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UFOs And Fairies/Legends/Supernatural - Pt. I

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:20:53 -0700
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 08:46:10 -0500
Subject: UFOs And Fairies/Legends/Supernatural - Pt. I


T. Peter Park wrote the Forteana List:

Good-Bye Mermaids, Hello Crop Circles? - Part I
(HISTORICAL SUCCESSION OR DEVELOPMENT OF ANOMALIES) - Part 1


Are so-called "Fortean," "anomalous," or "paranormal" phenomena
constant perennial features of human experience? Or, do they
rather exhibit historical cycles, or a process of historical
succession or evolution? Are they stable, permanent features of
our world? Or, do some anomalies flourish for a few generations
or centuries, then fade away as new phenomena take their place?

Some phenomena, like ESP, "prophetic" or "clairvoyant" dreams,
ghosts, poltergeists, distant apparitions of the dying, and out-
of-the-body experiences, do seem to be perennial elements of
human experience. "Bigfoot" and other "Wildmen" and "Hairy
Hominids," Lake Monsters ("Nessie," "Champ," "Ogopogo," etc.),
and plesiosaurus- or zeuglodon-like sea serpents seem to be
similarly perennial. Thus, "psychic powers" seem to be a
permanent inherent aspect of human nature. Likewise, certain
animals still unknown to "official" biology seem to be an
integral part of our planet's fauna. Other phenomena, however,
do seem to suggest possible historical trends. "Crop circles,"
for instance, seem to have first appeared only in the late 20th
century, while sightings of fairies and mermaids seem to have
been far less common in the 20th century than in earlier
centuries. In April 2003, reports of boulders found inexplicably
placed on top of trees in Indiana's Yellowwood State Forest made
me wonder if we might be seeing the beginnings of yet another
new anomaly--mysteriously tree-perched rocks.

UFO's first burst on the Western public consciousness, as
possible secret weapons or even extraterrestrial spacecraft,
after World War II, in a period marked both by "Cold War"
national security jitters and by the dawning "Space Age" of
realistically possible near-future space flight. The post-1947
"flying saucers" followed hard on the World War II "foo
fighters" and the 1946-1947 northern European "ghost rockets,"
both popularly believed to be foreign secret weapons. Peculiar
lights and contraptions in the sky, however, have been reported
throughout history. Charles Fort cited many 18th, 19th, and
early 20th century reports, suggesting that some were
extraterrestrial craft visiting our planet. Other writers, like
Morris K. Jessup, Harold T. Wilkins, and Jacques Vallee, have
cited reports from the Bible, from Greek, Roman, mediaeval, and
Renaissance annals, and from Egyptian, Hindu, Muslim, Chinese,
and Japanese literature. Ezekiel's vision of wheels within
wheels, and Greek & Roman reports of "shields" and "chariots" in
the sky, have been especially popular as possible ancient UFO's.
However, such very old reports are now difficult to evaluate.
The witnesses are long dead, and the observers or annalists
interpreted the phenomena in pre-scientific religious and
mythological terms--as gods, angels, or demons, or as omens of
good or bad fortune. Many of these ancient, mediaeval, and
Oriental sightings may have simply been meteors, comets,
mirages, "sun-dogs," or unusual cloud formations. While
20th/21st century researchers have cited such sightings as
possible pre-modern extraterrestrial visitations, contemporary
observers and writers interpreted them in terms of their own
cultural concepts of gods, angels, demons, omens, and portents.
Jerome Clark has skeptically concluded that "contrary to what
you read and hear in many popular treatments of the subject, the
UFO phenomenon does not seem to be as old as mankind" [Jerome
Clark, "From Mermaids to Little Gray Men: The Prehistory of the
UFO Abduction Phenomenon," 'The Anomalist'. No. 8 (Spring 2000),
p. 17]

According to Clark, the "first records of phenomena" that
definitely "sound like modem UFOs" appeared in the early 19th
century. However, "these early sightings of strange lights and
structures seemed to those who made them to be weird, bizarre
experiences unrelated to anything else." It was only in 1919,
with the publication of Charles Fort's 'Book of the Damned',
that "anybody realized there was a worldwide phenomenon
consisting of unexplained appearances of unidentified flying
objects." Beginning in the 1890's, "such phenomena sometimes
occurred in waves," with large numbers of sightings reported in
a particular geographical area for a few weeks or months and
then ending. The first such "wave" or "flap" were the "airship"
waves of 1896-1897 and 1909. [Jerome Clark, "From Mermaids to
Little Gray Men: The Prehistory of the UFO Abduction
Phenomenon," +The Anomalist'. No. 8 (Spring 2000), pp. 17-18]

