What happens when someone’s death or disappearance is linked to Extraterrestrial activity? Often times, it’s cast to the side as fake news. But what if those deaths were documented by authorities to be “unsolvable” due to the circumstances possibly being extraterrestrial in origin? Below are 9 stories of true events that multiple government and investigative agencies were unable to solve. Interdimensional beings? Let’s find out.
The Thomas F. Mantell Incident YEAR: 1948
On January 7, 1948, Kentucky state patrol received a call that there was a large object, with a diameter of about 300 feet, flying over Maysville and heading west. The state patrol reported the object to the military. People on the nearby military base as it hovered motionless. After an hour and a half, the base sent four F-51 Mustangs, led by 25-year-old Thomas F. Mantell, to investigate. At 22,000 feet, three out of the four planes had stopped climbing, but Mantell pushed on. Eventually he reached over 30,000 feet, and then his plane went into a spin and crashed.
Captain Thomas F. Mantell died in the crash of his P-51 Mustang fighter, after being sent to pursue the unidentified flying object. The official explanation is that the UFO was a weather balloon, but many who witnessed the incident had issues with this explanation. Someone at the fort or one of the pilots would presumably have been able to recognize a weather balloon at 14,000 feet. And the last transmission of Mantell said, “My God, I see people in this thing!”
The Colares UFO YEAR: 1977
The citizens of Colares, Brazil were said to be the victims of hostile alien forces beginning in 1977. There were a number of UFO sightings, and the aliens fired beams of light at citizens. In total, 400 people were hit with lights from the sky, and the lights would suck blood out of its victims. Due to the shape of the injuries, the UFOs were called “Chupa Chupa,” which translates to “Sucker Sucker.” Out of the 400 attacks, two people were apparently killed.
Twenty years later, Captain Uyrangê gave an interview to two UFO researchers. He claimed he and his team saw and even interacted with UFOs. Three months after the interview, Captain Uyrangê was found dead; he had hanged himself. Conspiracy theorists believe that Captain Uyrangê was killed because he said too much, or that the depression that led to his suicide stemmed from his time in Colares.
The Kinross Incident YEAR: 1953
On November 23, 1953, an object appeared on the radar at the Kinross Air Force Base near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Lieutenant Felix Moncla and radar man Second Lieutenant Robert L. Wilson were sent to investigate. At base camp, ground control watched as their jet approached the UFO, the two objects merged and the now single dot disappeared off the radar.
Search teams from both the United States and Canada were formed, but no evidence of the plane, the men on board or the UFO has ever been found. There were two official stories given by the air force. The first was that Moncla got vertigo and crashed into Lake Superior. They also theorized that the plane crashed with a Canadian plane, but the Canadian government adamantly denied that. The mystery remains unsolved over 60 years later.
The Man in the Guarapiranga Reservoir YEAR: 1958
In 1988, the badly mutilated body of an unidentified man was found in the Guarapiranga Reservoir in Brazil. The man had been dead for two to three days, but there was no smell, he wasn’t decaying and animals hadn’t started eating him. His lips, eyes, tongue and ears had been removed. There were a number of 1.5 inch round holes in the body, and the body was drained of tissue and muscle. His genitals had been mutilated and the anus had been cored out. The man didn’t have any restraint marks on his body, and bleeding had been minimal.
Jonathan Lovette YEAR: 1956
In March 1956, near the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Sergeant Jonathan Lovette and Major William Cunningham were looking for debris from a missile test. Lovette descended a small dune and was out of Cunningham’s sight for a few moments. Then Cunningham heard Lovette scream. He looked over the dune and said he saw a silver, disc-shaped saucer hovering 15-20 feet above Lovette. Coming out of the craft was a snake-like object that wrapped itself around Lovette’s legs and dragged him up to the ship. The ship then took off into the sky.
