Donald Shrum

[] ... When Donald Shrum went out bow hunting with friends in Placer County, California, in 1964 he was expecting to have a short but ultimately worthwhile experience. When he started tracking a game trail, however, he soon found himself separated from the rest of his hunting party. Realizing he would be spending a long night in the wilderness alone, Shrum climbed a young tree - the kind that still sways in the wind the further up you go. And it was just as he was getting settled in for the night when he spotted something in the distance. He made a choice that would change the course of his night - and his life.

Thinking it was a search and rescue helicopter, Shrum gathered some of the flares in his backpack and set one off, raising it above his head to signal that he was there. The light in the distance stopped dead in mid flight and turned toward him. At this point Shrum started to notice that it wasn't making the sorts of sounds a helicopter should. With the flare still in his hand, he slowly backed away toward the tree, attempting to discern the details of the shadows moving toward him. Recognizing that something was wrong, Shrum turned and dropped the flare, moving quickly up the tree to safety. When the creatures below entered the flare light he saw that there were two of them - and a third that appeared to be metallic. ...

The Donald Shrum Alien Attack Incident

Alien Encounter in Cisco County, 1964