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ENCOUNTERS WITH UFO OCCUPANTS
by Coral and Jim Lorenzen (1976)

The Entities in Europe

The 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 little folk.


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, took off.


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 left.


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 it had.


The Humanoids in South America

Early 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 road.

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

August 19, 1949:

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.


December 1951:

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:

"Little 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 feet."

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.


September 1954:

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

Now 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 two-digit members.

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, sandy-colored skin."

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 Library, 1968).

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 about.


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?


Mid-August 1953:

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.

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Of 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 by occupants.

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 or capture.

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!
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