On the evening of April 13th, 1979, the city of Jardim Alvorada in the south of Brazil would play host to one of the most fascinating multiple witness sightings of the time.

On the night in question, around 30 minutes before midnight, two brothers, 21-year-old Jocelino de Mattos, and 13-year-old Roberto Carlos were returning home from their sister’s home where they had spent the evening watching television.

As they did so, however, Roberto noticed a “strange star” in the night sky which appeared to be following the pair. Jocelino at first dismissed his younger brother’s assertions and urged them to carry on walking. However, after taking several more steps, he too began to sense that the “star” was indeed following them.

It was as they arrived at the corner of the street they were walking down when something truly extraordinary occurred. As they were preparing to turn the corner which took them to their home, each began to feel a “strange sensation” that almost took over their actions.

Joceline would recall that despite his attempts to fight against it, his legs were suddenly taking him from the main street and into a nearby field. His younger brother followed suit, seemingly also under whatever force had control of his body.

After stumbling over the recently plowed field, which made walking all the more difficult, they arrived under a large tree.

Missing Time And Confused Memories

Almost as soon as they arrived at their apparent destination in the middle of the field, each of them fell to the floor as if the strange force had relinquished control of them. At least for now.

As the two boys looked around, they could see the star – now very obviously a mysterious disc-shaped craft – which hovered several meters above the ground a short distance away. Despite its obvious nuts-and-bolts nature, it didn’t make a sound.

A state of confusion overtook the pair.

Suddenly, a strange voice sounded from out of nowhere saying:

The job is not ended. We will be back!

Shortly after the pair awoke in the middle of the field. Bother had significant trouble walking and had to rely on each other for support as they made their way back home. When the finally arrived, each was overcome with a “strange and sudden hunger”. Before they could open the front door, however, they both collapsed, “breaking the door open” as they did so.

Their parents and siblings rushed toward the pair in order to help them up. After checking they were each OK, the pair told of their account. Perhaps not surprisingly, they were not believed to begin with. However, after taking their parents outside and pointing out the “strange star” which still remained hovering silently over the trees nearby, they finally conceded that something out of the ordinary must have taken place.

The events would then take an even stranger turn.

“Electrified” To Touch

As the pair began to tell in detail of their walk home and of being unable to resist the strange force that compelled them to walk toward the large tree in the middle of the field, each of the brothers began to feel a strange pain as they had “received some kind of shock”. And what’s more, each believed it was connected to the entities or forces on board the UFO.

Eventually, the “shock” became so intense that each was thrown to the ground.

Although the witnesses could not remember it at the time, their parents and siblings rushed to help them as soon as they hit the floor. However, whenever they would touch them in order to help them up, they would receive a strange shock, as if the two boys were “electrified”.

Furthermore, during this strange event, neither of them could move “even a finger”. It was as if they were paralyzed in an effort to prevent them from speaking of their encounter. This would continue for several minutes until the craft suddenly vacated the area.

As soon as it had moved away, each of the two brothers regained complete control of their limbs once again.

Although several other residents of the area also witnessed and reported the strange aerial anomaly that evening, only Jocelino and Roberto were seemingly affected in the way they were.

The Revelations Of Regression

Ultimately, following the media attention and the sudden focus of UFO investigators of the area, the two brothers were asked repeatedly to speak of their encounter. Jocelino, being the elder of the two witnesses, would ultimately undergo hypnotic regression.

He would recall that as soon as they reached the corner of the road “something started pulling us”. He would state how each of them “fought against it but couldn’t”. As they did so, it appeared as though they were “walking very slowly”.

As this was taking place he could feel his heartbeat getting faster and faster, while a strange cold sensation ran around his limbs. Regardless, each of them managed to make it to the tree in the middle of the field where they collapsed to the ground.

They would remain there for several moments before “somebody came and caught us” and literally lifted them from the floor and into the air.

As he looked around, he could see the huge craft in front of him. As a door opened in the side of its exterior, he was floated inside by apparently invisible hands. As he came to rest inside the craft, “two men” were inside seemingly waiting for his arrival.

A Most Strange And Concerning Encounter

The two hosts would gesture that he was to follow them, which he did. They soon arrived in a room “full of computers” and various futuristic, flashing devices, as well as what appeared to be a “command display”.

They passed through this room and onto another area which he would describe as being “full of motors” but also claimed that they were machines that he had never seen before. He would continue to follow, eventually arriving in anther room which was full of computer screens, each seeming to show a “picture of the Earth”.

It was when they arrived in a room that resembled a hospital that he was asked to stop and lie upon what appeared to be an examination table. They would take several samples from, including, he believed, a sperm sample.

Following this, he was placed in a chair with strange instruments attached to his head. As he remained in place, the two hosts spoke in a language that he couldn’t understand. As this was taking place, a strange woman entered the room. She would walk over to where he sat and, rather mechanically, began to have sex with Jocelino.

Following this, and before departing the room, she would claim to the confused man, “perhaps the seed will come alive”.

He was then told it was time to leave and was led off the craft and back to the spot where they had first found him. For reasons he didn’t understand, he became paralyzed once more upon arriving at the spot and was placed back into the position he was on the ground when the strange entity had arrived and lifted him up.

Then, the next thing he knew, he was waking up on the ground next to his brother.

More Evidence Of A Hybridization Program?

Although the pair were initially happy to speak of the encounter, the obvious reactions and ridicule soon made them pull away from the crowds. Each would become quite reclusive and “disturbed” by the incidents which, as outlandish as they might be to some, are replicated in several other encounters around the world, including several very similar encounters in Brazil dating back to the late-1950s.

And what should we make of the claims of copulation, that in turn lead us to question whether such equally outrageous claims, at least to some, of alien-human hybrids and a discreet program to “overtake humanity” essentially from within?

While Jocelino claims he received messages that his abductors were, in fact, “for peace”, if we accept the account to be genuine and credible for a moment, we still have to remain suspicious of such seemingly ominous and secretive agendas.

We have written on several occasions of an apparent alien interest in “human breeding”. And of such “breeding facilities” or bases right here on Earth. Might this encounter, as bizarre though it was, be one that falls under such banner? And if there was such a secret hybridization program taking place, are such programs for the betterment of humanity? Or should we take such accounts as signs of something truly dark taking place right under our noses? NOTE: The above image is CGI.









A very bizarre account from the Korean War emerged in January of 1987, when John Timmerman, of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS), sat down for an interview with a former U.S. Army private first class (PFC) by the name of Mr. Francis P. Wall, who had a most unusual tale to tell. Wall had been deployed with the Army infantry, 25th Division, 27th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘Easy’ Company, and in May of 1951 they were operating outside of Chorwon, in an area known by the military as the Iron Triangle, on a mission to reach a small village in the mountains. The village in question was in an area marked to be bombarded with artillery fire, wiped off the face of the earth, and Wall and his men were there to make sure that any innocent civilians were properly warned of the impending rain of fire. Indeed, the air was already reverberating with the thumps and booms of shells hitting, the dark of night occasionally lit up with flashes in the distance. Wall and company had made their way to a steep slope overlooking the village and the fiery flowers of artillery airbursts painting the scene with fire, and that was when they saw something they could not explain up there in the air in the middle of this war ravaged scene. Wall would say of this:

We suddenly noticed on our right-hand side what appeared to be a jack-o-lantern come wafting down across the mountain. And at first no one thought anything about it. So we noticed that this thing continued on down to the village to where, indeed, the artillery air bursts were exploding. It had an orange glow in the beginning. We further noticed that this object was [so] quick that it could get into the center of an airburst of artillery and yet remain unharmed. But then this object approached us. And it turned a blue-green brilliant light. It’s hard to distinguish the size of it; there’s no way to compare it. The light was pulsating. This object approached us.

The men were understandably very unsettled by this point, as the object was obviously not one of theirs, nor any known aircraft any of them had ever seen before, and they radioed the situation in to their superiors, requesting permission to open fire on it. Why they would think that their rifles would do any good when they had just witnessed it casually make its way through artillery explosions is anyone’s guess, but the permission was granted and Wall claims that he would then open fire on it with his M-1 rifle loaded with armor piercing bullets. He claims that he hit the object several times, hearing the pings of the bullets against what sounded like metal, and the bullets seemed to have an effect on it where the artillery had not, apparently damaging it and causing it to exhibit some strange behavior. Wall would say:

Now why would that bullet damage this craft if the artillery rounds didn’t? I don’t know, unless they had dropped their protective field around them, or whatever. But the object went wild, and the light was going on and off. It went off completely once, briefly. And it was moving erratically from side to side as though it might crash to the ground. Then, a sound — we had heard no sound previous to this — the sound of, like, diesel locomotives revving up. That’s the way this thing sounded.

