•About this Alien: a space penguin!! need i say more?
• Encounter: One cold Valentines morning, Claude Edwards, a hardworking farmer from Tsucumbia Missouri, noticed that his cattle were acting strangely, all staring off to the east. ...at what appeared to be a gigantic metallic blue mushroom. – Dutifully he went about his routine feeding his cattle before going to investigate the next field over. Underneath the “Shroom” he saw a swarm of short green creatures who seemed to be wearing goggles and “hazmat like” equipment, they had thin arms, but he couldn’t make out hands or feet! - awestruck: The man could only describe them as “green space penguins” flailing their thin arms rapidly at their sides, Edwards reacted like most farm hands would and threw a rock at them (get off my property!) but the rock bounced away as if there was a force field protecting the ship! – the second toss got their attention scaring them off, the UFO lunging forward twice and zipping off into the sky...
- [Edwards rough sketch of the 'penguins']-
Truth be told this one felt kinda 'sus' in that its very difficult to find any credible information or sources about the incident online (this is likely due to nobody citing their research!!) – after searching for a bit, The earliest record that I could find about the incident was the @cryptonautpod aka Rob Murphy's post from 2011: you can read the full story about the incident here: https://www.cryptopia.us/site/2011/10/space-penguins-of-tuscumbia-missouri-usa/#comments
The trail stopped cold for me there for a bit, to a point where i thought it might be just be a wholly fabricated story. – However.. after some some further sleuthing (creative google-fu really.) – I’m happy to say that it seems Claud S Edwards was indeed a real person who died March 26, 1990 at the age of 85 and the 1967 incident [at least according to a 2011 blog post on the Miller-county History Museums Website. (which was actually posted in response to the cryptonaut post!)] – was remembered by Edwards family & close cousins: http://www.millercountymuseum.org/archives/111212.html –
– A picture of Claud S Edwards from the Miller county Museums website. – Said post cites the cryptonaut post word for word but also gives a short look into Edwards family history, a rough location on where the farm is, as well as mentions that at one point local radios had interviews with Edwards about the incident. – Unfortunately, said interveiws may be lost to time. - (or are at least out of reach for an armchair Cryptid researcher (like myself hahah.) - I'm currently hoping that @cryptonautpod will share some of their sources about the space penguins!(hopefully my art catches their eye & when its up on twitter)
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