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UFO Casebook Magazine 462, Issue date, 06-20-11

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Alien Claims Took Toll on Durenbergers
Derenberger
Published 11:34 AM 6/12/2011

June 11, 2011

By JODY MURPHY (jmurphy@newsandsentinel.com), Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - A Wood County man's claims of encounters with an extraterrestrial brought him much notoriety. It put Woodrow Derenberger's family in the public spotlight, bringing unwanted attention that ruined his marriage and strained relations with his family.

"I don't think he ever imagined the magnitude of his claims," said his daughter Taunia Bowman.

"He regrets it broke up his marriage," she said. "He lost contact with me."

In November 1966, Derenberger, a 50-year-old sewing machine salesman from Parkersburg, claimed to have encountered an extraterrestrial on Interstate 77 near Mineral Wells. Derenberger's tale was astonishing. And it was corroborated in part by multiple reports from residents throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley who reported strange lights and phenomena the same evening.

However, Derenberger was the only the one who claimed to encounter Indrid Cold, an alien visitor from the planet Lanulos.

Derenberger's story appeared in The Parkersburg News on Nov. 4, 1966. The evening before he appeared on the local television station to describe his account.

For almost three weeks, the newspaper chronicled Derenberger's story, the inquiry of state and federal agencies and a number of forthcoming witnesses, many of whom asked to remain anonymous or have their names withheld. The story was big news in the area, becoming national news and eventually chronicled into a 1971 book, "Visitors from Lanulos."

Derenberger paid a heavy price for his claims, according to Bowman. His story and the resulting attention led to the ruin of his marriage and separation from his kids, she said.

"He was hounded for so many years. Our whole family was hounded for years," said Bowman.

After the sighting and ensuing media coverage, Bowman said the family repeatedly changed its phone number and moved five or six times until Derenberger's wife took the kids and moved to Cleveland in 1968.

"We had to keep moving because people kept finding us," she said.

Bowman, who was 3 when Derenberger reported the incidents, recalls people sat in trees with guns hoping to catch a glimpse of the UFOs.

"Out at our farmhouse I was scared to go to sleep at night because there were guys with guns in the trees wanting to see what was going on and wanting to see the spaceships," she said.

Derenberger's story generated far more publicity than the now more-famous Mothman sightings.

On Nov. 17, the first story of a "thing" reported in Mason County appeared in the newspaper. Two days later, the "thing" would be identified as a rare Sandhill Crane by Mason County officials.

Despite that, the legend and the story grew into the present-day Mothman legend. It did so in part because of the "Mothman Prophecies," a 1975 book by John Keel, which heavily borrowed from Derenberger's story.

In the 2002 movie "The Mothman Prophecies," based on Keel's book, Derenberger's encounter with Cold is portrayed with the character Gordon Smallwood. Bowman said the character of Alexander Leek, Keel spelled backward, the Mothman expert who lost his family as result of his pursuit, was also based on Derenberger.

After his wife took the kids to Cleveland, Derenberger lost contact with Bowman and her older brother Greg. Bowman said Margie Derenberger went to Cleveland partly because of the attention and also because she learned Derenberger was two-timing her.

Bowman said her mother married one of the ufologists from Cleveland to investigate her husband's claims.

Woodrow Derenberger, who would also remarry, followed, moved back to Parkersburg for a while and returned to Cleveland before permanently resettling here again in the late 1970s. In the process, he lost contact with Bowman and her brothers, Larry and Greg.

After a few years, Bowman reconnected with her dad, making occasional trips from Cleveland to visit. She and her family eventually moved back to the area.

Derenberger also reconnected with Bowman's older brother, Larry Derenberger.

"He and Larry went to Parkersburg South football games and wrestling matches," she said.

Derenberger died in 1990 at the age of 74. He became religious late in life, becoming a deacon at the Latrobe Street Church of Christ, according to his obituary. Bowman said Derenberger never refuted his claims, he simply declined to discuss them.

"He was sought out well into the 1970s to speak," she said.

Bowman said her father remained estranged from Greg Derenberger. According to Bowman, Greg even went so far as to change his name.

"Greg didn't want to have anything to do with him," Bowman said. "He totally denies everything."

