WITH UFO OCCUPANTS
by Coral and Jim Lorenzen (1976)
Entities in Europe
earliest report in Europe of an unconventional aircraft
on the ground accompanied by extraordinary beings took
place on August 14, 1947, nearly two months after a sighting
by one Kenneth Arnold of nine UFOs over Mount Rainier.
August 14, 1947:
On that August day at 9 a.m., Signor R.L. Johannis, an
artist, was out painting near Chiarso Creek at Villa Santina,
close to Carnia, Italy. He was startled to see a disc-shaped
object, later estimated to be about 30 feet in diameter,
land some distance from him. Next, he was confronted with
the presence of two child-sized beings (about 3 feet tall)
standing by the object. They were wearing dark blue coveralls
with bright red collars and belts, and a spherical, transparent
helmet on their oversized heads. Their faces appeared
to have a greenish color, their eyes were large and plum-colored
with a vertical line in the center and no lashes or brows.
Their hands were claw-like with eight fingers, four opposed
to four, on each hand.
Johannis hailed the creatures. The gesture may have been
interpreted as hostile, for one of the beings touched
its belt and projected a thin vapor, which dazed the artist
and he fell onto his back. The little beings then approached
to within 6 feet of the artist and stood looking at his
easel. Though weak, Johannis managed to roll over and
saw the creatures pick up the easel which had been knocked
down. He noted that it was taller than both of them, and
that they were panting hard. Shortly they returned to
the disc and entered it, whereupon it rose from the ground,
hovered, and disappeared.
No other entity accounts are recorded in Europe until
1954, the same year that South America was overrun with
August 23, 1954:
In Lugrin, near Thonon, France, a man approached a landed
object which looked like an aluminum trailer. Standing
nearby were two small beings in silvery clothing who grunted
like pigs. The object glowed red and flew away after the
little fellows entered it.
September 10, 1954:
Another type of ship was seen at Mourieras, France, on
September 10. A farmer returning to the town at nightfall
saw a man of average height, wearing a helmet, who made
friendly gestures and entered the brush, after which a
cigar-shaped object, estimated to be 16 feet in length,
One of the best-known sightings of UFO occupants took
place near Valenciennes, France, on the night of September
10. It was such a strange incident that it received some
international press notice.
September 10, 1954:
On the night in question, Maruis Dewilde was reading after
his wife and children had retired. It was 10:30 p.m. when
he heard his dog Kiki barking, and thinking there was
a prowler in the vicinity of his property, he took a flashlight
and went outside.
Dewilde walked to his garden, found nothing en route,
then spotted a dark mass on the railroad tracks less than
6 yards from his door. He thought at first that someone
had left a farm cart there. At that point his dog approached,
crawling on her belly and whining, and simultaneously
he heard hurried footsteps to the right of him. The dog
began barking again and Dewilde directed his flashlight
toward the sound of the footsteps.
What Dewilde saw startled him greatly. Less than 3 or
4 yards away, beyond the fence, were two creatures, walking
in single file toward the dark mass at the tracks. Both
creatures were dressed in suits similar to those of divers,
and light was reflected off glass or metal in the area
of their heads. Both entities were small, less than 3½
feet tall, but had very wide shoulders and the helmets
covering their heads looked enormous. The legs looked
very short in proportion to the height of the little "men,"
and Dewilde could not make out any arms.
After the first fright passed, Dewilde rushed to the gate,
intending to cut them off from the path or to grapple
with one of them. When he was about 6 feet from them,
he was blinded by a very powerful light somewhat like
a magnesium flare which came from a square opening in
the dark mass on the tracks. He closed his eyes and tried
to scream but couldn't, and he felt paralyzed. He tried
to move but his legs would not function.
Shortly, Dewilde heard the sound of steps at his garden
gate, and the two creatures seemed to be going toward
the railroad. The beam of light finally went out and he
recovered the use of his legs and headed for the track.
But the dark object had begun to rise, hovering lightly,
and Dewilde saw a kind of door closing. A low whistling
sound accompanied a thick dark steam which issued from
the bottom of the object. The object ascended vertically
to about 100 feet altitude, turning east, and when it
was some distance away it took on a reddish glow. A minute
later it was completely out of sight.