This was where things would get pretty harrowing, as according to Wall the craft unleashed some sort of a retaliatory attack on them. The craft allegedly emitted a kind of ray or beam that came in pulses, and which they could see aiming at them “like a searchlight.” When the ray swept over them the men found themselves overcome with a tingling, burning sensation, and while it didn’t seem to be causing any visible damage they could feel it penetrating through their skin and the pain was enough to make them scramble for cover, scurrying in a panic into their bunkers, where the attack seemed to continue. Wall describes the terrifying and otherworldly scene thusly:

So the company commander, Lt. Evans, hauled us into our bunkers. We didn’t know what was going to happen. We were scared. These are underground dugouts where you have peep holes to look out to fire at the enemy. So, I’m in my bunker with another man. We’re peeping out at this thing. It hovered over us for a while, lit up the whole area with its light, and then I saw it shoot off at a 45-degree angle, that quick, just there and gone. That quick. And it was as though that was the end of it.

Unfortunately for Wall and the others, this seemed to be far from the end of it, as over the next few days they would begin to develop an array of debilitating physical symptoms, including disorientation, memory loss, headaches, stomachaches, nausea, and extreme weakness that was potent enough that some of them had trouble even walking. Doctors who examined them could find no reason or cause for these symptoms, the only evidence that anything was wrong being an unusually high white blood cell count that could not be explained. Despite nothing really officially wrong with them, the men were nevertheless all physically ill and suffering from something, and it was widely assumed by them that this was the doing of the beam that UFO had fired at them. According to Wall, many of them continued to suffer from ill health for years after the encounter, with him saying that even to that day he had frequent bouts of disorientation, memory loss, weakness, and difficulty putting on weight. In later years it has been speculated that the men were probably suffering from radiation sickness. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









Although the exact date is uncertain, at around 2 am in the early hours of a January morning in 1954, Armando Zurbaran was driving along between Mexico City and Acapulco. He was on his way to meet a business partner and his hope was to be there before dawn. The winding roads, however, would make his journey that bit longer.

It was as he was negotiating these winding roads, his car headlights cutting through the night that rushed to greet his windscreen, he suddenly began to feel an intense tiredness. In fact, more than tired, Zurbaran began to feel in a “hypnotic state of lethargy”. He would ultimately pull his car to the side of the road in order to gather his thoughts a moment. When he did so, however, he noticed a strange scene awaiting him.

In front of him was a strange object in the middle of the road. He would later describe it as “brilliantly lit”. Furthermore, around this object were several strange men. Each wore the same style of overalls with an extremely wide belt around their waists. They appeared to all be long-haired. He continued to watch the scene for several more seconds.

Then, something truly strange happened.

In what seemed like a flash he was out of his vehicle and walking toward the strange craft. What’s more, the strange men were “escorting” him to the glowing object. As he neared it, a “slight buzzing” became audible to him. He then entered the otherworldly craft.

Not The First, Nor The Last!

Upon entering the craft, he asked why they had chosen him for the “honor” of such a momentous meeting. The response was both fascinating and at least slightly potentially ominous at the same time when he was told that:

You are neither the first nor the last Earthman to be chosen for testing. Our task, slow though it may seem, is designed to persuade. We choose the likeliest, most malleable persons for contact so that they might better transmit our messages!

What messages were being passed on to the rest of humanity by these “persuaded” individuals? And how slow did slow really mean in this instance? Might it suggest that the alien presence on our planet has been here for a lot longer than the last half a century or so since the Roswell crash which, unofficial though it might be, hailed the beginning of the modern UFO era?

As if to prove their superiority he was shown a “review of the smallest details of his life” on a screen inside the ship. Then, one of the strange men took him around the craft. He would answer any questions he might have as he walked around. It was then that he was informed that the ship which he was on was no longer on the ground. In fact, it was no longer on the planet. He was instead, traveling through space.

Traversing Space Using A “Gravity Repulsion System!”

Some of the details offered by Zurbaran regarding the spacecraft and more specifically the propulsion methods that it employed are remarkably similar to details that would surface in the late eighties and early nineties from such people as Bob Lazar.

The spacecraft’s propulsion, for example, used a “gravity repulsion system” to travel from one heavenly body to another. This sounds very similar to how some researchers and whistleblowers state the propulsion systems of recovered alien vehicles in the hands of the United States’ government work. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









On Thursday, February 25, 1999, at just a few minutes before noon, three forestry workers, who were planting seedling trees in the mountains of Washington State, witnessed a small, disc-shaped object slowly drift over a nearby ridge to their south, and descend into the valley to the north of their position.

The object descended silently with what seemed to the witnesses a purposeful manner, exhibiting a slight “wobble” to its flight.

The three workers at first thought the object was some kind of parachute that was drifting and descending, but they quickly realized that their initial impression was not correct. Hence, they shouted to their eleven co-workers nearby, who were working on the north-facing hillside, and all fourteen members of the work crew watched the object for an estimated 3-5 minutes.

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> Within seconds of their first observation of the object, the witnesses became aware that the object was travelling generally in the direction of a herd of elk that they had been watching all morning. They continued to watch as the object proceeded toward the herd until it succeeded in getting quite close to the animals.

The animals apparently remained unaware of the objectís presence until it was within a very short distance of the herd.

Suddenly, the animals bolted, most of the them running up the slope to their east. However, one adult animal was seen by the witnesses to separate itself from the herd and run or trot to generally to the north, perhaps along a logging road.

The witnesses report that at this point, the object quickly moved directly above the lone elk and seemed to lift it off the ground, although no visible means of support of the animal was evident to the observers.

The witnesses added that shortly after lifting the elk off the ground, the object seemed to begin to “wobble” to a more pronounced degree than it had exhibited earlier. In addition, as the object appeared to increase its altitude, the elk, which was suspended upright below the disc, rotated slowly beneath it and appeared to be getting closer to the ventral surface of the disc.

They also commented that the object seemed to increase in size slightly after it had picked up the animal.

With the elk suspended below it, the object began to ascend slowly up a clear-cut slope to the east. However, the witnesses watched it apparently brush the tops of nearby trees to the east, at which point it reversed its course and proceeded to the west.

It executed a 360-degree turn to the left and may have gained some slight altitude in the process, the witnesses thought.

After the object had completed its turn and was once again proceeding in a generally easterly direction, it began ascending very quickly at what seemed to the witnesses to be a rather steep angle. It continued to ascend, and simply disappeared from sight of the witnesses.

The witnesses stated that once the object had started to ascend and had climbed to an altitude above their vantage point, they no longer could see the animal suspended below the craft.

Their presumption was that the animal had somehow been taken into the craft, although the witnesses could discern no “door,” or any kind of aperture through which the animal might have been conveyed into the craft.

The witnesses also stated that following the incident, the herd of elk remained in the same general area, although remained more closely huddled to one another than had been the case earlier in the morning.

The workers added that they, too, had remained closer to one another until their departure from the area at the end of the work day. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









Another claim of alien abduction in Texas, in the town of Vidor, just before midnight on the evening of 11th October 1994. Once more, according to the report, the witness believes the incident happened “directly in front” of their home. Similarly, the incident was also reported in 2007.

The report claims that the witness, a young boy at the time, was walking home when a “sudden bright light” appeared out of nowhere. It “hit” the witness and caused him to “freeze”.

Then, bizarrely, the next thing he realized he was running down the street as fast as he could. What’s more, he had a feeling of absolute terror running through him, although he wasn’t sure why. As he continued to run, he also realized he was suddenly quite a lot further away than he was when he had seen the strange light. As if it had transported him back to an earlier spot.

When he finally did arrive home, his extremely distressed mother informed him he was two hours late, with the time now just after 1 am. He would go to bed, confused. He would, though, keep the experience to himself.

When he was in the shower, however, he would discover three strange dots in a triangular formation under his arm. What’s more, he would begin to suffer strange and bizarre nightmares of laying a “bright, cold room” with strange figures of “tall and petite” sizes standing around him.

