The Lintel Lake IncidentFirst Published: June 9, 2018 Last updated: July 27th, 2018 Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes 1 comment
The alleged encounter over the waters of Lintel Lake in Germany in the summer of 1981 is not only one of alien abduction but one that left the witness with a previously unknown talent. Such talent, in fact, that he would go on to make quite a name for himself in his field. Perhaps that then is the reason for his desired anonymity. In fact, this detail of such sudden talent makes the encounter rather unique.
The account entered the public arena via the Polish organization run by Marcin Mizera, NPN, which looks at areas of the unknown and unexplained incidents. The witness, who in this case was Polish, would send his account to the group in the 2000s. It took place while he was working and living in Germany. While it should be treated with a pinch of salt like any other retrospective account from anonymous witnesses, it is intriguing nonetheless.
The Broken Serenity Of The Lintel Lake
Between 5 and 6 am in mid-August 1981, on the banks of Lintel Lake, near Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany, a cosmic encounter was about to unfold in the otherwise serene surroundings. The main witness, labeled rather unimaginatively “Mr. X” in the report due to his request for anonymity, would often ride his bike to the lake from the city where he lived and then stroll around the water, enjoying the serenity it offered and the nature on display.
On this morning, however, that serenity, at least visually, was about to be interrupted by the appearance of a “gigantic object” which suddenly appeared and was now hovering silently over the water. There were no visible windows of any kind and the object “resembled a plate turned upside down!”
The only other person nearby that morning was a fisherman on the other side of the water. Mr. X had noticed him moments earlier as he began his stroll. He turned his attention in his direction, wondering if he too could see the monstrous airborne craft in front of them. However, upon located him, he could see the man was being taken somewhere by three “men in sparkling suits”.
Telling himself that the men were likely from the Ecological Guard, Mr. X continued forward towards the craft’s location.
Inside The Craft
As he did so, the craft began to descend to a grassy area of the water’s edge. Despite the uneven ground, it appeared to stand perfectly straight. Then, he could clearly see an elderly lady emerge from the craft with a dog, which appeared to walk underneath it suggesting it was hovering over the ground.
Becoming increasingly confused, and in an effort to make sense of the bizarre circumstances he suddenly found himself in, he told himself this craft must be a “state-of-the-art” transport system. Perhaps one that the German authorities was still testing. So much so that he began to fumble around in his pockets for Marks in case there was a charge for getting on board.
He could see an oval entrance with a platform stretched out in front of it. Mr. X stepped forward and onto the extended walkway. As he did so he suddenly heard the ringing of the bell on his bike he had left on the grass. As he turned around, one of the men in the sparkling suits was examining it. From this distance, they looked “semi-transparent”.
Enthralled with the figure in front of him, he suddenly felt a sense of vertigo and the smell of “burning rubber” filled his nose. He could sense more of the brightly glowing men around him. At that point, he must have lost consciousness.
Humanoid Creatures and Examinations
The next thing he realized he was “on an invisible bench” and all around him were “humanoid creatures”. He was the subject of some kind of examination. One of the humanoids was staring at him throughout the procedure – something which made him feel particularly uncomfortable.
When he turned to his right, he was shocked to see the fishermen from earlier. A quick scan of the room would reveal a “cut off head of a cow!” It had one of its eyes removed and one of the horns had been cut clean off. Its jaws also featured chains attached to it.
In his head, he could hear orders from the humanoid. However, his thoughts were confused, and he struggled to make sense of what he was being told. His body had a “light” feeling to it as if he was “devoid of some internal organs”. Without fully realizing how he had got there, he would suddenly find himself in a “blue, misty” room.
There were more humanoids present in this dark, unsettling enclosure. They all wore “suits” and would conduct further examinations of him. All the while, they would act as if he wasn’t there, such was the lack of emotion on their faces.
Symbols On The Morphing Belt
Following this last examination, Mr. X would receive a “strange belt” from one of the creatures. It was a transparent piece of material. No matter which way it was bent, it would always return back to its original shape. This particular detail is very similar to some of the accounts given at the Roswell crash. Many reports speak of a shiny material that would return to its original form when scrunched up.
The belt then began to change shape of its own accord. It would go from oblong to square, to a circular shape, and even a triangle. At the same time, symbols and strange writings were visible on it. Some of the patterns, the witness would later recall, were extremely similar to crop formations that would begin appearing around the world in the following years. These symbols were also three-dimensional and he could see them regardless of where he moved the object.
At one point he let go of the apparent technological device expecting it to fall to the floor. Instead, it simply hovered at face-height in front of him, before slowly and gracefully landing at his feet. He went to pick it up but it wouldn’t budge. It felt as if it weighed a great deal or was even fastened to the floor of the room. One of the humanoids nearby suddenly met his gaze. As if reading his mind, the object then rose from the floor and floated back into his hands.
Then, it changed.
The Picture Globe
The belt now morphed into a bright globe or ball – about the size of a tennis ball. It sparkled with multiple colors like a disc shows the colors of the spectrum in the light. When Mr. X clasped his hands around the ball, however, the bones of his hands were clearly visible, as if he were looking at them through an X-ray machine. This is another interesting detail. When we looked at the 1973 Humanoid wave, one of the incidents in that report (which the witness realistically could not have seen or known about) was of a device that when held over the person’s body, would show their skeleton like an X-ray machine would.
The ball simply hung in the air in front of Mr. X when he removed his hands from around it. It glowed so intensely that he could no longer see the humanoid only a matter of meters in front of him. Inside the ball, he could see moving images, as if a mini-cinema were encased within the glowing sphere. He recognized buildings from the city where he lived, as well as what seemed to be random pictures of fields and churches.
At one stage, he could clearly see himself inside the ball, holding it and looking into it. He tried to squeeze the ball shut, unnerved by this last image. As he did so, however, it morphed again. This time into a “big, glass circle!” It then decreased in size to the point where it almost vanished from sight, and then returned to the original tennis ball size.
Before Mr. X could reach out and take hold of it, it disappeared. The humanoid was visible again at the other side of the room. The last thing the witness saw was the “emotionless” look on its face.
A Sudden Talent!
Mr. X awoke several miles away from the spot he had entered the craft. His head hurt immensely as if he was suffering from a “terrible hangover”. He checked his watch only to discover it was frozen at 6 am (the time the craft had arrived). He stumbled to a car parked on the road. The clock inside declared it was just after 9 am.
He returned home, dazed and tired. As he washed and prepared for bed later that evening, he noticed how his skin had a reddish-brown tinge to it. It was as if his whole body was extremely suntanned. He could only imagine this was some consequence of being on board the other-worldly craft.
He would also soon discover another apparent consequence of his encounter. Mr. X had a sudden desire to paint. And what’s more, the work he began to present was of such a high standard the 55-year-old would make a comfortable living from this new-found talent.
This is an interesting dynamic to this case. Had the sudden talent been a gift by his cosmic abductors? Or had the encounter been so surreal that it somehow unlocked a previously cut-off part of his brain? As we will look at in a future article, while some have noticed an “increase in awareness” and even a sudden development of “psychic abilities” following an abduction event, the case of Mr. X from Poland appears to stand on its own.
Unless we are able to one day put a name to the witness, we are unlikely to find out anything more. Perhaps, through such platforms as the Internet, if the account remains in the public arena, one day we may manage to make more significant connections.
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