On the night of October 17th, 1973, in Falkville, Alabama, police chief Jeff Greenhaw received a frantic phone call from a woman claiming to have seen a spaceship land in an open field.
Greenhaw wasted no time and arrived to the scene with his Polaroid camera. It was 10 p.m. When he finally arrived at the scene. He took a look around but found no trace of the alleged spacecraft. He caught sight of something along the road, and with his Polaroid at the ready; he walked closer to the thing.
It was a being dressed in a bright, shiny outfit, like it was made of metal. It was moving stiff and in a mechanical fashion, recalls Greenhaw. There was no neck, as the head of the thing blended into the shoulders. He managed to take four photos of the thing before turning on the headlights of his cruiser, startling the creature, causing it to run into the field.
Greenhaw took off in pursuit of the thing, however, he could only go about 35 mph as the bumpy field impeded his ability to keep pace with the humanoid, who was going much faster, proving that it couldn’t have been a person in a suit. He soon lost sight of the thing but was excited to have photographic evidence of the thing.
He would soon regret coming forward with the photos and the story, as nothing but bad things came with his disclosure. He was ridiculed by the town and even received threatening phone calls. And that wasn’t even the worst of it. His wife soon left him, his house burned down and he was terminated from his job as police chief.
As John Keel states in many of his books, it is common for people who have had close encounters with alien beings to experience some type of fire related incident, many times the witnesses house is burnt down.