The incident remains unexplained. It isn’t known if this incident was a one-off event or part of a recurring abduction experience. NOTE: The above images are CGI.









Late one October evening in 1994, an unnamed woman would suddenly feel the need to leave her bed and walk over to her 6-month old son who was asleep in his crib by the window. Only when she looked down into his small bed, it was completely empty.

It was at that moment, with the sense of fear and panic regarding the location of her young son running through her, that she also realized she had no actual recollection of going to bed that evening. Before she could give it any more thought, the sound of her son crying would ring out. At the same time, a bright light announced itself from outside, seeping through the closed window blinds.

She would attempt to wake her husband who, despite the commotion of the situation, remained fast asleep throughout. This is an interesting detail and one that discreetly shows up in other accounts of alien abduction. That one person – the abductee – remains fully conscious and aware of the bizarre events, while anyone else in the room remains asleep, but unnaturally so. As if under some kind of advanced and unknown (to us) technology. This would, then, suggest the purposeful targeting of a specific person over others.

She would attempt to turn on the bedroom light but try as she might, the power would not come on and the room remained in darkness.

Then, another flash of light filled the room immediately followed by the cries of her baby son. When her eyes refocused from the sudden light, her son was there in front of her in his crib.

A Huge, Black, Triangular Craft Hovering Over The House!

She reached out to him immediately and scooped him from his bed doing her best to soothe his obviously distressed state.

After assuring herself that he was safe and unharmed, she reached for the blind at the window and pulled it open. As she peered outside, she could clearly see a triangular-shaped UFO hovering over the house. She would recall:

It was very low, and larger than the house. If I had been on the roof, I could have touched it! It was astonishing! I could not believe my eyes! (Also) It made no sound!

As she watched the bizarre scene play out, she quickly scanned the other houses on the street. She could clearly see that all of the lights were out. Unless anyone happened to be looking out of their window in the dark, it was most likely that she was the only person witnessing this most surreal event.

As the enormity of such a situation fully dawned on her, she let the blinds fall back into place and backed away from the bedroom window. A moment later, the light from outside went out. She remained where she was, stood in the middle of the room with her young son in her arms.

After an unknown amount of time, she slowly walked over to the window once again. She peered outside and was relieved to find the bizarre object was no longer there. Not wanting to have her son out of her sight, however, she returned to bed with the young baby in between herself and her husband. In what was a surprisingly short time, she fell asleep.

A Strange Delay In Recall!

Quite bizarrely, upon waking the following morning, although her son was safe and awake in between herself and her husband, she couldn’t recall why he was there. Nor could she recall any details of the night before. It would take several hours for her to fully recall what had taken place in the middle of the previous night.

Upon the recollection flooding back to her she immediately made her way to her son to check him for any wounds or markings. She wouldn’t find anything out of the ordinary. When she checked herself, however, she would discover a strange mark on her leg. What’s more, when she pressed her finger on the mark it felt as though there was something hard, like a pea or small pellet underneath the skin.

Although she would tell her mother of the discovery, she would keep the encounter from everyone else. And would wait for over a decade before reporting the incident via an online reporting platform.

The mark on her leg would remain, and at the time of the report (around 2007), it was still very visible. The item under the skin, however, has “either gone or (is) buried on the muscle now”.

What’s more, although she wouldn’t elaborate, the witness would claim that this “is just one of many strange experiences” she had encountered. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









The evening of 5th December 1980, according to the report, was a “bitterly cold” one. And for the anonymous 13-year-old witness, a disturbing and life-changing one. At around 6:30 pm he burst into his family home from the back yard. As he did he would claim that he had witnessed a UFO that was “bigger than a house”.

His mother and stepfather, although a little dubious perhaps for obvious reasons, found his story quite compelling. Not to mention the look of fear and display of agitation on his part. This was surely too fine a display for one so young.

The object had, he claimed, suddenly appeared “from nowhere” and hovered overhead. Then, a light beam emerged from the underside of the craft and seemingly struck him below. Almost immediately he found he couldn’t move while at the same time a strange “mumbling in his head” began. This would continue for around 10 minutes before he believed he lost consciousness.

Even stranger, when investigators spoke to him shortly after they discovered a “painless, sunburn-like redness” on his upper torso. The witness himself was unaware of the marking. Furthermore, he couldn’t remember any more of the events. Following losing consciousness, the next thing he remembered was walking from the garden toward the house.

However, his parents would suggest leaving a small tape recorder by his bed that night. They would claim that during times of stress he would often talk of the events in his sleep. It would prove to be a move that was crucial in attempting to understand just what took place outside their home that evening.

An Abduction From Afar And Paranormal Happenings!

Over the course of several nights, the parents and investigators would be able to, albeit partially, piece together the incidents of the night in question. According to these recordings, shortly after the beam of light hit him, he could hear a voice inside his head giving him instructions. Furthermore, the voice would state that they “wanted to examine him”. While also promising him that no harm would come to him.

While it isn’t clear if an abduction took place in the sense we might readily understand it – in that he was somehow physically transported to the ship above – or if the examination took place somehow via the beam of light that had temporarily ensnared him. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









In July 2009, I received that call. A young woman, named Mandy, stated that her life had become a living Hell and that she could no longer leave the house in the evening. “I am literally afraid of the dark and under siege in my own home at night!”

Mandy was living in a farmhouse outside a small town in east-central Washington, less than a mile from the Idaho border. About 2 weeks prior to contacting me, her and her mother had noticed bright red and white lights hovering above the Coeur d’Alene Mountains. As they watched the lights, Mandy began to feel dizzy and fearful. That night, she had a horrific nightmare that involved constant flashing lights and loud mechanical noises. The next morning, she woke feeling nauseous and light-headed. Mandy was a schoolteacher but had to call in sick.

By the next day, Mandy began to feel better, but the lights over the mountains continued on for several nights. She no longer had any dreams, but she still had the sense of fear linger with her. Her mother thought that Mandy was simply over-reacting to the sighting of the lights.

Then a few nights later, Mandy and her mother were in the kitchen cleaning up after a late dinner. They began to hear popping sounds coming from the back yard. As they looked out the window, they both noticed hundreds of small red and white lights flying in all directions. Each time a pair of lights collided, there was a distinct popping. Mandy ran into the living room and looked out the window. There were red and white lights everywhere, out by the road and in the field.

Her mother picked up the telephone in order to call the police, but there was no dial tone. By that time, the lights in the house began to flicker. There were also strange sounds coming from the roof, similar to scratching. This continued for about 5 minutes, then suddenly stopped. They were both confused and scared. The phone was now working, but her mother thought that there was no reason to call the police.

Mandy walked outside to see if there was any indication of what had just occurred. Everything seemed fine, but there was a slight odor in the air. She told me that it reminded her of burnt motor oil, but she couldn’t find a source. She eventually went back inside the house, but still bewildered by what had happened.

The next night, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Mandy was getting ready for bed. While standing in front of her bathroom mirror, she noticed two loud thuds on the roof. She went into her mother’s room to see if she had heard the sounds, but she was already in bed asleep. While walking in the upstairs hallway towards her room, she heard several more thuds on the roof, as well as scampering sounds in the attic. She looked out her bedroom window and once again witnessed hundreds of small red and white lights flying about in different directions. The noises in the attic had waken her mother. They both yelled for each other, as all the electricity in the house cut off.

They ran into Mandy’s room and sat nervously on the bed. The thuds on the roof and the scampering in the attic continued. They lit a few candles, hoping the activity would soon end. They felt like prisoners in their own home, worried about what would happen next. Then suddenly, the lights came back on and the noises stopped. Mandy later told me that the commotion went on for at least an hour. Neither of them got much sleep that night.

A few days later, Mandy contacted me by telephone. I was referred to her by a paranormal investigator in Spokane. As soon as I began talking to Mandy and her mother, I sensed that this was not any run-of-the-mill unexplained encounter. They had once again experienced similar activity the previous night. Mandy commented that she felt like they were both in danger and asked if I had ever heard of a similar experience. I was understandably dumbfounded by the series of events but, at the same time, I was concerned that the activity may eventually lead to a physical intervention. I didn’t mention my unease.

I believe that we talked for about 3 hours. There was nothing exceptional about Mandy and her mother. They had lived together in the family home since Mandy was born. There was no information offered about Mandy’s father, so I didn’t press the issue. Her mother had recently retired from her position as a state worker. I asked them to keep a journal on the activity and to contact me. This is my normal routine when working cases. During the interview, Mandy asked; “Why is this happening to us?” I didn’t want to tell her that they may have been singled out, but I really did sense that this may have been the case. Little did I know it would be my last contact with Mandy.

