Timothy Good - Alien Base
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ENCOUNTER WITH A GROUNDED CRAFT AND AVIATRIX
In 1943 Daniel Léger (whose 1941 observation of German aircraft in pursuit
of unknown objects is described earlier) was conscripted by the
Germans for Service du Travail Obligatoire (compulsory working service)
at a labour camp in Gdynia (renamed Gotenhafen by the Germans),
north of Gdansk, on the Baltic coast of Poland.
Léger had obtained permission from the head of camp to visit Exelgroud, near Gdynia.
Because transportation was not available, he set out on the sunny afternoon of 18
July on foot, by way of a short cut over the sand dunes running along the
Reaching the top of a dune, Léger observed a peculiar metallic object,
of a greyish aluminium hue, embedded in the sand. Approaching the
device, he saw a human figure crouched on the ground, attempting manually to
remove the sand that covered the lower part of the object.
Although only the back of the figure was visible, Léger noted that it was
a woman, with long blond hair, slim waist and broad hips. He assumed
that she was a German Air Force pilot, because at that time there were a
number of female Iuftwaffe pilots in Exelgroud, as well as female technicians who
loaded and transported torpedoes at the local German naval
Léger was reluctant to make his presence known, but the woman
seemed to have been aware of him. She turned around and stood up,
revealing her height to be about 1.75 metres - above average for her sex.
The aviatrix wore a tight-fitting one-piece suit of dark-brown cloth,
without pockets or fasteners, emphasizing her feminine form. The witness also
observed a pair of pads on each calf, the upper part of which
appeared like boots, of the same colour, forming an integral part of the
suit. A four-inch-wide belt encircled her waist, the same colour as the
suit, with the exception of a square silvery buckle.
Her features were regular, with white skin, devoid of any kind of cosmetics,
but with slightly slanted, Asian-like eyes. Her hair, parted equally, fell freely
down her back. The only other visible part of her body was her long, slim
hands, with short-cut nails, like a pianist, lacking any nail varnish.
The craft, embedded in the sand, looked like a colonial hat. Later, as
it took off, Léger could see that it was constructed like two plates joined
together, separated by a middle section consisting of two rings with a
black line between them. The craft was estimated to be about six metres
in diameter and two metres in height. Several square portholes with
rounded edges were spaced on the upper section, the exact number being
indeterminable. No insignia, seams, weldings or connections were
apparent on the upper part, which seemed to be made in one piece.
The aviatrix began talking to Léger in a language he could not interpret.
Although it sounded quite guttural, it corresponded with neither
German nor Polish. Because the most common sounds were vowels and
diphthongs, he assumed it was not Russian.(Years after the war, Léger
met Tahitians, whose native tongue sounded similar, though by no
means identical, to that of the aviatrix.)
In any event, Léger had the
impression that she understood his French (this was just an impression,
, not a certainty). Gesturing animatedly with her hands while talking, she
gave him to understand from this that she wanted him to continue the
work she had left off, removing sand from the craft. Léger, being accustomed
to obeying orders from the Germans, went about this task, and
after some 10 minutes succeeded in freeing the `new fighter plane' from
The woman appeared to be happy about this and, smiling contentedly,
continued talking with Léger. Suddenly realizing with some surprise that
he did not understand a word she finally pointed to the sky, tapped her
chest with the palm of her hand two or three times, and did the same to
She then placed her hand on her buckle, whereupon a rectangular
opening immediately became visible on the lower part of the craft's hull.
First, a panel appeared on the hitherto seamless hull, then the panel was
withdrawn several centimetres into the object and slid aside. The woman
entered her craft after indicating to Léger that he should move away. The
panel closed, leaving the hull looking as if the door did not exist.
Through one of the portholes, Léger observed that the interior was
devoid of instruments. He saw the aviatrix sprawling `on all fours' - or
rather, in a stretched position - in the middle of the floor, as if she was
driving a motorbike in a competition.(Investigator Jean Sider remarks
that although this seemingly ludicrous detail tends to minimize credibility
in the report, it was precisely this detail that led him to believe in the
reality of the incident, based on comparison with a little-known 1954 case)
A slight rumbling sound could be heard and two rings on the craft began to
rotate at an ever-increasing speed; the lower one clockwise and the upper
one counterclockwise. The dark stripe separating the rings became luminous
and began to vibrate, at which point the craft rose from the ground, slowly at first,
then suddenly accelerated and disappeared in a northerly direction, at a speed
far in excess of any German aircraft with which the witness was familiar.
Although Léger had touched the hull of the craft a few times while
removing the sand, he did not notice any untoward physiological effects,
during neither the hours nor the days following his adventure. Convinced
that he had just witnessed the landing of an experimental aircraft,
he quietly continued on his walk to Exelgroud, deciding not to discuss
the experience with others.
Photo copyrighted by Dorothee Walter
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