In the 1966 newspaper accounts Woodrow and Greg Derenberger were photographed with UFO experts from Pittsburgh.

"Greg always hid. He was not the real outgoing type, where as I wanted to know everything that was gong on," Bowman said.

Bowman said neither of her brothers want to discuss Derenberger's claims. Attempts to contact Larry Derenberger were unsuccessful. Bowman said Larry Derenberger did not want to speak with the media regarding his father.

Bowman has revised her father's book adding additional details and photos and changing the name of her mother and one of her siblings, to honor their wishes. Margie Derenberger passed away in 2009. Bowman said Greg Derenberger exploded when he learned about her upcoming book.

"It just makes him mad. He was furious with me when he found out I was doing the book. He was livid," she said.

Unlike her siblings, Bowman accepts her dad's claims.

"I am the only one who was accepted it," she said. "I had an open mind. He would talk to me about it because he knew he could."

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/planetlanulos.html

source & references:

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/548944/Alien-claims-took-toll-on-Derenbergers.html?nav=5061

1979 - Possible Abduction Attempt in Michigan?
UFO
Published: 2:39 PM 6/14/2011

My experience took place in the summer of 1979. I believe it was July, but it's possible that it was June or August.

My sister and I were driving north on I-75 in Burton, Michigan. It was probably close to 8:00 pm. It was still light outside, and we were looking at the moon in the sky and suddenly we both realized that there was something wrong with it.

So I pulled off the expressway onto the shoulder of the road so I could see it without worrying about traffic.

After I pulled over, the "half-moon" which had been hanging motionless in a vertical position, tilted to a horizontal position and began to descend towards us. Of course, we then realized that it wasn't the moon at all.

It was a huge metallic craft. It wasn't exactly rounded, but it had rounded corners. Its color was a silver/gray. Large rectangular windows went around the center of the craft.

Something rotated on it, but I don't recall what it was. My sister said it had a dome.

Again I don't recall that because my eyes were fixed on those well-lit rectangular windows. The craft was descending slowly towards us. It didn't make any noise at all (we had the windows rolled down).

It also had colored lights on the ends of the body. There were at least two colored lights, maybe more. I don't recall the colors but they were normal ones like red, blue, or green.

It was coming so close that I expected to see something in those windows.

About this time, a car pulled off the expressway behind my car. Some guy asked if we needed help. As soon as this guy pulled behind us, the craft switched directions and quickly flew to the left.

It made a 90 degree turn without turning. It just stopped in mid-air and flew left instead of forward.

The kind stranger didn't see it until I pointed to it. But he didn't see it like we did. He saw enough to know it wasn't a plane, helicopter, etc.

I believe that if that guy hadn't pulled over that we would've been abducted. No doubt in our minds that it was coming for us. Neither one of us were scared. We were excited.

I believe the reason that it was hanging in the sky in that location (above and to the right of Bishop Airport), was because Bishop Airport was having an air show that weekend.

Some of the pilots of the WWII airplanes were flying around the air field and I believe this UFO was observing them. I did check the time after the craft flew away to make sure we didn't lose any time, and it was probably about 10 minutes later.

My car didn't stall out at any time. I've never reported this to any authority because we didn't know who to call, and calling the cops didn't seem like the right thing to do since there was no crime.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/abductionattemptmichigan1979.html

source & references:

Submitted through yahoo para-discuss group

Illuminated Sphere-shaped Object Seen near Lake Quanah Parker, Oklahoma
UFO
Published: 4:53 PM 6/16/2011

Lawton, Oklahoma - 06-05-11

Luminous flying sphere observed near Lake Quanah Parker, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Lawton, OK, for several minutes.

A friend and I were out star gazing in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge on the night of June 5th, 2011.

We were parked at the Lake Quanah Parker Dam Spillway 'turnabout'/fishing area, standing on the pavement facing Lake Quanah Parker (due North) and observing the "Big Dipper" just overhead when we observed a very bright stationary object.

The object was positioned just slightly to the right of center between the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor and just below the constellation Draco.

The object did not appear to have any clearly defined edges when perceived by the naked eye, or when viewed through binoculars (Bushnell 12x21 compact).

The glow of the object appeared to be almost a cream color, not quite white, but not quite yellow.

