In late January 1972, 16-year-old John Yeries, his brother James, and two small pals, Darrell Wealthy and Robbie Cross, determined to do a ‘little late-night fishing close to Battle Creek Bridge, just a few miles east of Anderson, Calif.
It was chilly that night time and a whispy, boggish mist swirled by way of the dense forest as their automotive inched its manner up the slender highway. Because the boys nervously talked and glanced into the encompassing darkness, John immediately yelled and pointed at a brilliantly glowing object that handed over the automotive and vanished someplace within the thickly wooded countryside. Minutes later, at Battle Creek Bridge, they left the automotive and had walked about 100 ft then a piercing scream rang out from the comb simply off the highway.
“We heard this blood-curdling howl,” John stated. “I pointed the sunshine over within the brush and there was this bizarre factor.”
About 50 ft away stood a creature, seven ft tall, darkish inexperienced or brown in ‘colour, barely hunched over with what appeared to be a big teardrop formed “ear” on one aspect of its head: The boys described the ‘factor as humanoid, having no hair and what regarded like “lumps” throughout its physique much like the pouches in a flight swimsuit.
“I heard a scream proper close to me,” James stated. ul ran again to the automotive. Robbie ran, too. Then John and Darrell got here again and stated they’d seen it.”
Panic-stricken, the boys reached the automotive however it was locked. Aer fumbling for the keys they hurriedly bought in and tried beginning the engine, however it wouldn’t kick over, in order that they pushed it. John popped the clutch and the automotive lurched ahead; they scrambled in, slammed the doorways and raced down the highway.
However the encounter wasn’t over!
A ways down the highway they observed a variety of fiery objects-blue, white, orange, and red-moving erratically alongside the open fields on each side. Two of the “glowing balls” got here together, shot straight up within the air and disappeared. Because the boys traveled farther alongside they reported seeing a glowing form that regarded like a human determine.
The boys drove to Darrell Wealthy’s dwelling and associated the expertise to Darrell’s father, Dean. Mr. Wealthy is a revered businessman in Anderson, and was on the time contemplating working for Anderson Metropolis Council. He grabbed his pistol and returned to the Battle Creek Bridge along with his son and the Yerie boys.
“I assumed perhaps they had been pulling my leg,” he stated. “However they appeared very scared.”
He and the boys walked into the darkish forest about 100 yards and had been confronted with a collection of strange noises. Within the blackness forward of them, the elder Wealthy stated he heard a “… actually deep growl. It was a bizarre sort of sensation, a sense
I’ve by no means skilled earlier than.” After listening to the unusual sound, _he stated the boys ran and left.him there alone and “I bought the hell out of there, too!”
The mixed scream-growl continued till Dean Wealthy had backed. as much as the automotive at which era the sound abruptly stopped.
“It was an eerie factor,” he stated. “It wasn’t a peacock, a bear, a mountain lion, a bobcat, or like something I’ve ever heard earlier than.”
Dean Wealthy added that the “factor” had apparently stayed in a single spot since there was no sound or motion within the brush. He and the boys agreed that they interpreted the scream as a warning to them to leave-and it succeeded.
The police had been notified and a patrol automotive was dispatched to the scene; a car-mounted highlight was utilized in a broad sweep of the bridge space, however nothing was noticed, nor was any proof discovered. The police famous that Wealthy and the boys had been very frightened, and that “one thing bizarre had occurred.” The Anderson policeman who investigated the incident stated he’ is aware of the witnesses personally and is certain any suspicion of a _hoax is out of the query. Dean Wealthy concluded that what was so unnerving about the entire occasion was that it happened “very near dwelling.”
On Oct. 4, 1973, California insurance coverage agent, Gary Chase walked by way of the doorways of the Neighborhood Security Company and headed for the desk sergeant on obligation.
“Look, I’m not drunk, I don’t smoke pot, and I’ve bought a narrative that can blow your thoughts!” he stated earnestly. For earlier that night time as he drove over the mountainous Santa Susana Move towards his dwelling in Simi Valley, an space 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles, he was tossed headlong into the mysterious world of UFOs.
It was 6:40 p.m., as Chase drove alongside the freeway. His ideas had been of a successful enterprise day and getting dwelling to his spouse and their small daughter. The solar had set however the sky was nonetheless blue; he may drive safely for some time earlier than turning on his headlights. As Chase neared the Rocky Peak exit, a darkish, cigar-shaped object hovering close to the highest of the mountains forward caught his eye. Pondering that it may be a blimp, he slowed down to observe it, however the object disappeared behind the crest of the ridge.
Persevering with his route west and passing the mountain, Chase saved seeking to .his proper, anticipating to see the blimp silhouetted plainly. within the sky on the opposite aspect of the ridge the place he thought he’d get an unobstructed view of it within the valley. Surprisingly, the sky was empty.
Chase saved looking ahead to the article as he drove a number of extra miles. Then he noticed a small cloud of mud rising from the aspect of a rocky peak simply behind him. He pulled over to the aspect of the freeway on the Kuehner Drive exit ramp, backed up a brief distance and bought out to have a look.
Nestled in a small canyon 100 ft below him was an elliptical-shaped craft, hovering and swaying about 10 ft off the bottom. It gave the impression to be about 30 ft large and a minimum of 70 ft lengthy, the rear finish double the dimensions of the entrance.
Betrigger it was practically night the colour of the craft was troublesome to discern, however Chase says the graceful end resembled the uninteresting grey of an vehicle with a coat of paint primer. A hose-like object professionaltruded from the underside of the craft that was about eight ft lengthy and a foot in diameter.
This “tube” nearly reached the small stream instantly beneath the hovering craft. What baffled Chase most was a big insignia on the aspect of the craft, an enormous “V” with progressively smaller “V’s” contained in the bigger determine, in alternating darkish and lightweight colours.
Chase stood spellbound on the fringe of the freeway, hoping another person within the early night site visitors would additionally see the UFO and cease, a minimum of to inquire what he was taking a look at, however he was to be the one witness.
Immediately, on the prime of the gently swaying car, a transparent, glass-like dome about three ft in diameter appeared and opened. As Chase continued to stare in amazement, a humanoid determine appeared on the deck crawling on his fingers· and ft and heading towards the slender entrance of the article within the route of the hose.
In response to Chase, the “being” looked like a man- of regular measurement and was sporting a tight-fitting uniform that regarded like a scuba diver’s moist swimsuit. Chase couldn’t see the humanoid’s facial features as a result of the entity’s face or face-plate was darker than his uniform, if, certainly, the humanoid was sporting a unitype in any respect.
Because the “being” neared the hose, a loud clicking sound got here from the craft. Instantly, the entity turned and regarded up instantly at Chase. It then’ rapidly turned away, and scurried quickly on fingers and toes again to the rear of the craft the place it first appeared.
The clear bubble on the highest started to rotate and it disappeared leaving solely a flush, uninteresting grey floor. Then there was one other sound; a particularly low humming that appeared like a vibration.
A thick, opaque cloud-like substance started collering the article that prolonged about 20 ft throughout the mysterious car. Alalthough this “fog” didn’t attain Chase a pungently candy odor did which he felt was brought on by the mysterious substance. The witness watched the thick cloud for about 60 seconds and when it disbuilt-in, the craft had disappeared!
The looks of humanoid creatures accompanying UFO sightings is increasing at an alarming fee. Analysisers’ recordsdata are crammed with such accounts and whether or not they signify guests from outer house, or from one other dimension, is a moot level to the 1000’s who’ve had critical bodily and emotional issues on account of encounters with them. What’s extra, a 1973 Gallup Ballot reveals that 11 p.c of the grownup inhabitants within the U.S., or roughly 15 million Individuals, have noticed UFOs and consider them to be intelligently managed objects of unknown origin.
We’re within the midst of a really actual phenomenon, and scores of persons are being mercilessly hounded and ridiculed. And up until now science and the media have seen match to disregard the mountain of evidence collected by competent investigators for practically three a long time.
On Apr. 24, 1964 New Mexico policeman, Lonnie Zamora, chased a UFO in his patrol automotive because it whizzed by way of the sky and descended right into a gully. As he approached the realm the place the article landed he heard two loud bangs. Leaving his automotive Zamora walked to the gully and noticed two humanoid figures standing subsequent to the landed object. They regarded like “kids or small adults” in white or beige clothes. The beings appeared surprised at seeing Zamora and rapidly reentered their craft which shot off into the sky.
On Oct. 9,-1968, Doribio Pereira of Lins, Brazil, stumbled on a hovering oval-shaped UFO. Close to this mysterious craft was a human-like determine armed with a flashing machine that immobilized him. Three entities had been standing on a plattype beneath. the craft and one other appeared to be utilizing a keyboard equipment in a clear higher dome. The being reentered the article and ii shot off into the sky.
In October 1973, three boys from Danville, Va., had been chased by a four-foot-tall humanoid creature clad in shimmering “white mild.” The entity had a big head with no discernible eyes and appeared to run “sideways.” A greenish glowing UFO was seen close by. The next day witnesses in Athens, Ga., reported two “small statured” males wearing silver and with jet white hair stepping from a landed UFO.
One other incident In October 1973, involved a policeman in Falkville, Ala., who snapped 4 Polaroid footage of a six-foot-tall creature clad in a “tin foil swimsuit.” Because the entity walked “stiffly” towards the patrol automotive, the frightened witness switched on his flashing roof lights and it turned and ran. The officer gave chase in his patrol automotive, however the being outran him-, “sooner than any human I ever noticed!”
Investigators in Greensburg, Pa., reported that through the UFO wave of Might-October 1973, dozens of witnesses noticed ape-like creatures nine-feet-tall with shaggy hair and glowing purple eyes. These reviews had been ignored till an enormous three-toed footprint measuring 13 inches lengthy by eight inches large was discovered whereas investigating a UFO sighting within the space. The invention led some to theorize the creatures could have “been skilled by UFO operators to assemble plant and animal specimens for examine.”
The thought will not be as farfetched because it sounds as the next story proves:
Mrs. Wallace Bowers of Vader, Wash. had simply stepped from the porch of her dwelling when she found a number of units of extremely giant footprints measuring 15 inches lengthy by six inches large in her entrance yard. The prints had been pressed neatly by way of the snow and had crushed the underside layer of gravel to a depth of practically two inches. Mrs. Bowers was doubly frightened as a result of there had been rumors of a “Bigfoot” within the area-the night-stalking large of the Pacific Northwest which has been the topic of controversy for practically a century. The considered such a monster so near dwelling was terrifying.
Mrs. Bowers known as the Lewis County Sheriff who, with a deputy, photographed the prints, and took an in depth report. The sheriff advised Mrs. Bowers the prints didn’t appear to be these of any identified species of animal.
This was solely the start!
Three days later she was excitedly known as to a window by her 4 kids.
Dreading she was bout ·to see the “factor” that made the prints earlier within the week, she was extra startled to see a glowing orange-colored disk-shaped UFO zoom over close by energy traces and cease. Mrs. Bowers instantly known as a neighbor who additionally noticed the UFO dart silently by way of the sky, cease, wobble barely an” hover-almost as if it had been wanting again at them. The item was spherical with an higher dome surrounded by a revolving circle-the outer rim being particular and really shiny.
The UFO tipped sideways and altered colour to a shiny white. It then moved away in a zigzag and headed slowly again towards the Bowers dwelling. A chilly chill came to visit the frightened lady, as she thought It was coming again. At that time, a big “grey form ” dropped from the article into the woods, and a peculiar “sharp ” sound was heard over an indoor intercom.
“The humorous factor,” Mrs. Bowers stated, “is that we tried to make use of the intercom the night time earlier than and we bought that very same sharp sound.” The Intercom was later discovered to be in excellent working order.
In the meantime, the article tipped back and forth, zipped off into the space becoming a transparent, shiny mild that finally disappeared.
Later that week Mrs. Bowers was putting a go online the hearth when she glanced into an adjoining room and observed curtains shifting as if fingers had been poking by way of the window. “All the kids had been in the lounge with me,” she stated. “All I may consider was getting them safely out of the home. So I loaded them into the automotive and we left, however I undoubtedly noticed a form within the room as we drove away.” An inspection of the home a day later discovered nothing lacking, although just a few issues had been in disarray.
Mrs. Bowers later stated, “Since this happened I hold working Into individuals who have seen related things-only they didn’t report them as a result of they thought they’d be laughed at.”
The next episode was associated to John Magor, a Canadian UFO researcher and editor of the Canadian UFO Report by Bernice Nible. who spent the winter of 1967 alone on Keats Island, a phenomenal however remoted place positioned just a few miles northwest of Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver, B.C. The creator visited the realm for several weeks and discovered that reviews of UFOs had been steady from 1965 to ’72.
Magor identified that after interviewing Bernice Niblett and ” … communicateing to different witnesses she had listed, and listening to firsthand her story of a 12 months’s lonely journey that turned an ordeal from which she was finally pressured to escape … there was little doubt these mystifying, typically horrifying occasions nonetheless lived along with her … that she was explaining exactly what she heard· and noticed.”
Ms. Niblett·moved into her tiny cabin in October 1967. She associated the next:
“For the reason that cabin was meant for summer use solely and hadn’t been used a lot even then, there was an amazing deal to do to prepare for winter. When darkness got here I fell into my bunk dog-tired, with hardly a look out the window. The highest bunk the place I slept was alongside a window I may look out of with out elevating my head.
“On Jan. twenty seventh, the chilly woke me at 6 a.m. It was nonetheless darkish and stars had been glittering. As I regarded out at them a really shiny white star moved into view from over the roof. It made two large spirals down, zigzagged parallel to the Earth a few occasions, then stopped for about 10 minutes. It then took off at nice pace, turning yellow, then pink, because it pale into the space. It was very excessive throughout all this and when it took off it didn’t appear to be following the Earth’s curvature however to be going off into house. This needed to be a flying saucer or UFO and I used to be delighted to have seen it.
“I made a decision to maintain a lookout from then on. The cabin was an ideal spot for watching-on a rocky level about 65 ft above the water. The entrance window gave a large view of sky, water, and small islands. My cabin was 1,000 ft’from the place the highway ended and couldn’t be seen from there . . . There was a scattering of tall firs and cedars to the fitting and left and up the steep rocky hill that rose instantly behind the cabin.
“From Labor Day to the tip of Might, I used to be the one resident on the west aspect of the island. Few individuals visited their cottages as a result of the federal government dock at Eastbourne was eliminated for the winter and the water provide pumps weren’t in operation.
“The … subsequent night (Jan. twenty eighth) I noticed one other UFO from the entrance window. It traveled very slowly over the water from south to north-only just a few hundred ft up. This one appeared to be a protracted darkish physique with dim purple and yellow lights at each ends. It weaved from aspect, to aspect, stopping two or 3 times with its lights dimming nearly out.
“Subsequent afternoon, two males in neat, darkish coveralls got here down the trail to the cabin, saying they had been Hydro males and the way stunned they had been to search out somebody living right here . . . I requested what their work space was, and the ‘boss’ (obvious chief of the 2) stated they checked wires from Powell River-which appeared a protracted route for 2 males, and I stated so. They, in flip, requested if I preferred dwelling right here, and I’m going hunting and didn’t I get frightened at occasions? After I requested what there was to be afraid of, the boys checked out each other earlier than the ‘boss’ lastly answered, ‘Oh, issues.’
“Though the boys had been pleasant sufficient, they had been just a little stiff and simply not the kind of individuals to debate UFOs with, so I didn’t. After they left I puzzled how they knew anybody was right here because the cabin couldn’t be seen from the highway and will simply barely be seen from the water, and that’s in case you knew the place to look. The range was out after they arrived, so there was no smoke from the chimney.
“On Feb. seventeenth I awakened at about 6 a.m. whereas it was nonetheless darkish, and noticed a UFO traveling inland over Keats from north to south. It was beneath the tree tops more often than not because it went up the hill behind the cabin the place I then overpassed it. This one was undoubtedly a protracted darkish craft with two or three yellow and purple lights at every finish. Just like the others I had seen, the lights would’ often dim nearly completely out.
“I used to be feeling uneasy and fewer enthusiastic about seeing these items now … I Simply would possibly find yourself as a ‘pattern’! I re-· known as a TV interview I’d seen just a few years
again. An American couple claimed they’d been taken inside a UFO and given a radical bodily examination. They had been made to neglect all of it when let loose, however hypnosis made them bear in mind it once more.
“Then on Feb. twenty first, I had simply walked to the entrance window because the solar was taking place. The sky and water had been pink. One thing about 60 ft above the water, with ‘frosted’ yellow lights on the edges and a shiny purple one within the center, slid over from the entrance left of the rocks close to my cabin, then again to the water with out turning round. It slid up and again as if on a rail.
“My knees turned watery and my abdomen crammed with butterflies! I spotted I’d seen a number of of those identical issues many occasions, however by way of bushes, as I sleepily noticed them from my bunk window . . . They appeared to maneuver so simply and silently. They might shuttle between the seaside, just a little solution to the left of the cabin, after which to the purpose the place my cabin was.
“After seeing the factor slide up and away once more it took a while to recover from my fright. Curiosity lastly made me courageous sufficient to enterprise out to the sting of the rocks the place I may get an unobstructed view.
On the opposite aspect of Ragged Island and greater than half hidden by it, gave the impression to be a giant boat properly lit up with lights. As I attempted to determine the rationale for the boat being there, three balls of yellow to amber· mild flew up from it. It was onerous to guess how massive these UFOs were-maybe 4 ft in diameter. Finally, there have been 5 – 6 of them, some headed off to Bowen Island, others to Keats, Pasley and the opposite islands. I saved glancing behind me for worry that one of many lights would get between me and the cabin and lower off my retreat.
“The balls traveled slowly over treetops dropping down amongst them or to the water’s edge. Each every so often one would return behind Ragged Island, alalthough the brilliant ship had disappeared … A tugboat rounded the nook fairly near shore, hauling a barge. One of many balls of sunshine hovered over the tug, and one over the barge as properly. I wished to share this sighting so badly with somebody it was tantalizing not to have the ability to yell on the tugboat males to look. The balls of sunshine stayed with the tug and barge solely a matter of seconµs earlier than peeling off precisely together-one going to Bowen, the opposite to Pasley.
“Working again to the cabin, I locked the door. This was an excessive amount of! I couldn’t even inform anybody about it as a result of I had no telephone and the one public telephone was in Eastbourne and within the darkness I simply may need ran into ‘one thing.’ How may I’ve been so blindly unobservant as to overlook all this earlier than? In moving to Keats, I had in all probability moved proper into their midst from the start!
“The following day I phoned individuals who I knew had boats; one on Bowen Island and the opposite on the mainland … However the water was too tough for them to come back over, or they didn’t have time or the actual cause, they thought I used to be in all probability mistaken about the entire thing anyway. One man insisted that it have to be some new form of plane being examined.
“Mar. fifth. There was nobody else to show to so I walked over to the Baptist camp to see the Willis household. (The Baptist camp is a spiritual retreat positioned at Keats, and the Willises are caretakers year-round.) I bought there in time to see them pulling away from the dock.
“For a number of nights the climate was stormy so I stayed inside, searching of the home windows often. As a result of most plane are grounded by poor climate I anticipated theirs to be, too, however it didn’t appear to make any distinction to them.
“Round 10 o’clock on a type of blustery nights I heard a sound like an enraged hornet approaching. It appeared to hover shut over the cabin, transfer away, then again once more. The sound of a giant hornet flying round is sufficient’ to provide anybody goose pimples. Mixed with a stormy night time it was nearly an excessive amount of! When it appeared overhead my eyes had been riveted to the ceiling, anticipating somefactor to come back boring by way of the roof. I used to be too frightened to even take a peek out the window at it.
“For a minimum of two weeks that ‘hornet’ was round, however at a distance. It was a shiny, white ball so far as I may make out and it went backwards and forwards in a small space in entrance of Ragged Island. Someoccasions it flew backwards and forwards to an space in entrance of the seaside. On the stormy night time protecting air and merely stated, ‘Sure.’
