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CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE THIRD KIND OR CE3:
SEEING OR COMING IN CONTACT WITH AN ENTITY OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN, BEING RELATED TO UFOS OR NOT.
The term humanoid might be a little bit misleading in describing some of the entities/beings/aliens, etc reportedly encountered in many different parts of the world. Indeed many miss the mark completely and fail to qualify in the most minimum as ‘humanoids’. I might be criticized for including many bizarre, beyond the ‘fringe’ type entities which some might say have nothing to do with humanoids or UFOs, but we would not be honest if we include only those ‘qualifying’ entities that fit some researcher’s agenda or pet theory. I chose to include all, be it a thunderbird, chupacabra, leprechauns, aquatics, subterranean, flying humanoids, etc. Is my opinion that all should be reported and documented no matter how anecdotal the evidence might be. I have summarized over 14,000 such cases, many well known, some obscured taken from dusty magazines and little known journals (like this one) worldwide, forums, letters, emails to me, private conversations, etc. I have translated to the best of my ability and with the help of different automatic translation tools available in the web hundreds of cases from countries such as The Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Russia, etc, which would otherwise forever remain unknown for those of us who only speak the English language. Others have unselfishly helped in my efforts in collecting and translating some of the cases, these will be named in due time.
Continuing on with reported incidents for 2010, as far as ‘humanoids’ or any type of entities, so far it has been a ‘slow’ year, as far as ‘reported’ cases go. A couple of strange events I would like to mention are the following two supposed encounters with what appeared to have been the fabled “Thunderbirds” of myth and legend, still flying around our skies in 2010.
On May 3 2010 in McHenry, Illinois around 1545 a man was sitting down in his goat pasture after some chores. He was watching the clouds admiring their shapes, when suddenly two ‘giant’ birds caught his eye. He thought they were between him and the clouds he was watching. The strange birds were swooping and circling in and out of the cloud, moving at tremendous speed. They would fly out of the dark side of the cloud and the sun would reflect off them, making a flash. According to the witness these birds flew just like ‘bats’ he has seen flying in the area. These giant birds flew very similar to them. He estimated the size of the birds to be half the size of a single-engine aircraft. Something else he thought was strange about the birds, they were flying and swooping too fast for their size. Large animals move more cumbersome. He ran for his camera but they were gone when he returned. (1)
And now we got to that paranormal haven we all know as Pennsylvania where all kinds of weird events and creatures have been encountered for years. On May 7 2010 at 1 a.m. in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania a night watchman was making his nightly rounds when he heard a sound that sounded like a loud screech. He just so happen to have a pair of binoculars on him and looked up to first see a light glow as he saw an ‘object’ flying over a building. It was flying high over the building. At first he thought it was a small airplane, but to his amazement it was a large bird bigger than anything he had ever seen before. The wings were huge, through the binoculars he could see that the giant bird was a grayish-brown color. It was flying at a fast clip eastward toward a hill were he lost it from view. (2)
One might think, where can these huge birds hide or come from in this thoroughly mapped and much Googled world we live in? I don’t have the answers but perhaps their source is not our 3-dimensional world and is from a location beyond our understanding of dimensional possibilities. Continuing the definite Cryptozoological slant of this issue and while we are on the theme of bizarre giant bird-like creatures I would like to present the following account, an old account to be sure, taken from the pages of the Evening Post Vol. XXXVII Issue 40 February 16 1889:
“A strange story, told by Captain Putt of the British steamer “Talisman”, which came round Cape Horn from Liverpool makes it appear possible that the stories of the sailors may be all exaggeration, says the San Francisco Examiner.”
“The ship, says Captain Putt, had a hard time from the start. We had to do a lot of repairing at the Falkland Islands after going through a gale that almost sent her to the bottom.
“From the Horn up to the Chillan coast we floundered in a changing gale for two weeks. One day the mate’s son, a lad of about 16, was thrown by a lunge of the ship, from his seat on a crosstree into the water.