The 1896-1897 and 1909 "airship" waves suggest a late 19th and
early 20th century step-up of strange lights and contraptions in
the sky sightings in comparison to the past and in preparation
of the post-World War II "saucer wave" that is still with us
today. "They" or "it" seem to have largely "left us alone" in
the 1920's and 1930's, even after the panic inspired by Orson
Welles' notorious 1938 "Invasion From Mars" radio broadcast.
However, they came back in force during World War II, and never
left us since. So--just when *DID* UFO's in the modern sense
start?

Maybe in the early years of the 19th century, as Jerome Clark
believed? Or maybe in the 1860's, when UFO's may have crashed in
upstate New York and in Montana, and a "construction" with
"noisy lights" and a "noisy motor" resembling a "gigantic bird"
flew low over Copiap=F3, Chile? Attempted abductions and occupant
sightings date at least from 1880. That year, a terrified
Venezuelan boy managed to back away from a luminous ball to
which he felt "drawn," and witnesses near Lamy, New Mexico saw
and heard a "balloon" with figures speaking an unknown language.
By the time of the 1896-1897 and 1909 "waves," modern-style
UFO's of some sort were already an established phenomenon.

Two UFO's may have crashed in North America in the 1860's,
anticipating Roswell by nearly a century. 1865 newspaper reports
mention the descent of a "meteor" in what is now Montana, and a
trapper's claim to have found artifacts where it landed. A
modern UFO investigator believes he has found possible hints of
another UFO crash with a surviving alien occupant, and a
Roswell-style government cover-up, in upstate New York during
the Civil War--in seeming corroborations of a fantasy horror
writer's curious dream!

The November 15, 1865 Kingston (Ontario) 'British Daily Whig'
reprinted a "recent" 'Missouri Democrat' story under the title
"An Extraordinary Story: A Meteoric Shower: Crockery Falling
from the Sky." Commenting on the 'Missouri Democrat' story in a
July 1998 FATE article, Canadian Fortean researcher W. Ritchie
Benedict noted that "as crockery generally refers to cups and
saucers, this may be the very first reference to =91saucers' in
the sky." The story gave the account of an old Rocky Mountain
trapper, James Lumley, who "about the middle of last September"
(1864? 1865?) saw and heard a "bright luminous body in the
heavens" descending, crashing, and exploding about 75 to 100
miles from the "Great Falls of the Upper Missouri" (present-day
Great Falls, Montana). The next day, he found a crash site with
uprooted trees where "a wide path had been cut through the
forest," resembling the devastation at Podkamennaya Tunguska
(Siberia) in 1908. Lumley found an "immense stone driven into
the side of a mountain." Examining the "stone," he found it
"divided into compartments," and "carved with hieroglyphics" in
several places. Lumley also "discovered fragments of a substance
resembling glass, and here and there dark stains, as though
caused by a liquid." He believed that "the hieroglyphics are the
work of human hands," and that the "stone" itself was "used for
some purpose by animated beings." The Missouri Democrat reporter
noted that "Astronomers have long held that it is possible that
the heavenly bodies are inhabited." Meteors "could be used as a
conveyance by the inhabitants of other planets in exploring
space." Some day "some future Columbus, from Mercury or Uranus,"
could "land on this planet" in a "meteoric conveyance," and
"take possession thereof." They could "eventually drive...the
=91human race' into...the most abject servitude," as the Spaniards
did to the Indians after 1492. "There must be a race superior to
us," the 'Missouri Democrat' concluded, "and this may at some
future time be demonstrated in the manner we have indicated."
[W. Ritchie Benedict, "Was There a =91Roswell' in 1865?," FATE,
July 1998, quoting 'Missouri Democrat'/Kingston 'British Daily
Whig' story in full; FATE article reprinted on-line in Parascope
<http://www.parascope.com/nb/articles/ufocrash1865.htm>] The
'Missouri Democrat' story is interesting not only for its
description of a possible UFO crash 83 years before Roswell, but
also as perhaps the earliest anticipation of H.G. Wells' 'War of
the Worlds'and 20th century "invasion from space" literature.

