Alan Hynek, PhD, official science consultant to the Air Force for the UFO Study known as Project Blue Book, and Jacques Vallee, PhD, a leading French scientist, author, and researcher, both wanted to have Martha Carnes hypnotically regressed to further explore the bizarre alien levitation of her car, but it could not be arranged in conservative Indiana.
It was the busy UFO year of 1967 and a wave of UFO vehicular levitations was occurring across the United States and Canada. In Canada I published an article comparing data on this unexplained phenomenon.
A Saskatchewan rancher was also levitated in his auto around this same time. What was going on and why were cars with people in them being levitated?
Martha Carnes was not a woman seeking publicity. She was a rural farm widow who worked in a nursing home in Madison, Indiana, about 50 miles south of me by the Ohio River.
Martha was an exceptionally spiritual person and regularly prayed to God in a quiet secluded spot in the woods near her home. The incredible sage of Martha and her alien visitors may have begun when she was 5 years old and fell off her horse injuring her head.
After Martha's accident, her psychic abilities blossomed and her life changed. A strange glowing light would appear near her in the darkness. She soon discovered she was different than other kids. She knew events would happen before they did.
Martha could go to an old house, pick up a rock in the yard, go home and lay it on her dresser, and that night would see the dead persons who once lived there in that old house.
Martha's psychic exploits have been memorable through the years. One November night in 1967 as she drove
homeward, two silver UFO discs and a huge luminous cloud, that may not have been a cloud, followed her the entire distance of 14 miles to her home.
Martha was shaking with fright when she got home. Two
weeks later another UFO repeated this event. The UFO was soundless, had windows in it, and caused the area to suffer a power blackout. The UFO tracking Martha was there as she got off work after midnight on Dec 8, 1967. The UFO was a large, orange glowing, deep bowl shaped craft.
As Martha drove down Chicken Run Road, she said her car felt like it was grabbed by something. She began to sting all over and the air around her became very hot. Martha heard a humming sound and smelled a strange odor.
Martha's neck seemed to be locked in a vice because she could not turn her head. All she could do was grip the steering wheel with both hands in total fear.
The sensation of being on the road was lost as Martha seemed to spin down a tunnel. She thought she must be
having some kind of seizure, then to her relief, the tires hit the road and the car rolled to a stop.
Martha fell into a stupor, dazed, unsure of when she actually drove on home. At home she was in a very miserable condition. Her head, neck, and spine hurt badly and she saw bright spots were before her eyes. Hot flashes assailed her body and she was swollen badly.
Martha discovered her bra suddenly did not fit and found she had difficulty closing her eyes. Below the vinyl top of her 1967 Buick, she saw what appeared to be rust looking like solid rust on the car's finish.
To Martha's dismay, all the car windows now leaked, the water hose burst, and the battery and radio quit working. Coral Lorenzen of APRO (Aerial Phenomenon Research Organization) of which I was a special field investigator,
wanted me to find Martha and I finally did about a month later by contacting the local radio station there.
Martha was glad to meet me and she wanted me to check out her head. She was sure the aliens had put something in it. My instruments found nothing and she refused to go to a
hospital because of the prevailing attitude of local citizens who would not believe her story.
During the following month a short alien entity and a large black limousine entered her life. The alien was suddenly standing by her door one day. There was a smell of rotten eggs.
Martha's dog fled and the alien was suddenly gone. Martha would see an unfamiliar limousine waiting on her road with its lights out and then it would turn around in her driveway and leave.
After the levitation experience with the car, Martha's nighttime experiences took on new clarity and dimensions. She would find herself floating high above the earth and was witness to huge floods and flames that engulfed the Earth. She saw dead people everywhere, hanging from trees, piled along roads in the southwest or western part of the United States.
One time Martha saw two aliens walking in the sky and heard them say something about the laws of gravitation and climate but she did not understand anything more than that. Was this a reference to a flip in Earth's magnetic poles which scientists have speculated could happen again?
Martha described the alien visitor as being around 4 feet tall or 120 cm. She guessed his weight to be about 75 pounds with deep set, piercing eyes, and he was wearing gray or dark brown overalls. The alien's chin was very pointed below his slit mouth and his eyebrows met in the middle over his nose.