After he regained his senses, Dewilde woke his wife and
a neighbor, told them of his experience, then ran to the
police station in the village of Onnaing, a mile distant.
He was so upset and his speech so confused that the police
thought he was a lunatic and dismissed him. From there
he went to the office of the police commissioner where
he told his story to Commissioner Gouchet.
Dewilde's fear was so evident that Gouchet realized something
extraordinary must have taken place, and the next morning
his report brought investigators from the Air Police,
and the Department of Territorial Security. These teams,
along with police investigators, questioned Dewilde and
then examined the area where the dark object had rested.
They found no footprints in the area, but the ground was
very hard. However, they did find five places on three
of the wooden ties which had identical impressions, each
about 1½ inches square. The marks were fresh and
sharply cut, indicating that the wooden ties had been
subjected to very great pressure at those five points.
The impressions were never satisfactorily explained, but
railroad engineers who were consulted by the investigators,
calculated that the amount of pressure required to make
the marks was approximately thirty tons.
An examination of the gravel of the roadbed showed that
at the site of the alleged landing the stones were brittle
as if calcined at very high temperature.
And lastly, several residents in the area reported that
they had seen a reddish object or glow moving in the sky
at about the time Dewilde indicated that the object had
October 21, 1954:
On October 21 of that year, Mrs. Jennie Roestenberg reported
that at 4:45 p.m. on that day, she and her two children
watched an aluminum-colored disc as it hovered over their
home at Rampton, near Shrewsbury, England. Through transparent
panels Mrs. Roestenberg claimed she saw two "men"
with white skin, long hair, and very high foreheads, giving
the impression that all features were located in the lower
half of their faces. They were wearing transparent helmets
and turquoise-blue suits like ski outfits. The object
hovered at a tilted angle as the occupants apparently
observed the area below.
October 27, 1954:
Another landing in a farm area took place on the night
of October 27, during the 1954 flap. A farmer saw an elongated
object with a light on each end which landed in a pasture.
He was too frightened to investigate. Two hours later,
a motorcycle stalled and its rider fell from the machine.
The farmer had notified residents of the village who went
to investigate and found the object had moved somewhat
according to the farmer's estimate of where it had first
landed. Upon approaching the thing, the witnesses saw
two beings about 40 inches tall who walked stiffly about
in silvery clothing. The craft eventually took off without
noise. This was at Les-Jonquerets-de-Livet (Eure) in France.
November 8, 1954:
Three figures in light-colored clothing and transparent
helmets were seen at Monza, Italy, on November 8, 1954,
by a crowd of about a hundred fifty people who went to
investigate a light in a stadium. The three were near
a disc-shaped ship sitting on three legs. The beings made
"guttural" sounds among themselves. One of them
had a dark face and a "trunk" or hose coming
up to his face. As with the others, this craft left upward
without any sound.
November 14, 1954:
Rabbit-stealing dwarfs figure in the last occupant case
for 1954. At Isola, in northern Italy on November 14,
a farmer watched a cigar-shaped craft land near him and
hid to watch. Out of the machine came three small dwarfish
beings dressed in metallic "diving suits," who
centered their attention on the rabbits in their cages.
The beings made strange noises among themselves.
Convinced the things were going to steal the animals,
the farmer slipped away, got his rifle, and returned and
aimed it at the dwarfs. The rifle would not fire and it
became so heavy in the man's hands that he had to drop
it. He also found that he could not move or speak. The
dwarfs took the rabbits, got into their craft, which like
most of its type, left soundlessly with a bright trail
behind it. After the dwarfs had left, the farmer found
he could move again and he picked up his gun and fired
it, but the object was too far away to hit. He told the
story to his family; it soon spread and was investigated.
The witness is considered to be reliable.
May 10, 1957:
Michel Fekete, a twenty-nine-year-old Hungarian World
War refugee, was a railroad worker in 1957 and was riding
his bicycle home on the Miraumont-Beaucourt road at 10:45
p.m. As he rounded a bend in the road, he was blinded
by a big, powerful light on the road, around which he
saw four silhouettes of human-shaped beings less than
5 feet tall, who seemed to be barring the road. Fekete,
thinking he was being ambushed, dismounted from his bicycle
and ran off the road where he hid behind an electrical
transformer installation. From there, he found the footpath
to the home of friends, Mr and Mrs. Rene Lepot. The Lepots
and some friends, Mr. and Mrs. Rene Iklef, were in the
kitchen when Fekete arrived at the Lepot home. When they
let him in, he was almost incoherent with fright but managed
to gasp out the word "attacked!" He pointed
out the window to the road, a scant 50 yards away.
