27 Feb 1988 - Glenrock, Wyoming, USA

27 February 1988 02:45
Glenrock, Wyoming, USA

A large number of people in this town were awakened by a series of nine knocks in ...

A large number of people in this town were awakened by a series of nine knocks in three groups of three and on their cars, on the sides or roofs of their houses, or on their doors. The three part series of three dull thuds was reported by many residents who believed it was made by direct physical contact on the outside of their dwellings. One resident heard the knocks and on her way downstairs she heard three more knocks. The lower floor of her house was "bathed in a bright orange golden glow." Another resident was awakened by very loud knocking and went to the door and looked up into the sky. "I saw the stars," she reported, "but there was a very bright haze. Then I saw shadows running against the garage." Her dogs would not chase these shadows. One resident saw a light in the sky, described as red and green in color. The entire town was covered with a dense fog that hovered approximately ten feet off the ground. In the space of 15 minutes the Glenrock Police department got almost fifty prowler and disturbance calls. All through the town, seemingly on the sides of houses, roofs, gates, etc, came the mechanical rapping, knocking sound: three sets of three knocks. Other residents saw something hovering above the trailer park on the north end of town and rumor has it that photos were taken. Others reported a sound like a big truck downshifting combined with a nut with a sledgehammer hitting the side of the house. There were reports that police cars would not start and one woman said she thought she saw small children in aluminum suits running through her back yard on that night. Another witness, Mrs Eager, who runs a local beauty shop, was disturbed by the sounds of three knocks on her front door. She found her collie dog transfixed before the front door, making no noise.

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