“After I requested the younger man how he preferred his new job, he appeared to take the query fairly severely. With out smiling and with just a little bow, he replied, ‘High-quality.’
“The following day I went to the highway to choose up some bark I’d dropped there. I noticed a small choose up truck slowly approaching., When it got here to the tip of the highway it stopped and 4 males climbed out. They had been Hydro males inspecting traces from the shifting truck. Very human, carelessly dressed, workaday males. None in coveralls. The boss wasn’t clearly round. They expressed no shock at seeing me there, no concern or any specific interest.
I advised them that two of their males already had been across the day earlier than, inspecting the traces. They assured me sureterday’s males weren’t Hydro males, that any individual had been ‘pulling my leg.’ I described the previous males to ensure and in addition advised them they’d been round before. These males didn’t know them.
“I ought to have requested these actual Hydro males in the event that they checked traces all the way in which to Powell River, because the ‘boss’ had stated on the primary go to, however I didn’t consider it quickly sufficient.
“The probabilities as to who the primary males had been dawned as one thing I’d been too dense to see before-I feel a number of UFO persons are amongst us and so they embrace these phony ‘Hydro’ males.”
In concluding her report of a 12 months’s encounter with .UFOs, Bernice Niblett commented: “Each human is completely different. We count on it. Once we alternate a phrase or two with somebody whose. phrasing is completely different or who has an accent, we solely marvel what nation he’s from, not what planet. Possibly that’s a mistake.”
Though the Niblett case is actually a single witness report, John Magor added a compelling footnote to the episode following his in-depth investigation of Ms. Niblett’s UFO expertise: “Our vote is for Ms. Niblett-and if we’re proper, here’s a one who has had a contact with the UFO riddle which, contemplating the time it lasted and the frequency of incidents, might be in a category by itself. But she doesn’t faux to be a contactee for a second.
Though she had uncommon, strikingly vivid goals following her experience, she has no message of univer sal significance to impart. As an alternative, she talks as a lady who was badly frightened however remains to be interested by what happened. We expect that response is the plausible one. . . ”
There’ll all the time be individuals who will ignore even essentially the most verifiable UFO sightings, however an in depth examine product of a large cross-section of UFO witnesses reveals unmistakably that folks had seen precisely what they claimed to have seen.
In different phrases, the essential downside is with those that “reject” conclusive UFO reviews moderately than with those that make them. Psychiatrists have identified that almost all of UFO witnesses had a real grip on actuality, whereas the compulsive skeptics who reject any and all sighting reviews couldn’t visualize or deal with the truth of those unusual occasions. A basic example of this occurred when a specialist in meteoritics (the examine of meteors or falling stars) well-known for his anti-UFO sentiments proclaimed, “You possibly can’t consider UFO witnesses.
That is eyeball testimony and you’ll’t depend on what individuals say they see within the sky.” This skeptic was fairly embarrassed when it was identified that 90 p.c of the info collected in his personal subject depended nearly solely on eyeball testimony! Did this render his examine methods meaningless? After all not, however based on his reasoning if witnesses see meteors they’re accept-able-if they see UFOs they’re insane or merely untrustworthy observers.
At this level, you would possibly ask, “If these ‘beings’ reported by individuals like Gary Chase, Bernice Niblett, and scores of other persons are from outer house, isn’t it unlikely that creatures from house could be so much like us in bodily look? In spite of everything, with billions of planets and tens of millions of civilizations what’s the chance that they’d be so like us?”
Up to now it’s not possible to estimate such. chances. Our guests have gave the impression to be humanoid, and whether or not they’re consultant of life varieties in a single different photo voltaic system, 10 different photo voltaic techniques, or a myriad of galaxies is a tangle that solely time and perseverance will unravel.
Thus within the phrases of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, “Let’s lower out the nonsense and get right down to the enterprise of discovering out what these items are!” As we speak, at this very second, someone is going through essentially the most unbelievable experience of his life, an encounter with the aliens who stroll the Earth. We should not abandon them.
By Peter Guttilla, Initially Printed in SAGA UFO Report Summer time 1974