Another UFO may have also crashed in North America in the
1860's, shortly before Lumley's "meteor." UFO Roundup editor
Joseph Trainor found hints of a possible Civil War era upstate
New York crash in an odd dream reported by New England horror
writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) in 1920. Lovecraft wrote
friends of dreaming that he was a Union Army surgeon, First
Lieutenant Eben Spencer, home on a furlough in July, 1864 in his
unnamed native village in northern New York state. Urged by a
local youth's pleading, he visited an old hometown medical
colleague, "Dr. Chester," who had gained a sinister reputation
for mysterious experiments. Dr. Chester proudly showed him two
amputated left arms of a bluish-skinned non-human creature--
whereupon Lovecraft awoke. Intrigued by Lovecraft's dream,
Trainor did some research on "Lt. Eben Spencer" and "Dr.
Chester" in 1997.Research in various libraries showed that the
"dream" actually had "roots in reality." There had indeed been a
First Lieutenant Elbridge Gerry Spencer, surgeon, of the 94th
New York Regiment, U.S. Army, from the small northern New York
town of Brockett's Bridge, now called Dolgeville, near Herkimer.
Elbridge Gerry Spencer was born in Brockett's Bridge in March
1839, and enlisted in the Union Army in 1862. "Dr. Chester" was
Dr. H.C. Smallwood, a local herbalist with a younger brother (as
in Lovecraft's dream). Curiously enough, neither Spencer,
Smallwood nor Smallwood's younger brother were listed in the
1870 Census and the 1881 town directory. Even stranger: the 1889
'Herkimer Democrat' obituary of Spencer's sister stated that he
had "vanished twenty years ago," i.e., around 1869. A German-
born New York businessman, Alfred Dolge, came to Brockett's
Bridge in 1874, introducing various industries and many German
immigrants, turning the community into a "company town," renamed
Dolgeville in 1881. Trainor saw the whole mystery as a Roswell-
like 19th century UFO crash cover-up: Smallwood, he speculated,
found a crashed spaceship and badly injured alien in the woods
near Brockett's Bridge, nursed the alien back to health but
could not save its two left arms, and showed it to his brother
and Lieutenant Spencer. As a dutiful Army officer, Spencer
reported it to his military superiors, who informed the ruthless
Union spymaster Lafayette C. Baker, head of the National
Detective Police, a Civil War forerunner of the FBI. Baker
murdered Spencer, Smallwood, and Smallwood's brother to keep
their discovery a secret. Alfred Dolge, too, Trainor felt, was
brought to Brockett's Bridge to destroy all traces of its pre-
1874 past. [Joseph Trainor, "1864: Roswell in Upstate New York?
," UFO Roundup, Vol. 4, No.33 (December 9, 1999), quoting H.P.
Lovecraft, 'Selected Letters: 1911-1937', Vol.1 (Sauk City, WI:
Arkham House, 1965), pp. 100-102; Joseph Trainor, "1997: Cheap
Detective," UFO Roundup, Vol. 4, No.34 (December 16, 1999), e-
mail message of Joseph Trainor to T. Peter Park, September 28,
1999].

 If the Lumley story is NOT a hoax, then it's a MOST
interesting companion-piece to Joseph Trainor's UFO Roundup
speculations about weird horror writer H.P. Lovecraft's 1920
"Lieutenant Spencer dream" suggesting a possible Roswell-like
Civil War era upstate New York UFO crash cover-up. If the Lumley
story is "for real," and if there is any validity to Trainor's
theory about Lovecraft's dream, then we have at least TWO North
American UFO crashes in the 1860's. Could it just be, perhaps,
that the 1860's were when "they" first came here? Are the 1860's
when we perhaps should first start looking for hints of alien
abductions?

A strange "construction" with "lights" and a "noisy motor" flew
low over Copiap=F3, Chile, on July 1, 1868. Local people described
it as" a gigantic bird" with "eyes wide open and shining like
burning coals," covered with "immense scales" that "clashed
together with a metallic sound". Although it was not an actual
landing, Jacques Vallee called this the first instance of close
observation of an unknown object at low altitude in the
nineteenth century. [Charles Fort, 'Lo!' (1931), in 'The
Complete Books of Charles Fort' (New York: Dover Publications,
1974), p. 638, citing 'Zoologist', July, 1868;Jacques Vallee,
'Passport to Magonia' (Henry Regnery, 1969), pp. 179-180, Case
1]