The object's luminosity and apparent diameter appeared to be fluctuating at regular intervals of approximately 1/30th of a second. The objects diameter (when at its smallest), was roughly the equivalent of 5 normal stars, or approximately the size of the planet Jupiter - viewed when it appears closest to Earth.

When the object appeared largest, its apparent diameter was close to 7-8 stars, or nearly twice the size of the planet Jupiter.

The object appeared to remain motionless for more than a minute (at the location mentioned above) and then suddenly it began a steady arc in a northern direction (toward the constellation Draco), then curved gradually southeasterly (making a tear-drop shaped loop) and proceeded onward in a southeasterly path, now at a much more rapid rate of speed.

From the moment its motion began until it disappeared somewhere near the far southeastern horizon, 18 seconds had elapsed. The object did not appear to be flying low to the ground, (seemed significantly higher than normal aircraft would be flying) though without any clear reference point or measurements, it is not possible to discern the object's actual size, speed or altitude.

The object did not appear to make any audible sound(s) and no discernible effects were apparent regarding; nearby mechanical devices (cars, cell phones), persons, plant or animal life.

My friend and I are both amateur astronomers, have experience with military as well as more than 15 years each with astronomy/star gazing.

We have lived in the immediate area for 8 and 10 years respectively, and have never observed an object like this, or in this location.

Neither one of us knows what this object is, but we are both clear that it is neither traditional military nor civilian commercial aircraft.

The object's motion is neither consistent with a meteor nor any other known natural phenomena. While consulting the NUFORC director, I was informed that the international space station was not visible from that location and at that time.

Weather: 78 degrees F., light occasional winds at 10-15 mph, slightly humid, two faint displays of apparent distant lightning occurred approximately 35 minutes prior to observation of this object.

Air traffic: Civilian/Commercial air traffic was high just prior to the sighting, but there were no aircraft within the area of the object at that time.

NOTE: When observing the same area the night following this observation a fast moving military aircraft was observed making 7 great loop-like passes of the entire wildlife refuge as well as the nearby military base (Ft. Sill, Army Post) within a time frame of 16 minutes, and at a fairly moderate altitude, slightly lower than normal air traffic in that region.

Neither of us has ever observed this kind of military behavior in the decade or so that we have both lived in this area. Ft. Sill is well known for its loud artillery training exercises, but never for its military flight maneuvers.

The nearest Air Force installation is Altus AFB in Altus, Oklahoma, about 45 miles west of the location of the sighting.

During the sighting, attempts were made to photograph the object by the use of a built-in cell phone camera, but no image was clear, the screen frame appeared entirely black.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/oklahomadam.html

source & references:

Submitted to www.nuforc.org

UFO Sightings Produce New Hollywood Alien Flicks / Real UFO Films
Filming a UFO
Published: 9:28 AM 6/16/2011

Submitted by Dave Masko on 2011-06-15

BRAYS POINT, Oregon – An Oregon UFO “watcher” here at the popular central Oregon coast UFO sighting location at Bray’s Point – one the far point’s West on the continental United States – produces an early version of a Pog dated 1961, while explaining that UFO collectables "are hot" since Hollywood is showcasing more films with UFO and alien themes due to “what was once viewed as outlandish satire, that's now the real deal.”

The real deal includes the recently hyped Federal Bureau of Investigations “the Vault” that has links to a an official 1950’s FBI memo that states: “each body” and “3 feet tall” and “dressed in metallic cloth” in refercing dead alien beings that were found in a remote region of New Mexico. The memo disappeared.

But, a copy was revealed in both the FBI UFO files -- before it was kept under lock and key, and placed as top secret -- along with 8,500 recently released British government UFO documents.

While researching “ufo fbi files” -- and the FBI memo on a alien crash in the desert is not new -- what’s is of interest in the rash of UFO sighting and alien lore films that are being produced both in the U.S. and overseas.

Such films, say UFO watchers, says "something is up?"

Hollywood helps spread UFO sighting lore and inspire artists worldwide.

There’s even links on the FBI “Vault” UFO web site that contain data on an increase in “art forms” when there’s also “an increase in UFO sightings.” The theory is the human psyche needs to deal with the concept of alien life outside Earth, and thus “deals” with art, such as movies.

