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1976: Close Encounter Near Leeds England

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Date:  August  1976

Sighting Time:  0200A

Day/Night:  Night

Location:  Near Leeds England

Urban or Rural: – 

No. of Entity(‘s):  Two | 4 to 5

Entity Type:  humanoid 

Entity Description:  approximately four ft tall, wearing one-piece suits of a yellow-orange color, and a kind of helmet with a darkened visor over the face area. They wore mittens on their hands, and some kind of boots or shoes, which appeared to be integral to the suit. He also noticed a panel with a series of square shaped “switches” and circular buttons on the chest of each humanoid. | were dressed in black one-piece suits, with no helmets, and had brown hair.

Hynek Classification:  CE-V (Close Encounter V) Voluntary bilateral contact between humans and extraterrestrials.

Duration:  

No. of Object(s):  1

Height & Speed:  

Size of Object(s):  

Distance to Object(s):  

Shape of Object(s):  saucer

Color/Description of Object(s):  glistening deep blue color

Number of Witnesses:  1

Source:  UFO Magazine Vol. 15 # 1

Summary/Description:  Jan Siedlecki was working late at Brydon’s Garage and had walked a short distance to his home and retired to bed. Suddenly a brilliant white glow flooded the bedroom. Thinking that the garage might have caught fire, Jan jumped out of bed. What he saw was a strange craft, hovering about 10 to 15 feet off the ground, wobbling, as if trying to land. The craft was saucer shaped, of a glistening deep blue color.

Jan stepped outside to investigate. He dashed across a road and hid behind a fence to watch the strange machine as it hovered above a large expanse of grass, about 75 yards away. The craft finally descended silently supported on several leg-like protrusions. A few seconds later, Jan observed a tube descend from the center of the object, which was a few feet wide, and which reached the ground. Although the entire object was dark, unusual glow was pouring from its underside. Suddenly the tube opened “like a book.”

Two humanoid figures, approximately four ft tall, walked form the tube and stood in front of the object. Noticing Jan, they beckoned him to come closer. As he walked slowly towards them, he heard a conversation taking place, but could not understand the language. The figures were wearing one-piece suits of a yellow-orange color, and a kind of helmet with a darkened visor over the face area. They wore mittens on their hands, and some kind of boots or shoes, which appeared to be integral to the suit. He also noticed a panel with a series of square shaped “switches” and circular buttons on the chest of each humanoid.

When the humanoids began adjusting these, Jan was surprised to hear them speak recognizably. “We are in trouble with ship, we will have to make repairs before we leave,” they said. “We apologize for the intrusion. As soon as repaired, we go.” The tone of the voices sounded “tinny,” like a little boy speaking. Jan was invited inside the lift and he watched the doors silently close and the tube moved rapidly upwards.

As he bent down to walk under the hull, which was about 5 ft off the ground, he noticed two rows of what looked like small rotor blades rotating very slowly. The doors opened out into a metal cabin. Standing on a shiny surface, he immediately became aware of a smell of “rotting grass.” The two humanoids led him up a sloping ramp that spiraled around what he took to be the ship’s inner perimeter, then into a room. Around the edge of this room lay a two-foot-wide channel of flowing water, with some kind of green grass, about two feet high, growing out of it.

He asked, “How fast does the ship fly?” “B13” came the cryptic reply. Then another door opened. Peering into the semi light compartment, he noticed in a far corner, four or five crouched figures, with their heads in between their hands and knees. Unlike the other two humanoids, they were dressed in black one-piece suits, with no helmets, and had brown hair. The figures were gathered beside a circular pool containing a black, bubbling, oil-like substance, from which flashes of red light darted into the air. The light inside the ship was constant; an unusual yellowish orange light coming from all the panels. There were no windows or visible openings.

Then a football-sized ball of orange light darted around the room in stops and starts. At this point he heard many footsteps, as if there was panic. One of the men then very politely informed Jan that he would have to leave, explaining that they had a “space-bug.” Jan was ushered down the spiraling staircase and into the tube. When Jan was inside the man said, “When you get out, run!” The door opened and Jan ran quickly to his former position behind the fence. Staring at the craft he suddenly heard a loud, high-pitched whistling sound. The tripods and the tube lifted inside the object, the whistling intensified, and then the object shot away at an angle of 45 degrees into the sky. He saw red fire pouring out from its underside.

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