After I got off the telephone with Mandy and her mother, I started to examine several incident databases in an attempt to find any similar events. Continued activity to the same witnesses over a period of time is somewhat unusual, and I was concerned that there may eventually be an escalation.

The next day I expected to receive a follow-up telephone call from Mandy. In fact, I called and left a message asking that she let me know if there had been any further activity. I waited for 3 days, and no telephone call or email came my way. Then, on a Sunday afternoon, the anticipated call came. It was Mandy’s mother. She apologized for not getting back to me. There was an obvious distress in her voice. After a brief pause, she calmly said; “Mandy is missing.”

I got a sudden sick feeling in my stomach. Mandy had gone to bed not long after we had talked on the telephone. Her mother remained downstairs in the living room watching television. At about 11 p.m. she decided to go to her bedroom. As she passed Mandy’s bedroom, she noticed light coming from the bottom of the door. She knocked on the door in order to check on her. There was no response. As she opened the door, the room went completely dark. She flicked on the light switch by the door and observed that Mandy was not in bed. She called out to her, but there was no response. Panic was beginning to set in as she literally screamed, “Mandy!” while running throughout the house. There was no trace of her, inside or out. Mandy was gone.

The local authorities had no explanation. All of Mandy’s personal items, including her car, remained. It was as if she simply vanished. Since Mandy was an adult, there wasn’t really much that the police investigators could do. They suspected that she took off with someone during the night. I asked her mother to keep me updated, but I never really expected to hear back from her. As far as I know, Mandy has never returned home. The last time I made an inquiry with the Washington State Police, her case remains unsolved.

Mandy’s disappearance still haunts me. I am certain that she was abducted by an unknown force, but that doesn’t absolve me of feeling a bit of guilt. I realize that my regret seems ridiculous since there was nothing that I could have done. Nonetheless, I suspect that the stigma of her ordeal will always remain with me. Lon Strickler. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









CARLYLE LAKE, KEYSPORT — During hypnosis of an October 28, 1999, abduction I was out boating on Carlyle Lake. I remembered the flight from the lake to the craft and getting a good view of our town from the air, and going through the floor of the UFO. The boat gradually moved over me and went through the bottom of the craft before I did.

I did not get a good look of the UFO as I was concentrating on my boat and other possessions as we were brought through the floor.

The next thing I recalled is standing inside the craft and seeing an examination table which was on a pedestal that almost reached the edge of the table.

It was molded into the floor. There was some kind of structure over the table that looked like a light or some instruments. The room was rounded and I was guided to the table by a small gray. I remember getting up on the table as if I had done it before.

At that moment, I discovered that my clothes were gone. Shortly there after a larger gray came up and put his face into mine and I felt he was sucking the memory out of me.

I was okay afterward and left alone. I then tried to get to my clothes, but wound up back on the table. After I received some kind of examination, I again went to my clothes and the small grays helped me get them on.

The next thing I remember is sitting in the boat and a ramp with a rounded front that opens up. The grays pushed me and the boat out some 750 feet above the northern portion of Carlyle Lake. I did not stay in the boat, but floated out.

Afterwards, I just forgot the whole thing except the position change which was about one quarter of a mile and I was going in another direction. I have been able to determine that there were two abductions and one failed abduction before during the same year and have recalled parts of others with and without hypnosis.

Two of the abductions and a failed abduction were recorded on a GPS and saved. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









A Build-Up Of Several Years Of Strange Encounters

David Eckhart’s home in a rural, picturesque area of Pensacola, Florida was by his own admission his “dream home”. However, in 2008 when he made contact with the previously mentioned Lon Strickler. What he would tell him would spark an investigation of over a decade which continues today.

According to Eckhart, he and his family were increasingly noticing strange activity around their home. This quickly turned into witnessing strange creatures – “small people with huge black eyes” – and even alien abductions. What’s more, Eckhart believes these interactions were taking place long before they moved to the quiet, urban house in Milton. He would even claim to have vague memories of what he thought were “strange muppets” sleeping on his bunk bed when he was a young child.

For example, upon first moving to the Florida region while on a camping trip with friends, Eckhart witnessed a strange light traveling at great speed over the trees where they were looking to set up camp. He would claim to Strickler in a recent radio interview that, although he was joking and jovial at the time, he stated bluntly to his friends:

Hey guys, there’s a UFO!

The group would laugh off the sighting and begin setting up camp as planned. However, as they were looking for firewood, Eckhart noticed the strange light once again. It appeared to be coming from inside the woods. One of the group was more experienced in this rural setting and would dismiss the sighting.

However, the strange light “in a flash” was right over the top of Eckhart and his friend before it disappeared once more just as quickly. Eckhart would later state that the object was so close to them that he could hear the “whoosh” moving through the air.

The pair would continue rounding up wood for the fire. However, when the light returned, Eckhart would give chase to the strange craft.

He would continue in pursuit of the mysterious object but would ultimately lose it. That was until an incredibly bright flash briefly lit up the area. As it did the object was visible for a millisecond hovering in between the trees. Following this flash, however, Eckhart would find himself temporarily blind as his eyes adjusted themselves.

While Eckhart would continue his pursuit for almost half an hour, he would ultimately lose the strange, glowing object when it entered the water near their campsite.

Following the bizarre incident, the group decided against their decision to camp there for the evening. They quickly rounded up their possessions and made their way back to the vehicle. Eckhart would begin to describe to the others just what he had seen.

As he did so, however, he would suddenly notice “a man, or guy or whatever it was” watching him approximately 30 feet behind them. He would state in a 2019 interview:

As soon as it saw me and I saw him and we made eye contact we just stopped! And then you get all of these things running through your head. Because you have just seen something that does, not, fit, in!

The possibilities of what this strange entity might be tumbled over each other in Eckhart’s mind. Was it an owl or deer, or even somebody wearing a mask? When he called out to the strange creature “it took off running”. This prompted Eckhart to give chase once again. Only this time, he would catch up to the creature with relative ease.

A Bizarre “Pixelated” Entity

He would recall how the creature had a very distinct aroma that he could detect from several feet away. Furthermore, upon closer inspection, he would claim that the figure appeared like a child who has aged like an elderly person.

Eckhart was well placed and within range to take the creature down and secure it. However, he would claim he “couldn’t bring himself to tackle it” as he simply “didn’t know what the heck it was”.

This is potentially a remarkable detail, trivial as it might be, as it perhaps shows a mindset that would strike us all. Would most of us really wish to come into such close contact with something that is (literally) alien to us?

Whether through squeamishness or well-placed apprehensions of possible poisonous or aggressive reaction from the strange creature, it is likely a safe bet that most would think in exactly the same way as Eckhart upon catching up and essentially cornering such a bizarre creature. Especially when he could sense he was scaring it, something which itself might force it to act defensively.

As he began to slow down and back away, essentially giving up his chase, the creature continued to run. It would eventually reach an area of bushes and overgrowth. He would further describe the entity as “pixelated”.

For several weeks after, Eckhart would suffer intense dreams regarding the bizarre encounter.

A “Dream-Home” Awash In Extraterrestrial Paranormal Activity

Several years later towards the end of the 2000s, Eckhart and his family had settled into their new home in the Pensacola area. What is perhaps interesting is that many of the initial signs that something strange was truly taking place were very similar to paranormal activity. Strange noises and mysterious footsteps, for example. We have examined this before and it begs the question once more, just how blurred might the line between alien encounters and ghostly apparitions actually be?

Indeed, to begin with, as the move was still being finalized and loose ends in Ohio being tied up by David, he himself was dismissive of his wife’s claims of strange noises. He would put it down to settling water pipes and general creaks that any typical building has.

However, one evening after returning home from work he would find his wife almost cowering in fear and “as white as a ghost”. He would ask her what was wrong to which she replied:

David, I am seeing people walking through the house!

Although still very much believing the activity was, in fact, the product of his wife’s imagination, he nevertheless began to research paranormal activity in an effort to understand, and ultimately eliminate such notions so as to settle his wife’s increasing distraught state of mind.

However, the more he read on the subject, despite his (then) skepticism to such seemingly outlandish goings-on, the events described by his wife began to sound increasingly like poltergeist activity.

