Missing Millionaire Aviator Captured by Aliens
This story has been skulking around for a few weeks now, and there is of course no way to prove any of it (just like most of the UFO subject) but it has elements of contacteeism and other urban (and internet) myths that are interesting and that I also happen to enjoy.
You may be aware of the disappearance of Steven Fossett in September of last year. Fossett held multiple world records in flight (among them, first circumnavigation of the globe inÂ a balloon and an airplane, the speed record for an airship and the glider altitude record of 50,727 feet.) He took off on the morning of September 3, 2007 in a single engine trainer, reportedly to look for dry lake beds in Nevada on which to attempt land speed records. He did not file a flight plan.
When Fossett was not heard from for several hours (after the plane should have run out of fuel) a large search effort was engaged byÂ the Civil Air Patrol and other organizations. As the search wore on and nothing was discovered, satellite imagery was used, which located previously unknown air crash sites, but no trace of Fossett was ever found. On November 27, Fossett’s wife asked to have her husband declared legally dead.
Now, someone calling himself “Simon” claims to be receiving emails from a friend of Fossett’s claiming that the famous explorer was searching for some sort of dimensional hole populated with aliens:
He told me that he had spotted a mysterious white light of circular shape on the ground during one of his reconnaissance flights around the neighborhood. He said he had never noticed that light before.He told me that he went back home without investigating but kept thinking about the light and where it could be coming from, since it was in a deserted region.He just went on and on with the light and I couldnâ€™t even say one word. He said that he went back a few days later to investigate, but the light had somehow moved about a quarter mile up north. He landed.Almost as if the light had felt him approaching, it instantly moved to a nearby hill. He said he couldnâ€™t believe what was happening in front of him and he tried to call home to tell Peggy. But his phone mysteriously had died.As he approached, he could see that the light was in fact a large â€œholeâ€, and there were several blue-ish humanoids moving inside. Nobody seemed to notice him as he walked closer, and he was beginning to see what was like a whole new society in there, half-underground, half-exposed to sun light, right there in the middle of the desert.
TheÂ account resembles many others that have come out of the desert southwest telling of lost undergound races, some of them most likely perpetrated in order to advance land or mining schemes. He also claims that Fossett is now living with the underground aliens. Of course I have no faith in this story, but I am interested in how theÂ anonymous “friend”Â intends to keep the stories going.Â It’s also disappointing that he may be using the name and reputation of a truly great explorer to advance a weird story. One statement is revealing:
I assure you I want no money or attention from the media for this, I just wanted to share this bizarre story with someone who believed me. A New York Times journalist called me a â€œnut jobâ€ but I assure you I am of sound body and mind, and I really do hope that one day my friend Steve will come clear this up for usâ€¦
If he wants no attention from the media, how did a NYT writer find out about him?
One possibility forÂ the disappearanceÂ is that Fossett may have wandered into restricted airspace and been dealt with by unscrupulous missiles or jet fighters. Admittedly, the probability is remote, since FossettÂ should have been wellÂ familiar with the area and military operations zones. Perhaps the shadowy “M,” as he refers to himself, is a counterintelligence agent testing the rumor mill. Who knows?
If there is any truth to the story, it might be interesting, but it will probably die away like so many others. Have the Coast to Coast people got ahold of this one yet?
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