The “FBI’s Reading Room” – the Vault’s nickname online – “contains many files of public interest and historical value. In compliance with the National Archives Record Administration (NARA) requirements, some of these records are no longer in the physical possession of the FBI,” states the FBI “Vault” disclaimer for those who review the public UFO and alien documents.

Hollywood movies have nothing on FBI Vault documents of UFO and alien goings on here on Earth.

According to the FBI site, there are files that point to other subjects beyond just aliens living in “alien gangs” throughout American in nondescript homes and living quiet lives.

There’s one thread that’s tied throughout the FBI “Vault” and that’s one of “conspiracy theories.” For instance, there’s records that Hitler escaped from his Berlin bunker and was seen in South America and even London later in the 1950’s.

But, Hollywood is trying to get their head around all these recent UFO sightings: Wiki leaks, the British hoard of 8,500 once secret UFO documents that link to many millions of other documents about aliens and UFOs; the new revelations about the FBI’s “Vault” of UFO sighting documents, the country of France also going public about its UFO investigations, and Australian and New Zealand following suite with even more intrigue about “lost UFO documents” that have the makings for a Hollywood movie.

The top three new Hollywood UFO sighting and alien films, according to various film critics are:

-- Super 8 (June) The film is written by J.J. Abrams who just did “Star Trek” a few years ago. It’s a shout out to the science fiction films of the 1970’s.

-- Cowboys & Aliens (July 29) The film features Harrison Ford and James Bond’s Daniel Craig as “cowboys” fighting off an alien invasion. It’s based on an adaptation of the 2006 graphic novel by Fred Van Lente.

-- The Darkest Hour (Aug. 5) The film that looks at the dark side of both the ongoing and possible new alien invasion with aliens on the prowl in Russia with the idea being to fight the aliens.

Hollywood UFO sighting films nave nothing on foreign film interpretations of alien life on Earth.

For those overseas who want to feature “the experience of UFO sighting or alien close encounters,” there’s numerous UFO organizations overseas in London, Berlin, Paris, Madrid and other major European countries who now make their own small, independent films that feature UFO sighting and alien close encounter experience.

The idea for the films is “mostly to document our club’s activities,” said one UFO hunter on line in response to the recent British effort to make public its vast once secret files that contain 8,500 UFO documents and links to millions of others.

For instance, one such film from Germany was presented in a Seaside, Oregon, motel room where fellow “watchers” from Berlin were sharing this film that captures UFO sightings at a known “berg” or castle hill region.

The film also features “people who say they are aliens.”

The amateur director said he simply went to a location with his camera and team at a set time and recorded the footage, that follows a group of 40 people who meet in a wooded region outside of Berlin.

The film crew gets lost in the woods and record this. "This is not a horror film but an adventure and documentary," reminds the director.

The film ends in an interview with groups of people who present themselves as not human.

In turn, the director said his experience with other European directors and producers of these hand-held films they shoot of UFO subjects is the “common thread” in all the interviews is a “sort of fishbowl existence” that these alien people live here on Earth.

Most of the aliens said in this film that it’s difficult for them accepting their lives because “they don’t see themselves as people.”

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/alienflicks.html

source & references:

http://www.huliq.com/10282/ufo-sightings-produce-new-hollywood-alien-flicks-and-real-ufo-films

India to Announce UFO Disclosure Soon
UFO
Published: 1:39 PM 6/14/2011

India is in the center of a big secret inside debate. On one side the largest democracy of the world is enthusiastic to make clear to its people and to the world concerning the current contacts with the UFOs and extra-terrestrials.

On the other hand there are invisible innumerable international protocols that forbid doing anything that may cause worldwide fear and panic.

It is well received between the UFO and extraterrestrial experts that all the five nuclear powers are in touch with the beings from other stars for pretty long time.

Freshly India has seen huge news on UFO links and secret UFO bases in Himalayas near the Chinese bases. In Ladak, for instance the locals undoubtedly point out the day by day occurrence of large triangular space craft coming out below the ground and Indian security forces defensing them.

Military officials and politicians have confessed the fact that India has been contacted. India has been told the rules of the Universe.

The present debate is on whether to keep it secret like other countries are doing or in custom of a total see-through society come out and tell the truth. India is so unfasten and democratic; it is very hard to keep a secret for long.

