Mass UFO Sighting Shocks a Quiet Midwestern Town in 1954
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 9 pm EDT, MJ of Pang Radio along with co-host and retired police officer Ken Storch are joined by UFO eyewitness Bill Garrison to share a remarkable story of mass UFO sightings and alien encounter in the small sleepy town of Delphi Indiana in 1954. Bill recounts an event where multiple flying saucer landed in Delphi with the intention of inviting several children to board their ship for a fly over the town. This interview dovetails into other claims of interdimensional beings, Bigfoot encounters, and much more.
Bill Garrison is an Indiana resident who claims to have witnessed a Close Encounter of the 4th Kind in the city of Delphi, Indiana in 1954. Bill has documented his experiences that spans several decades beyond his initial sightings. These encounters cover a gamut of paranormal highstrangeness; including aliens, cryptids, metaphysics, and time travel.
So what should we know about Delphi, Indiana?
Delphi, Indiana, was first settled in 1824 by the Henry Robinson family. It was platted in 1828 by General Samuel Milroy on land donated by William Wilson. It became the seat of government for Carroll County which was established the same year. Located in the valley framed by the Wabash River and Deer Creek, the first settlers came by foot, horseback, boat, and wagon, building homes and mills along these waterways.
Transportation has been a central theme in Delphi’s history. Indiana’s first “state highway” was laid out in 1826 along the Wabash River from the National Road at Terre Haute to Fort Wayne, and it guided settlers to this area. Delphi was formally established as a town in 1835 and incorporated as a city in 1866. The Wabash and Erie Canal was completed from Fort Wayne to Delphi in 1840. The canal connected Delphi with Toledo by 1843, opening the area to commerce with the east. By 1853 the canal was completed to Evansville, connecting with ports along the Ohio all the way to New Orleans. Fast on the heels of canal expansion came the development or rail transportion providing stiff competition and year-round operation, making the canal obsolete by the mid 1870s. – source
Close Encounter of the 4th Kind
Does Bill’s Encounter Qualify as a Close Encounter of the 4th Kind Even Though They Boarded a Spaceship Voluntarily? So let’s explore how a Close Encounter of the 4th Kind is defined.
A UFO event in which a human is abducted by a UFO or its occupants. This type was not included in Hynek’s original close encounters scale.
Hynek’s erstwhile associate Jacques Vallee argued in the Journal of Scientific Exploration that a CE4 should be described as “cases when witnesses experienced a transformation of their sense of reality”, so as to also include non-abduction cases where absurd, hallucinatory or dreamlike events are associated with UFO encounters.
Listen to Bill Garrison’s interview right here on IRN!