More Evidence Of A Blurring Of Different Fields Of Interest

Once more this is an interesting development to dwell on for a moment. Might most poltergeist activity have more of a connection to extraterrestrial encounters than we might suspect? One thing that is interesting with such encounters is the idea that these strange and mysterious entities come from “other realms” or “dimensions”. Indeed, poltergeists and extraterrestrials may prove to be one and the same thing.

By this stage, the Eckhart’s pet cat was also reacting to a seemingly invisible presence. Eckhart’s wife would often spend great portions of her day with a polaroid camera in her hand. Every now and then she would press down on the shutter in an attempt to capture one of these strange entities on film. She would often capture strange orbs on the instant photographs, yet another phenomenon that bleeds heavily into both the paranormal and the UFO fields of interest.

In fact, it was as a result of some of these mysterious and, at times, disturbing polaroid photographs that David Eckhart began to take the sightings much more seriously. One particular photograph that appeared to show people from the 1930s is perhaps interesting to note. We might remind ourselves of some of the truly bizarre images captured by Stella Lansing in the late 1960s in the upper northeast area of the United States.

Many of Lansing’s images appeared to be of strange figures, possibly from different eras in time. Furthermore, she managed to capture them while attempting to film strange and persistent UFO encounters. The images and the encounters of Lansing would even result in ominous Men In Black activity. Whatever the connection might be to the strange images she captured and the UFO sightings she witnessed, it would appear a similar back-thread permeates the Eckhart encounters. NOTE: The top image is CGI.









“IT was a clear, dry night. It was really crisp and frosty — just beautiful. You could have read a book with the light off the night sky, but I wasn’t drawn by the light of the stars or the moon but by a bright, surgical, white light coming from the other end of the boreen.”

These are the words of County Limerick man Gerry Battles in the final moments leading up to what he is convinced was an alien abduction near his family home in Pallaskenry on December 26, 2001.

The 61-year-old retired carpenter told the Limerick Post this week that he had been returning home from The Seven Sisters Pubs in Kildimo around 8pm, after having two Christmas drinks with a friend. Advertisement

“I was only minutes away from my house but it was such a clear and beautiful night that I stopped to gaze at the stars,” he explains.

After being drawn by a bright, otherworldly, white light at the end of the laneway, the next thing he remembers is finding himself aboard a spacecraft with about 40 others — all in a subdued state, standing motionless like statues.

“They were all male, of different age groups, all standing shoulder to shoulder like mannequins. I remember one man next to me wearing a Columbo-style coat and hat. We were all in a state of paralysis, I could only move my eyes, so I couldn’t see much,” Gerry tells me.

“The next thing I remember floating into another bigger chamber with a 360 degree viewing deck. It was then I saw the extraterrestrial. I couldn’t tell how big he was or even if he had arms or legs, all I remember is his big cone head and his beautiful, ginormous eyes. They were jet black, almost like mirrors.

“He spoke to me through telepathy and said: “you are not terrified like the others”.

“No, I am not. Should I be?” Gerry asked.

The alien then quizzed the Limerick grandfather about what he would like to see.

“The North Pole”, came his instant reply.

“The next thing the extraterrestrial gave a command, and in an instant we were at the North Pole. I was in awe. I remember thinking of that line from ‘Star Trek’: “warp speed Mr Sulu”. It was like driving through a snowstorm at 500 miles an hour.”

Gerry admits that anyone he has revealed this fantastical story to thinks he is mad. He laughs when I ask if he has any history of mental illness.

“No, not at all,” he assures me.

This quiet-natured gentleman is adamant that the message relayed to him by the creature he encountered is an important one for all mankind to hear. He feels those who laugh at his tale of alien abduction are “naïve and have small imaginations”, and urges them to open their minds.

The message relayed to Mr Battles on Stephen’s Night 2001 by his alien abductor warned of Planet Earth’s pending doom and predicted that mankind could go the same way as the dinosaurs.

“You have come a long way in such a short space of time but your time is running out,” Gerry was told.

“In 850 years from now, a giant asteroid the size of Munster is going to obliterate your planet. The asteroid will approach your planet from the 35th Quadrant.

We are four million light years more advanced than you are. We have been observing you for Millennia. In all that time you have only excelled at two things — global warfare and lying to your own species.

“You must use the force. Be one with the force. Harness the force,” the alien advised.

Surprisingly, the following part of the intergalactic message sounds more likely to have been relayed by anti-austerity campaigners than Jedi-powered Martians.

“He told me that every one of our governments have been lying to us from day one and not to trust them. He also warned not to trust the banks as they have been lying as well and have a hidden agenda.

“He also forewarned the impending global financial crisis and told me that if we do not change our ways we are going to end up like the dinosaurs.”

Mr Battles has no recollection of how long the abduction lasted and had no memory of it afterwards until the coat he was wearing that night turned up in a most unlikely location.

“A contractor working at the Regional Hospital found the coat up on the hospital roof a few weeks later. I have no idea how it got there. It was only after having the coat returned to me that the events of December 26, 2001, started to come back to me.”

He believes aliens use ‘dark matter’ or ‘dark energy’, an invisible cloaking device, to keep their universe hidden from our own. He is hopeful his story will reach the world’s scientific community and prove useful in helping to finally uncover these distant galaxies.

“The truth is definitely out there,” he insists. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









At around 8:20 pm on the evening of 2nd October 1966, Mrs. Everett was speaking on the telephone in her home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Suddenly, a strange aroma hit her nostrils as well as a very distinct feeling of being watched. She quickly brought her conversation to an end and made her way to her bedroom.

From there, she would peer out of the window. Outside was a huge “oval-shaped object with red, green, and white lights revolving around it”. She would also notice several portholes along the side of the strange craft.

Her husband was sleeping on the bed but the strange sight prompted her to wake him. He immediately went to the window and saw the strange craft also. After hovering for several moments, the object began to move away from their property. Then, however, it zipped back toward them at speed, stopping dead right in front of their window once more.

The couple would estimate it was hovering at an altitude of approximately 300 meters. It remained there for around ten minutes. During this time, Mrs. Steward would call her adult, married daughter, Janet, who lived nearby. As she told her of the bizarre craft outside their window, the pungent odor began to make her feel physically nauseous. It appeared to be getting stronger, causing her to dizzy.

An Encounter Very Much Out Of The Ordinary

Meanwhile, a short distance away, Janet would pick up her phone and listened while her mother informed her of the strange sight she and her father were observing. Janet would awaken her husband, Ken. From their first-floor window, they could also see the hovering craft. And what’s more, the object was now only 200 meters from their property.

As well as the brilliant lights along the edge of the saucer-shaped craft, Janet and Ken would describe the craft as of a metallic exterior. While they continued to watch the bizarre aerial anomaly, Ken would quickly dress and venture next door to alert their neighbor and research US Navy officer, David. He would follow Ken to his house, bringing with him his military-grade binoculars.

Through these high-tech binoculars, David was able to determine that the windows were square. Furthermore, they would “emit a yellow gleam”.

It was also around this time that the trio noticed that “all the dogs in the neighborhood were barking”. Whatever, the object was, all were perfectly aware that the strange vehicle was very much “out of the ordinary”.

They continued to watch the strange object as it began again to move through the air. Sensing that it was going to vacate the area, the two men made the decision to get into Ken’s car and follow it. They did so and began in the direction of Mount Airy keeping the strange object in their sights as they did so. However, the otherworldly vehicle would ultimately prove too fast for them, and they would lose sight of it. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









One of the first reported sightings of the 1977 Louisiana mini-wave was that of Mr. and Mrs. Digangi, who while driving along Judge Perez Highway on the evening of the 15th January witnessed “three lights chained together”. Mr. Digangi would estimate they were at an altitude of around 5oo feet. Three days later, the couples’ teenage daughter witnessed the same object outside their home.

Three days following the Digangis’ daughter’s sighting, along the waters of the bayou, Irwin Menesses and Robert Melerine were guiding their boat close to the riverbank when a sudden and bright light descended toward them out of nowhere. It would stop just short of 50 feet above them.

At the same time, the boat appeared strangely stalled in the water. The engine was working as it should, but the boat refused to cut through the water and instead simply churned water. Even stranger, both men felt a strange paralysis come over them. In a bizarre detail that mirrors other similar paralysis accounts, they retained the ability to breathe and speak but had seemingly lost all control over all other muscles. As soon as the object moved away, both they and the boat came back to life.