“The boy was wrapped in a big sou’wester and in consequence could not swim.
“A sailor named Banning saw that the boy could not swim wrapped up as he was, and leaped into the water after him.
“Sea water in this neighborhood is so cold that a man cannot live much longer than twenty five or thirty minutes in it.
“The attention of every man on board was given to the two men in the water; but when one sailor raised his eyes and saw an enormous bird make for the boy, he emitted a cry of terror, which was joined in by everyone as soon as the boy saw it.
“It did not resemble a cloud, nor did it carry a rock in its talons, but it was an enormous creature that no two men would care to do battle with under any circumstances.
“When Banning raised his eyes and saw the bird, his first thought was to turn round and make for the ship. Fear took possession of him, and his strokes grew less powerful.
“Seeing Banning’s danger, James Gray jumped in after him.
“Just as he reached the water the great creature reached the boy, who was growing very faint.
“At first the bird seemed undetermined what to do. It pecked at the boy about the body, heeding not the shouts of the sailors; who sought to frighten it away.
“It was some time before the boat could be lowered, and by the time it was let down into the water and manned the boy had gone down once.
“His sudden disappearance surprised the bird, which was about to turn its attention to Banning when the boy came to the surface again. I ran to my cabin and returned with a rifle to shoot the bird should it grow ugly.
“When I got to the deck the first I saw was the strange creature rising into the air with the boy; and its mate, which suddenly appeared almost as large, was attacking Banning.
“He was on his back dodging the beak of his adversary and swimming towards the vessel with all his might. I hardly knew what to do. The boy was being carried away and was up 30ft or 40ft in the air.
“Shoot the bird!” yelled the mate, running about the deck like a crazy man and shouting at the top of his voice orders that were not obeyed.
“In shooting, I of course ran the risk of killing the boy instead of the big bird, if indeed he was not killed by the fall; but there was not much time to think of this; the bird was still rising and after a hasty aim I fired.
“It was an excellent shot.
“A wing fell helpless as if I had broken it, and the bird tumbled down into the water. The second bird when it saw the boat approach left Banning and made a fierce attack on one of the boatmen, striking him with its foot a blow that felled him to the bottom of the boat. Another of the crew raised an oar and hit the bird with all his might, when it flew away.
“Banning, Gray and the boy were picked up. The letter was unconscious, but after a good rubbing he was brought to. Banning was bleeding about his face and more or less injured about the body.
“The wounded bird fought viciously when an attempt was made to capture it. It was finally lassoed and taken on board. Three weeks afterwards it died, and it is now at Valparaiso being stuffed.
“The boy said that before he went down he felt himself loosing consciousness, and grabbed at the enormous bird that was hovering over him. He caught its feet and held on with the grip of a drowning man. He partially regained his senses in the air, but thought he was higher up than he really was, and said he did not dare to let go.
“I have seen many big condors and other large birds” continued the captain, “but never any winged thing as large as this. The stretch of its wings was over 14ft. The head and neck were destitute of feathers; and the former, which was much flattened, was skinned and bleeding. It has the big strong beak of an albatross; and the plumage though somewhat darker, was not unlike that of the latter bird. Its feet were only partially webbed. During the time we had it on board and until it died it was not seen to eat; but it slept constantly, and it took some rough handling to awaken it.” (4)
Bizarre tale indeed, reminds me a bit of the Lawndale Illinois case when a young boy (Marlon Lowe) was briefly carried away by a similar flying creature (1977).
A series of strange events have been reported starting around May 26 2010 from a Cheyenne Indian reservation perhaps in the area of Standing Rock (information if flimsy so far) were numerous locals have reported seeing ‘black creatures’ that seem to disappear after they show themselves. According to the reports these creatures apparently can assume the shape of birds, dogs, Bigfoot and others (!). There were also reports of ‘human faces’ seen in the storm clouds. (As soon more information is available it would be shared). (3) The term “Skinwalker” has come to mind, those who are familiar with the supposed supernatural capabilities of this creature are aware that they are able to morph into any animal form they wish to and perhaps combinations of human and animal also.