The Lepots turned out the lights and the five of them
went to the window and looked out. They all saw quite
clearly a luminous object, pulsating in color between
red and white. Also viewed in the light of the object
were three silhouettes of men between 4 and 5 feet in
height who were visible from the thighs up. The lower
extremities were hidden by the road bank. The color of
their clothing appeared to be a grayish-beige except for
their huge heads which were darker in color, nearly black.
No features could be distinguished, however. The three
were moving about the road and the adjacent field with
a "tottering" gait.
The five witnesses watched the scene for about twenty
minutes, when another railroad worker, Mr. Demanchaux,
joined them. After a while, a car approached and the object's
light went out. In the light of the car's headlights,
however, the figures were still visible. The six witnesses
thought the driver must have seen them also. When the
car had gone, the white light reappeared, less brilliant
than before, just above the road. It rose rapidly and
silently into the sky at a 45 angle toward the northeast
and by 11:15, it was completely out of sight.
Investigation of the spot where the object had sat revealed
a 15-foot circle of apparently freshly deposited matter
which was identified as asphalt. It was also found that
the iron fence posts along the road were strongly magnetic,
but all were equally so and no specific significance was
attributed to it. No one was able to furnish an explanation
as to why the object had dropped the asphalt, if indeed
The Humanoids in South America
1953 saw the emergence of a new kind of report out of
South America. Prior to that time, many incidents had
been documented which concerned the presence of strange
aircraft hovering or maneuvering in various areas. The
new activity, however, concerned landed objects and humanoids
of varying sizes apparently gathering plants and soil
or rock specimens.
January 3, 1953:
A strange case involving three entities apparently taking
soil samples took place on January 3, 1953, near Santana
dos Montes, Guanabara state, in Brazil. Mauricio Ramos
Bessa, a hospital employee who lives some three hours
from the town on a farm, had been shopping and was returning
to his home via a shortcut when he saw a luminous object
ahead of him. It appeared to be about the size of a Volkswagen
bus, of metallic appearance, and hovered some 1.3 meters
(4½ feet) from the ground. The lower half appeared
flattened and the upper half was oval-shaped. Bessa stopped
his car to observe. It approached to within 2 meters (6.5
feet) of Bessa's car, stopped, and two persons garbed
in shiny gray clothing came out of the object from the
bottom. One of them carried a cylinder of 12 to 14 centimeters
(5 inches) in length which he used to scoop soil off the
When the figures first emerged from the objects, Bessa
began to experience a severe headache and had difficulty
seeing. When the two re-entered the object, he did not
see them climb upwards nor did he see the opening close
because of the pain in his head. As soon as the two were
gone, the headache abruptly ceased.
Another entity was in the upper portion of the object
behind a transparent panel. Bessa noted that this one
wore an outfit which seemed to cover him completely, including
his hands and head, and there was an open portion for
the eyes, but he did not note any detail of the eyes.
The height of the beings he estimated to be from 1.30
to 1.40 meters (4 to 4½ feet). Their faces seemed
to be flatter than a human's. They did not communicate
with one another, except that one did make a motion with
his head to the other. All in all, Bessa had difficulty
recalling details because of the headache and his terror
which literally rooted him to the spot.
November 28, 1953:
An extremely interesting case involving an object over
a river took place on November 28, 1953, when Pedro Serrate
was walking along the banks of the river Guapore in Bolivia.
He saw the object some 50 meters (160 feet) from him and
it approached to within 4 meters (13½ feet) of
his position, making no sound. The thing was disc-shaped
and Serrate estimated its dimensions as 4 meters (13½
feet) long, 2½ meters (8.5 feet) wide and 3 meters
(6½ feet) in height. The hull seemed to be made
of some kind of material resembling glass and was supported
by metal beams in the material. It was of a dark blue
color and in the rear and on each side, there were curved
tubes some 5 centimeters (5 inches) thick from which water
was emerging. From the time he spotted the thing until
it reached its nearest position to his location, it had
circled around over the river just above the surface.
