Schirmer Abduction In Ashland, Nebraska, on December 3, 1967, at 2:30 A.M. police Sergeant Herbert Schirmer noticed red lights on the highway.When he went to investigate he saw a metallic disk hovering six to eight feet above the road. With a high-pitched whine and blue ﬂame coming from underneath, the UFO rose and zoomed off, leaving an openmouthed Schirmer to stand and stare.
He was surprised to ﬁnd that a half hour had elapsed—it seemed like only 10 minutes.He began to feel sick and noticed a red welt under his ear. Three years later a psychologist hypnotized him,and he remembered that aliens had emerged from the craft.They were about ﬁve feet tall,had long, thin heads, slitlike eyes that never blinked, ﬂat noses, and no lips. They were seeking power from a nearby power plant.Schirmer was given a tour of the ship and was told that the beings were from a nearby galaxy and had bases on Venus as well as on earth,off the coasts of Florida and Argentina. The beings were friendly and wanted to help humans, they said, but were waiting until earthlings were more accustomed to the idea of extraterrestrials before they came out in the open.
Schirmer was told by the leader to say nothing about what he had seen and that he would be contacted again twice. When they left, Schirmer remembered nothing. An interesting detail in this case is Schirmer’s report of winged serpents depicted on the space suits.At least three other close encounters describe the same or similar emblem. It is especially strange because a winged serpent is a familiar image in earthly mythology.
See Also:Abductees;Close Encounters
FURTHER READING : Blum,Ralph,with Judy Blum.Beyond Earth:Man’s Contact with UFOs.New York:Bantam Books,1974. Bryan,C.D.B.Close Encounters ofthe Fourth Kind:Alien Abduction,UFOs,and the Conference at M.I.T.New York:Alfred A.Knopf,1995.
Taken from : UFOs and Popular Culture – An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Myth
Written by : James R. Lewis – Copyright © 2000 by James R.Lewis