So I stumbled upon this piece of Swedish history today. There is a stone monument in memory of a UFO landing that took place in Ängelholm, Sweden in
18th of may 1946.
The witness to the landing was Gösta "pollen" Carlsson and he is the founder of the monument.
Here is a couple of pic.
On this site you can see on google maps where it is located google maps
On this site you can read a extract from a book written by Gösta and UFO-Sweden´s chairman about the landing.
Allthough, it is in Swedish, I took the liberty to translate it for you by myself as I am from Sweden and don´t trust google translator to do a
proper job. Im sorry for spelling errors and such, but Im pretty sure its way better than what google could do for you
So here it is, its pretty long.
Swedens most famous - and spectacular - close encounter between a human and a unknown object occured may the 18th 1946. Gösta Carlsson, then 28
years old, stumbled upon a disc shaped object and its crew in the outskirts of Ängelholm. The incident has been under the investigation of
UFO-Sweden´s chairman Clas Svahn and resulted in being published in the book "Mötet i gläntan" 1995. The following is an extract from this book,
written by Gösta Carlsson and Clas Svahn.
Mötet i gläntan
By Clas Svahn and Gösta Carlsson
It is the 18th of may 1946, the clock is 10pm. The sky is darkblue and clear, a light breeze is blowing from the east. I once again have taken a seat
on the fort´s steeldome at Skälderviksstranden. I´m sitting and listening on the beutiful birdsong by the thrush, robin and other birds joining the
choir. As usual the so called Sjödammarna has really started to bubble with life by all the different bird´s that nest here.
These dams really is a wonderfull place for birds. Old trees are left standig making them excellent homes to owl´s, woodpecker´s and an unbeliveable
ammount of other birds. Sure, it is hard for us humans to get here, but thats just the reason why nature has had it´s own way here. Time after time I
have had this dream that one day I could make this place a bird reservation, and keep it just as it is for ever. But one of the most positive thing in
my life is that one day, my dream would become true.
It started to get darker, and I realise it is time to head back home. It is now 10:45pm, I turn on my orientationlamp which I always carry with me on
I walked up on a little hill where you have a great view of both Kronans and Vegeholms forrestland. On the land of Vegeholm right after the birddam, a
short way into a birchforrest consisting of big, old trees, there is a big grassglade, that I know of quite well.
One of my youths "bad" virtues was amongst other´s to get hold of birdeggs of all kind. Then, as now, this was of course against the law. But as
young boys we didn´t care much of what the law said, and the law was´nt that strict back then as it is now. In this very glade, yellowhammer, corn
bunting, and different kinds of titlings, and in some of the old birches, tawny owl´s nested.
By sheer coincidence, I look at the direction of the grassglade, which you can´t see to clear by all the trees. At first, I thought I saw something
shiny at the grassglade, but maybe it was just a reflectance from my lamp. I turn it off, but the light is still there. It might be early season
campers or some youth´s that is hanging around the place I thought. I decide to walk over there. I walk down the hill and jumped over a small hole
that has been collecting rainwater. On my right there is a couple of sandhills with pines growing on them that obscure the glade a bit. I clear the
pines and just as I am about to turn in to the glade i spot something that´s forever stuck in my memory.
In the furtherst part of the glade, just a couple of meters from a lonely pine, there is a illuminated craft, one of which I have never seen before or
after. My first thought was that it was a carrousel someone had drove there. But I soon realized that would be impossible, as there was no roads
leading to the glade.
The craft, or object, had the shape of a discus, and the craft is resting on a sturdy fin in the direction of the lonely pine, and two telescope legs,
all three evenly spaced under the circle disc. In front of the fin on the crafts belly, the is a hatch open, with a ladder and leaders, like those
ladders you see on boats. The hatch is about one and a half meter above the ground and I can see how light is coming out from the opening. I try to
look inside the craft but the angel is to narrow. All I can see is the bright light.
On the craft top there is a streamlined cabin that I estimate to be around 8meter in diameters. With roughly 1 meters spacing there is oval windows,
maybe 50cm wide and 30cm high. While I am watching at the craft I can´t keep from thinking that someone is pulling a prank on me. One thought that
goes through my head is that there is maybe German pilots that has escaped from some camp. But deep inside, I know I´m wrong.
On top of the cabin there is a telescopepole/mast, almost like a periscope on a uboat. The height of the mast is about the same as the pine, and the
thickness of the craft´s middlepart I estimate to about 4 meters, at the craft side´s about 1 meter, and the mast should be about 5 meter high. At
the top of the mast it splits into four parts. Under the top of the mast i spot the lamp that emitted the strange violette light that I spotet from
the trail. The lamp is pointing downward towards the craft and cover the whole craft like a "cheesebowl" with just a few meter of light "leaking"
outside the craft. The light itself is sort of pulsating from the lamp, kinda like water from a fountain. And the strangest thing of all is that the
light has a curved path. Where the light hits the ground or grass, is dissapear with a sparkling effect, like that of a sparkler. A smell, not to
different from ozon is spreading throughout the air. Its like if an electric curtain has diped over the craft.
The "body" and the cabin seems to be one piece. You can´t spot screws, studs or joint anywhere. Around the bellys rim on the craft there is a couple
of holes, not unlike those found on turbines, pointing down and are covered with what loke like a damper.
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