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Eyewitness sketches from the Flying Saucer Review - Vol. 23, N. 1: June 1977

(see also Giant Space Brains of Palos Verdes note to mods: combine these pages they're the same being. Move the photos & further reading to that page, its more detailed and has more comments.)

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The Space Brains of Palos Verdes also known as The 'Encounter on Dapple Gray Lane' sighting was a bizarre extraterrestrial sighting that took place on the night of August 17, 1971 in Palos Verdes, California. The two reported witnesses were Peter Rodriguez and John Hodges, two residents of Palos Verdes.


The two witnesses described the creatures as simply being brain-like in appearance. Rodriguez and Hodges asserted that the “brains” were bluish in color and were shrouded by a strange, localized vapor.

They described one of the creatures as being approximately “the size of an overgrown softball,” while the second one had the dimensions of a human torso and — most startlingly — seemed to have a red, eye-like organ wedged into the center of its frontal lobe.

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Artwork by Eric Kowalick

Post Encounter:[]

  • Five years after the original sighting, Rodriguez decided to undergo hypnotherapy to recover more of his memories. Under hypnosis, he "recalled" that one of the brains had said to him:
    Space Brains of Palos Verdes

    Artists interpretation.

    • "Take the time to understand yourselves. The time draws near when you shall need to. You shall not remember this incident until we meet again." (
  • Crewmate

    picture of the gray "crewmate" that Hodges met on the ship. – Flying Saucer Review - Vol. 23, N. 1: June 1977

    Regressing further into his lost memories, Hodges discovered that the brains had been waiting for him at his home after he dropped Rodriguez off. Somehow they transported him to a metal room full of computers where he encountered several seven foot-tall web-fingered gray-skinned beings. These creatures explained that the brains were actually just organic translators to allow them to communicate with Earthly life. The gray beings warned that humanity must learn to control its dangerous power or face obliteration.

Further reading:[]

• 1977 Article Part 1:,Humanoids%201971,California-1,FSR77V23N1.pdf

•1977 article Part 2:,Humanoids%201971,California-2,FSR77V23N2.pdf

• Flying saucer review:

• Cryptonaut Podcast: