1948 Humanoid Reports. During the early years it was said that many reports describing humanoid or entities related to UFOs were routinely discarded by investigators, why? Maybe they were not ready for such bizarre reports; their realm only included flying discs and mysterious lights in the sky. Reality was slowly creeping in on them, as we shall see. Following is a list of Humanoid encounters for 1948.
Location. El Paso Texas
A doctor was returning home on horseback when suddenly the horse stopped, head erect and nostrils wide. The animal’s body began to quiver and its eyes popped out as if it was seeing something not yet visible to its rider. Moments later the horse began to whine strangely as a being described as beautiful, human like with a youthful face and golden hair appeared on the road just ahead. The being wore celestial green colored garments and was enveloped in a soft golden aura. He had penetrating blue eyes. The being did not speak as it kept pace with the horse when it started walking again. The doctor briefly closed his eyes and thanked God for the experience, when he opened his eyes again the angelic being disappeared.
HC addition # 1868
Source: Brad Steiger, Encounters of The Angelic Kind
Location. Svastika Ontario Canada
A Mr. Galbraith observed a disc-like object land on the ground; an entity left the object and collected samples of vegetation. The object transmitted a “force field” which pushed the witness to the ground. The same witness again observed an object on the ground, three entities who smiled at him, were observed outside the craft. A police patrol saw a light in the nearby woods, but couldn’t approach it because of an “invisible wall”.
Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia
Location. Near Kingman, Mojave County, Arizona
Date: 1948 Time: unknown
Reported crash of a 100 ft diameter disc-shaped object with a dome on top. 12 dead aliens inside (all gray and small) were found inside. The craft was moved to Muroc AFB and it was eventually dismantled in 6 pieces (by sectors) and was still studied in North Edwards in the seventies. It was eventually moved to Nevada.
Source: Anton Anfalov
Location. Near Campo Grande Brazil
While strolling near a creek one morning, Mr. Ottaviano A. Souza Bueno observed the silent descent of a round luminous object on one of the banks of the stream. There emerged from it 3 creatures of less than medium height, with extremely rapid movements, who started collecting samples of soil, using a tube which made holes in the ground. After the UFO had left, the witness went to the spot and found that all the holes were perfectly square. He took a sample and had it analyzed; the result was, Silica, 61% Aluminum, 19%, Magnesium, 11%, Iron and other trace elements, 9%.
Source: FSR Vol. 4 # 1
Location. Greenock, Scotland
9-year old Linda was heading for home during the dinner break with a school friend when she became aware of a distinct humming sound. Linda glanced upwards to the source of the and was amazed to what she saw. Not one, but four UFOs. Two were saucer shaped and two like elongated cigars. The girls were so excited by this that they jumped up and down and waved towards the objects. Linda recalls figures waving back in response, but were to far away to describe them. The objects were very low down, almost at roof height, hovering. The saucers had windows all around the circumference separated by upright flashing bars. The cigars however had windows only at the front. Linda felt that the UFOs were deliberately watching them. Suddenly one of the cigar shaped objects, which had been hanging back swooped down, and immediately all four UFOs rose upwards and disappeared through the clouds.
Source: Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland
Location. Bremerton Washington
Virginia Staples was hanging her laundry in the huge basement of her apartment complex. The basement was covered with huge holes in the walls and it was rumored that there was a passage to the water. As she was hanging her clothing she got the feeling that someone was staring at her. She finally turned around and looked towards the back of the basement and froze in horror. In one of the huge holes stood a horrific looking entity. It was a creature described as about 5 ft tall, bright orange in color, with little spidery thin legs and antennae on its head that kept moving back and in and out. The strange creature began moving towards her. Terrified she backed out of the basement and ran up to her apartment, she moved out the same day.
HC addition # 3926
Source: Strange Magazine
Location. Garganta La Olla Spain
During a powerful storm the owner of a flock of sheep was staying in his cabin when he heard voices outside. Upon opening the door he saw a short man that he invited inside. Without speaking the man entered the cabin. Later the witness noticed that the short being had feet like a goat or hoofs. The frightened witness screamed causing the being to flee outside. The witness then ran outside and was able to see a fireball-like object shoot up into the sky at high speed.
HC addition # 1332
Source: Vicente Ballester Olmos, A catalogue of 200 Type
I UFO events in Spain & Portugal
Location. Miami Beach Florida
The witness was in bed when three tall attractive men with golden hair and skin appeared. They asked her to accompany them, but she refused. They departed but returned and conversed with her on many different occasions using mental telepathy. They told her they belonged to a race called “The Kuran.”
HC addition # 305
Source: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions
The Measure of A Mystery
Comments: The date has also been given as 1958 in other sources.
Location. Monmouth Wales
Locals saw a strange man-like leaping figure wearing a shimmering outfit leap over a stream near Watery Lane. The witnesses reported it as being solid looking and substantial. No other information.
Source: Thomas Slemen, Mysterious & Bizarre People
Location. Gravatai, Brazil
The witness saw a humanoid about 1.20 m in height, wearing silvery coveralls and boots. No other information available.
Source: Antonio Faleiro, Brazil
Location. Ameca-Ameca, Mexico
10-year old Gloria Rosa Perez and her grandmother were returning home from a funeral and were alone on a lonely street when both suddenly turned around the see a woman totally dress in white with long black unruly hair that appeared to be gliding towards them just above the ground. Terrified, the witnesses hurried away and saw the woman stop next to a large tree and began making loud screaming sounds. It suddenly vanished in plain sight. (Attributed to have been “La Llorona”)
Source: Manuel Carballal, Mundo Misterioso
Location. Great Yarmouth, England
8-year old Sidney Brighton was suddenly awakened in the middle of the night. He looked to the bottom of the bed and there he saw the heads and shoulders of six or seven people, closely grouped together, all facing in his direction. The figures seemed to be floating and he could not see the rest of their bodies. The witness was frightened as the figures stared straight ahead; two in the middle looked directly at him and seemed to be speaking into each other’s ears. He tried to wake up his elder brother, but no even a sharp nudge had any effect. He covered his face with the sheets, but after awhile felt compelled to look again. They were still there, only this time one of them raised a hand to his face and made a motion rather like a dart-throwing action. Then they all grouped together, moved slightly to the left and began spinning around and around until they became a blur and disappeared.
Source: UFO Magazine Vol. 22 # 1
[Removed – error in date and year]
Location. Chehalis Washington
Date: January 6 1948
Mrs Bernice Zaikowski, hearing a “sizzling and whizzing,” sound, looked up to see a “birdman” 200 ft above her barn. She saw “a man equipped with long silver wings fastened over the shoulders with a strap” ascend rapidly, hover, bank, then fly on. “He flew in an upright position and appeared to be manipulating controls strapped to his chest.” The wings did not flap; they retracted close to his body during ascent, and then were extended to hover & proceed in level flight. Mrs Zaikowski said 5 other adult witnesses and a number of children had also seen the birdman.
Source: Humcat quoting Newspaper source, & John Keel
Location. Straits of Malacca, near Sumatra, Indonesia
Date: February 1948
A series of distress calls were sent out by the Dutch freighter Ourang Medan in the Straits of Malacca, “All officers including captain dead, lying in chartroom and on bridge, probably whole crew dead…” This chilling message, accompanied by a spate of desperate SOS calls, was followed by indecipherable Morse code…then a final message just two stark words, “I die.” Boarding parties found the dead radio operator, his hand on the Morse key, eyes wide open. The entire crew even the ship’s dog were discovered in the same terrified posture, all dead. According to a frequently mentioned document, called ‘The Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council” the crew were found “teeth bared, with their upturned faces to the sun, staring, as if in fear…” Following this grim discovery, a fire broke out in the ship’s hold. The boarding parties were forced to abandon her. Shortly after, a violent explosion described in some accounts as so violent the vessel “lifted herself from the water” and she quickly sank.
Source: http://www.neswa.org.au/Library quoting Fortean Times
Comments: Always an intriguing tale, if true was it death from above?
Location. Berridale Tasmania Australia
Date: February 1948
Two witnesses standing on their back garden sighted a bright round object hovering low above them. Sitting on the edge of the object were several small green colored humanoids that appeared to be making a weird singing like sound.
HC addition # 38
Source: Keith Roberts, TUFOIC
Location. Circleville, Ohio
Date: February 1 1948
Time: early morning
Farmer B. Stevens woke up early in the morning to go check the farm animals, on his way to the cattle shed he spotted a metallic saucer-shaped object hovering low above one of the barns. Stevens immediately realized that the object was real and solid and that it measured about 60 feet in diameter and was about 10 to 12 feet thick. The center seemed to be shaped like a dome, which gave off a brilliant orange light. The dome was transparent, because when the object inclined slightly he was able to see a silhouette of a man-like figure inside. The occupant of the saucer seemed to be concentrating his glance on the several barns on the farm. Stevens thought that it was because he had a green lighting one of the barns. Soon the dome darkened and Stevens could no longer see the occupant. The object then flipped over and shot away at high speed.
Source: Michael David Hall, “UFOs a Century of Sightings” 1999
Location. London England
Date: February 5 1948
During a hypnotic like trance, the witness was caught up in a suction force & drawn aboard a conical shaped object. She entered a round room with controls and dials, also holes along the sides. The room was cold and its air difficult to breathe. She observed the occupants unseen by them. The tall man from a previous encounter was present, also small non-human creatures, described as egg shaped but with legs and webbed feet and large eyes. These beings placed some sort of material in holes in the object and she caught fragments of a conversation about a base in the stratosphere.
HC addition # 2261
Source: N S W Chibbett, FSR Special Issue # 3
Type: F or G?
Location. Socorro, New Mexico
Date: March 1948
Another craft came down in this vicinity that was much like the Aztec craft according to an ex-army private. The craft had multiple compartments, a central shaft or pole, a conveyor walk and the outer shell of the craft was transparent from inside the craft. There is no mention of occupants. No other information.
Source: Burlington UFO News Crash list
Location. Near Naftalan, Azerbaijan, Caucasus (USSR)
Date: March 10-13 1948
Local resident Peter Grigorievich Bykavorov reportedly saw a landed disc-shaped object and humanoids near the Geran railway station. The witness noticed three “men of strange appearance” near the landed disc-shaped object. Their was of a very interesting structure, it was cone shaped on top, gray in color but the tip of the cone was white, the bottom of the cone was also white. On top of the cone there was something resembling rubber or plastic. The inside of the ship, its framework, was cylindrical in shape, made out of numerous tube-like structures. The door was positioned in the center of the cylinder. The three men seemed to “freeze in place” (suspended animation) every time the witness looked at them. The humanoids were dressed in tight-fitting overalls, which clearly outlined their musculature. Under their helmets they had yellowish caps. Their hair was short, bristling, sticking straight up. All three of the humanoids looked young, no more than 30 years of age. Their faces were clean shaven without wrinkles. They never spoke a word with the witness. And amazingly the local chief of the diesel electric power plant apparently communicated with the aliens, the aliens requested a favor from him, and he went to a local food store and purchased several foodstuffs for the aliens. Bykavorov watched all this in amazement from a distance. Apparently at first the aliens had tried to visit the store, but after creating a stir in the store they had to leave. So after that failed attempt they asked the chief to do it for them instead. Unfortunately due to the distance additional details were not established. The humanoids generally stayed away from everybody, and remained close to their landed craft. When some of the locals attempted to approach the object the humanoids boarded their craft and flew towards the nearby mountains. According to the witnesses the craft “flew very fast”. However they returned in the evening as it got dark. At that time the aliens switched on a light, very bright similar to an ox-eye, about 5 meters long, of yellow and red in color. Near the craft the aliens constructed a bonfire that seemed to burn very hot and was same shape as the bottom of their craft, the whole afternoon the aliens had been very busy occupied by some work. Bykavorov who kept a close eye on their activities felt fear but eventually was able to establish telepathic communication with the alien crew. At times he would receive orders from the aliens to come close but he could not remember most of the details. Bykavorov was summoned on several occasions by the aliens outside during the night. The second time he watched a large metallic cone-shaped craft that remained on the ground for two days (!). The next day he saw a huge burst of flame but no smoke, rise from the ground. Bykavorov did not see the aliens again after that. Incredibly it is reported that several unknown items were left behind by the aliens and these were picked up by the operators of a local hostel (nothing is known as to what happened to the items). Bykavorov only spoke about the incident 30 years later. It must be remembered that during Stalin’s times it was prohibited to speak about UFOs in the USSR, and the witness only spoke about the incident in the late 90’s.
Source: “NLO” Magazine, St Petersburg # 14, January 26 1999
Location. Aztec, New Mexico
Date: March 25 1948
A disk crashed to earth on this date after having been detected by three separate radar units in the southwest, one of which was said to have disrupted the craft’s control mechanism. The area of impact was calculated by triangulation and this information was immediately relayed to Air Defense Command and Gen. George C Marshall, then Secretary of State, who allegedly contacted the MJ-12 group as well as the interplanetary Phenomenon unit (IPU) of the Army Counterintelligence Directorate. The IPU operated out of Camp Hale Colorado, at this time. The source claims that its main function was to collect and deliver disabled or crashed disks to certain specified secret locations. The craft was recovered within hours by the IPU scout team about 12 miles northeast of Aztec. All those involved in the recovery were sworn to an above top-secret oath. The IPU convoy used a route to the site that avoided main roads, and on arrival roadblocks were set up at strategic points within two miles of the recovery area. The owner of a ranch and his family were allegedly held incommunicado and told never to discuss the matter. Equipment hauling trucks were camouflaged to look like oil drilling rigs during the operation. A team of scientists arrived at the site a little later than the IPU and began dissecting the disk. They entered the craft one by one, entry having been gained via a fractured porthole. The portholes themselves looked metallic and only appeared translucent on close inspection. Inside the craft they found two humanoids, about two feet in height, slumped over an instrument panel charred deep brown. Another 12 bodies lay sprawled on the floor in chamber within the cabin, making a total of 14 bodies. An instrument panel supposedly had several pushbuttons and levers with hieroglyphic type symbols, as well as symbols illuminated on small display screens. Scientists discovered that the controls panels had drawers, which rolled out, but no wiring could be detected. A book composed of parchment like leaves with the texture of plastic also contained the strange hieroglyphs—similar to Sanskrit. Meanwhile another small group of scientists and military personnel examined the craft and were eventually able to dismantle it when several interlocking key devices were found which opened up seams at specific points. Three days later the segments were loaded onto three trucks, together with the bodies, and covered with a tarpaulin marked “Explosives.” According to the report the bodies were described as averaging 42 inches in length. The facial features strongly resembled “mongoloid Orientals” in appearance, which disproportionately large heads, large “slant” eyes, small noses and mouths. The average weight was about 40 pounds. The torsos were very small and thin, with very thin necks. The arms were long and slender, reaching the knees, with hands containing long and slender fingers with webbing between them. There was no digestive or gastrointestinal tract, no alimentary or intestinal canal, and no rectal point. No reproductive organs were apparent. Instead of blood there was a colorless liquid with no red cells, which smelled similar to ozone.
Source: Steinman, UFO Crash at Aztec, and other sources
Location. San Martino in Pensilis Italy
Date: April 3 1948
Guiseppe Langiano, a bus driver, and the stationmaster, Bavota, saw a luminous orange object hovering about 10 meters above the ground at Fara Di Gigno, emitting a beam of very bright white light. It was an inverted bowl shape, surmounted by a transparent looking “upside down cup,” diameter 10-15 meters. From this floated down to the ground “a sort of big puppet about 1.5 meters in height, dressed in a stiff, metallic looking one piece garment and wearing heavy metallic gauntlets; he had two round holes in place of eyes.” When the witness ran toward it, this figure re-entered the UFO, which took off.
Source: UFO in Italia
Location. Longview Washington
Date: April 7 1948
Mrs Viola Johnson & James Pittman, laundry employees, saw “3 men in dark drab flying suits flying through the air—about 250 ft high, circling the city, going about as fast as a freight train. I couldn’t see any motors or propellers on them, but I could hear motors like airplane motors, but not as loud. They had some kind of apparatus on their sides which looked like guns.” The flying men were gone before others could get outside, but “other residents reported hearing plane motors and seeing three planes circle at a high altitude.”
Source: Humcat quoting News INS story
Location. Near Remedios, Las Villas, Cuba
Date: April 14 1948
On all Friday all Saints Days, Jose Espinoza got up early in order to arrange some sugar cane carts, which he had left in the fields in order to work on them later. Ignoring his mother’s his mother’s pleas not to go out on such a Holy day because the “Devil himself was out doing his work on this day” Jose headed out to the carts. Soon after climbing on the first cart he began his labors, suddenly he noticed standing on the last cart (there were four carts) a little man, only about one foot and a half in height, fiery red in color, emitting sparks from “horn like protrusions and a tail”. The little man noticed the stunned Jose and produced a small ball of fire which he flung at Jose, he repeated this several times; rolling several balls of fire at Jose, each ball was bigger than the last. Jose barely managed to avoid the fiery spheres, and could not further react to the situation. Finally he reacted and screamed with all his might, “this is the devil!”, and quickly jumped from the cart, running towards his house without stopping.
Source: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Samuel Feijo “Mitologia Cubana”
Comments: Whatever entity Jose encountered he associated it with the devil and this probably caused a deviation on the description of the humanoid.
Location. Near Phoenix Arizona
Date: May 1948
Dorothy Longfoot, her husband and he dog had pulled off to the side of the road in order to get some much needed rest. They pulled into the desert about five feet from the road. As her husband was preparing the tent, her dog suddenly pressed against her leg and gave a growl. She looked up to see what made him growl. Standing about 50 feet away was a huge humanoid figure. She did not feel threatened by it, but did feel that it was looking at her. She began walking towards it, accompanied by her dog that was still growling. It seemed gorilla like but despite the moonlight she could not see any features. She heard her husband yell out to stop and, she turned her head and felt the dog relax, she turned back and the creature had vanished. There was nothing within miles for such a huge creature to hide behind, it simply dematerialized. Soon her husband packed up and left the area.
HC addition # 3927
Source: Strange Magazine
Location. Wasserbillig Germany
Date: May 25 1948
A young German named Hans Klotzbach was aboard a coal train heading towards Luxembourg. During the night, just before the train reached the frontier station of Wasserbillig, Klotzbach leapt onto the embankment, sustaining terrible injuries to both legs. Unable to walk and losing blood, he fainted. When he recovered consciousness, he found himself inside a flying saucer, in a cabin bathed in opal bluish light. A voice spoke in German, making prophecies about world calamities. It said they had found him and felt compassion for him. He fell asleep and came to four days later, lying in a small wood about 10 km from where he had been. His shoes were full of dried blood, but his legs had been totally healed.
Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR Vol. 15 # 5
Location. Moscow Russia
Date: end of May 1948
Time: early morning
A 13-year old boy named S.B. Shembel suddenly awoke from a push; it was already dawn as he opened his eyes and saw the figure of a humanoid entity with round white eyes standing at the opened door of his bedroom. The figure stood in gloomy semi-darkness. The witness saw no pupils in the humanoid’s eyes, but the distinctly felt that the humanoid was staring directly at him. The intruder’s body was completely covered by dense dark hair and somehow seemed flat to the witness (like a projection?). Terrified, the witness kicked his legs toward the humanoid causing his blanket to rise upwards and momentarily cover the humanoid from sight. When the blanket came down again the humanoid figure had vanished. The terrified witness hid under the covers for sometime and later closed the door his bedroom.
Source: “NLO” Magazine Saint Petersburg # 39, September 23 2002
Location. Hemer Sauerland Germany
Date: Summer 1948
A shepherd was guarding his flock of sheep in an isolated grassy area when suddenly the animals scattered in a panic. He heard a rushing sound and saw a large metallic domed object emerge from what appeared to be an artificial fog and land nearby. The witness approached the object and touched it; he felt a strong electrical shock and was knocked unconscious. The witness later woke up and found himself on a different field surrounded by several short entities, described as having large heads, large slanted almond shaped eyes, narrow mouths and small noses, they had bulging foreheads with short stubby hair. They all had boxes on their chests with tubes protruding from it. At times they appeared to grasp the tubes and breath into it. The beings gesticulated and spoke among themselves in an unknown language. Nearby sat the object still encased in a mist. Next to the craft stood five other humanoids that began collecting soil samples and placing them into large containers. Finally all the humanoids re-entered the object, which took off at high speed emitting a loud whining sound. Burnt spots were found at the scene where the object was said to have landed.
HC addition # 883
Source: Illobrand Von Ludwiger, Mufon 1993 Symposium
Type: B or G?
Location. Stavropol region, North Caucasus, Russia
Date: summer 1948
V.Z., a local boy and resident of an area “hutor” (small village) was taken along with his older sister and a neighbor girl from the collective farm to the fields since it was their turn to graze/pasture the cows. Around mid-day the cows went to sleep after eating their share of grass, the girls and the small boy also sat to rest on the grass after eating their lunch. Soon the boy’s sister and the other girl decided to tan themselves on the grass and they sent the boy to rest on the other side of the hill. He walked there laid under a brush and fell asleep. Soon he was awakened by the sound of a piercing/penetrating whistle, but not loud, and then V.Z. saw a silver-colored object resembling a huge upside down plate. The object landed not far from the witness on three landing props and became silent. V.Z. later regretted not running away immediately, but stayed there, very scared but curious at the same time. After some time a door on the “saucer” opened and three humanoid entities walked out of it. They were very thin and tall, wearing silver suits. V.Z. stood transfixed or paralyzed to the same spot. The aliens approached him, took his hand and led him into the landed craft. At first they appeared in a very narrow and small corridor. The aliens closed a door and then a second one and took the boy into a small room along the narrow corridor. Half of the room was occupied by 4 cages made out of metallic rods. In one of these cages the boy saw a bear, in the second one—a woman and in the third—three men of Caucasian appearance, and in the fourth—a man of Slavic descent. The boy was then placed together with the last man, in the same cage. V.Z. recollected and comprehended all of this only later, because at the time he was seized with horror. Even dozens of years later, V.Z. could not describe his state. He couldn’t neither scream nor resist, he was in a trance-like state, his will to resist had been totally neutralized. As soon as the boy and aliens entered the room, the bear began dashing around the cage and growling, and the woman began screaming in hysterics. She was undressed, naked, her hair disheveled, her eyes fixed in a wild stare and she was foaming at the mouth. The three Caucasian men knelt down and began to pray loudly in an unknown language (evidently in Arabic). The Slavic man attempted to calm the boy, bringing the boy to his senses and distracting him from the horrible things around him. As the boy realized later he had been taken onboard an alien spaceship, and the spacecraft then began to move. And a most horrible thing occurred. The aliens took out an “operation table” from the wall, and put one of the Caucasian men on it. The man seemed totally helpless and did not resist. The Slavic man then pulled the boy close to him and began talking to him, distracting his attention and calming him down. The boy remembered that the tall thin aliens were now dissecting the body of the Caucasian man on the operation table, and there was not even a folding screen to cover this gory and bloody event from the witness. Then the aliens collected all the pieces of the unfortunate man and placed them in a box, washed out the blood and left the room. The man who was in the cage with V.Z. asked the boy his name, his place of origin and his nickname. About himself he told the young boy that he was from the Urals and that he was a mining engineer, his name was probably Alexander. Then he began to talk to the woman but she seemed not to react and the other two remaining men also remained silent. Then the man said to V.Z., “We will fight the bad men, together, you and me, OK?” Some time later the man V.Z. called “Uncle Sasha” brought him to the edge of the cage and told him to attempt to squeeze out of the cage. The boy was scared but the man convinced him and with great difficulty the boy managed to crawl out of the cage. Then Uncle Sasha told V.Z. to press a button, but the boy couldn’t reach it, since the button was positioned high, much higher than the boy’s height. The man then found a solution, he undressed, tied up all his clothing into a bundle and gave it to the boy so he could stand on it and reach the button on the wall. After several attempts the boy finally succeeded in pressing the button. The lock on the cage then clicked and the man walked out of the cage. He then dressed, walked toward the cage where the other two men were and again tried to talk to them, but they never reacted. “Sasha” then searched the room trying to find something to defend himself with, but he couldn’t find anything. V.Z. and “Sasha” then walked to other rooms in the craft after finding the buttons that could open the doors, and only in three rooms did they find the aliens which were sleeping (!). In an upper room (cockpit) near the control panel, they saw another alien who was also dozing by the control panel. Searching the craft for any source of weapon as the alien crew slept Sasha failed to find anything remotely resembling a weapon. The witnesses then succeeded in opening another door, which apparently led to the “engine” room. They descended into this room but failed to find anything useful and then returned to the corridor where they began to open other doors on the corridor. There were several such doors positioned in different places. Finally they opened the largest door and found a metallic box with a stripe set up on metallic struts. Sasha then moved the boy to a safe distance and threw the metallic box on to some of the terminals. Immediately sparks appeared, smoke came out of the box and a crackling sound was heard. Moments later what sounded like alarms signals also went off. Three of the aliens then awoke rushed out of their rooms, they threw themselves on Sasha and threw the boy aside, and he sat on the floor watching the scuffle. Sasha struggled with two of the aliens as the third one ran into a room. The third alien came back seconds later carrying what appeared to be a metallic rod of some kind, he touched the struggling Sasha with the road and immediately he was paralyzed. The boy and the man were then put back into the cage, moments later one alien left the room but two others stayed behind. These two aliens began to communicate with Sasha asking him who he was and how he was able to “resist” so well. The humanoids were curious as to why the other “creatures” they had captured were in such a low level of development. Sasha explained to them that the other three humans in the cages were of very low level of education and the female had probably gone insane from fear. As for V.Z. Sasha pointed out that he was a smart human but lacked “technique”, he then pointed out that the last creature in the other case was not human at all but a “bear” or animal without any human emotions or intellect. In response the aliens told him that they aim was to study the surrounding space (space exploration). They had always considered the population of earth as being in a very low level of development. But when earthlings began testing atomic bombs in 1945 they became interested and decided to conduct in depth studies of the human civilization. They told Sasha, “To waste radioactive material for explosions was madness. These materials could be used for other needs and they (the aliens) had those materials in very low quantity and were very valuable to them. They used the radioactive materials to obtain energy which they used in various branches of science and technique and also for space travel.” It became evident to Sasha and V.Z. that these aliens basic aim was to find and extract radioactive material from other planets, and their secondary aim was to study other space civilizations. Then the aliens invited Sasha to accompany them to their main ship (mothership) and then to their home planet. He agreed but put forward the following conditions, the aliens were to release all of their human captives onboard the craft. The extraterrestrials at first rejected this condition but Sasha assured them that anyway no one would believe them and their visit would remain a secret. The aliens trusted Sasha and agreed to his condition. The aliens seemed in a hurry since they were intending to depart in a preliminary calculated route. V.Z. does not know where the aliens dropped off the other 3 remaining humans but Sasha insisted that the aliens deposit V.Z. at the same location he was picked up from. He asked V.Z. to remember his name and address. When the aliens freed the boy the time was already morning, before they did however the aliens insisted in giving V.Z. an injection which they said he needed to survive since he had been exposed to “radiation” in their engine room (the environment inside the craft was evidently very radioactive). The aliens led the boy out of the craft injected him and then he blacked out. Later V.Z. awoke from voices, and he noticed a chain of people walking through a field searching for him. His mother then ran to him and asked him where he had been, but V.Z. felt a strong headache was trembling with fever and was very thirsty. He was then brought home to bed. V.Z. was ill for a long time and felt a metallic taste in his mouth and his skin couldn’t be exposed to bright sunrays. However he wasn’t taken to a hospital and was “cured” using home remedies. When he tried to tell people what had happened V.Z. was mostly ignored and distracted. Gradually he recovered but could not go out in the sun for a long time after that. Soon V.Z. told his story to his sister and she told his mother. He wanted to write a letter detailing what had occurred to him but his mother said no since “it might getting in trouble with the militia”.
Three years later V.Z. was pasturing the cows alone when he saw a military jeep approaching. The vehicle stopped nearby and a neighbor boy walked out of it, along with two militia men and a civilian. One of the men approached V.Z. and asked him his name and then told the civilian male, “You talk here, and we will go and smoke”. Not knowing why, V.Z. became very frightened as the man in civilian clothing began talking to him in very familiar terms. V.Z answered that he did not know him and is seeing him for the first time. The stranger then told V.Z., “Do you remember when we visited Leningrad?” V.Z. answered that he had never been to Leningrad and had lived in the small village all his life. Then the man (obviously from the Secret Police) reminded V.Z. of his encounter with aliens, but V.Z. refused to believe him since at this point he could not remember anything about the encounter. The man apparently became upset and told V.Z. that if he said everything he knew he will become “a respected man and get an education”. But V.Z. stubbornly refused and could not remember anything still. After that the militia men approached and also asked V.Z. questions, he told them that he didn’t know the stranger in civilian clothing. The man in civilian then suggested that they interrogate V.Z. under hypnosis. But the militia men answered that no one would permit them to do that. The men in civilian clothing insisted explaining that he would provide the conditions for the interrogation if they trusted him. But the militia man also insisted pointing out that they trusted him but was not sure if “the others” would trust V.Z. pointing at him and then they left but not before telling V.Z. not to tell anyone of their visit.
Source: Letter from the witness in: “Cross of Centaurs” Rostov-on-Don
# 1 2001
Comments: Very involved tale, showing some features of things to come in the future (and came to be).
Location. Selma Alabama
Date: Summer 1948
One of the largest families in town was having their annual reunion when one family member looked up and saw a giant bird-like creature land next to a tree. Looking closer he saw that the bird had human form. Others gathered around and watched the creature. It appeared more human than animal and just stared at the group with gleaming red eyes. As more people gathered around it suddenly flew off without flapping its wings.
HC addition # 2940
Source: Ron Schaffner
Location. Horsham, Sussex, England
Date: Summer 1948
E. J. A. Reynolds, a young boy at the time was setting up some rabbit traps on a hill and was keeping watch when suddenly he saw a small hairy man step out from a blackberry bush. He was no more than eighteen inches high and covered in hair. His face was bare but had a leathery look. The nose seemed sharp. It definitely had hands; its arms seemed longer than a human being’s. It did not notice the witness and then turned and disappeared back into the blackberry bush. A few days later Mr. Reynolds saw the creature again, when traveling upstairs on a bus. During the daytime, he saw the little man walking across the lawn in a large garden.
Source: Janet Bord, Faeries, Real Encounters with The Little People
Location. Carthage Ohio
Date: Summer 1948
At a local plant security guards have spotted a strange man-like figure accompanied by what was described as a “shaggy dog” or a “young lion.” It was seen walking back & forth inside a vacant steel building accompanied by the animal. A second time it was seen and this time a white & a black dog accompanied it. No tracks were ever found.
HC addition # 3166
Source: UFO Research Cincinnati
Location. Near Taunton Massachusetts
Date: Summer 1948
One night, a bright metallic green light that pierced through his closed eyelids awakened the 5-year old witness. He opened his eyes and saw a shaft of green light shining into his bedroom through a gap in the curtains. He threw his blanket aside and jumped out of bed to look out the window and down into the farmyard. He saw a corona of green light radiating into the sky. He assumed that it was his uncle digging up night crawlers for bait, using a new bright lantern. Feeling safe he exited the window and walked toward the rear of the chicken coop expecting to see his uncle. His eyes were drawn to a blue/white cylindrical object shaped like a spade on an ace of spades card. It was about twelve feet tall and five feet wide at the widest part. All of the sudden, his body vibrated and felt large, weightless and fuzzy. Soon he was in a large glowing red corridor with an arched ceiling. A very tall thin man with long gold hair, wearing a metallic golden brown, tubular collared, uniform stood next to him. He looked down at the witness with huge blue friendly eyes as his left hand waved him on through an archway. He put his large hand behind the witness back, and guided him. Somehow the hand’s touch soothed the witness anxiety. As he entered a small room, he noticed a centrally located white pedestal table with metal instruments hanging above. The tall man hoisted him onto the table. He noticed an odor on him similar to frankincense. Instinctively he laid down for an examination. Above him he saw a large round purple light come on, and simultaneously in the center of his head he felt a tickling sensation. In no time, all his consciousness ceased and he felt something on his right side. It felt like a sword entering his right rib cage and going up into his heart. When it entered it felt warm and pleasant. The “sword” retracted. The witness opened his eyes briefly and saw several baldheaded silhouettes partially eclipsing the light. Soon an exhilarating feeling came over him and he found himself standing in the shadows behind the chicken coop. He ran back to his bed.
Location. Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy, Odessa region, Ukraine
Date: summer 1948
Several teenagers were fishing along the banks of the Dnestrovskiy Gulf near the location of an ancient fortress; the night was lit by the bright moon light. Suddenly the boys noticed several humanoid figures walking on top of the walls of the fortress. Incredibly the figures appeared to be horned; additional details could not be seen in the dark. The frightened boys hid in the darkness, picked up their fishing gear and fled to their nearby homes. According to local legend these entities use to live underground, at times visiting the surface through carefully disguised tunnels. Hearsay has it that at one point in the distant past a UFO crashed in the region and the occupants of the object hid in the rumored underground passageways of the fortress. These horned humanoids reportedly are not seen during the daylight hours since they cannot tolerate bright sun light. There are other legends and a more prosaic hypothesis that deals with hiding surviving Romanian soldiers which hid in the fortress after WWII. The shape of their field caps reportedly resembled horns or tri-star in shape.
Source: Yuriy Misyuk, student of local folklore in: “Komsomolskaya Pravda” newspaper
Moscow September 15 2004 and 16.
Location. Howe, Idaho
Date: June 1948
Paul Solem, his wife and brother in law all observed three glowing objects flying at a high rate of speed. Solem further alleged that he mentally directed a question at the UFOs and that a “voice” inside of his head replied. “We are from another planet. You will hear from us later”.
Source: Jerome Clark
Comments: Solem was to have further alleged contacts.
Location. Trenton, New Jersey
Date: July 19 1948
The witness woke late at night to see five little men carrying his mother down the stairs. He tried to get up and go after her, but he was warned by one of the little men who told to stay in bed or else he would die (!). Frightened he stayed in his bed but a bright light coming through the window made him look outside. Outside he saw the little men and his mother walk into the light. He didn’t remember going to sleep but then he woke up. His mother greeted him and then told him that his dog Rusty had jumped out the window and accidentally hung himself, possibly in attempt to chase an intruder.
Source: Mysterious Reality, UFO Reports
Location. Alameda, Andalusia, Spain
Date: July 1948
17-year old shepherd Lucas del Pozo was guarding his family watermelon patch when he suddenly noticed what appeared to be a “whirlwind” appeared within the patch. The dust or dirt covered the whole field and the witness feared that the crop had been lost. As he approached the field he was surprised to see a large metallic bowl-shaped object sitting in the middle of the field that seemed to have come out of nowhere. From the object a short humanoid figure with long dangling arms and short legs emerged. The humanoid had small beady black eyes; slick back black hair that appeared glued to his head, small fingers, and moved around in strangely coordinated moves. It wore a very tight-fitting mustard colored coverall. Afraid the witness fled the area and did not see the humanoid or object depart.
Source: Alberto Guzman, July 11 2004
Location. Sosnowiec, Poland
Date: July-August 1948
It was harvest time and all the villagers were working in the fields except for the witness a 12-year old boy at the time that remained behind guarding his house. He was very bored and switched on the radio but instead of music there was only a strange whistling sound. The radio seemed to be broken. So he took off the headphones and realized that the strange and unbearable noise was coming from outside. The boy then opened the window and saw two small, very thin creatures both dressed in shining tight-fitting outfits. The entities had large heads and dark slanted piercing eyes. One of them had horns or wore a horned helmet. The witness became frightened and shocked and then fainted, remaining unconscious for several hours. His parents found him lying on the floor. When he recovered he told them that he had seen the “devil”. All his life he thought that he had been cursed by the “devils” and they were responsible for his failures and illnesses.
Source: direct from email@example.com
Comments: Compare with the Devil comparison with the earlier Cuban case.
Location. Near Lazarevskoe, Sochi, Russia
Date: August 18 1948
Valentin Stepanovich was fishing on a small river near the mountains when suddenly he saw a silver, cigar shaped craft nearby, and several luminous balls of light separated from the object and flew in the direction of the witness. He also noticed several tall and beautiful women nearby, with long blond hair and smiling. Suddenly he blacked out and when he regained consciousness he found himself onboard a craft, lying on a bed inside a room. An alien “Nordic” woman entered the room, and telepathically communicated with him, he agreed to go with them. The flight apparently lasted 3 months, but a year had passed on the Earth. While in space, he walked among the crew, and explored different rooms. The craft was cigar shaped, more than 100 meters long and approximately 30 meters in diameter. The aliens told him that it was flying beyond the speed of light, like “piercing” space. The craft had two power plants on each end. The partitions between the craft’s compartments could be walked through. These passages were colored in different shades. He slept and ate for a long time. Soon they landed on the alien planet that was approximately twice bigger than earth. It was divided into three huge continents. The aliens were tall, more than 2.0 meters in height, biologically similar to humans, with an average life span of 300-400 years. They resembled Nordic people, with blond hair, and slightly slanted bluish, greenish, grayish eyes. The women were beautiful. All the aliens were dressed in a single piece tight-fitting silver suit made out of a multi-layered composite material, with automatic cooling and heating systems and a system to extract waste. The suits protected them from radiation and from all sorts of weapons. The suits also had a multi-functional device installed into its lower part of the breast area. It was for visual and audio communication purposes as well as an antigravity controller. Stepanovich was also made to dress into this suit and his terrestrial clothing was put away. At first he communicated with the aliens via telepathy but soon learned their language enough to be able to communicate. The aliens possessed a number of small disc shaped craft used for planetary transport and possessed huge underground industrial areas. Landscapes were picturesque, and plants were grown hydroponically. He became acquainted with the alien’s history. He learned that there had been a war between the current race of tall blond aliens and a shorter race of dwarf-like beings. The war destroyed the dwarf-like race completely. Valentin met an alien woman named Liffa and soon fell in love with her. At one time he attempted to kiss her, and her skin became extremely red and she told him to get away from her. For this transgression he Stepanovich was punished and was briefly exiled into a polluted and radioactive satellite moon. He survived the exile and soon he was allowed to marry Liffa (!). They had a child together. Valentin also helped the aliens with a small problem. There was a small colony of humans taken from Earth to that planet. Its leader was a German with Nazi ideas. Valentin soon realized that this man and his friends wanted to take control of the planet and informed the aliens about the situation. The rebels were quickly and safely neutralized. Soon after this Valentin returned to earth. He was interrogated by the Russian secret police since he could not explain where he had been for three years. He wrote his fascinating adventure on an unusual notebook, which was later confiscated by the police.
Source: Anton Anfalov, Ukraine
Location. Lineville Alabama
Date: Fall 1948
The witness (a woman who wishes to remain anonymous) was drawing water from a well when an object (a round, luminous ball) landed in an adjacent cornfield. Two longhaired, bearded men got out, wearing long robes with a sash around the middle, and one of them came up and spoke to her in accented English. “He told her not to be afraid, and assured her she would not be harmed if she would cooperate and answer some simple questions.” After about half an hour’s conversation, she fled into the house, where the second humanoid was standing in the doorway; they left, and she saw the UFO ascend. In the cornfield was a flattened and scorched area. The witness “only spoke of the incident when forced to do so.”
Source: George Butler, Beyond Reality 9/73
Location. Near Prescott, Arizona
Date: September 1948
Kathryn Brown was in her car when she suddenly got the feeling that something was about to happen, she felt great power and gentleness around her. She was not afraid, as she no longer could hear the car radio or engine. And then she saw the familiar lights ahead of the car and fell into what she thought was a deep sleep. She soon discovered that she had lost 2 hours and felt extremely hungry. Later she recalled being onboard an object and meeting a human like figure, tall with long brown hair, blue eyes and who spoke English, he seemed to be the “captain” or leader. The rest of the crew were shorter than her, with grayish white skin and wearing what appeared to be space travel suits. These communicated with the witness by using mental telepathy. After entering a small passageway she was taken to what appeared to be a command center. There she was shown a window that had been invisible from outside. She also saw what appeared to be star maps, dials and abstract drawings. The tall man and one of the short creatures showed her how to operate the dials. The floor was very shiny and made her feel light. Her next memory was of being back in her vehicle. (Involved in other experiences).
Source: UFO Watch
Location. Lipa City, Philippines
Date: September 12 1948
Carmelite nun Teresita Castillo was walking in a garden when suddenly a nearby vine began to shake. A small shining female figure then appeared and requested that she kiss the earth and return to same spot for fifteen consecutive days. She was in a cloud, dressed in white, hands clasped, and a golden rosary hanging from her right hand. Her dress was very white, very simple, and had a narrow belt tied around her. She was radiant with beauty. She requested that the vine be blessed and that a statue be place at the site of the apparition.
Source: “Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Grace”
Type: E or F?
Comments: Of course interpreted as a “Marian vision”.
Location. Oristano Italy
Date: September 13 1948
18-year old Guiseppe Madau was walking home from a religious seminar when he perceived a loud “tone” like sound coming from overhead. Looking up he saw a strange craft approaching, maintaining an oblique position, at about rooftop height. It was a round disc with a transparent cupola on top. Inside the dome, Madau could see two men. The men were human-like, fair skinned, and apparently blond. Curious the witness waved at the men, who then smiled and waved back. The craft now descended silently flying parallel to the ground. On the upper section of the object there was a bright beam of light that changed colors, from green, to orange and blue. This beam completely enveloped Madau. Soon he perceived an “electronic” sound in his mind and heard words telling him to be “calm.” Soon the sound became somewhat painful, and the witness mentally told them that he “was not going with them.” Scared he began reciting the Mother Mary prayer. He then heard a loud feminine voice telling him to be quiet. The sensation in his mind continued, and he again invoked Mother Mary. Finally the sensation stopped. The light around him disappeared and when he turned around the object and the men were gone.
HC addition # 2963
Type: A & F?
Location. Near Grassy Butte Oregon
Date: September 18 1948
Time: before dawn
Fred Scott, 63, walking from Antelope to Rome, Oregon, was walking around Grassy Mountain just before dawn when he looked up and saw 2 “flying persons” to the south of him. They were 150-250 ft up, one following the other at a distance of 8-10 ft, flying west east. Their wings, which were narrow & rounded at the tip, did not flap. Their legs were unusually short, almost as if cut off at the knees. They were moving quite slowly, & remained visible while Scott walked for ½-1 mile.
Source: Kenneth Arnold, Jerome Clark & Ted Bloecher
Location. Dreamy Draw, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Date: October 2 1948
A UFO crashed somewhere in the Dreamy Draw area. Another version to the report has it that a UFO settled down in the Dreamy Draw area but actually crashed 10 miles away near Cave Creek landfill. The remains of its two aliens, described as about 4-1/2 ft tall were recovered. They were kept in some guy’s freezer for a while and then taken away by the military. Some believe the reason the Army Corps of Engineers built the Dreamy Draw dam was not for flood control, but to bury the UFO. There are reports of a large underground vault in the area.
Source: Burlington News UFO crash list
Location. Aspang, Austria
Date: November 1948
Two local men saw a cloud that then floated over Konigsberg. The cloud became bright and then parted. An entity in a blue cloak came out of it. The sighting was regarded as a Marian encounter. According to sources she wore a golden crown on her head and a bunch of roses in her hand.
Comments: Little known Marian visitation.
Location. Gumus, Nigde Turkey
Date: December 1948
A 15-year old shepherd boy named Behoet Ocal was eating his lunch when a bright light landed nearby on a mound of rubble. From inside the light came three beings, a woman, and two men. They were all of the same height. The woman had long hair and the men were bald. All of the extraterrestrials had a very bright object of plaque on their upper chests. They told the boy they would not harm him and said they came from another world. The woman had slanted eyes and wore a tight dress; the men had “instruments” in place of ears and implements on their belts. They said they would appear to Ocal “often” and “send me pictures.” They left the same way they arrived. Ocal claims he has been in contact with them ever since, and has devised a star map, with their aid; it depicts the center of the universe, from which all things originated, and is identified as “Kur.” He always felt a deep comfort in the presence of the aliens. But three weeks after the first encounter the same three aliens returned to meet Ocal, one of them then suddenly raised his hand and Ocal felt a strong “energy wave” hit him. He fainted and had to visit a doctor who said he was suffering from appeared to be a “strong electrical shock” and a deep sun tan.
Source: Istanbul newspaper, Hurriyet Dec 1977, UFOlar Geliyor
Location. Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Date: December 1948
The witness reported frequent nighttime disturbances by a small “Oriental” looking creature of about 3 to 4 ft tall. The face was almost demonic. Around the same time, inanimate objects moved on their own accord in his room. He also reported being visited by small shadowy figures at night, and loud knocking on the walls and headboard. At times his hands would glow bright blue. On several occasions he also saw a bright blue figure, as well a very tall black-cloaked figure, which was witnessed by three others in the household at the same time.
Source: UFO Sightings UK
Type: E or F?
Location. Colonia Santa Ana, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Date: late December 1948
The witness had gotten up in order to use the outside commode when he noticed an area of diffused light next to a nearby wooden fence. The whitish foggy light began taking the form of a woman wearing a white robe like outfit. Her facial features were not clearly seen, but she had long black beautiful hair. Frightened the witness asked the figure who she was. In apparent response the figure raised one of her arms and the witness that always carried a loaded gun, fired his weapon directly at the stranger, which suddenly vanished in plain sight. He walked over to where the figure had been and could not find any footprints or trace of her.
HC addition # 3906
Source: Eduardo Mendoza Palacios
Total Cases: 49
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