Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Alma UFO Scare Reminder Of Nebraska Sightings

A video making the rounds on the Internet purports to show a UFO flying through a thunderstorm this spring in Alma, Nebraska. 

See the video here.  

This incident reminds the Dorchester Times staff of an e-mail and photo we received in 2010 from reader "Cathy."  Cathy, who says she lives "a couple of miles" outside of Dorchester, tells us that in February 2010 she took the photo located above. 

In her e-mail to the Times, Cathy wrote that just before capturing the photo with her cell phone, she "saw a very bright reflective object in the afternoon sky" and that the object "was just floating in the same spot for about 60 seconds and then suddenly vanished or faded away. No quick movements or zipping across the sky." Cathy tells the Times she is "positive" she saw a UFO.

While we are not believers in UFOs -- at least those manned by little green men -- we have discovered that Nebraska has its share of UFO stories. Perhaps the most interesting story is one that took place up the road on Highway 6 near Ashland.  According to a Web site called UFOevidence.com, it is one of the "best-documented close encounters" ever noted.

On December 3, 1967, Ashland police officer Herbert Schirmer was on routine late-night patrol.  "At about 2:30 a.m., he noticed a group of lights near the ground and thought he could make out a semi-trailer off the road. He approached to investigate, only to see the thing -- whatever it was -- take off and disappear in the night sky. When he returned to the police station at 3 a.m., he wrote in the station log, 'Saw a flying saucer at the junction of Highways 6 and 63. Believe it or not!'"

According to the account, Sgt. Schirmer "went home that morning with a splitting headache and an inexplicable red welt on the side of his neck. Though only 22 years old at the time, Schirmer was so respected in Ashland that he was named chief of police a short time later. Two months later, he resigned from the force. He said he couldn't get the UFO encounter out of his mind. Investigators heard about Schirmer and found that 20 minutes seemed to be unaccounted for in his log of December 3, 1967."

After Schirmer agreed to undergo hypnotic regression to see if he could remember more details of the incident, Schirmer told investigators that several "humanoid beings" got out and approached him and he was taken aboard the craft. "Schirmer described the beings as 4.5' to 5' tall, with heads somewhat narrower and longer than an average human. ... He was told that these beings had been watching the human race for a very long time and were engaged in what he called a 'breeding analysis program.'" 

Schirmer said he was ridiculed by some of the townspeople, his car was dynamited, and his wife left him. You can hear audio accounts of his so-called "abduction" in Schirmer's own words by going to this YouTube site.

Whatever the truth is, nobody can say nothing ever happens in Nebraska.

1 comment:

  1. Nanu nanu. Take me to your leader, and let me ask him why you don't have more concrete streets.


Village Dweller checks all reader comments to determine if they are appropriate for print.