Eagle River Close Encounter (man given 'pancakes' by UFO occupants) Date: April 18, 1961 Location: Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
Mr. Paul Simonton, a chicken farmer in Eagle River, Wisconsin saw a disc-shaped craft land vertically on his farm. A hatch opened, and when he approached he saw three human-looking men inside. They asked him for some water. They appeared to be cooking pancakes on a griddle, and in exchange for the water they gave him four of the pancakes from griddle. The episode survived a rigorous assessment by the U.S. Air Force and is carried in their files as "unexplained."
Sketch of the UFO, based on a drawing supplied by Joe Simonton.
Two photographs of Joe Simonton with one of the "alien pancakes". (source of first photo: Vilas County News-Review, April 27, 1961)
This was a very strange case wes. More Articles on this Case
Overview of the close encounter at Eagle River, in which Joe Simonton was given "pancakes" by the occupants of a UFO which landed outside his home. R
Joe Simonton / Eagle River Case - from Coral Lorenzen, APRO
Coral and Jim Lorenzen, 'Encounters with UFO Occupants', APRO (Aerial Phenomenon Research Organization), 1976, (pp. 181-182) ((Credit: WaterUFO.net)
Case report from Coral and Jim Lorenzen of APRO, one of the leading UFO organizations in the USA at the time. R
Listing of other references for the Eagle River Case
Waterufo.net (and UFOCAT database)
Flapjacks from Outer Space, the strange case of Joe Simonton and the Cosmic Pancakes...
Overview of the Joe Simonton / Eagle River Case. R
Pancakes in Magonia
Jacques Vallee, 1969
"It was an unusual day for the Food and Drug Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, when the Air Force requested analysis of a piece of wheat cake that had been cooked ... aboard a flying saucer!" R
Pancakes From an Ultraterrestrial
John A. Keel, 1970
Much of the same material found in Vallee's account is recycled through John A. Keel's Operation Trojan Horse. This book, and his The Mothman Prophecies, are two classics in Ufology, and are highly recommended. No wide-eyed optimist is Keel ... R
Space Pancakes: A Fortean Breakfast Story
On April 18 1961, three humanoids in a silver craft landed in Eagle River, Wisconsin and gave Joe Simonton some pancakes. They didn't speak English, and all communication was in the form of gestures. R Print / Other References
The problem we have with this case is the pancake? according to Jacques Vallee, 1969 Pancakes in Magonia
The cake was composed of hydrogenated fat, starch, buckwheat hulls, soya bean hulls, wheat bran. Bacteria and radiation readings were normal for this material. Chemical, infra-red and other destructive type tests were run on the material. The Food and Drug Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare concluded that the material was an ordinary pancake of terrestrial origin.
so do i believe the U.S.department of health,educating and welfare could be lieing....! possibly but they could just as well be telling the truth........The case was never solved even if rumours state different.
The cake was composed of hydrogenated fat, starch, buckwheat hulls, soya bean hulls, wheat bran. Bacteria and radiation readings were normal for this material.
Thanks Brill, I remember now that there was doubt that there was anything special about the pancakes.
Thanks wes,its a shame but Its the nature of the beast! Ufos can be a fascinating subject,but caution must be paramount! The further up the road we go, the harder it is to nail past UFO cases as fact or fiction! we can only speculate and wait for the next bite,lol