Perhaps even more interesting about this particular sighting is the fact that the object would then move around the oil refineries and water towers of the area. Almost as if surveying them.

More Louisiana Reports With Similarities To The Mississippi Wave

The evening following the bizarre encounter on the bayou, two brothers, Mark, and Damian Boudreaux were standing on the porch outside Mark’s house when they suddenly noticed a “reddish-orange light” moving in the skies toward the west. It would then stop, hover momentarily before changing direction and moving off again.

On the same evening, three children and three adults driving along the highway witnessed a “dome-shaped craft with red and yellow lights” moving through the sky. After several minutes of calm, “bounding” movement, the object suddenly changed direction sharply and vanished. NOTE: The above image is CGI.









One of the most intriguing encounters during the summer of 1950, took place in Dardennes in Var, France on 3rd August. 3-year-old “Lily F” would go missing while playing in a field right next to her parent’s home. However, she wouldn’t return home and her frantic parents began searching the area. They were doing so for over 2 hours and much to their despair they couldn’t find her.

However, she was soon discovered near a small ravine, unharmed and not at all scared. She would go on to tell her parents that she was looked after by a “beautiful lady” who had on a “brilliant white costume”. While some would put such a description down to an angel-type entity. However, such a description might also fit with an extraterrestrial occupant.

Incidentally, this case has all the hallmarks of the Missing 411 type of disappearance cases, some of which reappear in much the same circumstances as Lily F did. Was this a case of alien intervention? Or was it one of the missing person’s cases as recorded by David Paulides? Or might, in a bizarre way, it be partly both of those things? We will examine the Missing 411 mysteries in a future case study article.








On the 8th February, multiple reports would come of a “flying cone” over the San Francisco Bay Area in California. On the same day in Tampa, Florida, the crew of a B-29 bomber would witness a rocket-shaped craft seemingly moving at close to 2,000 miles per hour. Three days later, back in California in Pacific Grove, a silver disc was observed hovering in the sky just before sunset.

On the 14th February in Waco, Texas, two local residents would observe “a pair of green UFOs” speeding through the sky above, similar to “two dimly glowing little moons”. Furthermore, the edges were much brighter than the middle, leading the witness to believe they were spinning or rotating.

The following day in Sandia, New Mexico, a similar object was spotted in the late afternoon at around 3:30 pm. They were visible for several minutes and had the appearance of a “marble” in the sky. The object, while glowing green would occasionally turn a reddish color. It would eventually disappear without making a sound.

Pilot, Richard Lemmon was flying toward Du Quoin in Illinois early on the morning of the 27th February along with his wife when, at around 7 am, he noticed a strange object in the air above them. He would climb to the object’s level, coming to within half a mile of it. He would later describe it as disc-shaped with a “high metallic shine”.

A Surge Of Activity In New Mexico, Late-February

Beginning on the afternoon of 24th February and lasting for several days, a surge of UFO activity appeared to take place over various bases and locations around New Mexico.

At just before 2 pm on the 24th February, Weather Observer, Luther McDonald was tracking a weather balloon in a field near Municipal Airport when he noticed round object similar to an “elongated egg” with a slight darkening on the top-left side. Unfortunately, McDonald would take his eye off the strange object for a second while he went to locate the weather balloon. When he returned his focus to where the object was only moments before, it had disappeared.

Later that same day, at around 7:30 pm in the evening, at Holloman Air Force Base, several Photographic Branch Project Staff, whose duty it was to track and photograph strange aerial phenomena, would witness and indeed capture a picture of a “circular luminous object” as it hovered overhead.

Several hours later, at 2:30 am in the early hours of the 25th February, a “white round object” appeared in the sky overhead and remained there for around 4 hours. It would finally move of its own accord and head toward nearby mountains, changing color from red to green as it did so.

Later that afternoon, at just before 4 pm at the Atomic Energy Security Service in Los Alamos, 12 different members of the group witnessed silver, flashing, cylindrical object overhead. It would “fly slow, then fast, flutter and oscillate, (and then) change course”.

on the evening of 18th February in Copenhagen, Denmark, at around 8:30 pm, farmer, Christian Sandersen, and his wife would see two “flying saucers” moving at great speed over their land. What’s more, while one of the bizarre futuristic crafts hovered over the farmland, the other would seemingly explode and “disintegrate into thousands of brightly glowing sparks”.

The following morning, at around 7:20 am on 19th February, 11 witnesses would see a “bullet-shaped object” near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

A similar report would come from Durban in South Africa in the early hours of the 21st February. At just before 5 am three road users and several other witnesses in the vicinity, would report seeing a “dark, red torpedo-shaped object” moving overhead.

Perhaps one of the strangest reports during this time comes from Captain Arturo Prat Base in Antarctica on 23rd February. Not only was a strange aerial object observed overhead and hovering near the ice, but animals at the facility would become suddenly anxious at the object’s presence.

On the evening of the 25th February in Paso Hondo, Mexico, an anonymous male witness would report “several cone-shaped objects” overhead. Similar reports at roughly the same time would come from Spain, France, and Italy.

They would also continue much further afield. For example, several “flying discs” were reported in Ethiopia, while a single silver disc was witnessed over Morocco, and over Heliopolis in Egypt. Similar objects would be seen over Cyprus, Turkey, Brazil, and Chile. NOTE: The above image is CGI.





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Keith Rylance told us that he had gone to sleep in the caravan bedroom at about 9.30 pm. Petra retired to her bedroom in the caravan annex. Amy stayed on a couch watching TV in the caravan annex “lounge room”. Each of these locations were in close proximity, separated by a window and wall respectively from the lounge room.

Petra’s room had a door leading to the lounge room, which was left ajar. The door to the bedroom, where Keith was, apparently was open to the lounge room. Amy apparently fell asleep on the couch. A storm was in the area.

Around 11.15 pm, Petra was reportedly woken up and when she entered the adjacent lounge was confronted by an extraordinary sight, that allegedly quickly overwhelmed her. A rectangular beam of light was being projected through the open window of the caravan lounge room.

This light beam appeared to be truncated at the end. Inside the beam Petra claims to have seen Amy in a sleep prone position, being carried out head first through the window. Underneath her, also within the beam were the items that had been on the coffee table adjacent to the couch Amy had been on. Before apparently fainting in shock Petra saw that the beam was coming from a disc shaped UFO hovering just above the ground a short distance away, near a tree at the rear of the clear section, immediately behind the annex caravan house.

Petra reports she believes she was only in a faint for a very short period of time. Regaining consciousness, she began screaming. Keith reports that he was awoken by the commotion coming from Petra. As he came from the caravan bedroom and stepped down into the lounge room annex Keith claims he was confronted by the sight of a highly agitated Petra and the contents of the coffee table on the floor in front of the window.

He told us that he soon realised that the window screen was torn in both a vertical fashion and along the bottom of the window frame. Keith indicated that initially he couldn’t get any sense out of Petra who was crying and very agitated, so he rushed outside trying to locate Amy.

She was reportedly nowhere to be found. Keith states when he started to be less agitated himself he was eventually able to get from Petra an idea of what happened. Keith claims he initially refused to believe what Petra was telling him. He said he rushed outside again trying to find his wife.

Eventually as the situation became clearer, Keith indicates he decided to call the police.

Keith call the Tiaro police around 11.40 pm reporting that his wife had been abducted and imploring that the police should come out. The manning status at that time meant there were some delays in the police coming out, but about hour and a half after the initial call Senior Constable Robert Maragna from Tiaro and an officer from Maryborough arrived at the site.

Initially police thought they might have been walking into a situation involving foul play, even perhaps a murder scene, but then the bizarre circumstances of the alleged events came into focus.

The two people, Keith and Petra, at the Gundiah property were claiming that Amy Rylance had been abducted by a “spaceship”! The officers were struggling to keep an open mind.

They were joined later by Sgt. John Bosnjak, the officer in charge of the Tiaro police. He had been asleep when the police called him to assist in the investigation. The three officers continued their investigations at the site. They confirmed that Keith Rylance and Petra Heller appeared to be in an agitated state and that there was no sign of Amy Rylance. The torn screen was examined.

