Gateshead — There was a bizarre UFO sighting and abduction in 1940, which is now the subject of a TV special.
The story involves several young boys who encountered a UFO and alien beings. Stories of alien abductions peaked in the Sixties and Seventies, but one case that predates them is said to have taken place in the North East.
Gavin Havery reports, it was a sunny spring day in 1940, and soldiers were marching south along Saltwell Road, in Gateshead. Near by, five-year-old Robert Hall is playing with his friends in the maze of red brick Tyneside terraces. Robert Hall states, “They weren’t bloody green, they were grey. I will take it to my grave.”
Earlier in the day, he had seen something whizzing about in the sky and, after he tired of playing with his friends, he decided to go to his Hedley Street home around the corner. Robert, a retired window cleaner,says he was confronted by a craft the like of which he had never seen before. He described it as “a big egg-shaped thing surround by bright light.
Robert says it was then that he spotted strange-looking creatures. He says three of them were built like men, but ranged from 2 feet to 4 feet in height, one looked like Big Foot while another had long flowing hair and a coat that partially covered a skeletal body and bat wings. “Other children were petrified and in shock. They were trying to get over the railway, but there was barbed wire and they were getting cut and were screaming, he says.
Robert Hallis 76 and he has been telling the same story all his life. And now he is telling it in a television program that has brought his story to a worldwide audience. Recalling what happened, Robert says the creatures spoke to him in perfect English, with no accent, and asked if they could examine him. “I told them it was 1940 and we were at war with Germany, he says. “They took blood out of the back of my neck and put some jelly on. I kept my eyes shut. I was so frightened I was shaking. After 20 terrifying minutes,he was allowed to go. He says, “My parents thought I was kidding and so did the soldiers.
The next day, Robert says, two men with black suits came to the house and warned him that if he said anything, he would disappear. A few days later, a grey alien with big eyes and a large head, grabbed him. “He was on me in a couple of seconds, he says. “I fell over the curb and bashed my toe. My Uncle Ernie saw what was happening and bashed its head in with a coal shovel.
The alien’s body was put in a coal sack and Robert was sent to find a local policeman, Sergeant Brookes. He says, “The Army was called andtook the body to a church.
“Interestingly, Robert says the creatures had a short, white hand-held device which could subdue or immobilize somebody and there are the triangular marks that were left on his face. Robert’s story has become the subject of a television documentary called, “The Rich Planet Starship.
To watch Robert Hall tell his story log on to richplanet.net. on Sky channel 201 every Friday at 8 pm. To contact Richard, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thanks to Richard, Gavin, Robert, Alien-UFO-Research, and Filer’s Files.