By Jim Miles
It was midnight in the winter of 1978, the sky clear and the temperature thirty degrees, quite frigid for southwest Georgia. A couple had visited a doctor in Camilla and were returning home to Baker County. He was described as a civil servant, a rural deliverer of the U.S. Mail, and she as “a dedicated Sunday School teacher.” This couple was obviously the epitome of Southern respectability.
They were a mile east of the Flint River when they “saw five or six little beings approximately three and a half feet tall with no clothes and snow white in color.” The short, white, nude beings “were dancing in a circle around a large power pole,” as if it were Stonehenge on a solstice. The couple immediately braked and turned around for a better look, but the entities had vanished, apparently scaling a barbed wire fence (ouch! they were naked, remember?) and scampering through trees and a field.
On the following day the husband, his son, and another man returned to search the area. Nothing was found until the trio encountered freshly plowed ground. Entering the field were several small footprints that looked to have been formed by eight-year-olds. These revealed several mysteries. What were naked farm children doing scampering about the fields and woods of rural Georgia in the middle of the night (perhaps a weird initiation rite of the FFA)? However, one man noted that the prints were twice the depth of his own, and he was six feet tall and weighed 180 pounds.
According to researcher Billy Rachels, founder of the UFO Bureau, “they were space beings and their body weight is more dense than ours.” Even more startling is the fact that the prints stopped in the center of the field. The beings could only have gone up, presumably into their hovering spaceship. The final mystery is their purpose. Were they worshipping the great steel god, or absorbing its energy (the alien version of catching some rays, perhaps)? Certainly, it is the only time that anyone has paid homage to Georgia Power.
From Weird Georgia (2006).
Jim Miles is the author of two Weird Georgia books, seven books about Georgia ghosts and eight books about the Civil War. To see all of his books go to the Jim Miles Author Page on Amazon. Order autographed books or contact Jim directly at email@example.com