The major anxiety of the Government today is that dissimilar in other countries, it will be very difficult to keep it secret for extensive time.

If the information comes out through unauthorized channels first and then the authorities are pressed against the wall to confess, two bad things can happen. First, it can actually cause a panic in the country as well as the world. Second, the way the Indian politics is run, the ruling party will be thrown out of power in no time.

The current hurry of world leaders to India is extraordinary. Starting from Russian President Putin to major Senators from America have visited or are preparing to visit India. European Union is in deep conversation with India on cooperation.

All sanctions against India’s nuclear programs and Indian Space Research Organization are in the process of being lifted. India is cooperating with Europeans and the Americans in space explorations and technology research program.

India is also part of World Trade Organization. India is getting major outsourcing contracts in IT and call-center service work from America and Europe. India’s Forex store is at a level never predictable before because of international direct investments from Western nations, Japan, Korea and others.

Fascinatingly, China the curve competitor of India distorted its posture in the last few years to make India’s friendship and trade a precedence. India is slowly getting to the point when it is established as a permanent member of the Security Council. All the five Security Council members China, America, Russia, France and UK support India’s addition.

According to sources close up to the Government, the UFO contacts are known by quite a few politicians in the opposition and of course by those who are in power.

The military has justifiable concern of not letting the secrets out either.

Lately, India’s foreign affairs minister Mr. Natwar Singh came out and whispered that for India it was not essential to become a nuclear power. He is a strong follower of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, India’s former Prime Minister who initiated the nuclear program in the mid-sixties.

India first exploded a nuclear device in Pokhran in early seventies. The whole country including people from his own party questioned Mr. Singh for such an irresponsible statement. But on analyzing his statements, it is evident, that based on what he knows now, being a nuclear power really does not matter much because the technologies controlled by the extra-terrestrials are so advanced that all our technologies mean really nothing.

But importantly he may be irritated with this controversial ongoing secret debate and what he really meant was that if India was not a nuclear power, the debate on UFO and extra-terrestrials will never be there in India.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/indiadisclosure.html

source & references:

http://indiaufo.blogspot.com/2011/06/india-to-announce-ufo-disclosure-soon.html

Archived Case of the Week

An Alien Detour - Two Russian Truck Drivers See Landed Spaceship, 1989
UFO Depiction
by Dr Valery Uvarov c. 2004
Department N13
National Security Academy
St Petersburg, Russia

Stopped at night on the side of the road, two Russian truck drivers were astounded by the sight of a spaceship before them and amazed when one of the drivers was welcomed aboard.

On the night of 2nd November, 1989 the air temperature dropped very suddenly to below freezing. Two professional Russian truck drivers, Oleg Kirzhakov and his companion Nikolai Baranchikov were driving their truck from near the area of Arkhangelsk to Moscow.

They were hurrying home to finish all the formalities related to their business trip before the holidays. In the vicinity of Emtza railway station, the road was blocked by heaps of sand and gravel.

The road in front of them was under repair and Oleg had to turn onto a dirt road to detour. On one bend in the road, the truck's headlights fell upon a huge structure, which was standing off to the right of the road.

"I thought it was some kind of construction equipment," said Oleg. "There were many machines there because the road was under construction. However, when I drove closer, I saw a big object, that in the headlights had a metallic sheen to it. When we got to within 80–90 feet of the object, our motor stalled, and our truck coasted several feet further and stopped.

The headlights that were connected to the back-up power source were still on. My partner and I couldn't understand what had happened. The road at this point had a bend in it and trees on the right side of the road blocked our view of the object.

We understood that we were seeing something very unusual in front of us, and were afraid that something unavoidable would happen. Hence, I asked Nikolai to remain in the truck and observe events while I approached the object.

I left the cab and decided to approach the object to examine it more closely. After I had passed the hood of the truck, I began to feel, with each step I took, an increased resistance from the air.

My body seemed to melt—it became difficult to move, and I knew that if I got any closer to the object, I would not be able to move at all."

Oleg turned back toward the truck and tried to approach the object from another direction. He moved carefully, stopping after each step. He felt the same, constantly-increasing resistance from the air.

