High Strangeness Encounter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
© 2016 by Linda Moulton Howe
“We are seeding life on another planet.”
- Telepathic communication from rapidly flickering lights
on diamond-shaped aerial craft.
Diamond-shaped aerial craft with pulsing lights
telepathically communicated to driver who drew this illustration.
Sketch © 2016 by Mark for Earthfiles.com.
September 30, 2016 Cedar Rapids, Iowa - “Star Trek,” the TV series produced by Gene Roddenberry, had its first broadcast on November 10, 1966, and ran for years afterward with groundbreaking plots and characters that provoked some to ask: Is Star Trek based on real government knowledge about E.T.s and other life in this universe? Some whistleblowers even said that Gene Roddenberry worked for the CIA and his job with Star Trek was to condition the world public about other life forms beyond Earth.
Eleven years after that debut, Steven Spielberg’s CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND was released on November 16, 1977.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind directed by Steven Spielberg was first released
on November 17, 1977, to become one of the most famous Hollywood films of all time.
One of its repeated sequences were five musical horn-like notes that were
emitted from the large alien spacecraft
as if trying to teach humans about frequencies in
both sound and light. Those five musical notes are now recognizable around the world
as the sound of Encounters UFOs. That's why Mark in this report was stunned on
January 7, 1978, to be in the presence of what he considered to be an extraterrestrial
technology that was communicating with his mind and produced the identical five
notes from the Encounters film that had been released only a few weeks before.
It was as if the alien intelligence in Cedar Rapids had a consciousness of human
activities around UFOs and E.T.s and reacted with a sense of humor to Mark.
Spielberg worked with J. Allen Hynek, Jacques Vallee and others about the plot line of extraterrestrials in UFOs interacting with every day humans. One of the themes was telepathic communication from Something that was inspiring people to go to the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming at the same date. Telepathic communication has been described by thousands of abductees since the 1961 Betty and Barney Hill abduction in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Encounters movie also introduced the now-famous 5 notes that the UFO intelligence broadcast from their big spacecraft.
Two months later in January 1978, a man who has asked me to protect his real identity and call him “Mark,” had an extraordinary encounter with advanced intelligence and telepathy that has haunted him ever since. Mark is now 65 years old and contacted me to talk publicly for the first time on the record.
It all began at 7 PM Central time on January 7, 1978, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mark was a truck driver and factory worker then, who was helping his friend, Ila, pick up some furniture. Mark was driving his yellow 1972 Chevy pickup. They were 10 miles west of Cedar Rapids when he noticed what he thought was a helicopter hovering close to some high power electrical power lines that Mark calls “high lines.” The power lines ran along Highway 30 where he was driving. After they picked up the furniture and started back home, Mark and Ila reached the same place on Highway 30 and Mark was puzzled by what he was still seeing near the power lines.
Mark, 65, retired factory worker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: “When I came back, I noticed it was still sitting there 45 minutes later. But what I also noticed was the cockpit was just totally black. Usually in a helicopter when it's only 100 feet off the ground, you can see some kind of lights in the cockpit. This was just totally black.
As we went underneath the helicopter — I'm driving down the highway 55 mph — I took the flashlight from my dash and shined it up to where I thought that helicopter would be. And the thought went through my mind, 'You don't know but what this is mounted like a scope on a rifle and I can blow you out of the sky.'
I set the flashlight back down on my dash, turned it off, three or four seconds went by and this ball of white light just misses the corner of my windshield of my truck by four feet.
Mark: “A very bright white light the size of a basketball descends about 5 feet in front
of me as I'm driving east on Highway 30. The ball of light has hundreds of tiny pyramid
or diamond-shaped protrusions on it. It has a vapor trail coming off it. It is so close,
I hit my brakes and pulled to the right side of the road.”
Sketch © 2016 by Mark for Earthfiles.com.
I hit my brakes, pull over to the right and I can see the entire object drift down and stop 40 to 60 feet, hovering above the highway totally silent. Then I could see the entire thing. It was like a square turned on its side. The white, hot light at the bottom, maybe a meter long, covered with little diamonds.
“The white hot light, maybe a meter long, covered with little diamonds.”
Sketch © 2016 by Mark for Earthfiles.com.
And then there was a green light to the right; and an orange light to the left; and a yellow light at the top. The whole thing was flicking, so I'm going to assume that was a force field.
Sketch © 2016 by Mark for Earthfiles.com.
