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USAF once investigated case of 'alien' who made pancakes for witness

By T.K. Randall
March 21, 2023 · Comment icon 29 comments

Did an alien make pancakes or was the witness hallucinating ?
One of the strangest cases in all of Ufology involved an alleged alien encounter reported by chicken farmer Joe Simonton.
We've heard a lot of bizarre stories over the years, but this one is in a league all of its own.

The incident occurred on April 18th, 1961 when Simonton, who owned a chicken farm in Eagle River, Wisconsin, claimed to have witnessed a shiny metal object land outside his house.

The 54-year-old described how the craft had opened up and a humanoid entity appeared.

At first, the otherworldly visitor simply motioned to him that it wanted something to drink, so Simonton grabbed a cup from the kitchen, filled it with water and then gave it to the creature.

Things quickly took a turn for the absurd, however, when, a short time later, one of the aliens reportedly entered his house, grabbed a pan and started cooking a batch of pancakes.
The entities then re-entered their craft and flew off, knocking down a pine tree during their ascent.

Simonton's account of what happened would go on to be investigated by Professor J Allen Hynek of Project Blue Book, who took him out to dinner and quizzed him about what had happened.

Samples of the alien-made pancakes were even sent away for analysis, but the results later indicated that there was nothing special about them - they were just ordinary pancakes.

In the end, it was concluded that Simonton had likely experienced some sort of psychotic episode and that he had essentially hallucinated the entire thing.

"The conclusion on the Project Blue Book Record Card for the report is that Simonton, 'suffered a hallucination followed by delusion'," wrote author Charles Lear.

"This is a rare instance in the Project Blue Book files where a witness's mental condition is used as an explanation. Whether or not those in the flying saucer community agreed with the explanation, the Air Force couldn't be accused of ignoring the case."

Source: The Sun | Comments (29)

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Comment icon #20 Posted by Zebra3 1 year ago
He should have married her. Already knows her way around.
Comment icon #21 Posted by csspwns 1 year ago
April 20 is close to April 18 when the incident occured so there's that. Also the majority of UFO sightings are bogus so there's that for randomness too. No need to take any of these bogus claims on being vistied by aliens seriously. 
Comment icon #22 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
No, but 4-20 is not 4-18, so it's not easy to take you seriously either.   
Comment icon #23 Posted by csspwns 1 year ago
Yep no need to take anything here seriously, we're just having fun online after all. You seem on edge because you didn't understand the relationship between 4/20 and Doritos though. Did the explanations from me and Eldorado help?
Comment icon #24 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
I'm not on edge, just annoyed.   It is an inside joke and that is not polite on forums like this.  Go to the pot head forum for that kind of joke, or explain it better up front for those of us who don't use pot.
Comment icon #25 Posted by csspwns 1 year ago
That's valid, apologies.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Nicolette 1 year ago
Now I'm jealous. No aliens ever came and made me pancakes. 
Comment icon #27 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
I have a good recipe if you want to make them for yourself.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Nicolette 1 year ago
I have pancake mix but i want whatever kind he's having.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Montello 1 year ago
Hahaha this is funny i thin k that this case is hoax beacuse don t match aliens came in 11 am and want water from man he give them.water and aliens give him space pancakes after investigation that was from powder haah but funny case haha andhe said they look like italians

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