In Aliens in the Forest, Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte tell the stranger-than-fiction story of a night in 1964 when California hunter Donald Shrum faced his own personal “War of the Worlds.” In the Sierra Nevada mountain range, 26-year-old Shrum planned to spend the weekend hunting deer with his bow and arrows. Instead, armed only with these primitive weapons, Shrum found himself in a bizarre and terrifying struggle with what appeared to be alien forces. The beings’ bizarre and aggressive antics that night had convinced Shrum they were intent on carrying him away.
Aliens in the Forest is the first and only fully authorized account ever written about this astonishing alien encounter. Shrum’s case was called “the most spectacular report we have examined” by Coral Lorenzen of the Aerial Phenomenon Investigation Committee (APRO). Paul Cerny of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) said, “There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this incident is factual and authentic. I have spent considerable time plus many visits with the main witness, and along with the testimony of the other witnesses, I can rule out any possibility of a hoax.”
The beings’ behavior was certainly inexplicable and perplexing, as well as threatening. Uriarte recounts, “I wondered what the visitors’ agenda had been. Had they specifically targeted Mr. Shrum for abduction or was he just a chance specimen that wandered across their path? Had they previously abducted other humans?”
The authors are now prepared to discuss with the CERO audience what happened after this strange encounter. Was there only one incident? Or is there more to the story?