Around 2:30 a.m., in the vicinity of Ashland, Nebraska, police sergeant Schirmer, 22, noticed some red lights along Highway 63. Thinking that it was a stopped truck he approached and shown his high beams on it. Soon he realized it was no truck. Instead it was a disk shaped object with a shiny, polished aluminum looking surface, and a catwalk that went around it. The red lights, which were blinking, were shining out from windows in the object. The UFO appeared to be a mere 6' to 8' above the road, and was hovering in the air with a slight tilt. Then the object began to slowly ascend, making a siren kind of noise, and issuing a flame like display from the underside. Sticking his head out the window, Sgt. Schirmer watched the UFO pass nearly overhead. Then suddenly it shot up and out of sight.
He then got out of the police car and, with a flashlight in hand, inspected the surface of the road where the object had hovered so low to the ground. After this he drove to the police station and wrote in the log book, Saw a flying saucer at the junction of highways 6 & 63. Believe it or not! He was puzzled to notice that it was now 3:00 a.m., as the sighting seemingly lasted no more than 10 minutes. As the morning wore on, Schirmer was to suffer a headache, a weird buzzing in his head, and would discover that he had a red welt on his neck. It was about 2" long and Ĺ" wide, and was located on the nerve cord, below one of his ears.
A few hours later, Chief Bill Wlaskin would visit the alleged encounter site and find a small metallic artifact. Chemical analysis revealed it was composed of iron and silicon. Investigators from the Condon project out of the University of Colorado, speculated that it was probably ordinary corroded earthly waste.
He suffered from headaches, felt ill, and had a red welt on his neck. The Condon Commission, located at the University of Colorado, and at the time, investigating UFO sightings, heard of Schirmerís sighting, and requested that he come to Boulder, Colorado. On February 13, 1968, Schirmer would undergo regressive hypnosis, administered by psychologist Dr. Leo Sprinkle of the University of Wyoming.
The regression sessions would bring out many new details that Schirmer had suppressed. As he neared the UFO, the engine in his police patroller failed, and his radio went dead. Some type of white object emerged from the UFO, and communicated with him telepathically. This object kept Schirmer from drawing his firearm. Other facts recalled by the patrolman were that the beings from the ship were friendly, they powered their UFO through the electric lines, and had a base of operation on the planet Venus. They were humanoid beings, between 4Ĺ' to 5' tall, escorted him from his car and into the ship, where the leader gave him a tour and explained various things about themselves and their mission on earth.
The entities had slightly slanted catlike eyes that didnít blink, gray white skin, long and thin heads, with flat noses and slit like mouths. They wore silver gray uniforms, gloves, and helmets which had a small antenna on the left side around their ear, and at the left breast of each suit they had the emblem of a winged serpent. Schirmer had the impression that the small antennas were somehow a part of their communication process with him, that part of their contact with him was mental and part of it was physical.
The Condon Committee concluded that: Evaluation of psychological assessment tests, the lack of any evidence, and interviews with the patrolman, left project staff with no confidence that the trooperís reported UFO experience was physically real. Psychologist Dr. Sprinkle, however, felt that Schirmer believed in the reality of the events he described.