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WWII Pilot Speaks Out: Gremlins are Real!

A man who says he was a Boeing B17 pilot during WWII contends that many of the plane failures which occurred during that time period were due to the mischievous actions of little creatures.

Iwo Jima
Planes fly over Iwo Jima

JONESBORO, Ark. (Cryptozoology News) — A man who says he was a Boeing B17 pilot during WWII contends that many of the plane failures which occurred during that time period were due to the mischievous actions of little creatures.

L.W., 92, says these little beings were capable of attaching themselves to the fuselage and withstand high altitudes.

“Oh they are real, alright. They’d climb inside the aircraft and hide in there, or hook up under the wings. I’m sure they were sabotaging most of the allies machinery.”

His father, an episcopal preacher from Arkansas, influenced L.W. decision to become a pilot.

“My father loved planes. When you are a preacher’s kid, well, you either turn out a little angel or a complete demon. I kind of went in between and decided to fight for my country instead. I got wings, but I was no angel,” he told Cryptozoology News.

“I was a B17 pilot. We were all young, I was 22-years- old and I was a flight commander. That was the average age…for the officers. The gunners were usually 18-years-old. We were very sharp, clean kids.”

One day, L.W. says, he was flying a combat mission when the unexpected happened. Purportedly, a pair of “gremlins” tried to crash the “flying fortress”.

“So I am very aware of my surroundings, and as I go higher, I notice an unusual sound coming from the engine. The instruments went nuts. I look at my right and I see an entity staring at me. Then I look at the aircraft’s nose, and there it is another one, hanging in there. Dancing lizards.”

public domain WWII poster
Modified WWII poster

The astonished pilot thought that maybe he was having an episode of spatial disorientation and hallucinations.

“But I was perfectly fine…my senses were in good shape, but the weird things were still there looking at me. They kept going at it, pounding the plane with all their might.”

L.W. says the creatures were 3-foot tall and had a hairless grey skin. The eyes were of a “deep red” color and their mouths were so big he “could almost count their teeth.” The ears were long and pointy, with a small black patch of hair growing on the tips that reminded the witness of “an owl’s ear.”

“They appeared to be laughing, with their big mouths open, looking at me, hitting the plane with their long arms, trying to pull stuff. I have no doubt in my mind that they were trying to crash it. I managed to stabilize the flight and I saw the critters falling off the aircraft. I don’t know if they fell and died, or if they jumped from my plane to a different one. I have no idea.”

L.W. couldn’t believe what he had seen, so when he went back to the base, he tried to keep the incident a secret. “Well, I had to tell my best friend, a young kid named Leroy, he was a gunner. Oh, he believed me. He said he had seen something similar a few days earlier during a training exercise, but that he was afraid to tell an officer about it for fears of being sent back to the US. We wanted to fight, we didn’t want to be the ones coming back empty handed, you know.”

Drawing by artist Bud Ledwith, showing one of the creatures as described by the witnesses. (credit: UFOs Northwest)
Drawing by artist Bud Ledwith, showing one of the creatures as described by the witnesses (UFOs Northwest)

At first, he says, he believed what he saw was “some sort of soldier developed by the Japanese.” But then, years later, in 1947, he came to a different conclusion.

“One day, I read the news about a strange aircraft crashing in Roswell, New Mexico. So I say, what the hell, that’s the same people that got on my plane! Now they are trying to attack our country too? I thought that if they were capable of building this type of advanced technology, oh boy, I thought we were done. Who knows what else they can do?”

Creatures of similar nature caused a controversy in Kentucky in 1955. In what has come to be known as The Kelly-Hopkinsville encounter, two families in a farm house were reportedly terrorized by little-goblin-like entities and strange weather phenomena.

It took L.W. over 70 years to come forward and tell his story to the public.

“Well, we were young and careless, fearless. We were, you know, free birds,” he said.



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  1. Justin Mcmaster

    March 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Wait a minute! I recognize that creature in the drawing!! Look up the Hopskinsville Goblin to see what I mean.

  2. Christine

    March 10, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Now we know for sure…this sh*t’s been going on forever!!!

  3. Nathaniel prage

    April 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    WTF this cant be real

  4. Chastity Bullion

    May 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Looking forward to reading more. Great blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  5. Ves

    January 22, 2016 at 1:49 am

    And his co-pilot just doesn’t seem to exist of course. There’s also the fact the original Roswell newspaper report said nothing about aliens so his conclusion they were the same is really reaching. He’s lying.

  6. Khalil parkinson

    March 30, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I’d have to draw a conclusion on what those creatures were and why the pilot was able to see them when theyd be otherwise invisible.

    They are demons. Were around them everyday and this is what to do ro the ungodly.

    They are allowed to be in our lives because we are sinners. Theres more to this world than meets the eyes.

    Those things were described by a man i met once before, same description. He was startled one morning as one jumoed on his bed in his home.

    The pilot in the story could see them because he father was a preacher, the power of God was connected to him. Thats the only power they fear.

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