Returning to more “mundane” experiences (If there is such a thing in this business) I would like to a strange report said to have occurred in Spain in 1949:
In or around May 1949 in the small village of Beniarda near Alicante, Spain, a farm worker by the name of Marti woke up around 4:00 a.m. in order to start his work day. While getting water for the farm animals he heard the dogs barking frantically, which concerned him.
Looking around he then noticed on a field across from him a sort of lighted “furnace” on legs. However Marti continued to take water from the well, but maintaining his eyes on the strange object. Suddenly he noticed that the dogs had stopped barking and were now howling in apparent fear. Afraid, he turned around and saw a ‘gigantic’ man-like figure slowly “sliding” over the ground in his direction, making slight up and down movements. Terrified, Mati ran into the nearby field and when he looked back he saw the lighted “furnace” rising up into the air and illuminating its surroundings like daytime until it disappeared into the sky. According to Marti two other locals experienced a similar event. Soon after Marti left town and refused to return until years later. (5)
Apparently the witness (Marti) could only interpret the landed ‘UFO’ as a lighted furnace on three legs. I recently translated this little know report, hopefully nothing has been ‘lost’ in translation.
Another report, albeit very brief in details, from the same year appears to illustrate what is commonly known to researchers as a “bedroom visitation” which can take innumerable forms and variations.
Sometime in the summer of 1949 in the small town of Alsotold, Nograd County, Hungary, during the night a six-year old girl was frightened when she suddenly awakened to see a floating “form” with huge eyes examining her in her darkened bedroom. Apparently the ‘form’ was able to float out the closed window. Unfortunately there are no other details available on this intriguing case. (6)
Returning to 1949, a year of very low incidences of encounters and humanoid/creature reports, I was given this report by a personal acquaintance that knew the witness personally and has requested her right to full privacy.
The scene is one afternoon in an unspecific month in 1949 in the small village of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico (this area is the source of numerous reports). A 14-year old girl was walking along through a dense forest path on her way home from school, as she did everyday. On this day however, she encountered a strange woman wearing a veil and a white robe (highly unusual clothing for the time and location). The ‘angelic’ looking woman accompanied the girl down the path and warned her not to walk down the path anymore because ‘it was dangerous’. Then the veiled woman disappeared as mysteriously as she had appeared. According to the source, a couple of days later the young girl was to witness a terrible accident on the same forested path. (No details on that given). But she followed the advice of the strange woman. (7)
Is the above case a sort of low key Marian apparition? Why chose the 14-year old girl for the prophetic warning? Questions are easier to come by than answers.
Most Fortean and UFO researchers are familiar with the term “Pre-Arnold” case or incident, etc, which connotes an event said to have occurred before the infamous Arnold June 24 1947 encounter above Mount Rainer (he never mentioned that they were ‘saucers’). These incidents are always interesting in nature as it seems to indicate that these types of encounters have been around since time immemorial, not just after 1947. In my collection of over 14,000 case summaries and translations I have quite a few of such incidents purported to have occurred before the June 24 1947 date. Starting with this issue I will summarize four such encounters, and will make this a Journal staple.
First I would like to include a case that reportedly occurred at dusk on July 1939 in the Swedish location of Ingermanland located close to the Finnish border.
The witness, Lyyli Nilsson (who would have further encounters later in life) who was only 3-years old at the time, had gone with her younger cousin into the woods to pick strawberries. They had become lost, becoming tired and sleepy and unable to find their way home. Both then sat by some bushes near a clearing. According to Lyyli as they sat there they both noticed a round white object hovering above the clearing, they could not make out what it was but moments later a ‘man’ wearing white coveralls approached them and told (in Swedish) them not to be afraid that their mother was nearby looking for them. He stood next to them for awhile until Lyyli suddenly heard the cries of her mother not to far away.