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and abductions, too, are
largely a post-World War II phenomenon. A few alleged "occupant"
or "humanoid" sightings from the late 1940's and early 1950's,
including the alleged July 1947 Roswell NM UFO crash alien
bodies, were largely ignored by "serious," "scientific"
UFO'logists because of their embarrassing resemblance to the
wild tales of almost certainly fraudulent "contactees" like
George Adamski, Orfeo Angellucci, George Van Tassel, Daniel
Fry, Truman Bethurum, George Hunt Williamson, and Reinhold
Schmidt. These occultist-oriented "contactees,"spinning
Theosophist or "New Age" fantasies about meeting beautiful,
godlike or angelic "Space Brothers with love-and-peace messages
for us Earthlings, were universally dismissed by "serious" UFO
researchers. Brazilian farmer Ant=F4nio Villas-Boas' 1957
abduction and seduction by a sexy blonde blue-eyed "space-girl"
with high cheekbones and red pubic hair, and Barney & Betty
Hill's 1961 New Hampshire "Interrupted Journey," were the first
abduction tales to be taken seriously by "scientific,"
"responsible" UFO researchers, and not just by "contactee"
cultists. While the Villas-Boas and Hill cases occurred in 1957
and 1961, they were publicized in UFO literature in the mid-
1960's.

More apparently credible UFO abduction stories began to surface
in the late 1960's and early 1970's, becoming an accepted part
of the general UFO discourse. One of the first such stories was
that of Ashland (Nebraska) police patrolman Herbert Schirmer,
who saw a UFO and experienced time loss on the night of December
3, 1967. Under hypnosis, Schirmer remembered being taken aboard
the UFO and talki ng with aliens who claimed to be getting
electricity from power lines. On October 11, 1973, Mississippi
fishermen Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker saw a UFO over the
Pascagoula River, and were abducted and examined by silvery
robot-like entities who took them into the craft. UFO'logists
doing retrospective historical research have found a few
*POSSIBLE* Close Encounter III and abduction cases going back to
the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, the phenomena
do seem to have become really common only from the 1950's and
1960's onward.

Temple University historian and abduction researcher David M.
Jacobs noted in 'The Threat' (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998)
that "Researchers can date the abduction phenomenon directly to
the late 1920's, and family studies suggest its origin in the
1890's." He added that the aliens "began their breeding program
at the turn of the century" (David M. Jacobs, 'The Threat',
1998, p. 229) In 'Secret Life' (New York: Simon & Schuster,
1992), Jacobs mentioned "indications" that the abduction
phenomenon "might have begun in the late nineteenth or early
nineteenth century," claimed to have "collected some reports
suggestive of abductions in the 1900's" and "investigated
abductions that iccurred in the early 1930's," and observed that
the "main bulk of abductions seems to have begun in the mid-
twentieth century, perhaps coinciding with the first UFO
sighting waves of the 1940's(David M. Jacobs, 'Secret Life', p.
309). In a private e-mail communication (16 February 2001), Dr.
Jacobs has dated the abduction phenomenon to the second half of
the 19th century for a number of reasons, with family history
stories about great-grandfather's strange experiences, etc., as
one of the clues. Budd Hopkins, according to Jacobs, has
interviewed people who date abductions of their own to the
1920's. Dr. Jacobs himself has hypnotized abductees who had
experiences in the early 1930's and who were quite convinced
that their mother or father was an abductee. The 1896-1897
mystery airship wave, too, Jacobs suspects, might be an
indicator of abduction activity (David M. Jacobs, e-mail, 16
February 2001). The 1920's, when some of Budd Hopkins' older
subjects had abductions--or, more exactly, 1921--saw the first
20th century UFO "kidnapping" mentioned in the media (though
only in 1954), that of an 8-year-old French boy near Marseilles
(see below).

Two reports from 1880--one from Venezuela, one from New Mexico--
appear to be the first known cases respectively of an attempted
abduction and of UFO occupant sightings. In 1880, a 14-year- old
boy in eastern Venezuela saw a luminous ball descending from the
sky and hovering near him. The boy felt somehow "drawn" to the
ball, but succeeded in backing away despite his terror [Vallee,
'Passport to Magonia', Case 5, p. 180, citing Lorenzen, 'UFO's
Over the Americas' (Signet, 1968), p. 206] At Lamy, New Mexico,
on the evening of March 26, 1880, four men walking near Galisteo
Junction heard voices coming from a "strange balloon" flying
over them. It was shaped like a fish and seemed to be guided by
a large fanlike device. There were eight to ten figures aboard,
speaking ab unknown language. The object flew low over Galisteo
Junction and rose rapidly toward the east. [Vallee, 'Passport to
Magonia', Case 6, p. 180, citing 'Flying Saucer Review' (London)
65,3]