He succeeded in coming to within about 30–36 feet of the object. He stopped on the shoulder of the road and began to examine it very carefully. Very quickly, he came to the conclusion that this object was not of Earthly origin.

Truly, it was something very unusual. In front of Oleg, there stood a huge disc-shaped object, approximately 120–140 feet in diameter, with a dome-shaped top, on which no other structures were visible.

Along the perimeter of the disc, there were some dark holes evident, which Oleg at first thought were portholes. Extending from the lower part of the object, there were two structures visible, which seemed to support the ship. The far edge of the disc was slightly elevated, and was resting on some birch trees, two of which were broken.

The object looked dark and uninhabited and there were no traces visible of windows, doors or hatches.

A fiery request

Why is this object here, in the middle of the forest, at night? What is its purpose? Maybe something has gone wrong and it needs assistance?

All these questions flooded Oleg's mind and at that very moment, in front of him, at a distance of an outstretched hand, right in the air, appeared a glimmering red, dotted line.

This line formed a transparent, square-shaped screen, 150 mm x 150 mm in size, with rounded corners. Several words, written in red letters, appeared on the screen. Oleg did not remember the exact phrase, but the essence of the phrase was a request for "burning fire".

Oleg continued, "I realized that the screen was illuminated on the body of the object. I mechanically turned to look back at Nikolai, who was still sitting in the cab of the truck. Once again, I observed the screen, but this time it appeared to be in front of the truck.

I attempted to look from one side to the other, but no matter where I turned my eyes, the screen remained in front of them. The distance to the screen remained constant and I reached out my hand to try to touch it. My friend, Nikolai, who was watching these antics from the cab of the truck, later asked me why I moved my hands.

The screen remained in front of me for the duration of the contact. However, the inscriptions which appeared on the screen remained only as long as was necessary for me to understand each one and only then was the last inscription replaced by a new one."

Only after Oleg understood what was being demanded of him, he carefully backed away from the object, constantly looking back toward the truck, and still sensing the same resistance. He returned to the truck and tried to open the right door of the cab, in order to obtain some kitchen matches.

Despite the combined efforts of both men, they were not able to open the door for a considerable length of time. Suddenly, the door was able to be opened quite easily. Oleg removed the box of matches from the truck's cabin, together with a bottle of laboratory alcohol, which was used as an anti-freeze in the braking system.

Again asking Nikolai not to leave the truck, Oleg returned to the same place on the shoulder of the road where he had stood before.

However, this time he was able to move easily and he experienced none of the resistance he had encountered previously. He gathered some dry leaves into a pile, poured on some alcohol and ignited them.

Upon lifting his head, he observed that a passage appeared on the surface of the object, which extended into the interior, forming a corridor. At the distant end of this corridor, he could see a glimmering, bluish light.

UFO Depiction "At first, I had the impression that a shadow was moving inside the corridor, but then I realized that something was moving in the corridor toward the opening. When I finally realized what was occurring, I began stepping backward and fell into the ditch along the side of the road. I jumped back onto my feet and continued to observe what was happening.

Something approached the opening and I saw that it was a dark "mass," which reminded me of a bag or sack. As the "mass" moved, it swayed and bent from side to side, and its periphery was vague in appearance. At this moment, a shaft extended from the object, bent and descended to the surface of the ground.

The "mass" slid down the shaft, and while increasing in size, approached the fire of burning leaves. I was paralyzed by fear! The "mass" stood by the fire for a moment and then began to return to the object, taking with it the box of matches. Returning along the same path, the "mass" disappeared in the corridor, together with the box of matches!

Only then did I finally succeed in extracting myself from the ditch. I returned to the road and glanced back at my truck again. The truck's headlights blinded me, but I nevertheless could see the frightened face of Nikolai, which was pressed forward tightly against the windshield."

An invitation to enter

For a long time, Oleg remained standing on the road, and was unable to recover his senses. Realizing that he was witnessing an event that he might never again experience, he decided to wait and observe what would happen next.

He had a sudden wish to observe the ship more closely and immediately an invitation to enter the ship appeared on the screen, which remained visible in front of him. After a short pause, Oleg decided to approach the object.

The first thing that caught his attention was several round openings, approximately 300 mm in diameter, which at first he interpreted to be portholes.

