Charles L. Moody was in the desert observing a meteor shower at about 1:15 a.m. when he saw a glowing, metallic, disk shaped object falling toward the ground about 300' away. The object was about 50' long and about 20' wide. As it descended to an altitude of 15' to 20', it wobbled on its own axis. Then it began moving slowly and steadily toward Moody. He jumped into his car but it didn't start. The object came to a stop about 70' away. Moody could hear a high pitched humming sound. He noticed a rectangular window in the craft through which he could see shadows resembling human forms. The noise stopped and he felt a numbness crawling over his body. The next thing he would remember was seeing the object rising up into the sky and disappearing into the distance.
Moody turned the ignition key and his car started immediately. Terrified, he drove off quickly. When he arrived home, he noticed, to his surprise, that the time was 3:00 a.m. He felt that he had somehow lost about 1½ hours. The following day Moody experienced a pain in his lower back. Within a few days, a rash broke out over his lower body. Upon the recommendation of a physician, he began to practice self hypnosis in an effort to recall what had occurred during the lost time period.
Over the next few weeks, he was able to piece together an almost complete picture of the events. According to Moodys subsequent recollection, after being overcome by numbness on August 13, 1975, he had observed 2 beings approaching his car. About 6' tall, the creatures wore skin tight black clothing. After a brief scuffle with them, he was rendered unconscious. He awoke on a slab inside the craft. His limbs felt leaden and immovable. Next to him stood the alien leader.
The latter was distinguishable from Moodys captors by his short stature of about 5', and the silvery white color of his suit. However, like the others he had a large hairless head, a protruding brow, roundish eyes, small ears and nose, and very thin lips. His skin was whitish gray. The leader asked Moody telepathically if he was prepared to behave peacefully. When Moody agreed to do so, the leader applied a rodlike device to his back which relieved the paralysis.
Moody was taken to another part of the ship where he was shown the drive unit, a device consisting of a large rod surrounded by 3 glass canopied holes. Each hole contained a central crystalline object with one rod on each side of it. One rod had a spherical head, while the other was topped by a T-bar.
As he moved about the craft, Moody noticed a sweet, stifling odor. He was told that the alien mother ship was situated miles away above Earth. He was promised a future meeting with the occupants but warned that closer contact with Earth men would not be attempted for another 20 years. The aliens told Moody that he would have no recollection of the incident until about 2 weeks later. The leader placed his hands on the sides of Moodys head, rendering him unconscious once more.