On October 17, 1973, Falkville, Alabama. Police chief Jeff Greenhaw received a call around 10:00pm that would change his life forever. It was a woman who seemed to be hysterical, she reported that she had seen a UFO land just outside of town.
Chief Greenhaw was off duty at the time but still respond to the call. When Greenhaw arrived at the location everything was quiet, no sign of anything unusual. He turned on to a narrow gravel road and drove about a hundred yards before he saw something, something he assumed was a person, but the figure seemed to move in a very odd way. Greenhaw slowly approached the creature in his vehicle, thinking that this could be someone in need of help.
The night was dark with bad visibility, but as the Chief came within approximately 5 yards of the strange being he realized he was dealing with something that was unlike anything he had ever seen. Standing in front of him was a small being in a full body silver suit. Greenhaw stated:
“It looked like his head and neck were kind of made together… he was real bright, something like rubbing mercury on nickel, but just as smooth as glass-different angles give different lighting… when I saw him standing in the middle of the road I immediately stopped the car and asked if he was a foreigner, but no sound came out of his mouth.”
Greenhaw grabbed his camera and started taking pictures. The being fled at an incredible speed, far faster that any human could run. MUFON would later examine the negatives of the photos with very interesting results. Not only did thy find no sign of tampering, they found what appeared to be UFO like objects on the negatives which did not show up on the photos.
Some say it was a hoax, perpetrated by Chief Greenhaw himself. Although that is unlikely since there was no reason to do it. If Greenhaw did hoax the whole story it would have been a very bad mistake. As the story spread, Greenhaw faced serious ridicule and was fired from his job as police chief, his wife divorced him, and his house burned down. Jeff Greenhaw has never recanted his story and maintains to this day that it all happened exactly as he reported it.