ELY, NEVADA - Authorities in Ely, Nevada announced today that a transportation worker reported seeing a shiny disc-shaped craft hover in the air above the desert along Hwy. 59 a week ago, as it dumped a series of unidentified objects on to the ground below.
Calvin Burlison, the garbage route driver on Hwy. 59, The Loneliest Highway in America, claims he wasn't drinking at the time.
Burlison recalls, "I was strangely mesmerized by the sight of the craft and just about ran my truck off the road. The craft looked like it was about 200 feet off the ground when the objects starting falling from the bottom. The craft itself looked to be about 100 feet in diameter and about 50 feet tall at the highest point. It was catching the light from the sun and just about blinded me at times. Since I always carry my camera with me to take photographs of wildlife, I pulled over and snapped a photo. I was shaking so badly it is a bit fuzzy."
Too scared to approach the area where the objects had fallen from the craft, Burlison drove to the nearest town and called his supervisors to report the incident. Authorities say when they followed Burlison's directions to the site, there was no sign of any objects, just a series of holes in a 100 foot diameter of scorched earth. The site has been under investigation since the incident.
Burlison explained why he was afraid to approach the objects. "When my Dad was ten years old, back in August 1952, he lived with his parents in Ely. One night some friends of his parents showed up at their house, pounding on the door about 5:00 a.m. and reported something very frightening. They said a U.F.O. had just crashed outside Ely and the government had already come and recovered 16 alien bodies."
When Burlison was asked how the friends got this information, he replied, "They were camping out in the desert when they saw and heard a huge explosion nearby. Thinking it was a plane crash, they ran to the wreckage to help, but were horrified by the scene once they arrived. It wasn't a plane. It was some kind of unfamiliar aircraft that contained 16 mangled bodies. The bodies weren't humanoid and the sight was so terrifying they ran back to their campsite, packed up and left."
Burlison related that on their way back to town, the friends noticed vehicle lights at the scene of the crash and crept up to see what was going on. Military vehicles were surrounding the crash with their headlights shining on the scene. Soldiers were putting the bodies in body bags and hauling them to the trucks. The friends figured it was time to get the heck out of there and that's when they showed up at Burlison's grandparent's house.
"What is even weirder," says Burlison, "is that when the friends returned the next day to the scene of the accident, there wasn't a sign of any wreckage at all, nothing except scorched earth. Something strange is going on outside Ely and has been for several generations now. I'm not ashamed to admit it scares me."
Ely is just 147 miles from Area 51, the top secret government facility, where some believe an alien spacecraft and body, recovered in 1947 outside Roswell, New Mexico by the government, were shipped for examination and study.