When close, he noted six people, four of whom he assumed
were men and two women, all of whom appeared no more than
twenty years of age. They appeared to be of medium height
and had blond hair and "rose-like" or pink complexions.
All were dressed in outfits which were the same color
as the ship, and when they became aware of Bessa's presence,
the ship immediately ascended into the sky and was out
of sight shortly.
The Occupants in the United States
The first reported occupant case purportedly took place
on August 19, 1949 in Death Valley, California. According
to the story, two prospectors witnessed the crash landing
of a disc-shaped flying object. Two small "men"
jumped out of it and the prospectors gave chase. They
lost the little fellows in the sand dunes and when they
returned to what they thought was a landing site, the
craft was gone. This incident took place in the early
years of the UFO mystery and as far as is known, has not
been thoroughly checked out, although it is mentioned
often. It has not been exposed as a hoax, however.
Most researchers are familiar with Frank Scully's "little
men," which he described in quite a bit of detail
in his book, Behind the Flying Saucers. Although generally
rejected by most researchers in the early years, subsequent
incidents seem to indicate that Scully was either telling
the truth or that he was a prophet. Small humanoids which
generally answer the description given by Scully have
been seen on several occasions since, as we shall see.
Another rather fragmented report comes from Red Springs,
North Carolina, where in December 1951, Mr. Sam Coley
and his two children reported seeing a low-hovering disc-shaped
aircraft with a "human-shaped" occupant inside.
Coley was reportedly interviewed by the state's Director
of Defense and the local police chief; the latter expressed
his "loss of skepticism" after the talk. There
was no detailed description of the "occupant,"
but the source material tends to accept Coley's story.
September 12, 1952:
Probably the most frightening landing incident on record,
considering the physical description of what was thought
to be an occupant and its actions, is the Flatwoods, West
Virginia, incident which took place on September 12, 1952.
At sunset of that evening, a group of youngsters saw what
appeared to be a "meteor" land on the top of
a nearby hill. Similar observations of a low-flying "meteor"
were made in that vicinity on the same night along with
many others along the central Atlantic seaboard.
The boys decided to investigate and started toward the
hill. Along the way, they stopped at the home of Mrs.
Kathleen May and she, her two sons, and a seventeen-year-old
national guardsman, Gene Lemon, joined the group and they
made their way to the top of the hill.
The first thing the crowd observed was a large globe or
sphere beyond the crest of the hill. One of the boys said
it was "as big as a house," another boy said
he heard a "throbbing sound," and another said
he heard a "hissing sound." At about this juncture
in the sequence of events, one of the group saw what was
thought to be an animal's eyes in the branches of a tree
and shone a flashlight beam toward it. The whole crowd
then saw what appeared to be a huge figure just under
the lower branches of the tree. It seemed to be about
10 or 15 feet tall, had a blood-red "face,"
and glowing greenish-orange "eyes." The lower
part of the "thing" was in shadow, but Mrs.
May thought she saw clothing-like folds. The whole apparition
"floated" slowly toward the observers, who fled
hysterically down the hillside in the direction from which
they had come.
Some of the group were violently ill during the rest of
the night, and this was verified by the editor of the
local paper. He was one of several who searched the hill
shortly afterward, but found nothing. On the following
day, however, he and others found marks on the ground,
including two parallel skid marks and a large circular
area of flattened grass. A strange and irritating odor
lingered close to the ground.
The Flatwoods incident is one which was accepted by
researchers, partly because of the large number of observers
and supporting evidence, but we suspect that the non-human
characteristics of the "entity" was a large
factor. By and large, researchers in the United States
have hesitated to accept, and even strongly resisted,
the idea of humanoid UFO operators. It was generally felt
that UFO occupants would not be likely to resemble human
beings. The Flatwoods case is one of the few occupant
cases involving a "monster."
May 20 and June 20, 1953:
men" returned to the scene in 1953 when two goldminers
working a claim near Brush Creek, California, reported
to police that two midget-sized saucer pilots had been
visiting the creek near their claim. The first incident
took place on may 20, the second on June 20, and the two
men expected that they would return on July 20.
