collecting them in a sack.
The witness went to the bedroom and returned to the kitchen with his .38-caliber automatic pistol, putting more shells in the clip. He had advised his wife what was going on, but she wanted no part of it. (Scratch corroborating witness.)
At his master’s command, the snarling, vicious German shepherd leaped to the attack. On reaching the intruders, he stopped in his tracks and returned whining into the house. The humanoids went on collecting. By this time our witness was trembling so he could hardly hold the gun, much less use it effectively, but he vowed he would shoot if the beings came closer.
Meanwhile, he had been giving a running commentary to his wife. She did not respond until she got the word the creatures were leaving. She reached the kitchen only in time to see their glow disappearing in the woods.
The police had been called and arrived at 12:30 A.M.
Since the ground was hard and covered with pine needles, no tracks were found.
Paul Hill was a well-respected NASA scientist when, in the early 1950s, he had a UFO sighting. Soon after, he built the first flying platform and was able to duplicate the UFO’s tilt-to-control maneuvers. Official policy, however, prevented him from proclaiming his findings. “I was destined,” says Hill, “to be as unidentified as the flying objects.”
For the next twenty-five years, Hill acted as an unofficial clearinghouse at NASA, collecting and analyzing sightings’ reports for physical properties, propulsion possibilities, dynamics, etc. To refute claims that UFOs defy the laws of physics, he had to make “technological sense… of the unconventional object.”
After his retirement from NASA, Hill finally completed his remarkable analysis. This book, published posthumously, presents his findings that UFOs “obey, not defy, the laws of physics.” Vindicating his own sighting and thousands of others, he proves that UFO technology is not only explainable, but attainable.]
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