This is a thread the the sadly, now late, Tony Dodd would have enjoyed. For those unaware of him Tony Dodd was along serving British Police Officer
who spent many long hours studying and interviewing people about UFOs. his particular area of interest of was the relation of "Animal Mutilations" to
the UFO field. in the course of his investigations he also came across some really rather strange tales of possible "Human Abduction" where, the dead
bodies of those missing turned up completely bald from head to toe.
Through his connection sin the Police he claimed that, a family from the Brecon area of Wales, still officially listed as "Missing" had been found
some weeks later in such a state and that this included the child/children. He also claimed that, the bodies were "recovered" by a specialist team and
that, that was the last that was ever heard of them.
He also claimed that, the half dozen "manikins" found in a field in North Yorkshire were likewise the completely hairless bodies of missing people who
are still listed officially, as "missing". What makes Tony's claims stand out are that, he was a long serving police officer and some of his
information was gleaned from his police contacts. Those who knew him have said that, he probably never went fully public with some of what he knew as
to do so would have exposed the source of his inside information.
However, if Tony's claims are factual then, there are indeed about a dozen British citizens of all ages when they vanished, still officially listed
as "Missing" when in fact it is known they turned up dead in the strangest of circumstances and the police have never gone public about them.
Interesting read here by Tony... The Jason Williams Case
For my own part, I do remember one case I read of in the 1970s whilst laid up in bed post an operation on my foot. A relative knew I had a
fascination for old encyclopaedias and annuals and brought me a sort of "Boys Own Compendium" they'd found at a Jumble Sale. It was published shortly
prior to WW2 and contained the usual stories of daring do and sporting achievements however, there were also a series of short pieces between the
chapters and comic strip stories about "Weird but True" happenings. One of them has stuck with me ever since and I have tried a few times to ascertain
whether it was true and was the tale published elsewhere. one thing I do remember about the story was that, the credits for it claimed it was from the
collection of strange events catalogued by Charles Fort and this was the first time I had come across his name.
The story was of a British Army officer attached to a surveying team in India during the late period of the 19th century. he was part of the team that
was tasked with surveying the more remote parts of the then British Empire and was mapping a part of the Hindu Kush. This was a pretty wild area, for
that matter by many accounts, it still is, and he was part of a small yet heavily armed expedition, that was busy working surveying the terrain for
military maps. One of the officers, from memory his name was Edwards, set off with several armed local guides to survey a particular peak and
vanished. The guides returned to the main camp claiming he had been "enveloped by a bright light" and simply disappeared. As one might imagine, the
other members of the British party thought that the guides were lying and had either killed him or he had an accident and they were too scared to say
where for fear they would be blamed for not rescuing/helping/bringing his body back.
Under arrest and military guard, the guides took the other British troops to where this had happened and there as indeed no sign of the officer save,
for his field glasses case found neatly left on a rock outcrop. The expedition returned to their base and the guides were incarcerated whilst charges
were considered and more evidence sought. It was thought that , one of the guides, sooner or later, would spill the beans about what really happened
in order to bargain for their freedom/life.
Then, roughly six weeks after he had vanished, Edwards turned up in Rawalpindi many miles from where he disappeared slightly dishevelled, totally
disorientated and yet, almost clean shaven with no memory of where he had been and convinced, he'd only been "gone" for 2-3 days. All Edwards could
remember was that, he was studying a ridge formation through his field glasses when he was enveloped in mist and he had lost contact with his guides.
The next thing he knew he was standing on a road a few miles from Rawalpindi where he walked to and reported to the local commander.
Now, down the years, a couple of things have struck me about this story. Firstly it's generally accepted that, when the battalion of volunteers went
missing during the Gallipoli campaign during World War 1 the stroy about them "being seen enveloped by a cloud before they vanished" was concocted by
a British Intelligence officer. Partly to assuage the fears of the then King and Queen who many of the missing battalion had worked fro on the
Sandringham Estate and partly as a sort of propaganda akin to the idea that the troops had been "rescued by Angels" ala, the "Angel of Mons" stories
widely published in the British press that claimed that. During the battle of Mons, Angels with bows had been seen in the sky supporting the British
Troops against the German advance. I wonder if the inspiration for that story came from British Intelligence officer having read about the Edwards
Secondly , the book was from 1937/38 and I wonder if this tale was one of those, the notes of which were destroyed by Charles Fort during one of his
manic episodes and that is why it is not better known? Where did Fort find out about the story? A newspaper or magazine article or, was he told the
tale first hand by someone else?
Thirdly and this probably is just one of those weird synchronicities, the opening scenes of the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" seem to bare
a striking similarity to this tale as well, maybe the screen writer knew of it or it was there buried deep in the back of their mind, to burrow its'
way to the surface when they needed to write that script?
To my mind, the Edward's case has all the classic symptoms of a modern abduction case only , in the late 19th century they didn't have the vocabulary
or "cultural" back ground to think "UFO"?
Edwards apparently claimed never to have any memory of those missing half a dozen weeks and what confounded the British military was that. Edward's
had travelled hundreds of miles. ostensibly on foot and yet, he and his uniform were in pretty good condition including his boots. What's more,
Edwards had safely navigated unguided, through many miles of unmapped territory where, a lone British officer would have almost certainly been either
kidnapped and held for ransom or, simply killed by any one of a myriad of various factions and gangs that ran the area away from the cities and forts.
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