The veracity of the miners, John Q. Black and John Van
Allen, was attested to by the owner of the Brush Creek
store, who said the two miners had a very good reputation
and were not "drinking men." Both of the men
unhesitatingly told their story to the sheriff's captain,
Fred Preston, four days after the second encounter. Black
had actually seen the little men, while Van Allen, his
partner, had only seen the landing marks which he said
were a foot wide and looked like the tracks of "elephant
Black described the observed occupant as "about the
size of a midget" and said he was very broad shouldered.
He wore "something like a parka" (a piece of
clothing which covers the head as well as the trunk of
the body) and his arms and legs were covered with a heavy,
tweed-like cloth fastened at the wrists and ankles with
"buckles or ties of some kind."
Some of the details were not included in press reports,
and at that time, APRO was only a year and a half old
and did not have a member in that part of California who
was willing to make the long trek into the brush country
to interview Black and Van Allen. The available details,
however, are as follows. In each instance, on May 20 and
June 20, the object landed at almost exactly 6:30 p.m.
The "little man" got out, scooped up a bucket
of water in a shiny pail, and handed it to someone inside
the craft. When the little man saw Black, he hurriedly
jumped into the "saucer" and it took off at
high speed, making a hissing sound which resembled the
"sound of steam coming out of a boiler." The
saucer, silver in color, appeared to be about 7 feet in
diameter, 6 feet thick, with a tripod landing gear, and
a "little dome" in front. It landed on a sand
bar in Brush Creek and Black was within 50 yards of the
saucer on each occasion.
Coldwater, Kansas, was the site of the next "little
man" appearance in September 1954. The exact date
of the incident is not known, but the story appeared in
a clipping from the Lincoln, Nebraska Star in late September.
According to International News Service and the Star story,
young John J. Swain, twelve, son of a farmer near Coldwater,
had been returning to the farm from the fields at about
8 p.m. on his father's tractor, when he suddenly spotted
a tiny man no more than 20 feet away behind a terrace
in the field. The small figure had a very long nose and
very long ears, and when he moved, he seemed to "fly."
Young John watched as the little man "flew"
over a small hill to a saucer-shaped object which was
hovering about 5 feet above the ground. "It opened
up," the story said, and the little man, "no
bigger than a five-year-old child," then popped inside,
the thing "lighted up," and then took off at
a high rate of speed.
The Swain boy went home and told his parents; they then
called the Coldwater sheriff, who came out and questioned
him. The sheriff cautioned them to stay away from the
place where the boy reported seeing the "thing."
He came back the next day, and with John and his parents,
went out to examine the site of the landing. They found
wedge-shaped tracks in the soft dirt which did not appear
to be "human" - not made by ordinary shoes.
Although it was not made clear, the possibility that the
"tracks" were those of the object has not been
discarded, but it does not seem likely for the boy was
definite in his assertion that the craft was hovering
about 5 feet off the ground.
July 3, 1955:
On July 3, 1955, Mrs. Wesley Symmonds of Cincinnati, Ohio,
was driving through Stockton, Georgia, on her way to Florida.
She claimed that she saw four "bug-eyed" creatures
near the road. The sketch of the creatures based on her
description shows little bipeds with rather thin arms,
large eyes, and pointed chins. Two, in the background,
appeared to be turned away from the observer. One was
bending over with what appeared to be a stick in its hand,
and the other had its right arm raised and was facing
the observer. This creature had large, bulging eyes; a
cap-like affair on its head (or what appeared to be a
cap), no visible mouth; a long, pointed nose, and a chin
that came to a sharp point. Its long, thin arms ended
in claw-like appendages.
Floating, Flying UFOnauts
that the dust has cleared after the concentrated UFO activity
in the U.S. in the fall of 1973, some very interesting
data has presented itself. Although we had previously
noted with interest several cases which involved UFO occupants
with an apparent ability to fly, it was the fall "flap"
which presented two outstanding cases of UFO occupants
who either could fly or maneuvered about some distance
above the ground.
