Go Back Report # 1217



5. Early Encounters With Landed UFO's and their Occupants in Germany


5.1 Occupants Seen Making No Contact


     The first case of a possible abduction in Germany comes from the shepherd and forest inspector Enst [sic-Ernst]-August R. of Hemer in the province of Sauerland (Mysteria 1985). According to the report, one day in summer, 1948, the witness was looking after his flock of sheep in an isolated grassy area in the woods. All of a sudden the sheep scattered in panic. Mr. R. heard a rushing sound and saw an object, 30 m long and about 3 m high emerge in front of him from what looked like an "artificial fog." The object landed on the grass.

     After a few moments of puzzlement, waiting for things to happen, the shepherd slowly approached the object and touched its smooth, metallic surface. Instantly a strong electric shock knocked him to the ground, where he lay unconscious for some time.

     When Ernst-August R. came to, he noticed that he was about 80 meters away from the point where he had collapsed. All around him stood small entities, about 1 meter tall with large heads and big, slanting, almond-shaped eyes, narrow mouths and small noses. They had bulging foreheads and short, stubby hair. In front of their chests they carried boxes with tubes hanging down from them. These probably were oxygen containers, for from time to time they grasped the tubes in order to draw air from them for breathing. They gesticulated and spoke to each other in a language that Mr. R. could not understand. Next to the object 80 m away, which was still enveloped in mist, stood another four or five humanoids. They examined the soil or the grass and collected samples into large containers.

     Finally, all the beings entered the object. It emitted a high, whining sound and flew rapidly away in a southerly direction. The time was 10:40 a.m., but to the shepherd it felt as if no more than 30 minutes had elapsed.

     In the place where the craft had landed he discovered 6 to 8 round spots of burnt grass in a line, 2-4 meters apart, and about a meter in diameter. An acquaintance, who passed the site later on, expressed the opinion that the shepherd had set up fire places. For several days Mr. R. suffered from pains in his face when he exposed it to the sun, as if suffering from sunburn.


Reference for the above text is: Best UFO Cases – Europe by Illobrand von Ludwiger, p. 46, © 1998 by National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS).

Original Source: Mysteria, 1985.


UFOCAT PRN - 144470

UFOCAT URN – 144470 Best UFO Cases – Europe by Illobrand von Ludwiger, p. 46, © 1998 by National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS)

UFOCAT URN – NONE     Illobrand Von Ludwiger, MUFON 1993 Symposium Proceedings


Europe – Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Hemer          Latitude 51-23-00 N, Longitude 007-46-00 E (D-M-S)

Sauerland     Latitude 51-20-00 N, Longitude 007-50-00 E [Region]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/

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