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It’s not completely out of the ordinary for a UFO case to make it to the silver screen, TV, or the realm of song, but this is perhaps the first
abduction case I’ve heard of that has become a stage play.
Perhaps not as big as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, nor Fire in the Sky, based on the alleged abduction of Travis Walton. Of course there was
Communion by Whitley Strieber, and Night Skies, a very loose ‘interpretation’ of the Phoenix Lights. The stage show High Strangeness, by Elizabeth
Orndorff explores the events which took place in 1976 in Stanford Kentucky which I will look at later.
This case looks at the bizarre testimony of three normal women on their way to have a friendly birthday dinner together, and the quite bizarre
incident which followed this dinner.
January 6 was Mona Stafford’s 36th birthday. She was joined by her best friends Louise Smith and Elaine Thomas to celebrate the event, and just
have a friendly dinner together. The three good friends took their dinner plans to the Redwood restaurant, which was located south of Lancaster,
Kentucky on U.S. 27, thirty-five miles from their hometown of Liberty.
As the three finished their dinner, they started what they thought would be a nice, pleasant drive back to their houses. Little did they know what lie
in store for them in what would be a night they would never… could never forget.
Upon leaving the place where they had their dinner, the women came across what they described as a bright red object in the sky. Mona Stafford thought
it was a an airplane on fire, but as it approached they saw it was not that. According to their tale, the object stopped a few hundred yards in front
of them, an object bigger that ‘two houses’ which rocked back a forth a few times and moved off.
Perhaps at this point the women felt their unusual sighting was over, but it seems the strangeness had only just begun.
All three women would later recall the same thing. What they were looking at was an enormous, metallic, disc-shaped object with a dome on top,
and a ring of red lights around its midsection. The women all saw it close enough to see a yellow, blinking However, after they had been about a
quarter of a mile, a blue light appeared through the rear window of the car. At first they thought it was a highway patrol car with its lights
flashing, but soon they realized that the flying object had circled around and had come up behind them. Suddenly, something wrested control of the car
away from Louise Smith. The car accelerated even though Mrs. Smith took her foot off the accelerator, and the speedometer was soon on 85 mph. Mona
Stafford, in the front passenger seat, tried to help Louise regain control of the car, but it was not possible.
The women began to feel a burning sensation in their eyes. The ignition lights lit up on the instrument panel, an indication that the car’s engine was
stalled, but they were still speeding along. They saw a wide, brightly lit road ahead of them, and then, seconds later, the scene became Highway 78
and they recognized they were on the outskirts of Hustonville, a full eight miles from where they had just been. Checking the time, they found that,
incredibly, an hour and twenty minutes had passed.
Upon arriving at Loiuse Smith’s trailer the women found they all had red burn like marks on the back of their necks. Their eyes we also irritated,
and Loiuse Smith reported the hands on her watch we moving at a much higher rate than normal.
Picking up the story, ufocasebook go into some details of psychological issues the women were having post sighting.
Mrs. Smith was having difficulties in performing her everyday duties as an assistant for the Casey County Extension Office. Mrs. Stafford was not
only suffering from an eye inflammation, she was desperate to know what happened during the missing time. The three women were assured that they would
be able to undergo regressive hypnosis, and uncover their missing time, therefore alleviating some, if not all of their emotional stress.
Several things were evident to the investigators at this first meeting. The three women witnesses were sincere about what they had experienced, they
were suffering from the so-called “beam,” and there were obvious physical scars from the encounter. Smith lifted her hair up, and showed a mark on the
nape of her neck. It was a roundish, pinkish-gray blotch, the size of a half-dollar.
Dr J Allen Hynek, and Walter Andrus from MUFON heard of the case, found them compelling, and went to interview the women, and give them regressive
hypnosis. I am personally dubious regarding the efficacy of this hypnosis, but the tale which Mrs Stafford (the only woman to initially agree to be
hypnotised) tells is both strange and interesting.
In a slow, cautious manner, Stafford began to recall the events of her night of terror. She was able to relive her interpretation of seeing what
she thought was an airplane crashing. She was not able to go any further at this first session, as tears rolled down her cheeks and exhaustion set in.
After the session, Dr. Sprinkle stated that Stafford was still in a posthypnotic state, and that she should be questioned very carefully and
After the first hypnosis, Black continued to ask questions of Louise and Elaine. Mona moved away from the others to rest. Another interviewer began to
show Stafford some drawings of aliens.
The word, “alien” had not been mentioned in the case before this time, out of respect to the three, and also to not coach in any way. Mona sat and
silently looked at the pictures, and then in a dramatic fashion, she proclaimed, “This looks like the light I saw…It was shaped like that head!”
pointing to a specific alien.
Again, Mona sat for a time, thinking about that night. Then she added to her previous statement, “Yes…I can see the face now, but it doesn’t seem
solid. It comes and goes… I mean, fades and reappears like in a fog. Its eyes are far apart and at the bottom… the chin… is like that
A newspaper excerpt of the report.
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