“Yes is your mother, she is coming,” said the stranger, he then walked to the nearby clearing where he apparently entered the now spinning white object, which suddenly shot away at very high speed and vanished. Lyyli’s mother soon arrived and took both frightened youngsters home. Lyyli told her mom about the encounter and was told that it had been a “guardian angel”.
Interesting assumption, but apparently the ‘man’ whoever his origin might have been stood ‘guarding’ the two youngsters until they were found. (8).
Next I would like to relate a ‘fantastic adventure’ said to have occurred no later than January 1912 at night, the only location given for the incident was “Banks of the River Volga” Russia. So it could have been anywhere in Russia.
A Mr. Dychkin and his friend were driving on a snowy night in separate sledges along the banks of the River Volga. Dychkin’s friend was driving ahead and he was following. Suddenly they came upon two “strangers” standing alongside the path, and Dychkin invited them to sit on the sledges. The two strange looking men convinced Dychkin not to continue home because of the storm, but to turn to the nearest town and spend the night there. Though Dychkin knew that there weren’t any towns in the area, he drove against his will in the direction to where the men had indicated. One of the men then pointed and yelled out, “Look, there is the town!” Dychkin looked and to his amazement saw a beautiful scene; something resembling a huge fantastic city (or metropolis) was located on a flat plateau, illuminated by thousands of lights. The lights were positioned in a “fantastic” arrangement; he had never seen anything like it. Convinced in the reality of his vision Dychkin turned in the direction of the lights without hesitation. His companion followed and soon approached him. Suddenly both men were seized by an incredible fear and rushed towards the road, never seeing where the two strangers had gone. Dychkin looked back in the direction of the lights but was surprised to see only the night gloom and darkness. (9).
It all sounds like an episode directly out of the “Twilight Zone” files. Unfortunately there are important details missing to this bizarre tale, for example a description of the ‘strangers’ is never provided and the exact location would have been helpful, even though I suspect it occurred somewhere in the Moscow region where there are numerous so-called “Anomalous areas or regions” thoroughly documented by our Russian counterparts and little known in the “West”. I can venture to guess that the men saw perhaps a giant “UFO” or spacecraft, or were perhaps transported briefly into another dimension.
Next I like to include a brief report that indicating what appears to be a very early “bedroom visitation”. The year is 1914, exact date is unknown. The location was in St. Didier sur Rochefort, Loire region, France.
Around 4.00 a.m. a Mr. Perret was at home sleeping when someone tapping on his back suddenly awakened him. He turns and sees a luminous being the size of a 10-12 year old child. The being had a white glittering face and wore a very shiny outfit. He illuminated the room completely. The being the walked through the door and vanished. An afterglow remained behind for about 3 seconds. The frightened witness remained in bed.
Very brief but very intriguing report, there are numerous instances in the recorded literature in which aliens or entities are seen to walk or fly, glide, etc, right through solid objects, like doors, windows, etc. (10)
This final report is what researchers called a “Type A” humanoid report, or in other words, the humanoid or humanoids were seen either inside the object or on the object by the observer.
It was late August 1946 at around 1715 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the witness Miss Margaret Sprankle, was coming home from work at the nearby Tinker AFB (Air Force Base) when she looked up and saw about 100 yards away a metallic lens-shaped object standing on edge, the broadside facing her. The lower right quarter was filled with a grid of 12-14 square windows, in each of which was visible the silhouette of a head and shoulders seen against dark background. “The heads were quite round—either bald, or wearing helmets.” There was no noise. After about a minute and a half, the object turned horizontally through 90 degrees, and she could see that there were windows on both sides; then; still silently, it darted away at immense speed. Diameter of object estimated as 75 feet. (11).
Beyond the Fringe section (1).
Most Fortean, UFO and paranormal investigators once in a while hear or come upon a case so bizarre in nature that they usually file it away under “fringe archives” or just totally disregard it. This cases deal usually creatures, entities and behavior so beyond the norm or unusual (what’s normal when it comes to humanoids?) that it does not fit their pattern of research or correlate with other cases. On this section I will try to illustrate one or two such cases that if not amusing they will be without question food for thought.