Mark: “As we are pulled over and stopped, watching this object stopped, we see it is
flicking rapidly like an old time movie. The amber, blue and green and white lights are
connected by a thick black line about 8-inches wide with very defined straight edges.
The bottom white light still has a vapor trail coming off it. The bottom white light is about
15 feet above Highway 30. I believe the 'helicopter' UFO now has a force field protecting,
surrounding it because of the rapid flickering. No sound came from it, totally silent. A thought
ran through my head: 'This is more fantastic than anything I saw on Close Encounters of
the 3rd Kind, the Spielberg movie. Then as if they are reading my mind, the diamond
in front of us plays the first 5 musical notes from the Encounters movie — the same notes!
My friend, Ila, who was with me, hears the notes, too.”
I thought, 'This is more fantastic than anything than I've seen on Close Encounters (Spielberg Hollywood feature that came out on month, date, year.) And it played the first 5 notes of Close Encounters!
SO YOU MEAN THAT YOU THINK THIS IS MORE FANTASTIC THAN STEVEN SPIELBERG'S HOLLYWOOD FEATURE. THEN, ALMOST AS IF IT IS READING YOUR MIND WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR, THEN REPLAYS BACK THE FIRST 5 NOTES OF THE ENCOUNTER THEME?
Yes, and I'm sitting there speechless with my friend sitting next to me. And then it (UFO) raised itself and went over some telephone wires on the right into this cornfield. As I'm sitting there looking at it, a picture comes into my mind of seeing my yellow truck as a yellow puddle along the highway. So, I think I frightened them when I shined the flashlight upwards at them as I passed under them.
Then they swooped down to stop me. They moved over the wires to the right and they telepathically sent that thought to me. And they were saying, 'We could melt you on the spot.' That was in response to my thinking, 'I could have shot you out of the air.'
E. T. Telepathic Taunt: “Come on back!”
“Come on back! Get on board!
We're seeding another planet with life!”
- Telepathy from UFO to Mark, Jan. 7, 1978
I said to my friend Ila, 'Let's get out! Let's get out!' And she says, 'No, no, I'm not getting out!' And I didn't want to get out by myself either. The hair was standing up on my head. This thing is flicking real fast the entire time and that's why I'm saying it must have been some kind of an extraterrestrial force field. There was telepathic communication between me and Them. And it moved back and sat down behind this farm house.
And then a thought come into my mind: 'Come on back! Get on board! We're seeding another planet with life!'
WE'RE SEEDING ANOTHER PLANET WITH LIFE.
WHAT DID THEY SHOW YOU AT THAT MOMENT?
There was no images. It was just something I heard in my head: 'Come on back. Get on board! We're seeding another planet with life.'
And I thought, 'No, no. We can't trust you.'
And then I heard, 'We don't blame you.'
'WE DON'T BLAME YOU'?
'We don't blame you.' And I seen maybe three different people that were in test tubes standing with some kind of liquid in there and their bodies were slumped, that were dead. And that's what I seen as They said, 'We don't blame you.'
IT MAY BE THAT THESE WERE CLONES IN TEST TUBES THAT PEOPLE IN THE ABDUCTION SYNDROME HAVE BEEN REPORTING FOR AT LEAST THREE OR FOUR DECADES. THE HUMANOIDS MIGHT HAVE BEEN ALIVE, EVEN IF THEY LOOKED DEAD TO YOU?
Could have been. I guess They could have been growing people in these test tubes. Maybe they just wanted our DNA.
I recall that a week later, it was on the news that some farmers that lived west of Cedar Rapids came back from their Florida vacation and found four head of cattle mutilated.
“Old Men” Like Balok From Star Trek
Now, the other thing that struck me strange about the whole ordeal was that I could see people, as if they were sitting inside an auditorium inside of this force field. I mean it was rows of like the Older Ones. They all pretty much looked the same, but very old men with bulbous heads and exactly like They had been depicted on Star Trek, as the Older Ones [in the programs about the Balok Puppet character shown below.] That's what they looked like.
Mark said this original Star Trek TV character, Balok Puppet, is identical to the "Old Men"
Mark saw emerging in the flickering lights of the black diamond as if they were dialing in
their frequency to this Earth frequency in some inter-dimensional technology. Even the black
cape with the raised collar is what Mark said the "Old Men" were wearing in the auditorium scene.
HOW DOES IT TRANSITION FROM SEEING THE DIAMOND CRAFT THAT IS FLICKERING TO YOUR SEEING BEINGS?
The Beings faded into view inside of this force field as if They were sitting in an auditorium looking at us. And the fade probably took only a second or two. It was not extremely well lit where they were at, either, yet I could still see them.