A flowering bush, commonly known as “yesterday, today, tomorrow” was located immediately outside the left side of window, had indications of possibly being affected by heat or another mechanism along its right side. Oddly another flowering bush, a hibiscus, located immediately on the right hand side of the window area was not affected in the same way. The police took samples for possible later testing.

UFO Depiction

While the police were at the property, a phone call came through, which was taken by Keith Rylance. A woman was calling from Mackay indicating that she had taken a somewhat distressed and apparently dehydrated young woman from a BP petrol service station on the northern outskirts of central Queensland city of Mackay, some 790 kilometres to the north of the Gundiah – Tiaro area.

The young woman turned out to be Amy Rylance, and the female caller was ringing to advise that Amy was apparently all right and was at the Mackay hospital, where she had been examined by a doctor. Keith handed the phone to Snr. Constable Marangna.

Given these extraordinary circumstances Mackay police were called in, making a total of three police stations involved in the investigation -Tiaro, on outskirts of central Qeensland, Maryborough on the coast and Mackay, some 790 kilometres to the north of the Gundiah – Tiaro area.

A statement was notarised by the Mackay police with a Justice Act acknowledgement, that required Amy to acknowledge that she had stated was true to the best of her knowledge and belief, and that if it is admitted as evidence, that she may be liable to prosecution if she had indicated anything in it that she knew was false.

This statement indicated that she last only recollected lying on the couch at the Gundiah property. She had no recollection of the events that Petra described, but claimed she then next remembered waking up lying on a bench in a strange rectangular room. llumination came from the walls and the ceiling. She was alone.

She indicated she called out and heard what seemed to be a male voice, asking her to be calm and that everything would be alright and that she would not be harmed. Soon an opening appeared in the wall and “a guy” about 6 feet tall walked into the room.

The man appeared to be slender in build but in perfect proportion, covered head to foot in a full body suit. He had what seemed to be a black covering mask on his face, with a hole for his eyes, nose and mouth. He repeated his calming assurances.

Amy felt she had been there a while.

The guy told her they were returning her to a place not far from where they took her from, because the lights were wrong at the property and it wasn’t safe. She then indicates she found herself lying on the bed and falling asleep.

The next thing she recollects is that she woke up on the ground with trees around her. She felt disorientated, could smell the ocean, and indicated she was not sure how long she tumbled through bushland, but seemingly it was for a long time, but she felt she wasn’t making much progress.

She then came out onto a road that looked like a highway and saw a light from a petrol station. She walked into the station, where staff seeing her state, tried to offer some assistance.

She accepted some water, as she felt somewhat dehydrated. Initially she was not able to answer identifying questions, and didn’t know where she was.

She was also asked if she had been drinking or was on drugs, to which she said no. Amy indicated she felt tired, sore, drained and lethargic. She asked a woman at the service station to take her to the hospital, as she didn’t know of where else to go. The woman and her friend took Amy to the hospital.

Later Amy spoke with two police officers and also spoke with her husband Keith from the hospital. She then went to Mackay police station where she gave the statement of events. Amy also indicated that this sort of thing had never happened to her before, but when she was in 5th year school she had seen a large UFO surrounded by smaller objects.

The police arranged to put Amy in a motel pending the arrival of her husband. He and Petra arrived during the day and indicated they spent considerable time with Amy discussing what happen. Extensive notes were apparently made and photographs were taken of a triangular arrangement of marks on her inner right thigh, marks on each heel and the growing out of her hair which she had dyed earlier in the week.

Her hair had apparently started to show her former colour, suggestive that some considerable time had passed for her, apparently indicative of rather more than a few hours. Body hair had allegedly also become somewhat more pronounced that would otherwise would be apparent for the short time involved.

Via an Newsagent’s a copy of the Australian Ufologist magazine was purchased, Keith, Petra and Amy started to learn more about UFOs. Keith Rylance contacted the Australian UFO Research Network office number mentioned in the magazine. Diane Harrison took the call Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 15:20 p.m and for the next hour or so listened to the story that Keith and Amy told. Petra was apparently sleeping at the time.

Given the nature of the story, its complexity and the fact it apparently featured the alleged use of “solid light”, Diane decide to bring Bill Chalker into the investigation, making contact with him during the evening of Friday, October 5th.

Paradoxically Bill was scheduled to talk at a Brisbane UFO conference on October 13th, and his topics included “solid light” cases and the application of science to alien abduction cases. Bill put a call through to them at the motel, securing permission to record the conversation.

Once again Petra was not available to talk about her part in the alleged events. Keith Rylance went into considerable detail about the events, referring often to the notes they had apparently been compiling during the day. The details described covered the events Petra had witnessed, what Keith had experienced, and what Amy told them had happened to her during her experience.

Finally Bill spoke with Amy, focusing mainly on the events before and after the claimed onboard experiences, because Keith had already gone into considerable detail about the latter.

Bill discussed with Amy her general responses and her physical state and her current state of thought on her experiences. Keith Rylance seemed to want to control how both media and investigators would get involved. His desire to contact the media promptly drew from both Diane and Bill the suggestion that he should think very carefully about the possible ramifications of doing so. Keith seemed to feel that it was important to get the story out, as it would come out anyway and this way he could control the way it did.

He was also trying to restrict the way the investigators could or should look into their experience. He claimed they didn’t need to proof the experience. While he didn’t directly witness the experiences he believed both Amy and Petra.

Given the possible nature of the event, and that irrespective of the ultimate resolution of the affair, it seemed destined to be a big story, Diane and Bill decided to undertake an investigation. They had been given an indication from Keith Rylance that the three would wait for the investigators to come to Mackay.

The claimants were in no apparent hurry to return to Gundiah. They gave permission for Bill and Diane to visit the property on the way. Bill arrived in the Brisbane area on Tuesday afternoon, October 9th.

Diane and Bill then travelled to Gundiah, arriving at the Whispering Winds winery property, just after 10 pm. Because of the lateness of the hour, we got the witnesses permission to stay there overnight and to conduct whatever investigation we needed to do.

Keith had arranged for a neighbour to regularly check on the two pets left behind, namely a parrot and a kelpie dog. He indicated to us that it would be okay to let the dog off for a run, but warned us it was very friendly but inclined to jump all over people. We let the dog off at some point and observed its behaviour. At one point it did jump up on the window where the damaged screen was located. This gave some support to the possibility that at least some, if not all of the damage, could have been caused by the dog.

Some of the damage on closer inspection seemed suggestive of possible dog damage. Our inspection of the plant damage also suggested possible prosaic causes, such as heat stress. A plant at the front of the house had similar damage and a healthy flowering bush of the same species that was at the window, was examined by us at Mount Basset lawn cemetery has similar damaged.

A gardener there we spoke to indicated that the species often had random or more extensive damage of a heat stress nature from hot sunlight. The prosaic possibilities for both the screen and the plant damage are only suggestive at this point and further investigation is required. We undertook extensive investigations at the property and the area. Police were very helpful.

Our investigation generated many issues and questions, which we feel need resolution, in order to assist interpretations of these events. Further extensive investigations were undertaken in Mackay, focusing in particular at the area where Amy Rylance returned.

These included attempts to reconstruct the circumstances of Amy’s return, through onsite research. The BP petrol service station staff were spoken with and a surveillance video tape that may contain Amy’s visit there was provided to us by the station owner.

This part of our investigation also generated many issues and questions that need resolution if we are to approach any measure of certainty about the real nature of the events alleged.

UFO Depiction

Keith Rylance indicated to us he would be available to us when we got to Mackay, but it was made clear to us early on the first day of our investigations there that this wasn’t probably going to be the case.

When we contacted the motel where they had been the night before, their third motel in Mackay, we learned they had apparently already checked out that morning.

We left messages on their phone but didn’t hear from Keith until early on the afternoon of our second day, as we were leaving Mackay. In his mobile call, Keith apologised for not being available, but was indicating they had relocated to an unspecified location after having fled the area.

The primary reason for this Keith indicated was that they claimed they had a kind of “men-in-black” experience. In this case Keith was reporting a pursuit of their vehicle by a high powered dark brown 4 wheel truck. The nature of this event apparently frightened Keith, Amy and Petra, prompting Keith to attempt to loose the vehicle and eventually leave the area.

Before the completion of this preliminary report (14th October) we have heard from Keith again. We remain hopeful that they will get into more direct contact with us.

This affair is both extraordinary and controversial. Many have rushed to judgement, but given it’s complex and evolving dynamics, caution and patience is necessary. We have many issues and questions we would like to try to resolve.

