Encounters with the Unknown
The Short Humanoid Being and his Invisible Craft
by: Albert Rosales
Location. Forsheda, near Varnamo, Smaland, Sweden
Date: January 28 1979
The witness ‘Lars Eriksson’ (not his real name), a repairman at the local Forsheda Rubber Factory, was at work for the second shift (starting at 17:15), like he usually did, when suddenly the boiler stopped working for no apparent reason. Eriksson was very surprised. He checked all the valves, but could not find any fault in them. Then he walked over to the fuse box to check on the fuses.
He then made several futile attempts to start the boiler and in addition he attempted via a valve to release steam from the boiler. But strangely enough, no steam seemed to emanate from the valve. While working on the steam valve he noticed that the control booth indicated that the ventilation fan on the third floor of the facility had also stopped working. Completely confused, Eriksson realized that nothing seemed to work and that now both boilers were out of commission, which was technically impossible. It was now 18:15 in the evening. Moments later the entire electrical power grid malfunctioned, not only in the factory but apparently in the whole community of Forsheda.
Amazed and confused, Lars put on a jacket and walked to the nearby pump-house, located at about 700 meters away from the main building. He had decided to start the cooling water pump that serviced the machinery in the factory. When he was halfway there he suddenly saw, at a distance of about 25-30 meters away, a short, dark figure which at first he thought was a boy of about 7-8 years of age. The figure was apparently on its way to the fuse box. His first thought was ‘How did you get in here?’ since the main gate and the gate to the pump house were locked. He must have crawled under the fence, Eriksson thought. The strange figure stopped and looked in the direction of Eriksson and raised its right hand, as if in a greeting gesture. This caused Eriksson to stop in his tracks.
As Eriksson attempted to greet (what he still thought was a boy) and walked towards it, he realized that he was unable to move. His whole body was paralyzed even though he did not experience any discomfort, and never felt threatened by the figure. He finds it hard to describe his inability to move any part of his body. At this point, the short ‘boy’ like figure made a sudden remarkable turn or about face, which Eriksson had never seen a human being do before. It appeared to have been in a sort of floating motion, making a complete U-turn motion. At the same time the figure made this remarkable turn it also made a giant leap or step, which later Eriksson measured to have been 1 and a half meters. Looking at the creature’s back (which now Eriksson was convinced that it was definitely not a human boy) Eriksson could see that it wore a sort of large dark helmet that fell down to its shoulders. This presumed helmet seemed to be square in shape. The strange figure ‘jumped like a beast’ as it departed, said Eriksson, the whole time its body curiously leaning forward, as if squatting. It went very quickly leaving a 1 meter long track on the snow.
Eriksson could only the describe the being as about 1 meter in height, black in color and wearing a square helmet which reached down to its shoulders. His physique appeared normal, like that of a human being. After examining the creature’s footprints Eriksson was able to conclude that the feet were wider in front that in the rear, 16 inches long and grooved at the bottom, leaving an imprint of about 7-8 millimeters in depth on the fresh snow. Eriksson also recalled hearing a strange sizzling sound moments before he was unable to move.
Then something even stranger occurred. According to Eriksson the creature seemed to bend at the waist and almost lie down. It then sat down on what now Eriksson realized was some kind of invisible object or craft, and straightened up slightly and flew away, emitting a strange sizzling sound (like the one Eriksson heard before) which quickly rose into a sharp intense whining. The humanoid lifted from the ground, sitting or reclining inside a vehicle that was either invisible or seemed to be there and Lars for some reason could not see it. The figure rose in between a couple of trees, located on the rear of the factory, until it disappeared, becoming a small dot in the sky. Soon after the 56-year-old Eriksson was able to move again. Even though footprints of the strange creature were found, no trace or imprints of the apparent invisible craft were located.
Comments: Amazing and almost unique case as for the mode of transportation of the humanoid. I have read perhaps 2 other cases in which a humanoid was seen apparently riding some type of invisible craft or contraption in the air. (Shades of Wonder-woman!).