Aliens might not be as immune to humans as we might think they are. This is, anyway, according to Air Force Major George Filer III, an 84-year-old and retiree, in a new book titled “Strange Craft: The True Story of an Air Force Intelligence Officer’s Life with UFOs,” written by John L. Guerra.
In the book, Filer, a former intelligence officer for the 21st Air Force, recounts a night in January 1978 when he shot an alien to death using a .45-caliber handgun after it nearly got the drop on him. That evening, outside of Fort Dix in New Jersey, Filer said he was following “a strange, low-flying aircraft that had been observed passing through the military installation’s airspace about 2 a.m. that morning,” according to the Asbury Park Press.
At some point during the drive, Filer realized that predator had turned prey. No longer was the aircraft ahead of him – it was now hovering over his police pickup. According to the story, the creature de-boarded its craft and freaked Filer out so badly he shot it.
After the alleged encounter, Filer filed a report and the alien corpse was collected by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. In classic fashion, the Air Force classified the incident as top secret, and, well, who knows what became of the alien after that.