DESCRIBE THE SCENE.
They were wearing dark colored robes (black) that had collars. Their collars were turned up. And They all had the same dark robes on and They all looked pretty much the same. Old Men with rounder eyes with elongated heads that protruded outward above their ears. And They had these kind of pointy ears that laid back flat on their heads. They were scary looking! I got the feeling that They were sitting at a remote location maybe on another planet.
THEY COULD OPEN UP LIKE A CHANNEL FROM THE DIMENSION THEY WERE IN INTO THE DIMENSION YOU WERE IN, SHOW YOU THEY WERE THERE AND BE LOOKING AT YOU.
Yes, They were observing us. And then I really had no thoughts other than, 'You ain't very good looking!' And then They just faded out.
Was “Helicopter” Camouflage While
Aliens Harvested DNA from Animals and Humans?
DID YOU HAVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THE HELICOPTER THAT YOU FIRST SAW GOING ON THE ROAD TO GET THE FURNITURE WAS THEIR CAMOUFLAGE? THEY WERE LOOKING LIKE A TERRESTRIAL HELICOPTER ON PURPOSE, EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS AN ALIEN PRESENCE.
It's hard to guess how far advanced their technology is. I'm not going to rule out the possibility that it could have been a saucer or UFO disguised as a helicopter.
YOU MEAN THE SAME TECHNOLOGY PHENOMENA ATTACHED TO THE OLD MEN AND YOU HAD HEARD, 'WE ARE SEEDING ANOTHER PLANET WITH LIFE.' SO IT'S LIKE THEY SHOWED YOU ...
What would have happened to us (Mark and friend) if we would have been back there (where UFO landed near farm house).
OR THAT THEY ARE HARVESTING GENETIC MATERIAL FROM THIS PLANET TO CREATE CLONES THAT THEY ARE SEEDING ANOTHER PLANET WITH.
Possibly. I wouldn't trust any aliens for a second. But it could have been that They just wanted our body parts to harvest whatever they need. I would assume that if their technology is advanced to where They have interstellar or inter-dimensional travel with force fields, I would assume that they also have the technology to live for a very long time and harvest body parts from humans for their own selfish life spans, to extend them.
DID YOU GET ANY IMPRESSION OF THAT FROM THE OLD MEN IN THE AUDITORIUM?
No, I just got the impression from the Old Men in the auditorium that They were very serious. There was nothing humorous at all in what They were doing. They were all about knowledge, all about longevity — They certainly looked old — and that they have lost any sense of humor that They ever had.
YET, AT THE BEGINNING WHEN YOU WERE THINKING THAT THIS WAS MORE FANTASTIC THAN ANYTHING IN STEVEN SPIELBERG'S ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, YOU IMMEDIATELY HEARD AN ORGAN PLAY THE FIRST FIVE NOTES OF THE FAMOUS ENCOUNTER'S THEME. AND THAT SEEMS LIKE A SENSE OF HUMOR.
It would — yeah, certainly you could interpret that as Them letting me know They are smarter than you. They can put thoughts, music, in your head. We know what's going on in your planet. We know what the movies are that are showing at the local theaters.
I asked my friend, Ila, that was in the truck. What did you hear? What did you see? And she seen and heard the first five notes of Close Encounters. She heard them say, 'Come on. Get on board. We're seeding other planets with life.'
She seen the Old Men. She says, 'Don't ever tell anybody about this or I'll kill you.' I don't know what happened to Ila over the years.
E. T.s Are From Other Dimensions?
This is such a fantastic encounter that I had to tell somebody. So, I told somebody at work. And Lyle looked at me and he says, 'Well, when I was in the Air Force, I took the schooling to become a Project BLUEBOOK UFO investigator. They told me that I would have to be on the other side of the world on a moment's notice. And I had a wife. I didn't want my life disrupted by having to travel all the time studying these UFOs. Mark, I'm going to tell you what the government knows about UFOs.'
He said everything you see and hear is on a plane (other frequency dimension). There are other levels above that and below that which form different planes. The E. T.s know of at least 33 different planes that are right here and now.'
Lyle said, 'You could be standing where we're at now and a train could be running through us in one of these other dimensions, but you don't see or hear or feel a thing because everything is vibrating at a totally different speed.'
'Other dimensions,' he says, 'that's where most of these UFOs come from.'”
Also see: Tall, Cat-Eyed Beings in Pennsylvania Turnpike Abduction.
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