Cunningham ran to his jeep and reported the incident to the base. A search was carried out, and personnel at the base believed that Cunningham had murdered Lovette and hidden his body. Teams immediately began searching but on the third day of searching, Lovette’s badly mutilated body was found about 10 miles away from the base. His tongue had been removed through his jaw, his eyes had been removed, his body had been completely drained of blood and, like other mutilations, his anus had been hollowed out.
Zigmund Adamski YEAR: 1980
On the afternoon of June 5, 1980, 56-year-old miner Zingmund Adamski went missing while out running errands in Yorkshire, England. There was no sign of him until five days later. His dead body was found on a pile of coals 20 miles away in a different town. His body was found at 3:45 p.m. and it wasn’t there when the mine yard was last used at 11:00 a.m. His body was taken in for an autopsy, and it appeared he died from a heart attack between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the day he was found.
Oddly enough, Adamski had been missing for five days, but he only had about a day’s growth of beard. It also looked like he had been fed and taken care of, except for the burns on his neck and shoulders. They had been there for at least two days. One of the police officers that found his body claimed he had an encounter with an alien himself, and he can’t recall 15 minutes from that night.
The Lead Masks Case YEAR: 1966
On the afternoon of August 17, 1966, two engineers, Manoel Pereira da Cruz and Miguel José Viana, left their home in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil to get supplies for work. Hours later, witnesses saw them in Niteróil, where they bought waterproof coats and a bottle of water at a bar. A waitress stated they looked nervous and Viana was constantly checking his watch. After they left, they went missing.
Their bodies were found three days later in the mountains. after the police arrived to investigate, they found one of the most unusual death scenes ever investigated. The two engineers were wearing suits, the waterproof coats and lead masks over their eyes. The masks appeared to be homemade. They also had a notebook with them that read, “16:30 be at the agreed place. 18:30 swallow capsules, after effect protect metals, wait for signal, mask.”
The autopsy didn’t determine the cause of death, as their organs had deteriorated too much. There was no way to tell what the pill they wrote about consisted of. It’s also unclear what they were writing about, but conspiracy theorists believe the pair had previously made contact with alien life and were going to a rendezvous. The masks, and possibly the pill, were to protect them from the contact with the UFO or aliens. UFOs were spotted in the area around the time the men died.
Frederick Valentich YEAR: 1978
On October 21, 1978, Australian pilot Frederick Valentich was flying a Cessna light aircraft over Bass Strait in Australia. At 7:06 p.m. Valentich started radioing the tower to describe a large aircraft that was flying 1,000 feet above him. He described the unusual aircraft to ground control, who didn’t see the object on the radar, saying it had four bright lights and a shiny, metallic exterior. He also described it as “very long,” although it travelled at a high rate of speed and couldn’t get a good look at it.
Then it seemed to disappear from Valentich’s sight. When it reappeared, Valentich’s gauges looked like the plane was fine, but the engine started idling. His last transmission was “… my intentions are… ah… to go to King Island… ah… Melbourne that strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again… (Two seconds open microphone)… it is hovering and it’s not an aircraft…” followed by what sounds like 17 seconds of scratching metal.
Valentich and his plane were never found. Some believe that he was abducted by aliens, while others believe he faked his own death to collect insurance money.
The Dyatlov Pass Incident YEAR: 1959
In January 1959, seven men and two women went on a mountaineering expedition in the Ural Mountains. On the fourth night there was a storm and they were stopped in an open area near the top of the mountain and forced to set up camp. Ten days later, search teams were assembled to go looking for the nine mountaineers. They found their camp on Kholat Syakhl, but it had been abandoned. The search team found a large hole cut from the inside of the tent. It looked like they had run away from something in such a rush that they didn’t take any of their clothes or supplies with them.
Their bodies were found a short distance away at the edge of the forest. They had been badly mutilated, burned, and some had suffered radiation poisoning. Three of the bodies had injuries similar to those sustained in a high speed car accident, but there was no lesions on the skin that could explain how they were crushed. Also, advanced again had been noticed on their bodies. The mysterious deaths led some people to speculate that aliens were involved.