Aside from possible abductions, alleged Close Encounters III of
the modern type after the 1880 Galisteo Junction sighting date
at least from the 1896-1897 Great Airship wave. There is, for
instance, the famous or infamous story of the airship that
crashed into a windmill in Aurora, Texas, in 1897, with its
dwarfish "Martian" occupant buried in a local cemetery--a story
now almost universally regarded as a hoax. There is, too, the
almost equally notorious April 1897 Kansas "cownapping" case,
now usually explained as a tongue-in-cheek local newspaper
reprint of a prize-winning tale from a small-town "Liars' Club."

It was in connection with this 1896-1897 wave that the first
published story of an abduction by extraterrestrials appeared in
the Stockton, California, 'Evening Mail' on November 27, 1896.
Two days earlier, Col. H.G. Shaw, a former editor of the
newspaper, claimed that he and a friend, Camille Spooner, had
encountered three tall, thin beings, 7 feet tall and nude, with
small delicate hands and hairless except for a soft downy fur on
the skin, as they were traveling near Lodi, California. The
creatures had large eyes, but small mouths and ears. They
carried bags with nozzles which they held to their mouths as if
to breathe, and bright egg-shaped lamps. Shaw tried to converse
with them, but the creatures did not understand him and only
responded with a warbling, monotonous chant. The aliens tried to
grab the two witnesses and drag them toward a nearby cigar-
shaped airship, but because each weighed less than an ounce,
they lacked the strength and finally retreated. Shaw believed
that the creatures had come from Mars.(On 1896 Lodi incident:
Patrick Huyghe, 'The Field Guide to Extraterrestrials' [New
York: Avon Books, 1996], p. 66, citing Jenny Randles, 'Alien
Contacts and Abductions' [New York: Sterling, 1994]; Jerome
Clark, "From Mermaids to Little Gray Men: The Prehistory of the
UFO Abduction Phenomenon, 'The Anomalist', No. 8, Spring 2000,
p. 18 ) The first recorded successful modern UFO "kidnapping,"
however, seems to have taken place in France in 1921 (see
below).

A little over a decade later, we have the famous case of the
landed craft with human-looking occupants speaking a foreign
language seen by itinerant puppeteer Mr, Lithbridge in
Caerphilly, Wales, on May 18, 1909. Mr. Lithbridge's sighting
was just one of many reported of mysterious lights and crafts
seen flying over England, Wales, and also far-away New Zealand
in 1909. Wales, too, had seen many mysterious lights in 1904-
1905, many coinciding with a Welsh religious revival in 1905.
The 1909 New Zealand wave, too, presented some intriguing Close
Encounters III, mostly of witnesses seeing figures in passing
airships. In one case, a witness reported that such a figure had
shouted at him in an unknown language. In another case, a
newspaper mentioned in passing another printing a letter from a
man who claimed to have had a face-to-face encounter with small
"Japanese"-looking men from a landed airship (Jerome Clark,
"From Mermaids to Little Gray Men," p. 19). In January, 1910,
several witnesses in Invercargill, New Zealand--including the
vicar, the Mayor, and a policeman--saw a cigar-shaped object
hovering at 100 feet altitude. A "man" appeared at a side door
and shouted some words in an unknown language. The opening
closed, and the object accelerated and was lost to
sight.[Vallee, 'Passport to Magonia', p. 187, Case 38, citing
John Stuart, 'UFO Warning' (New Brunswick, NJ: Contact Inner
Light, 1963), p. 24]

  In Hamburg, Germany, at 4 AM early one morning in June 1914,
Gustav Herwagen opened the door of his house and saw a shining
cigar-shaped object with illuminated windows in a nearby field.
Near it were four or five "dwarfs" 1.20 meters (4 feet) tall,
wearing light clothing. Herwagen approached them, but they went
aboard the object as soon as they appeared to be aware of his
presence A door closed, and the craft took off silently,
climbing vertically.[Vallee, 'Passport to Magonia', pp. 187-188,
Case 39, citing UFO Nachrichten (Wiesbaden, Germany), April,
62]

