Star Tribune from Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 21, 1961 · Page 181
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Star Tribune from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 181

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Sunday, May 21, 1961
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i The party was led through a series of buildings, he said, and emerged on the airfield where, parked some distance away, was a huge flying saucer. It was shaped like a bell, about 100 feet in diameter and 30 to 40 feet high. In silent awe, they walked out to the space ship where, Berney boasted, "be cause of the high regard which officials of the ' Federal Government have for me, Was asked to be., the first to enter." 1 - The voice became visible "Inside the saucer," he 'continued, "I heard a ' voice. The voice said I had been chosen as the -representative on Earth for the planet Venus. After ; a brief conversation, the voice became a visible blue glow and the blue glow suddenly changed into the form of a human being. "He identified himself as Prince Uccelles. The prince said that his planet wished to create a bond of friendship with the United States, and Venus had chosen me as go-between. Uccelles promised to give his planet's technological formulas to the United States on condition they were kept secret. At this point, two very high officials of our Government I am not at liberty to tell you their names stepped forward and gave our country's word that Uccelles every wish would be respected." After this astonishing encounter, Berney told Miss Bock that he flew back to Pittsburgh with the Westinghouse officials. That evening, Prince Uccelles revealed himself to Berney in his hotel room and disclosed the secrets of the Venutian Modulator which Westinghouse was to manufacture as the first of a series of marvels from outer space. "This valuable machine functions by extracting energy from the atmosphere," Uccelles explained, and in his words was an overtone of the magic box which Berney had described to the Rehoboth Beach couple in 1953. "It not only generates power for light and manufacturing but manufactures of itself the product we call 'magnetic flux,' a source of unlimited power. The Modulator can softly lift and lower millions of tons in a fraction of a second. It can propel planes and space ships at the speed of light or hold them motionless in the sky. It produces a power potential far greater than anything your atomic energy can contrive." In a personal aside during this interesting conversation, Uccelles told Berney he was 600 years old! The flying saucer craze If it seems incredible that anyone should accept 6uch a fantastic tale without investigation, bear in mind that for years the press had carried stories about flying saucers. The Air Force has explained most of them as mistaken observations of quite natural phenomena. For a few, no easy explanation has been offered as yet. . Miss Bock was caught Continued on page 11 O hsrniy7r v Hint ; r . 1 ill I - l i ' il if SI tichord Ston Secret from outer space: .4s Berney told the story, he had met a fabulous stranger from Venus named "Prince UccelUs" who had given him a priceless invention. Miss Bock listened, believed and paid. .

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