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Mid july 1936, Alma, Michigan, USA, George:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

On September 22, 2017, one Cheryl Costa posted an article on the blog of the New York state newspaper "Syracuse News" an "alien abduction" story of 1936. Cheryl Costa said she had been reporting on UFOs spoken to many people who have described abduction and experiencer events similar to the one that follows.

She said a man named George, 70-year-old in 2006, shared tthis story in 2006.

George grew up in Alma, Michigan, Gratiot County, in the center of the Michigan peninsula.

George said his childhood alien encounter happened in the middle of July 1936 "and has always felt like a dream", but unlike most dreams it was not quickly forgotten, as George has had a vivid recollection of this "dream" for over 65 years.

George told:

"It was the most frightening thing in my life. I was about 4 or 5 years old when the first occurrence happened. Two little creatures with big heads appeared in my bedroom one night. They seemed to just come through the wall. I was scared to the point of hysteria but was unable to move or cry out."

George said he remembers being led down the street away from his house. The creatures took him to what he described as an automobile-like thing, shiny like polished aluminum. He said:

"It wasn't black like all of the other cars I'd ever seen … it appeared to me to be upside-down. The flat part was on top, and the curved part on the bottom."

The creatures wanted George to enter the craft, he remembers, but he does not recall what happened next. He said thereafter he was very frightened to go to his room to sleep, fearing that they the creatures would come back. He said:

"As I recall, they did come back several times over a period of about one or two years. Then they stopped coming. In my pre-teen and teen years, I was very prone to nose bleeds."

"I am now 72 years old (2006) and have never spoke of this to anyone." He feared he might be crazy.

"Then in my late teen years something odd happened. I was having a particularly heavy nose bleed. I was leaning against a building letting it just run freely. Something came out of my nose and fell to the ground. I didn't pick it up because it was all bloody, but it was maybe a half an inch long and shaped like a bullet. I've always wondered about that."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001301
Date of event: Mid July 1936 and on.
Earliest report of event: 2006 or September 22, 2017
Delay of report: 7 to 8 decades.
Witness reported via: Ufologist/reporter.
First alleged record by: Ufologist/reporter.
First certain record by: Ufologist/reporter.
First alleged record type: Ufologist/reporter.
First certain record type: Ufologist/reporter on newspaper blog.
This file created on: September 26, 2017
This file last updated on: September 26, 2017
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Michigan
Type of location: in bed in Bedroom then maybe in street.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages:
Witnesses types: Young boy.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Big.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Appeared in bedroom, took witness to UFO, want him to get inside.
Entities/witness interactions: Abduction, implant.
Witness(es) reactions: Frightened, paralyszed, could not shout.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened, paralyszed, could not shout.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Invention or hypanogichallucination or extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. cc1:] CHERYL COSTA:

A 1936 Abduction Experience in Alma, Michigan

By Cheryl Costa
Posted on September 22, 2017

As a UFO reporter, I have spoken to many people who have described abduction and experiencer events similar to the one that follows. This account was shared by a man named George, 70, in 2006.

George grew up in Alma, Michigan, located in Gratiot County, which is in the dead center of the Michigan peninsula. The county's population was about 31,000 in 1936; these days it's about 42,400. The city of Alma is the largest city in Gratiot County. Its population in the 1930s was about 6,900; the 2010 census reported a population of about 9,383.

George said his childhood alien encounter happened in the middle of July 1936 and has always felt like a dream.

The nagging issue is that while most dreams we have tend to be ephemeral and are quickly forgotten, George has had a vivid recollection of this "dream" for over 65 years.

"It was the most frightening thing in my life," he said. "I was about 4 or 5 years old when the first occurrence happened. Two little creatures with big heads appeared in my bedroom one night. They seemed to just come through the wall. I was scared to the point of hysteria but was unable to move or cry out."

George said he remembers being led down the street away from his house. The creatures took him to what he described as an automobile-like entity that was shiny like polished aluminum.

"It wasn't black like all of the other cars I'd ever seen … it appeared to me to be upside-down. The flat part was on top, and the curved part on the bottom."

The creatures wanted George to enter their craft, he remembers that part, but he doesn't recall what happened after that. He said thereafter he was very frightened to go to his room to sleep, fearing that they the creatures would come back.

The question you might ask yourself: Did the creatures come back?

"As I recall, they did come back several times over a period of about one or two years. Then they stopped coming. In my pre-teen and teen years, I was very prone to nose bleeds."

"I am now 72 years old (2006) and have never spoke of this to anyone," George explained, suggesting that the occurrences were a deeply personal experience; he feared he might be crazy.

"Then in my late teen years something odd happened," George said. "I was having a particularly heavy nose bleed. I was leaning against a building letting it just run freely. Something came out of my nose and fell to the ground. I didn't pick it up because it was all bloody, but it was maybe a half an inch long and shaped like a bullet. I've always wondered about that."

Michigan reported 4,160 UFO sightings in the years 2001 through 2015. Gratiot County had 10 reported sightings. The Cities of Alma and Riverdale each had 40 percent of the UFO sightings for Gratiot County for that period.

Let's look at some recent UFO Sighting Reports from Michigan

Aug. 1: At 9:45 p.m. a resident of Macomb observed a cigar-shaped craft glowing orange.

Aug. 4: At 4 a.m. a resident of Martin reported four diamond-shaped lights that changed to different colors.

Aug. 8: At 4 a.m. a resident of Grosse Pointe Farms reported an extremely bright white fireball in the sky that "zoomed away" at great speed.

Aug. 9: At midnight a resident of Warren saw a flying square-shaped object with green and red lights, a huge object and glowing bright.

Aug. 12: At 10 p.m. a resident of Muskegon reported seeing a triangular-shaped object with four lights over the Muskegon Unity Fest.

Aug. 19: At 9:50 p.m. a resident of Traverse City observed a bright orange object traveling southwest to northeast. The object twinkled like a star.

If you are interested in joining a monthly UFO discussion group in the Onondaga County area, drop Cheryl an email at Blogger@CherylCosta.com. If you have a UFO sighting to report, you can use either one of the two national database services: nuforc.org or mufon.com. Both services respect confidentiality. Follow me on Twitter @American_Skies.

Attention, Central New York residents: Join a monthly MUFON-sponsored speakers presentation and discussion group in Syracuse. Regularly held the last Saturday of the month, it runs from April 29 through October 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m, May Memorial, 3800 E. Genesee St. Plenty of off-street parking is available.

Points to consider:

This is almost a "textbook" abduction story.

We get features that highly suggest it was just an ordinary hypnagogic hallucination: it happens at night as the witness is in bed in his bedroom, it has a dreamlike quality - the witness himself says so, we have the sleep paralysis symptoms, etc.

But we also have the "nosebleed" affait and the thing that fell off George's nose. No proof, no evidence, maybe things totally unrelated to the "abduction", but... we cannot know for sure.

We have a - poor - description of the UFO which "sounds real", because in 1936 George could not speak of a "flying saucer" as it was possible to do it after 1947, and he compares the machine to something he knows, an automobile, but turned upide down and of polished aluminum look. This sounds terribly "true", but it is reported well after 1947, so it does not have the value that it would have if this had been reported in 1936.

In the end I fell totally undecided. This story could have been made up entirely. It could be a real alien abduction. It could be a series of hypnagogic hallucinations with sleep paralysis associated with no reason to nose bleeds. I have no way to really know.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Ufology Severe September 26, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report published. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe September 26, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Vers late reported. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe September 26, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Unknoen report credibility. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Invention or hypanogichallucination or extraterrestrial visitors.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 26, 2017 Creation, [cc1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 26, 2017 First published.

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