Inside these openings, at a depth of 300–350 mm, a "grid" of intersecting lines, light grey in color, was visible. The central axis of the openings was displaced approximately 30 degrees from the plane formed by the surface of the object.

Oleg was also able to examine one of the support legs that the object rested on. The leg consisted of two parts, which were connected at an articulating joint. The cross-section of each of the two parts of the leg was in the profile of a three-sided channel beam, with the lower part being smaller in diameter, such that it could be folded inside the upper portion.

On the bottom of the ship, recessed areas were clearly visible into which the legs could be retracted. However, because of poor illumination in the area where the leg was located, Oleg was not able to examine in detail the actual construction of the leg.

The far side of the object was resting on trees and was slanted toward Oleg, such that the lower portion of the opening was just above the level of his head. In order to establish the material that the object was made of, Oleg wanted to touch it with his hand.

A shaft came out of the portion of the object that was nearest to him. It appeared to be a round, smooth tube, with a diameter of approximately 50 mm. The tube was cold and felt metallic. Then, events developed in the following manner:

"I had a desire to look inside, but since the door was above my head, I decided to grab hold of the tube and jump. The instant I grabbed the tube, I found myself standing just inside the opening. There was nothing there in the form of either steps or an elevator.

I did not feel any kind of external influence, but rather everything seemed to happen naturally, or by itself. I thought of the possibility of danger to me and decided to be as careful as possible. At that instant, I received a message on the screen that I had nothing to be afraid of, and that I could enter.

Upon entering the corridor, I looked at the walls and noticed the absence of doors. The corridor was significantly wider than the opening, the floor was flat, and the walls and ceiling formed an oval shape.

"I went along the corridor toward the shimmering light and felt that I was walking on a flat, metallic floor. Somehow, I got the feeling that the surrounding walls did not have simply a decorative covering, but rather they were structural, and something was connected to them from the back side.

There clearly was some sort of strengthening device attached to them. I did not want to touch the walls, so I am unable to say exactly what it was that served to strengthen them."

Masses of Lights

Oleg had to proceed along the corridor for approximately 20–25 feet. At the end of the corridor, he saw that it entered into a large hall with a diameter of approximately 60 feet. On the periphery of the hall, there were five other entrances, similar in appearance to the one through which he had just entered. The ceiling in the hall was domed and it was emitting a soft, diffuse, blue light.

Between the other entrances and along the walls, there were panels of flashing lights. Each panel appeared to consist of five or six vertical elements.

To the left of the entrance through which Oleg had entered, two walls had no panels. In place of the panels, there were horizontal recesses in the walls, which were dark in color.

Also to the left, he observed two dark, vague spots that looked like bags, which at first were motionless, but then began to move toward him. The bags were identical to the "mass" which he had seen near the fire.

Oleg stopped, and stood motionless at the entrance to the hall.

"As soon as I looked around the hall, certain questions came to me, answers to which appeared immediately on the screen. But then I noticed that answers appeared in my head before I was able to read them on the screen.

Several answers were accompanied by demonstrations of the operation of those structures that interested me. In such a manner, my question of the significance of the dark, horizontal recess in the wall off to my left was demonstrated to me.

The recess was a three- dimensional information screen, on which I was shown the interior of another sister ship, with the same moving 'masses' (during the demonstration, the two 'masses' in our ship were motionless).

Then, they showed a ship in space, among the stars, and at the end of the demonstration, they showed the presenter of a Soviet television program called Vremya.

"Off to my right side, there was an oval control panel, or desk, located about five feet from the wall, on which there were many switches and lights. All of the illuminated buttons had a flat, square shape.

Some of them were elevated above the level of the control panel, and others were flush with the top of the panel. On the upper surface of the lamps, there were some symbols in the form of geometric figures, e.g. circles, triangles, quadrilateral figures, lines, etc., and combinations of the above.

The black switches on the panel were similar in appearance to toggle switches. There were no meters or scales on the control panel at all."

In addition, Oleg described a long, straight divan, which stood next to the control panel, and a circular crack in the floor, which surrounded the central part of the hall.

The crack gave him reason to believe that the central part of the floor was able to rotate, allowing the control panel to be positioned in front of any of the vertical panels situated along the walls.

