UFO Conjectures

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Gösta Carlsson UFO incident of "1946" (from Jose Antonio Caravaca)

Eminent Swedish UFO researcher Clas Svahn has investigated and written a book about a fascinating UFO tale told by a notable business person in Sweden. 

The story can be found HERE (at one of our blogs). 

The story reminds me of the Dworshak UFO story I provided recently. The incident allegedly took place in 1946 but came to light from Mr. Carlsson in 1971.

Gösta Carlsson 1918-2003

By Clas Svahn
The first time I met Gösta Carlsson was on 6 August 1987. Then I had written and telephoned, nagging and explained why I wanted to meet him in several months. Gösta Carlsson was a Swedish icon within ufology. His encounter with a craft landed in a clearing outside of Ängelholm 18 May 1946 was legendary. It was mentioned in most ufoböcker and everyone knew his story. But no one had previously given the time to try to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

When we met in his villa in the southern outskirts of Ängelholm I a large man with a firm handshake. One who was used to being åtlydd and listened to, and that might not always gave the answers to my questions as I wanted. This is our first meeting would be the beginning of something that grew into a friendship and mutual respect between us. And 1995 resulted in a joint book titled "Meeting in the Glade".

Gösta Carlsson was born in 1918 in the small village of Skörpinge just outside of Ängelholm in Charles XII's death on 30 november. He was number three in a sibling group consisting of two older sisters, Dagmar and Elsa and the younger brother Eric. Dad was Carl Johan shoe traders but also a skilled Shoemaker who was the art of handtillverka the most suitable boots. But he was also a successful beekeeper, albeit on a small scale, a very important detail to at that time live for a family. For beekeeping quickly became a passion, Gösta and already as a six year old, in 1924, he got his first cup of Dad. A swarm of bees which left one of the stranded father hives became Toji first own project. But already the second day came Gösta too close to the hive and got stung in the thumb. Another attempt a week later gave the same shameful results. After a lot of comfort and a little persuasion decided Gösta to give the bees a chance to. "Hang in there, you soon becomes immune," said his father's advice.

The Villa at Hälsingborgsvägen became a focal point for the area's young people who love to come there and played cards or made plans for upcoming football games. It often became the talk of sports and Carl Johan Carlsson always encouraged young people.

But it was hard times of poverty and distress in the early 1930s. On the roads around Ängelholm trains unemployed about to beg for a piece of food of peasants. Every now and then stopped a few more for a cup of coffee with the Carlsson who also had the pinched, even if we always had food on the table. For Carl Johan, and Emma was the children's future is more important, and even though the money is not always handed to all four siblings were given the opportunity to go to school. Gösta's older sister passed both to take the student and undergo business school, brother Eric took the degree in engineering in Gothenburg and youngest sister trained as a cashier and later became an accomplished amateur photographer active in Ängelholm photo Club.All four made their real degree at Ängelholms samrealskola.

Gösta himself was never something skolljus. The lessons were a plague, and the grades are mediocre.Instead devoted himself to the young Gösta Carlsson about bird studies and sport, two interests came to lie him very close to my heart for life. After all he real degree albeit with poor grades-12 B (approved) by seventeen topics and C in mathematics spoke their language. It was the spring of 1934. The future seemed not very hopeful. His first job was in the Kattarps general store where he biked every day. And it was on the way there, he passed the dam in Rögle and bigeye saw bandy Club to train or play the game. Gösta gladly stayed and watched. He was attracted by the quick game, but an equal amount of camaraderie and team spirit. After military service as a student at the Royal command Hallands regemente, 16, he was close to choosing the military runway. the years between 1939 and 1941 the infantry gave a taste, tooth, especially as the family had a long military tradition. Gösta got on well with life in uniform and also had the opportunity to engage in both boxing and weightlifting. But he changed his mind in order to instead start at Statens järnvägar in Angelholm, where he eventually advanced to dispatchers. A service that he enjoyed and had in ten years. Mid summer 1945 married Judith and Esther in Raising Church and two years later was born a daughter, Yvonne.

