NORTH PORT: Family members are scared to go outside at night because of what they say is lurking in the woods. They claim more than five alien
encounters in the last four months have taken place. Now, an international UFO organization wants to crack the real-life X-file.
Michael Rowley and his son Shane moved to their North Port home in April.
"Well, I'm retired and I thought this was where you're supposed to go," Michael said. "The only bad part is the aliens around here."
Shane, 16, says he's had several extra-terrestrial encounters - most of which have been through his bedroom window.
"They kind of show up when they want. You get used to them, but it is weird to see them walking around the woods with those big eyes," he said.
"I haven't seen the wings but we know he flies," added Michael.
The Rowleys' twilight story has the attention of MUFON - Mutual UFO Network. The group is investigating and wants to setup surveillance. But Michael
believes they won't show up if cameras are around.
He says the plaster cast of a foot-print is his key evidence. While it may be hard to see, Michael believes the creature has a cloven hoof.
"[It's] about this big with pure deep red eyes. It just looked at me for a second," Michael said.
Michael admits to rarely going out at night. But he says he believes they come in peace and that they're here for a reason.
"I'm a combat Vietnam vet and I don't wake up until something good is going on," he said. "This is something big and good going on."
The family expects another alien encounter during the next full moon.
"And the neighbor, I showed a sample of the foot print and he goes, 'nah.' No one believes me," he said.
To the skeptical, Michael says just come to his house for a visit.
MUFON's initial field investigation:
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May 26, 2009
Reference: Initial Field Investigation
MUFON Case# 17015
North Port Florida Encounter
The Mutual UFO Network of Florida performed an initial assessment of suspected
extraterrestrial entity activity at the Rowley residence located at 2556 Holland St, North
Port, Florida. Two witnesses gave testimony and accounts, Shane Rowley and father of
Shane, Michael Rowley. Suspect evidence was collected. The evidence consists of video,
photographs of footprint and associated negatives and a footprint plaster cast made by the
Based on the analysis of the witness accounts, photographs, video evidence and foot print
plaster cast, it is our opinion that the events as accounted by the witnesses is
unexplainable and the unusual occurrences which took places at the aforementioned
address warrants further investigation.
MUFON Field Observations
Upon arrival MUFON field investigator Morgan Beall member number 12273 and an
independent investigator assisting Morgan Beall met with the owner of the property Mr.
Michael Rowley on May 21, 2009. An examination of the property was conducted first.
Traces of animal or rodent were observed surrounding the home in the form of rooting
sign and burrows. Disturbed earth and mulch was observed in the front planting area left
of the garage. The location of the sample footprint was observed near the lanai door.
According to Michael Rowley the footprint was facing the door. A game trail or walk
path was observed directly across from Shane Rowley’s bedroom window. Within the
forested area near the residence, signs of people in the form of trash was observed. Trash
consisted of beer bottle, medicine containers, toys and other miscellanies items. Organic
material was observed over top of most trash items suggesting a long period of time has
passed since the trash items were placed. Also evidence of a small brush fire was evident
on the sides of some palm trees via burn marks. No other usual outdoor observations
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Mr. Rowley and son Shane have recently moved into the home. Very little furnishings are
present in the home. Most windows are covered with sheets and one front window was
barricaded with a bed mattress. When Mr. Rowley was asked about the sheets and
mattress he stated it was in response of the recent events. No other unusual observations
The first unexplained event started wit the father Michael Rowley stepping outside to
repair and inspect the water aeration tank for ground water, he experienced a large mass
moving rapidly past him and into the forested area next to the house. He explained the
tall unidentifiable mass made a swishing sound and did make contact with the tree leaves
and brush but unlike a running animal. Shane Rowley is the primary witness. Shane
Rowley on or around the 10th of April 2009 after his father first experience witnessed
what he described as two “Aliens” entities outside his bedroom window. He stated the
two entities were two different types based off his observations. The closest entity to the
window was described as a tall (approx 9 feet) pale Gray with large eyes. He further
described it as having smooth skin with very long arms of which the wrist reached well
below its waist to the base of the windowsill. The other entity was described as a scaly
reptile like humanoid with a rounded heart shaped head. He explained it was crouched
sideways on the trunk of the palm tree in the background. He added it bobbed its head
side to side. This event lasted approximately 5 minutes until the witness found himself
staring at the window in the same position the next morning (missing time). Shane stated
he did not remember falling asleep. Consecutive days after the initial experience Shane
noted he did see the gray line entity several times in the surrounding property (please see
video interviews for details). Michael Rowley attempted to tape these entities by setting
up the camera at the window of Shane’s bedroom. The video evidence provided did show
a reflection of an eye about half way through the 3-hour tape. The video will be
submitted to an expert for further analysis. In addition Michael Rowley discovered a
footprint in the backyard near the lanai. He assumed he might have scared it off when he
went to the back door the night before to inspected for a noise. Mr. Rowley did collect a
plaster cast of the print and is in MUFON’s possession. Please review witness testimony
video for more details.
• Plaster cast of suspected footprint.
• Photos of the footprint and associated negatives.
• Video of suspected reflection of an eye in the forested area. 3hour Hi8 video tape.
• Witness testimony
Based on the assessment of the witness’s testimony, initial assessment of the property and
evidence collected, it is the opinion of The Mutual UFO Network, that the exact nature of
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these aforementioned events is inconclusive. Based on case studies the nature of the
witness testimony and other surrounding occurrences points towards the possibility of the
abduction phenomenon. More evidence is needed to determine this opinion.
1. Have witnesses participate in a lie detection test.
2. Have the footprint cast examined by independent experts.
3. Have video evidence examined by a professional.
4. Have Florida MUFON abduction specialist examine the case.
It is the current assigned field investigator’s recommendation to conduct further
investigations to determine the validity of the witnesses by the implementation of the
recommendations motioned above. Currently motion activation camera systems will be
deployed randomly to help assess the case further and hopeful collection of photographic
Mutual UFO Network of Florida
Morgan A. Beall
[edit on 5-8-2009 by joe82]
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