On the vertical panels, Oleg noticed the same types of lights that were on the control panel. Many of these lights were flashing. The entire interior of the hall was white in color, including the floor, and only from the ceiling shone soft, blue light.

Looking upward, Oleg tried to locate the source of the light, while simultaneously asking about the nature of the light. No answer to his question appeared on the screen.

Then, in response to his question, "Who are you?" and "Where are you from?" the dome in the hall slowly started to dim, and like in a planetarium, a star map appeared on the ceiling.

While Oleg was trying to find some familiar star system, one of the stars suddenly began to pulsate and descend slowly. The dark, almost black starlit sky, combined with the pulsating star suspended over Oleg's head, as well as with the flashing lights of the control and vertical panels, emitted enough light to permit him to see all elements in the entire interior of the spacecraft.

In a minute, the pulsating star slowly rose and the dome illuminated with the diffuse blue light. Oleg was unable to carefully study and remember the star map shown to him. He asked where this pulsating star was located. They answered, "This is in your galaxy".

"I asked question after question. The answers I received were heard in my head before I saw them on the screen. I asked, 'What kind of ship am I on now? What kind of propulsion system do you use to make it fly?'

In response I was told that this spacecraft was a scout ship and used electromagnetic fields to fly. I was also told that they were studying our planet, which they need as a springboard to the future.

In response to my question 'Do you have any connection with Bigfoot?', they said, 'Yes' and added that they watch Bigfoot continuously.

As I was asking question after question, I suddenly noticed that a third 'mass' had appeared in the hall and then a fourth.

I watched a conversation take place between them and came to the understanding that the time for me to leave had arrived. My next thought was to leave something with them for a memory.

I took off my watch, and wanted to put it on the floor, but at that moment, I was told that they had a complete knowledge of the Earth and needed nothing. For the first time during this visit, they asked me, 'Why do I use a watch made in another country?'

"Then I asked, 'Is it possible to see you once again?' They said, 'If you are in danger we will find you within 15 seconds'.

"Backing out a few steps from the hall, I turned and went along the corridor towards the opening. As I came up to the opening of the spacecraft, I took hold of the tube by my right hand and I immediately found myself standing on the ground.

Not looking back, I went to the ditch and crossed over to the road, to the same place where I had stood a few minutes before. When I looked back, I noticed that the tube and the opening had disappeared.

After a few seconds, I saw the outer rim begin to move in a clockwise direction. The dome began to move approximately 30 seconds later in a counterclockwise direction and a luminescence surrounded the spacecraft.

As the revolutions became faster, the luminescence enveloped the spacecraft and it became a ball of light."

Oleg noticed that the rotation of all parts of the craft and the luminescence was happening in absolute silence. At this moment he saw on the road two more cars with their headlights on. For a few seconds this distracted his attention from the spacecraft.

The sound of the trees cracking made him turn and look at the spacecraft. The ball of light slightly shifted position and slowly began to rise. Abruptly accelerating, the craft shot out of sight towards the north east.

His friend Nikolai got out of the truck and together with the occupants from the other vehicles, came up to Oleg. They asked him a lot of questions. Oleg was impressed by the experience but at the same time, was too moved to speak or fully realize all that had just happened.

His hands and legs were trembling. When he got into his truck, he was unable to use the accelerator or to shift gears. He had to let his partner drive.

Oleg leaned back on the truck seat and looked at his watch, which he still had in his hand. From the moment the truck had stopped, 20 minutes had passed. They still had a day and a half to get to Moscow, their destination. ?

About the Author: Dr. Valery Mikhailovich Uvarov is the head of the Department of UFO Research, Palaeosciences and Palaeotechnology of the National Security Academy of Russia, and has devoted more than 14 years to ufology as well as to the study of the legacy of ancient civilizations.

He is the author of numerous papers on palaeotechnology and palaeoscience, as well as ufology and esoterica, published in the Russian and foreign press.

He has initiated and participated in a number of expeditions to India and Egypt in search of material evidence of ancient knowledge.

He is a regular speaker at international ufological conferences and gives lectures and seminars in Russia, the UK, USA, Germany and Scandinavia.

He was a speaker at the 2004 and 2005 NEXUS Conferences in Amsterdam and the 2004 NEXUS Conference in Brisbane.

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Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 12, Number 4, June - July 2005

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