October 11, 1973:
The Pascagoula incident of October 11, 1973, has been
described rather extensively in the press and various
magazines as well as in at least one book. The "entities"
were described as about 5 feet tall, grayish in color
with wrinkled skin, a protuberance where the nose on a
human being is located, and two additional protuberances
where the ears would be. They did not walk as humans do
and their legs appeared to be bound together and did not
separate as they moved about. Also, their "hands"
gave the appearance of "pincers" or of opposing
When we first learned of the Pascagoula incident early
on the morning of Friday, October 12, we were intrigued
by the description of "floating" entities and
decided to contact the sheriff at Pascagoula and try to
determine if the incident warranted sending in one or
two of APRO's scientific consultants. After a conversation
with the sheriff, it was apparent that a full investigation
should be undertaken and Mrs. Lorenzen called one psychologist
and two psychiatrists on APRO's scientific consulting
staff. She felt hypnotic regression would be helpful in
extracting any information from the witnesses' subconscious
minds which may have been suppressed due to fear or shock.
None of the three were available so she put in a call
to APRO's Research Director, Dr. James A. Harder, who
is a professor of civil engineering at the University
of California at Berkeley. He also was impressed with
the case as she disclosed it to him, and when she noted
that none of our psychologists or psychiatrists were available,
he reminded her that he was a certified hypnotist and
had used the technique in past investigations, notably
the Mr. S. (Cisco Grove) case described later.
After discussing the situation with Dr. Harder and Mr.
Lorenzen, the decision was made to send Dr. Harder to
Pascagoula and after we terminated our second conversation,
Dr. Harder booked his flight and there was nothing for
us to do but wait.
The next morning, Saturday, October 13, Dr. Harder interviewed
Hickson and Parker and called to make a preliminary report.
The two men claimed that while fishing on an old abandoned
pier at the Schaupeter shipyard, they had seen a bright
lighted object descend to the ground near them. Out of
it came three strange-appearing creatures who approached
them. Young Calvin Parker fainted when one of the things
took hold of him with its pincer-like hands, but Hickson
remained conscious throughout the ordeal. Two of the creatures
took him, one on each side, into the ship. Hickson recalls
that he was elevated above the floor of the inside of
the ship and a round device which resembled an eye passed
above, below, and all around his body. He estimated that
he had been in the ship for about fifteen minutes when
he was taken outside and placed on the pier. Parker was
similarly deposited, the three entities went inside the
object, and it took off. Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson
could not give much more information than they did when
interviewed while conscious. During the entire episode,
the creatures at no time touched the ground - they moved
along a few inches above the ground.
The description of the entities who allegedly kidnapped
and examined the two men closely resembled that of another
"entities" case which had taken place twenty-six
years before, if we can believe the lone witness. It involved
a Mr. C. A. V. Of Lima, Peru, and he claimed it occurred
six miles south of Lima in February or March 1947, and
was investigated by Mr. Richard Greenwell in October 1967.
Mr. Greenwell, APRO's representative for Peru at the time,
had heard about the case through the Instituto Peruano
de Relaciones Interplanetaris (Peruvian Institute of Interplanetary
Relations) and had planned to obtain his name and address
and interview him, but was approached by the witness himself.
The man did and still does want his identity kept secret,
but inquiries into his background indicate that he is
a reliable individual and APRO has found no motivation
for a hoax.
February or March 1947:
C. A. V. claimed that he had been in Pucusana to attend
to business concerning one of his trucks which had gone
off the highway and into the sand dunes. On his way back
to Lima, he was six miles south of the city when he saw
a disc-shaped object hovering about 6½ feet off
the ground. He left his car and ran toward the object,
but found it was considerably farther away than he had
initially thought. The object appeared to be the color
of the sand, only very shiny. When the man was a few yards
from the object, three figures came out of it; he saw
no door, but the figures did appear to emerge.
C. A. V.'s description of the figures follows. "They
didn't have a defined form. They looked like three mummies.
They had a profile of human beings, but the legs were
joined. They did not have two legs, but one "double"
one - like twins. They had arms, but their hands consisted
of a group of four fingers stuck together and a separate
thumb. They had a sort of strange skin, a sort of towely,
C. A. V. further noted that the creatures had no exterior
features except a transparent area where the eyes on a
human are placed, which had a bubble that moved about.