The following case is said to have occurred in the distant summer of 1966 (the year of The Mothman) on a sunny afternoon near the city of Petrozavodsk, Karelia region, Russia.
Several children, including Margaret Borisova were playing in a field near a local pond, accompanied by Borisova’s grandmother when they noticed near the mill a strange cloud hovering in the clear sky. It rapidly descended and then hovered above a nearby vegetable garden. As the group stared curiously at the cloud suddenly several small transparent ‘capsules’ ejected out of it and flew in the direction of the witnesses, incredibly each small capsule appeared to be occupied by one of two small figures. The capsules moved slowly as they noiselessly floated around the astonished witnesses. In some of the capsules there appeared to be 3 figures. The figures were very tiny, no more than 20cm in size, however they were correctly proportioned just like humans, with a head, 2 legs and two arms. They were dark in color, eyes like blue pits and seemed to move inside the capsules using diving or swimming movements. After a certain time the capsules began to dissolve into thin air, first the entities within the capsules and then the capsules also disappeared.
According to Margaret, her grandmother explained the incident away as a “mirage”. (12).
Of course the area in and around Petrozavodsk in located within one of the most active anomalous regions in the former U.S.S.R.
Next I would like to present another ‘fringe’ case that contains similar ingredients to the Petrozavodsk case but with a slightly larger difference.
The location is Tonnarella, Messina Province, Italy, in August of 1966 (same year as the previous incident) and the time around 2030.
A young woman, identified as D. R., while looking out the window of her apartment located in the center of town spotted a luminous spot which was quickly approaching her location from the direction of Santa Barbara de Montalbano just southwest of where she was. As it got close the luminous object began to assume a cylindrical shape, transparent in nature. The curious witness watched as the strange cylinder-shaped craft approached even closer. The cylinder was illuminated from within with a homogenous light source. The craft then descended to within several meters from the ground and about 50 meters away from the witness. She could hear a low motor-like sound apparently coming from the object. Inside the object was visible a male human-like figure that appeared to be floating in a vertical position inside the object (she didn’t see any furniture or equipment). The figure was about 1.68m in height, while the cylinder appeared to be about 3m in height. The eyes of the figure were closed and he was totally immobile, apparently meditating. The facial features were human and he sported a very long gray beard, giving him an “elderly” or ancient appearance. The humanoid figure was wearing a one-piece red tunic type garment and what appeared to be sandals on his feet. The witness however was very impressed about a large silvery medallion which the humanoid had on his chest area, shaped like a circle with an iridescent spot in the middle. In an instant the craft suddenly shot away, quickly disappearing from sight and again becoming a luminous spot in the distance and finally disappearing in the direction of Capo Milazzo. (13).
Just maybe the aliens not all look like the typical Hollywood “Gray” version that is rammed and impregnated into our subconscious by the television and film industry.
The Missing case section
In my endless, tiring search for cases and encounters there are always certain cases that have remained elusive and unknown to me. Cases which I have failed to locate due to different factors and have remained just a dark whisper in the annals of humanoid encounters. I will include several on each Journal and maybe someone might be able to help me in obtaining the case summary, who knows?
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4. Direct from researchers Liliana Nuñez Orellana & Fabio Picasso
6. Kriston Endre RYUFOR Foundation Hungary
8. Margaretta Berthelsen UFO Information 2/1974
9. “Rebus” Magazine, St. Petersburg 1914
German Mikhailov “NLO” Magazine # 50
10. LDLN # 243
11. Mrs Mildred Higgins, Lucius Farish & Ted Bloecher
12. A. Popov, Petrozavodsk “Anomaly” & Mikhail Gershtein
12. Pietro Torre, “Misteriosi Fenomeni Nel Cielo Della
Provincia Di Messina” 1999