Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 8 of 14)

You know what I’m jonesing for, more than anything else in the world right now? Stock footage of an island filmed from an airplane. Oh, snap! This movie has got it all going on! “As we have indicated,” the host lies, “UFOs can create a tremendous spatial energy flow!” He most certainly did not indicate that, at least not in this film. Regardless, “one of the most startling examples” of this phenomenon supposedly happened on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound.

We zoom out on a King County “No Trespassing” sign in a wooded area. The host says in the city of Vashon, there were a lot of UFO sightings in the ’60s, but one incident stands out as “unusual, to say the least!” Cut to the host walking across a field with a guy in a white turtleneck with a huge part in his hair. This is Terry Olbman, a “lieutenant detective” in the King County Sheriff’s office. In case you’re wondering, Olbman didn’t actually see a UFO himself, but he responded to a call from some kids who had seen one, which is just as good. Right?

Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 8 of 14)

“So, 1972 Elvis, where exactly did you see the UFO?”

Cut to the two men speaking. Olbman says there was a lot of ice on the ground that night, even though “it really had no reason to actually… be there”. Lousy, shiftless ice. This ice was unusual because it was “an inch and a half thick, and was rather milky and bubbled”. The host asks why Olbman believed it to be a strange phenomenon, and Olbman’s explanation is basically that it was too warm out for that much ice. And also, another officer had responded to a UFO call there the night before. Well, I’m sold. Detective, I’d like to introduce you to a man who sticks pins in a map in his free time. I’m sure you’ll get along famously.

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