In his spare time, he often wandered in the forests around the Cove. Bird life interested him, like all plants. It was here that the young SJ-employee felt at home. Here he wanted to be. Nature with all its hidden opportunities attracted and fascinated.

But everything would change. After a most improbable meeting in a clearing in the forest in 1946, Gösta Carlsson seriousness of their hobby. Gone were plans for a career in SJ. Instead was born brand new thoughts and plans for the future. In the late 1940s, he took a leave from SJ and began to devote himself to the pollen on a full-time basis. In the 1950s built Gösta Carlsson then up what today is a major industry. Here he took along with his aides up natural remedies based on pollen. The funds are used against diarrhoea, hay fever, infections and preventive protection against infections. Swedish medical board, however, has always been skeptical of pollen specimens which prevented them from becoming a sales success.

For a broad public Gösta Carlsson was perhaps best known as the man behind the hockey team Rögle BK's first heyday in the mid-60s. in 1963 he built Ängelholm first indoor ice hockey arena at a cost of 1.2 million dollars and only two years later, in May 1965, had won the division III in Rögle crushing style (18 won matches, no ties and no losses-224-32 in goal difference!). However, Gösta Carlsson wanted to reach the Summit and began to look for reinforcements. And he was satisfied with the players at any time. In the spring of 1965 was the recruitment of the Rangers Pro Ulf Sterner, in front of the nose of Västra Frölunda, the continuation of an almost unprecedented solicitation campaign that began in 1964 when the Canadian Des Moroney purchased that game coach. After this became Gösta fast hero at home while he gained plenty of enemies in other hockey-Sweden. To buy up a team could not by itself and "Pollen King" open wallet trissade in addition, the prices of the domestic players, complained the premier division coaches. Carlsson himself devoted himself hardly ate any excesses by the side of the hockey and the victories were celebrated with coffee and cake to the players while the wives got a box of chocolates. And he took good care of both players as employees.Utvälinge built Cernelle in 15 villas for their staff and next to the ice stadium houses for players and coaches. In a few years became Rögle BK headline setters ' favorite team. Carlsson himself was not slow to stick its neck out to challenge. Proprietary name "pollen team" and "pollengrabbarna" were commonplace and Ulf Sterner himself came to be called "pollenpyret". Rögle BK were fine advertisements for Carlsson's products, which also angered many. The criticism, however, has not prevented Rögle BK to March up from division III playoffs within two years. In February 1967, became the team's best newcomer of all time when it beat Västerås IK with 6-3 in the last match of the series.

For station Karl Gösta Carlsson had life suddenly took a new turn. Successful and wealthy, he had to put up with to be described as "pollen millionaire" in articles and reportages. In Albuquerque, he was a public figure and one of the district's greatest sons. Everything he did had a taste of the future.

But the image of the froward Pollen-Carlsson with hat would be complicated. What no one knew was that he was going to drop a bomb. He would come to reveal a secret that led many to doubt how it really was with him.After the last October 1971 was not the same again for the shoe's boy. That's when he went out with his story about a strange encounter in the woods with something that he himself was always convinced were visitors from another planet.
Today he is gone, he ovanlige you with its unusual history. On 24 september, he suffered a stroke in his apartment at the pensioner's home in Coatbridge and taken to Ängelholms Hospital where he died on 4 October 2003. Still, the memory of a confident and strong-willed man to be, a person who considered himself to have been in contact with beings from other worlds and who traveled a monument on the site.

Addendum from Clas Svahn:

I wrote a 320 pages long book about the case after ten years of investigation. This book will be published again in a month with 32 new pages. My conclusion is that Gösta experienced this inside himself. But it is a complex story and has several other levels that are hard to summarize.

Jose Caravaca asked, Does there exist something strange [wrong] about the case?

Well, not really. I wish I could analyze the staff and the ring but Gösta never let me. But the story is interesting in many other ways.

RR/Jose Caravaca