A UFO assault and a Socorro repeat?
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In TRUE magazine’s Flying Saucers & UFOs Quarterly for Fall 1978 (pictured here)
There is an article by our pal Kevin Randle, on Page 28, entitled Jack Webb and His Television UFOs, which I’m not going to present a synopsis of here (for now) although it’s interesting, as usual with Kevin’s writings.
Rather, I’m going to provide some highlights from an unnamed author piece, on Page 22 ff., A Closer Look at Those UFO Occupants.
The article offers a few encounter stories, undated – a flaw that I use to incur – that strike me as intriguing, as the author gives a patina of hallucinatory explanation for most of them, one in particular…
… where a woman, Lyndia Morel, while driving home from work, observes a “bright yellow star” that followed her until she reached “the outskirts of [a] small town when the star showed up hovering in front of her, “a golden globe, completely covered with a honeycombed design. Near the top of the UFO as an oval window and she could see flashes of red, green and blue lights near the center of the object. A steady high pitched whine was coming from it.” [ibid, Page 27]
“Her amazement quickly turned to panic … she felt he was being pulled to [the UFO]. She wanted to run, to get away but couldn’t.” [ibid]
The car seemed to be “racing down the road, almost out of control. She was nearing the UFO and could see the window better. There was someone, something standing behind it …the UFO was as tall as a three story building …[but] Her eyes were riveted to the creature. Only an arm and part of the body was [sic] visible. She thought he [sic] was humanoid and standing at a central board of some kind. The body appeared darker than the face that was covered with loose, wrinkled skin. Two large, egg-shaped eyes angled across the forehead, but it was the dark pupils that gripped her attention …
“Panic closed in. [She] was sure that the UFO would capture her … The globe was so bright that she had to put up hand to shield her eyes.” [ibid]
She jumped from her car, ran to a nearby house, and pounded on the door, the UFO following her. The home owner, a George Beaudion [sic], awakened by her pounding opened the door, where he found her, screaming, “Help me. I’m not drunk. A UFO just tried to grab me.” It was 4:30 a.m., and hour after she had left a café.
“Beaudien [sic] called the police …The UFO shot away as the door had been opened. [ibid]
APRO apparently investigated the incident, concluding that Morel was telling the truth but the unnamed author attributes the account to an hallucination.
(There are similarities to the 1970 nurse Kendall case recalled here earlier.)
While the Morel story in intriguing, hallucinatory or not, another incident in the piece is even more interesting, and here it is:
“An Iowa farmer told investigators” that while working in his fields (1973/4 perhaps), “he saw a flash of light’ thinking it “was from an airplane” and he looked back to it from time to time. [op cit. Page 25]
But eventually he saw the object as it grew in size; it wasn’t an airplane.
It grew in size and had “a definite egg shape and just before it touched the ground, three legs grew from the bottom. A part on the lower left side [opened up?] and ‘some people’ got out … they walked around the UFO for several minutes …[before] they got back inside and the object took off.
“As the UFO blasted off, a blue flame shot from the bottom and the legs retracted. There was a slight roar as the ship shot into the sky. It disappeared rapidly … corn shocks were blown about as if caught in an incredible whirlwind but there was no burning …
“The creatures from the UFO were humanoid … They were wearing those one piece flying suits and the clothes were shiny, like they were made out of metal of some kind.” [ibid, Page 26, the italics are mine]
A Socorro-like observation or craft?