Among earthlings there are people who are trying to prove that they have seen newcomers, have contacted them, or even ended up on an alien spacecraft. All these people got their piece of fame and earned good money. On their background stands Samuel Eaton Thompson, who did not seek to get something, but simply told what he had seen. Although many do not believe in his story.
Researcher Jerome Clark wrote that the story of Thompson remains one of the most mysterious and obscure in the early period of UFO sightings. What happened?
Thompson said that on March 28, 1950, when he was returning home to Centrailia (Washington) on a highway through the forest, he noticed a huge flying saucer located in a clearing. He claimed that the size of a UFO covered 24 m in length and 9 m in height. On the ground, two "childish creatures" were playing.
He drove 15 m to the plate, which emanated strong heat. Then, at the door of the ship, he saw two adult humanoid nudes. He described them as creatures that resembled people, but were much more attractive and tanned. Realizing that Thompson would not harm them, the humanoids invited him inside. The crew consisted of 20 adults and 25 children. Thompson assured that he spent 40 hours in an alien company. They told (it turns out, their language was similar to that of the earth) that they came from Venus and stopped on Earth. Several more ships arrived with them, but they were shot down by terrestrial soldiers. The Venusians said that all the problems of the Earth arise from the fact that people are born under different signs of stars. But all the Venusians were born under the sign of Venus, like Thompson.
Also, the inhabitants of Venus said that they were vegetarians and never get sick. Thompson assured that these creatures seemed childishly naive to him. They did not have curiosity and did not know who created their own flying saucers.
The farmer tried to photograph the flying saucer, but it was too bright, so the film was lit. Later he will tell that he manages to communicate with them telepathically, but he is forbidden to share all the information.
Kenneth Arnold became interested in this story, who drew the public to the topic of UFOs in 1947, when he himself saw strange objects in the sky. Arnold did not believe that the farmer’s story was 100% true. But it was difficult for him to admit that a poorly educated and seemingly naive Thompson can be an arrogant and skillful liar. It seemed to Arnold that this person may have extrasensory abilities or a rich imagination, which he confuses with reality. Many ufologies compared the Thompson story with the stories of those who contacted the aliens. They believe that the farmer really could see the Venusians. But experts disagree, because there is no evidence of this meeting. Perhaps Thompson became another victim of the popularization of UFOs in the 1950s, when everyone tried to become famous and earn money. But this story is left with only an interview with Arnold and a short article in one of the local newspapers. Why then was the farmer lying? What do you think?