One August afternoon in 1914, three young Americans and a
French-Canadian family saw a UFO with humanoid occupants on Lake
Huron's Georgian Bay in Ontario. William J. Kiehl, two other
young Americans working their way across Canada, and a French-
Canadian couple with their three children saw a spherical craft
resting on the water. Two "little fellows" 4 feet tall with
skinny bodies and big heads wearing iridescent green and purple
clothes, stood on its deck manipulating a green hose, plunging
it into the water. Three other little "men" dressed in light
brown, wearing square masks down to their shoulders, then
appeared on top of the craft, manipulating some tubes or pipes.
The "men" did not appear to notice the witnesses. They soon re-
entered the craft, except for one "little man" who remained
outside, clinging to a railing encircling the craft, as it rose
above the water and shot upward, leaving a short vapor trail.
[Coral and Jim Lorenzen, 'Flying Saucer Occupants' (New York:
New American Library, Signet Books, 1967), pp. 20-23; Jacques
Vallee, 'Passport to Magonia', p. 188, Case 40]

The February 29, 1916, Superior, Wisconsin 'Superior Telegram'
published what Jerome Clark called the "first credible-sounding
CE 3 from an American newspaper." Around 4:30 A.M., night
watchmen on the town's Lake Superior docks observed the passage
of a large flying craft in which three "men" were clearly
visible. This climaxed several nights of "mystery aeroplanes"
and strange lights seen hovering over Superior and nearby
Duluth, Minnesota. While America had not yet officially entered
World War I, nervous Duluth and Superior citizens feared the
lights and "aeroplanes" might be belligerent (presumably German)
bombers about to attack local munitions plants and industrial
facilities. Remnants of a wrecked homemade toy balloon found by
two Duluth waterfront watchmen on the night of February 29/March
1 convinced "reasonable,":"respectable" Duluthers and
Superiorites that the whole "mystery aeroplane" flap had simply
been a hoax fueled by pranksters' hot-air balloons. ('Superior
Telegram', February 29, 1916, and 'Duluth News Tribune'. March 1
and March 2, 1916), According to Clark, the 'Superior Telegram'
"mystery aeroplane" sighting report was "the only report of UFO
occupants to be published in the American press between 1897 and
1947, when the UFO age began" (Clark, "From Mermaids to Little
Gray Men," p. 19).

17-year-old John Boback of Youngstown, Pennsylvania was walking
along the railroad tracks between Youngstown and Mt. Braddock
one day in October, 1917, when he saw a saucer-shaped object
with a platform and rows of lights, sitting in a field 30 yards
to his left. He watched the object for 1-2 minutes. until it
took off with a high-pitched sound, rising gradually like a slow
airplane. It was the size of an average car. The top of the
object was a dome with elongated windows through which Boback
could see figures. [Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 188, case
47, citing Hartle, A Carbon Experiment (118 Oberreich St, La
Porte, Indiana 46350), p. 157]

Near Marseilles in the summer of 1921, an eight-year-old boy,
"G.B.", was "abducted" by two beings in the first recorder 20th
century UFO abduction, according to his letter years later in
the October 23, 1954 Paris-Match. Two tall, slender "men" in
flexible metal diving suits and "pliable helmets" had allegedly
dragged him into an "oddly shaped tank." Then "after a while an
opening appeared in the ceiling of the cabin, and in a few
seconds I found myself on the ground. However, I had to walk
most of the afternoon until I found myself near the road I had
left five minutes before." Jacques Vallee (Anatomy of a
Phenomenon, p. 25) called it "the first report of a UFO
=91kidnapping' in modern times,." though "we do not know the exact
reference of this information," listed by G. Quincy "without any
indication of source." [Jerome Clark, "From Mermaids to Little
Gray Men" ('Anomalist', No. 8, Spring 2000), p. 20; Vallee,
'Passport to Magonia', p. 188, Case 43, citing "Quincy"; Vallee,
'Anatomy of a Phenomenon: UFO's in Space: A Scientific
Appraisal' (Henry Regnery, 1965; Ballantine Books, 1974), p. 25,
citing G. Quincy, "Catalogue of 1,027 UFO Observations,"
personal communication; Peter Rogerson, "Fairyland's Hunters,"
'Magonia' 46, June 1993
http//magonia.demon.co.uk/arc/90/revis01.html ,citing INTCAT
files, supplied by Alain Garnard from research by D. Guarden,
and Jerome Clark, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1901-
1959," 'Strange', No. 10, 1992]

[Continued in Part II]



Terry W. Colvin
Sierra Vista
Arizona (USA)

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