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UFO Repairmen From The Stars? No!

Last year I wrote an article here at Mysterious Universe titled “UFOs: Extraterrestrial? Probably Not.” One of the reasons I gave for suggesting that the UFO phenomenon is far stranger than anything of an E.T. nature, is the fact that many UFO incidents seem to be staged for the benefit of the witness. As if “they” are trying to convince us they are extraterrestrials. But, they are trying way too hard. I made mention of one particular angle of the UFO phenomenon that, in my opinion, is a perfect example. I wrote:

QUOTE: “There’s the nature of the entities themselves: they practically overemphasize who, or what, they claim to be. Take, for example, all those ‘soil-sampling’ aliens of the 1950s and 1960s. You know the ones: someone is working in their field, or driving down a stretch of road, when they encounter a couple of diminutive aliens collecting specimens of local plants, flowers, and vegetables. E.T. on a scientific mission, right? No, not in my view.

“We only have to take a careful look at such cases (and there are more than a few on record – here’s a link to a number of classic cases) to see that these ‘incidents’ are clearly stage-managed. It’s a game, a scenario that has nothing to do with real soil-sampling, but everything to do with trying to emphasize the ET meme. Are we to believe that, time and time again, aliens are so stupid that they can’t collect a few of those aforementioned samples without having their cover blown? Of course, they could easily avoid us! But, here’s the deal: they want to be seen. It’s not an accident. It’s carefully planned. And it’s designed to plant an image of ‘E.T. scientists’ in the mind(s) of the witness(es).” END OF QUOTE.

Today, I’m going to highlight another – equally absurd – aspect of Ufology. I’m talking about the many reports of people stumbling on aliens “repairing” their craft. Like the supposed extraterrestrials who endlessly take soil samples, “the repairers from beyond” are also spectacularly useless when it comes to the issue of avoiding being seen. Of course, the truth is (as per my words above) that they want to be seen. Yet again, to add weight to the E.T. meme. Let’s take a look at a few incidents.

Richard Hall

The late UFO researcher Richard Hall recorded a couple of such cases: “November 25, 1964 New Berlin, NY: Twelve humanoids observed at distance after two discs landed on hill; appeared to be engaged in repair operation for hours. September 18, 1978 G. Filiputti, Melaria, Porto Nogaro, Italy 3:30 P.M.: One 1-meter-tall humanoid, silver tight-fitting coveralls, almond eyes, emerged from disc with dome, appeared to be making repairs on rim.”

Then, there is this at UFO Evidence, from March 30, 1995: “When a local farmer from Groot Marico in the western Transvaal plains region first observed the saucer-shaped object on Thursday morning, he noticed that it had a distinctly visible hole in its hull. The farmer, Mr. Jan Pienaar (45), is of the opinion that this ‘vehicle’ landed on a remote country road between Coligny and Brakspruit to have its damaged hull repaired. However, his arrival probably prompted the ‘vehicle’s’ hasty retreat and rapid ascent into the sky.”

In 1976, John Brent Musgrave wrote an article for Flying Saucer Review magazine titled “Saskatchewan, 1933: UFO Stops For Repairs.” Musgrave said in his article: “During the summer of 1933 stories drifted into Nipawin [Canada] that some homesteaders, as well as a forest tower ranger, had been observing strange lights in the sky and near the ground. Whatever it was, they had been seeing it for the better part of a week.” Musgrave added that according to three witnesses to a landed UFO in Nipawin: “The Occupants appeared to be slightly shorter than the average man, and were all dressed in what appeared to be silver colored suits or uniforms. All appeared to be wearing helmets or ski caps, and all were busy running around ‘repairing’ the craft.”

I could go on and on. But, you get the picture. Aliens are so advanced that they can travel the Universe, but when they come here, to Earth, they are endlessly plagued by problems of the “mechanical” kind. And when and where there just happens to be someone around to see them replacing the equivalent of a spark-plug or changing a tire. Nope. Something else is afoot. I don’t know why the UFO phenomenon plays such bizarre mind-games with us. But, it does. If we can figure out why, we may be halfway towards figuring out the real nature of the UFO phenomenon.

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  • Kenneth Hummer

    I absolutely agree, the random pointless manuvers, zipping this way, that way and back again, its more than obvious in my opinion

  • Ghostdanser

    Well the answer is rather obvious…the aliens haven’t developed Gremlin Repellent yet. Perhaps gremlins are unique to Earth and they infest the saucers when they enter our atmosphere…

    Seriously though…it does seem to make little to no sense at all. Thanks for the article Nick!

  • Larry Burks

    Maybe they are human made vehicles? Not aliens at all, but humans working on them. They probably choose smaller people for the missions, because they don’t weigh as much? LOL

  • BW

    I’m talking about the many reports of people stumbling on aliens “repairing” their craft.

    Nick, there seems to be another point in common as far as the “repairs” and “soil samples” sightings go. Both of these actions reflect human endeavors in the industrial age; that is, the period in which these kinds of sightings have taken place. Makes me wonder if, in pre-automobile times, did anyone see “little men” repairing wheels on strange craft. IIRC, “repairs” were mentioned at least once during the airship sightings of the 19th century … but the industrial era was already underway..

    Not only do they want to be seen, they want to be seen performing activity that is recognizable to the observer(s).


  • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

    Some of Robert Anton Wilson’s works refer to the Fae as ‘the crew that never sleeps”. Always performing pointless actions that confuse human viewers.

  • Colin

    Refreshing look at a phenomena that may not always be as it seems. We’ve been hoodwinked about a LOT of UFO misinformation.

  • jon david

    There was a book some decades ago called ” passport to magonia” by J Vallee, he came to a similar conclusion, about the absurdity of the phenomena, it led him to conclude that the U.F.O s had more in common with fairy folklore than ” nuts and bolt” type craft

  • Tom Fox

    I disagree and believe they have hull issues due to micro meteor impacts , when they come out of light speed and shut off the force field they can become vulnerable . Now aside from meteors who knows how problem free their propulsion is . I think that only the ultra advanced ETs who could be a minority have no problems whats so ever. Charles Hall has shared his encounters with the Tall Whites in his books Millennial Hospitality where he witnessed both issues with their fiber optics and anti gravity field generator ,also damaged ship from micro meteor to hull on another occasion . They had issues landing and needed to close the nearby ski resort for them to deal with the craft since it had to land there instead of at Indian Springs or whats now called Creech AFB.

  • J.Griffin

    The whole “trickster” aspect of such phenomena is widespread amongst other paranormal events&beings,
    as well…

    The “djinn”,
    for example:

    “Djinn encounters occur everywhere and they may be interpreted as other entities rather than their true selves.

    This is especially the case in areas where little is known about them.

    Encounters with angels, fairies, demons, elementals, extraterrestrials, mysterious creatures and ghosts of the dead may be djinn in disguise,
    either playing tricks or carrying out an agenda.”
    -Rosemary Ellen Guiley

  • Wylie Cox

    The reality behind the ‘ufo’ phenomena we will probably never know, since it is clearly a phenomena rooted in the manipulation of human perception — either accidental or deliberate — by something unknown that is most likely of terrestrial origin. It is certainly not extraterrestrial beings in spaceships, a hypothesis that has far too many weaknesses to take seriously. The truth about ufos is surely extremely complex, involving everything from human error, exaggeration, & outright deception, to actual aspects of this world that either we’re ignorant of or have lost (perhaps purposely removed?) from our cultural inventories over the past century or two. 🙂

  • Ruth Beaty

    Too funny, I had never thought of it that way! I like your premise and suspect you are very right, also as regards to other mysterious creatures. Oh dear, there goes belief in these things.