The mid-last century, before we went to the Moon and immediately thereafter, was the true heyday of UFO sightings. There were unexplained phenomena in the world as well as nuclear tests, military tests and no information superhighway. On the one hand, it must have been exciting to believe that you witnessed an unexplained extraterrestrial event. On the other hand, it is really scary to imagine that aliens could hijack you into space on a dark road alone. It was a world where drones, airships and missile tests could explain every bizarre phenomenon and strange sighting.
The Flatwoods Monster . 1952 . West Virginia . A group of local boys and a woman witnessed a fireball falling from the sky near Braxton. A very noxious odor overwhelmed them and they saw a 3-meter monster with bright red eyes and a spade-shaped head floating on the air as it approached. Both journalists and researchers examined the site but did not issue official reports. Source
Disappearance of the Airmen . 1953 . Lake Superior . The Air Force Base assembled Lieutenant Felix Moncla and Lieutenant Robert L. Wilson in their Scorpion jet to investigate unusual radar sightings. The phenomenon appeared as two points, which united to a point, the closer the aircraft came to their jet. The ground control assumed that Moncla would fly over or under the other aircraft and turn around the plane, but the scorpion had disappeared and the original phenomenon continued on its original trajectory. Search and rescue services were dispatched, but could not find any trace of the men or the aircraft. Source
UFO Case Levelland . 1957 . Levelland, Texas . In one single night, Levelland police have received calls from 15 different drivers describing similar incidents. In all of them, the single vehicle died as they approached a large, egg-shaped object on the road. The egg would take off and return the power to her car. Some described thunderous noise and extreme heat. Source
Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill . 1961 . New Hampshire . The first widespread hijacking of aliens is a historical marker on which the kidnapping took place. The couple watched as a UFO descended from space and followed them on a secluded road. Invisible forces stopped their car and 4 foot humanoid creatures led them aboard the spaceship and subjected them to medical exams. Her memories were erased, but Betty later recalled many details in a series of vivid dreams. Source
Snippy the horse mutilation . 1967 . Alamosa, Colorado . Consider the first case of animal mutilation. Agnes King found the body of Snippy in a field. Head and neck were meatless. She saw a piece of metal on the floor beside the body and picked it up, discovered that horsehair covered the device and it was hot enough to burn her. There was a rumor that the horse's footsteps ended thirty meters from where they had found the body. Source
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