1969 May 18, Indiana, AN3-FB1 333

    “On Sunday evening, May 18, 1969, the lights went out in a small area outside Rising Sun, Indiana (in Ohio County). The home of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kaiser was without power for about two hours. They thought nothing of the incident at the time, although strange lights and weird flying objects had occasionally been sighted along a nearby ridge.

    At 7:30 p.m. on the following evening, May 19, young George Kaiser was walking towards a tractor on the farm, when his dog began to growl and bark. He looked up and saw a grotesque figure standing about 25 feet away. Whatever it was, it was the size of a man, and was covered with black fur.

    “I watched it for about two minutes before it saw me,” young Kaiser told investigators later. “It stood in a fairly upright position, although it was bent over in the middle of its back, with arms about the same height as a normal human being, I’d say it was about 5’8” or so, and had a very muscular structure. The head sat directly on the shoulders and the face was black, with hair that stuck out on the back of its head. It had eyes set close together and a very short forehead. It was covered with hair, except for the back of the hands and the face. The hands looked like normal hands, not claws.”

    George was transfixed witih shock and fright for a moment. Then he made a move to get into the family automobile nearby. The creature made a “strange grunting sound,” turned, jumped over a ditch, and ran down the road at high speed, quickly disappearing out of sight. Footprints were found in the dirt by the ditch. They showed three toes plus a big toe. Plaster casts were later made of these prints. 

    A neighbor, Mr. Charles Rolfing, reportedly watched an unidentified flying object for about eight minutes, shortly after 10:15 p.m. on May 20, as it moved about the area. He studied it through binoculars and described it as being a glowing, greenish white. 

    So here we have a sequence of interesting coincidences: a local power failure on May 18; a creature sighting on May 19; and a UFO sighting on May 20. As Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger remarked, “Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; three times is enemy action.”

- Flying Saucer to the Center of your Mind, p. 204.