Further contact with the Rylances and Petra Heller may help this process.

The case is far from closed and requires an objective, open-minded investigation. Only time will give us the possibility of resolution and certainty about this intriguing but controversial affair.

Regards, Diane Harrison National Director of The Australian UFO Research Network Australian Skywatch Director NOTE: The above image is CGI.









We shall call our experiencer Eve. Eve was only 12 years old when she had an eerie encounter with the unknown. She was living with her Aunt and her cousins in Gulfport, Mississippi during the summer (July) of 1966. Gulfport is only a short distance down the coast from Pascagoula, which would be host to the landmark 1973 abduction of Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker.

At the bewitching age between childhood and adulthood, Eve would portray both roles this particular day. Playing in the back yard with her cousins, she began to feel a strange sensation… like something or someone was calling her, or watching her.

She turned to look behind her, and was stunned by the sight of a craft in the distance. The craft had an array of colored lights, a pretty and alluring sight to a twelve-year-old girl. The lights were blinking on and off. They encircled the strange craft, and these lights seemed to be of a color she had not seen before, and were extremely bright and clear. In her own words, “The more I looked, the more I wanted to keep looking.”

Though the onset of the sighting had been unnerving, she now felt a strange sense of contentment. The sight of the beautifully colored lights made her happy. She could not take her eyes off the craft and its twinkling lights.

The sighting had interrupted the children’s game of “hide and seek.” Eve was “it,” and since she was taking too long to find anyone, the others began to call for her. Eve could hear their cries, but she could not respond to their pleas. She was so strongly drawn to the craft, it was if she was glued to its presence… its charm.

The importance of her game was now insignificant compared to the strange object that had her mesmerized. Finally one of the impatient children found her and tapped her on the shoulder to get her attention. This jolted her back to reality, and she was then able to move. Eve was asked, “Why weren’t you trying to find us?” She responded, “I don’t know, but isn’t it pretty?” still drawn to the object.

She had not even turned toward her playmate, the craft still holding her attention. Eve pointed to the hovering, distant object. She said, “Look at that!” Her friend asked, “What is it?” The rest of the “hide and seek” gang was now on the scene, staring at the UFO. Mostly frightened, they wanted to leave, afraid it would “get them.”

One of the kids told Eve to come inside, but Eve refused, wanting to continue her watch.

Being warned that she might get into trouble by being outside after dark, Eve had watched her friends run to the back door, and then as she turned back to get one more look at the craft, she noticed it was much closer now. She could see two beings inside through a window! She could make out part of one of their bodies, and another being seemed to be controlling the UFO. The two appeared to be conversing with each other.

Eve felt as if they were talking about her, the lone person drawn to their presence. Both of the beings had long, slender arms, and the pilot of the object seemed to be focusing on Eve now.

Her happiness was beginning to turn into fright and she began running. She fled not in the direction of her house, but toward some bushes near the house. She was trying to lure the object’s attention away from her family inside the house. The UFO moved even closer to the ground now. Eve could hear no sound, but felt she was being targeted.

In her frantic run for safety, she looked back to see where the house-sized object was. A white beam was now projected from the bottom of the object, obviously searching for Eve.

She made it to the bushes before the beam could find her. She was now kneeling, shaking, and crying to herself. She prayed for God to help her, as the craft edged even closer to her hiding place.

“Had the craft found her?” she asked herself. The beam was moving…scanning the ground close to her. The object was totally motionless as the beam angled toward the ground. Soon the light disappeared up into the craft, not turned off, but drawn into the craft in one motion. Within a moment, the craft was gone.

She could barely make it out and it rose further into the sky. There were now three other craft just like the first one she saw. Eve could sense they were working in unison. The four craft were now moving slowly. Should she make a run for the house? No, not yet. Oh no!

Another craft now filled the place of the first one, and began searching the ground around the house and the bushes. After a few short moments, the beam was drawn back into the craft just like the first one had been. The second search craft now reunited with the remaining three. After what Eve estimated as some 20 seconds, the objects made a type of jerking motion, and in flash, they were gone. This was her chance. She ran for the house, and tried to open the screen door.

It was locked. She couldn’t believe she was locked out of her own house, and she began banging on the door, shaking the screen door, making all the noise she could.

“Where was everybody?” she thought. She called to her Aunt, who eventually came to the back door in her bed clothes. She asked Eve, “Who are you?” Eve said, “It’s me.” Her Aunt asked her what she was doing out so late. Eve told her that her cousins had just came in a few minutes before. Her Aunt’s reply shocked her, “Everyone has been in bed for a while.”

Mississippi Map

In Eve’s mind, she had only been outside about five minutes after her cousins had ran into the house. She wondered, “What had happened?”

Her Aunt explained that she remembered Eve was in the house when she locked the doors. Eve went to her and her cousin’s bedroom, and woke her cousin to ask her what had happened.

Her cousin also stated that she thought Eve was safe inside the house with the others before the doors were locked. The strange UFO and its occupants are gone now, but Eve’s haunting memories are not. She, to this day, does not understand what exactly occurred or why.

She turned her story in to one UFO investigative group, but no follow-up was done, and she was basically ignored. The case was not recent enough, she was told. The significance of what happened to Eve is not diminished by the passing of time. It is as important today as it was then.

Did Eve go into the house as the others claimed? Was she then abducted by the occupants of the UFO? Eve was too afraid and traumatized at the time to tell anyone what happened that summer night in Mississippi. Eve now wants to tell her story. Who will listen? NOTE: The above image is CGI.






The US Navy Wants Pilots to Report UFO Sightings

The US Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and personnel to report sightings of unexplained aerial phenomena, colloquially known as UFOs.

The Navy told Politico on Tuesday that the decision was made in response to recent sightings of unidentifiable aircraft spotted near protected airspace and naval and air formations.

“There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated airspace in recent years,” the Navy said in a statement to Politico. “For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [US Air Force] takes these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report.”

In November, pilots for British Airways and Virgin Airways reported bright, quickly moving lights off the Irish coast. “We saw a bright light and then it disappeared at a very high speed,” the British Airways pilot, who was flying from Canada to the UK, told air traffic control in a recording. “We don’t think it was on a collision course, but we were wondering what it could’ve been.”

According to the Navy statement to Politico, the new guidelines would formalize a process for reporting unusual findings, like the sighting of an unexplainable aircraft. “The Navy is updating and formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities,” said the statement.

A 2017 report from the New York Times found that the Pentagon dedicated $22 million to an office called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) that investigated reports of unidentified flying objects. The office was officially shut down in 2012, the New York Times reported, but officials continued to investigate sightings while performing their other duties.

Topics studied by AATIP included invisibility cloaking, wormholes, and “the manipulation of extra dimensions,” a freedom of information request later revealed.

Luis Elizondo, a retired Pentagon official who previously ran that office, told Politico that personnel aren’t encouraged to report sightings. “If you are in a busy airport and see something you are supposed to say something,” Elizondo said. “With our own military members it is kind of the opposite: ‘If you do see something, don’t say something.'” NOTE: The above image is GCI.







According to reporter, Wayne Ruple, in the summer of 2003, while on routine patrol in the Trickum Valley area of Alabama, two Cleburne County deputies would suddenly find their entire vehicle bathed in a bright, urgent light.

It was obvious to the two officers that whatever the source of the light was, it was hovering over the top of their vehicle. And seemingly keeping pace with it. The deputy behind the wheel would increase the speed of the car in an attempt to outrun it. However, no matter how fast he went, the light would maintain a similar pace.

Eventually, the officers would pull the car to the side of the road and prepared to investigate what the object above them might be. Almost as soon as they left their vehicle the object vanished. However, as they made attempts to restart their vehicle it was clear that all of the electrics were dead. The officers could start the engine and drive, but none of the electrics such as the headlights were active. They proceeded with caution.

As they did so, they would spot several campers near the lonely road. When they stopped to ask if they had seen anything strange, all replied of seeing a strange, bright light.

Incidentally, one of the deputies involved had witnessed an extremely similar sighting almost exactly a year previously while off duty with his son. Furthermore, in a particularly unnerving encounter, the previous year he had witnessed a similarly strange light in the woodlands of the area. When he went to investigate, he would, momentarily, find himself directly in front of the strange light. He would recall how it looked like “a man sitting inside a bubble-type” cockpit. NOTE: The above image is CGI.