Classic Mysteries—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, August 2021
10-year-old schoolboy in Portugal claims terrifying alien encounter
by: Albert S. Rosales
Location: Vilar, Almeida, Portugal
Date: March 13, 1978
On this morning 10-year-old student Claudio Franco, was in his school in the small village of Vilar. The school was located at the top of an elevation at the end of the village. Claudio was in class around mid-morning when he left to go to the bathroon located at the rear of the building. Claudio left the class without the teacher noticing that he was missing, as the students in the class had been divided into work groups. When he left the class, he went directly to the bathroom. Upon leaving the bathroom he felt a strong push on his back which was so violent that he fell on the floor. When he looked back, he saw a strange figure, which he described as man with curly, purple-colored hair. The face seemed to be scarred (or wrinkled) and he wore a white one-piece outfit that was tight-fitting around the knees. He was barefoot and he wore some sort of device attached to the waist. The device had buttons. The figure was of short stature.
Initially, Claudio was in shock and when he regained his senses, he became aware of what was going on and began to scream. Then the figure placed one of his hands on the apparatus around his waist and was suddenly wrapped in colorful (multicolored?) lights and disappeared.
After the incident, Claudio was unable to get up and crawled to a nearby well, still screaming. Soon a teacher from another class found him lying at the foot of the well. Claudio told his family that the incident had lasted about 10 minutes. The event affected Claudio both psychically and physically. In the following days he suffered from back pains and strange marks resembling burns that appeared on his back. When they appeared, these were accompanied by a strong heat.
Source: CEAFI, Portugal