For those interested in the whole story, which is quite
long and involved, the entire interview between Mr. Greenwell
and C. A. V. is contained in Chapter Eight of our book
UFOs Over the Americas (New York, Signet, New American
The important thing about this case is that the general
physical characteristics of the entities closely match
those of the Hickson-Parker incident, including the pincer-like
appendages, "one" leg, and the manner of moving
The foregoing two incidents involve UFO occupants who
"floated' above the ground, took place in two different
countries, and the alleged times of the incidents are
separated by many years. The similarities are striking,
and when we note that neither Hickson nor Parker had any
interest in UFOs prior to their experience, and the fact
that the C. A. V. Case was published only in our book
and the APRO bulletin, the odds against two such similar
cases being happenstances begin to grow.
If, in both cases, the alleged incidents were hoaxes,
one must wonder why these men selected that particular
UFOnaut form as a basis for fabrication? Why not a more
acceptable and more frequently reported type?
At about 6:00 p.m. on a mid-August evening in 1953, Salvador
Villanueva was underneath his broken-down taxicab on the
main highway near Ciudad Valley, Mexico. As he worked
at repairing it, he became aware of a pair of legs encased
in what appeared to be gray corduroy pants. Scrambling
out from under the car, he was confronted by two pleasant-appearing
men about 4½ feet tall who were clad in one-piece
garments from head to toe, wore wide shiny perforated
belts, small black boxes on their backs, and metal collars
around their necks. They carried helmets which Villanueva
compared to those "worn by pilots or by American
football players." He said he assumed at the time
that they were pilots from another country.
Villanueva claimed that ultimately, the men got into the
car with him when it began to rain and they conversed
at some length and stayed in the car until dawn. One of
the men spoke good Spanish, Villanueva said, only he seemed
to "string the words together." They discussed
the trouble he was having with the car, and Villanueva
began to realize that there was something strange about
the men when the speaker finally volunteered the information
that they were from another world, but that they knew
much about the earth.
When dawn finally came, the strangers invited Villanueva
to come to their craft, which was parked about 600 feet
from the highway. To reach it, they had to cross swampy
terrain and Villanueva noted that the men's feet did not
sink into the mire as his did, but that when they walked
into the mire, they touched their belts which began to
glow and the mud seemed to spring away, as if repelled
by some force.
the four elements which has confronted man from the dawn
of time, he has come to grips with three: he walks upon
the face of the earth, he has learned to propel himself
through the water without artificial help, and he has
designed protective covering so that he can walk into
fire if it should become necessary. But he has yet to
devise a means by which to propel himself through the
air without some mechanical aid.
Man has always wanted to "fly." There was the
mythological Icarus who flew too close to the sun and
his wax wings melted.
One of the many inventions of Leonardo da Vinci was the
prototype of the modern helicopter.
On that historic day at Kitty Hawk, in North Carolina,
the Wright brothers proved that it was possible for man
to fly - with the help of a machine.
Since then, man has gone on to improve upon the machine
so that he can transport hundreds of people through the
air in one machine at speeds approaching that of sound.
Quite an accomplishment! Yet, man has not been able to
devise an instrument by which one individual can take
off and easily fly through the air with out benefit of
large and cumbersome mechanical devices. But - the cases
we have examined here indicate that someone, and usually
someone associated with UFOs, has perfected a method by
which they can do precisely that: fly without the benefit
of a machine or device.
It is quite likely that some sort of device was used in
all cases, but that the witness or witnesses were so surprised
that they failed to make a careful, detailed observation.
Or it may simply be that because most such cases take
place at night, not much detail is readily discernible.
In summing up the cases of the flying, floating UFO "men,"
we should consider the advantages of free flight for an
individual. UFOs have been seen in the air, going into
and coming out of water, on the ground, and accompanied
However, if they are carrying out some kind of research,
it is difficult for them to obtain certain data, such
as our mode of living and things of that nature, without
close-up, close-encounter study. If "they" have
devised a means by which an individual can fly, then they
can operate at will in urban areas where it would be somewhat
difficult to park a flying machine and thence, dispatch
individuals to investigate on foot without fear of hindrance
Most UFO sightings, as the evidence shows, take place
at night and the cases of UFOs landing in urban areas
are very rare. Therefore, what would be more useful and
appropriate than a device by which UFO occupants could
gain easy access to places of interest which they otherwise
would have to pass by?
Man may not yet have learned to fly without cumbersome
mechanical means, but someone or something has!