- Cape Girardeau, Missouri Crash
have often commented on the validity of UFO crash cases,
as there is an inherent problem with almost all of them.
The problem is that if there was at one time physical
proof, as in the often discussed alien bodies, that evidence
was either quickly scooped up by the military or carted
off by some other governmental agency.
case that reads like a great Sci-Fi script allegedly occurred
in 1941 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The case was originally
brought to public information by investigator Leo Stringfield
in his book, "UFO Crash/Retrievals: The Inner Sanctum."
crash details of this case are very much like the Aztec,
New Mexico Crash of 1948 and were sent
to Stringfield by Charlette Mann, who had received a confession
from her grandmother on her death bed.
grandfather was Reverend William Huffman, who was pastor
of the Red Star Baptist Church. Huffman claimed that he
was summoned to pray over crash victims outside of Cape
Girardeau, Missouri in 1941.
Over Three Dead Bodies:
was driven to the woods outside of town, which he recalls
as being a 10-15 mile trip. The scene was surreal-policemen,
fire department personnel, FBI agents, and photographers.
The mass of emergency crewmen were all viewing what appeared
to be a crash site.
was soon asked to come and pray over the dead bodies.
As he moved through the scene, his attention was drawn
to a strange craft.
was shocked-he was looking at a disc-shaped object. He
quickly took a look inside, and first noticed what appeared
to be hieroglyphic-like writings. He could not understand
the meaning of the strange writing.
more strange were the bodies, not human as he expected,
but small alien-looking bodies with large heads, big eyes,
only a hint of mouth or ears, and totally without hair.
He was sworn to secrecy by military personnel after performing
his Christian duties.
much as he tried, Huffman was not able to keep the details
of what he had seen from his wife, Floy, and his sons.
This family secret would be kept for quite some time until
Charlette heard the story from her grandmother in 1984.
The details were given as her grandmother lay dying of
cancer at Charlette's home.
Details Revealed on Death Bed:
had heard parts of this family secret before, but never
had gotten the whole story until her grandmother related
the account to her over a period of a couple of days.
was intent on getting all of the details of the cases,
it being her last chance to do so. Her grandmother was
undergoing radiation therapy and was living her last few
of an Alien:
would be surprised when more details of the crash were
given to her from a member of her grandfather's congregation.
The gentleman, thought to be Garland D. Fronabarger, had
given Reverend Huffman a photograph taken on the night
of the crash.
photograph showed one dead alien being held up by two
men, as they posed it for the shot.
saw the picture originally from my dad who had gotten
it from my grandfather who was a Baptist minister in Cape
Girardeau Missouri in the Spring of '41. I saw that [picture]
and asked my grandmother at a later time when she was
at my home fatally ill with cancer so we had a frank discussion.
said that grandfather was called out in the spring of
1941 in the evening around 9:00-9:30, that someone had
been called out to a plane crash outside of town."
to be Authentic:
case of the Cape Girardeau, Missouri crash is certainly
interesting enough. If the validation of the crash rested
solely on the shoulders of Charlette Mann, the case could
be called authentic, as Charlette is well respected by
all who know her, and she has sought no financial gain.
more details and corroborating testimony would be extremely
important to finally put the crash case in the "authentic"
category. I personally feel that the crash occurred.