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Re: Geneseo Illinois Case? - Gonzalez

From: Luis R. Gonzalez <lrgm.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 16:52:10 +0200
Fwd Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 07:55:24 -0400
Subject: Re: Geneseo Illinois Case? - Gonzalez

>From: Albert Rosales <Garuda79.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 16:01:22 EDT
>Subject: Re: Geneseo Illinois Case?

>>From: Luis R. Gonzalez <lrgm.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 17:31:11 +0200
>>Subject: Geneseo Illinois Case?

>>Reviewing UFOs And Popular Culture, the Encyclopedia
>>compiled by James R. Lewis, I came across an illustration
>>on page 265, from the Mary Evans Picture Library, of a UFO

>>"Driving near Geneseo, Illinois, Rex Ball sees a strange object
>>in a field. He falls sleep but is vaguely aware of small, hairy,
>>Japanese like aliens who abduct him.."

>>I have been unable to locate the case. Can anybody help?

>Location. Georgia, exact location not given

>Date: 1940 Time: unknown

>An engineer named Rex Ball came upon a mysterious underground
>installation operated by small Oriental-looking men in coveralls
>and a few American military officers. When he was caught in one
>of the tunnels, one of the officers issued the curt command,
>"Make him look like a nut!" He woke up in a field, uncertain
>whether his experienced had been real or a dream.

>HC addition # 3101

>Source: John Keel, The Mothman Prophecies Type: E or G?

>This is the only reference I found on Rex Ball, I wonder if it
>is the same thing? Keel never mentions Illinois

Thanks to Hilary Evans, I can confirm that the case mentioned by
Albert Rosales is the one I was looking for. Efectively, it
alleged happened in Geneseo, Illinois, during the summer of

The source mentioned by Evans was:

Frank Martin Chase, "Document 96", published by Saucerian
Publications, 1968, pp. 100-104.

The story is a blend of the two versions already mentioned. The
person who interviewed Rex Ball was one Lowry Preston, a writer
formerly with Viking American Publications. Frank Chase wrote:

"To the author, Rex Ball refused to make a direct narrative
of this part of the incident. Ball already has disappeared from
the United States, and verification of this cannot be sought".

Allegedly, Rex had mentioned only a UFO sighting (a disc
high in the sky overhead) but afterwards a few hours passed,
seemingly with him unconcious on the ground beside his car,
after an exhausting drive from Detroit.

Semi-conscious, he remembers that a group of small persons
approached, lifted and walked him to the landed UFO. They looked
like pygmy Japanese. After a "doorway amnesia", he found himself
being led by some soldierly persons, much different than the
'Japanese', into a tunnel or cave, and dressed in a U.S. Army
uniform. There are plenty of underground small rooms filled with
U.S. Army officers. One told him: "You are now under Fort Knox".
He met a general who just ordered to return him back, so he is
led through several subterranean passages into a room with the
UFO and the little oriental men. He got inside and the craft
departs into an exit tunnel. "With the sudden cessation of
light, as we moved (...) my recollections are cut off (...)
until I woke up that evening in the small community hospital.

A fascinating story.

Thanks to all,

Luis R. Gonzalez Manso

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