I only wonder if Creedence knew about the attempted UFO abduction in Lodi that took place on November 25, 1896 as was reported by Jenny Randles in ‘Alien Contacts and Abductions’?
Colonel H.G. Shaw, with his friend Camille Spooner had a chance to get out of Lodi and go on a space adventure with three tall aliens!
The Colonel and Camille had a close encounter of the third kind, in which they actually encountered the occupants of the UFO. Shaw was in charge of putting together an exhibition that was supposed to be displayed at a fair in Fresno. Shaw and Camille were traveling by horse and carriage enroute to Stockton. Then all of a sudden, their horse froze in terror. The Colonel and Camille were horrified when they saw what caused their horse to freeze in fright. The Colonel and Camille saw three tall space aliens. They had small delicate hands at the end of their spindly arms. They had no hair on their heads, yet a soft, light fuzz over their bodies. Large eyes made their small mouths and ears appear even smaller. The Colonel and Camille at a later time told authorities that these aliens had a strange type of beauty. The three tall beings also carried a bag with a hose attached. The three tall alien beings would at times place the hose in their mouths. It was obvious that this was some sort of breathing device. There was still some daylight left, but for some reason the beings carried with them some kind of oval or egg shaped lamps that glowed or had some kind of energy surrounding the egg shaped device. This glow would later illuminate a waiting spaceship. As the men watched the aliens, the beings were communicating with each other by a type of a chant, and no English words were heard by Shaw and Spooner. The men would tell authorities that the aliens made an attempt to abduct them, but that they were too large of men for the aliens to handle. Soon, the three alien beings made a move toward Peltier Bridge. Using their strangely lit oval lamps, the aliens projected light on the bridge, the light allowed the Colonel and Camille to see a hovering cigar shaped spacecraft over the water. The beings seemed to be almost lighter than air, as they moved toward their craft. It seemed that the aliens were slightly hovering above the ground as they walked or glided. The beings entered the hovering cigar UFO in a most unconventional way, they sprung up from the ground and went above their space craft and then floated down into the craft through an unseen entry. After the aliens were inside, the space craft flew away at incredible speed. The Colonel told investigators that he thought the craft came from Mars.
LADY IN GREEN
Besides the fact that Peltier Bridge was the scene of a famous UFO incident, it’s also known to be haunted. Haunted Peltier Bridge is an urban legend for the town of Lodi. The Lady in Green used to be seen on Peltier Road. Witnesses to the Lady in Green say that she looks distraught and her face is pointing to the ground as she walks alongside this road. Legend has it that a woman with a green dress hung herself on Peltier Bridge and that when you see the Lady in Green, you are seeing the deceased suicide victim of this bridge. The suicide happened in the 1940s and the reason for the suicide is because the Lady in Green found her fiancée in bed of her best girlfriend.
MORALES MURDER VICTIM GHOST
There was also a horrific murder by Peltier Bridge. The date was January 1981. The Central Valley tule fog formed that evening casting an eerily quiet feeling over the valley. A car with three people is driving down Peltier Road near Lodi, California. One of them is being strangled with a belt by the person sitting behind them. The person sitting in the back is Michael Morales. Morales was armed not only with a belt, but a claw hammer and a 7 inch kitchen knife. The driver, Ricky Ortega, is the jealous lover of the victim’s boyfriend and cousin to Morales. Ortega, in his rage and jealousy against the victim, asked his cousin Morales to get rid of the victim. Morales was eager to comply. Morales thought of ways to kill the victim and practiced cinching a belt around a female roommate’s neck, waiting for Ortega to inform him when the hit would take place. The call finally came. Ortega called the victim for help and said he would pick them up later that evening. Once the victim was in the car, Morales was in the back seat armed with his weapons and ready. He was also stoned and agitated from finishing off some cheap liquor and smoking a cigarette laced with PCP.
Ortega drove the car down Peltier Road and when they were a few miles out of town, Morales suddenly wrapped the belt around the victim’s neck, cinching it tight. The victim fought back with such force, the belt broke. This only further agitated Morales, causing him to grab the claw hammer and began bashing the victim’s head.
The victim pleaded with Ortega to help but he did nothing but drive. The victim attempted to fight off the attack as Morales instructed Ortega to keep driving while he continued to bash in the victim’s head. Morales bashed the victim’s head 23 times, crushing the base of her neck. The victim’s arms and hands were bloodied as she tried to defend herself.
Ortega pulled over at the intersection of Bender and Peltier Roads with an unconscious victim who was slumped against the passenger door. Morales hopped out of the car and stated it would be a waste of a “good piece of ass”. He dragged the unconscious victim out of the car and instructed Ortega to drive away and come back in 15 minutes. Morales dragged the victim face down across the road into a vineyard. There, with the Valley tule fog obstructing view, Morales stripped the victim’s body except for the bra and sweater. He flipped the victim over, pushed the bra and sweater up to her neck and raped her in the cold, damp dirt. When Morales was finished raping the unconscious victim, he took the 7 inch kitchen knife and plunged it 4 times in the victim’s chest, killing her.
In 1994, David Sanchez, along with Tony DeGrado were driving down Peltier Road and they came across a woman lying on the road with blood splattered all over her body. When they stopped their truck to investigate, the body was no longer there, it simply vanished. David told the story about the strange sighting to a friend that lives in Lodi and learned from this friend about the Morales murder. David believes that he saw the ghost of the female victim on the road. This experience shook him to the core and his friend Tony doesn’t like talking about this sighting incident.
An unknown source claims that the Lady in Green was once seen walking with the Morales murder victim alongside Peltier Road. This report cannot be confirmed, but it’s very interesting due to the fact that a ghost from the 1940s may have possibly made a friend that died in 1981.
If you ever travel down Highway 99 going towards Stockton, make sure to veer off Peltier Road and visit the bridge. You may see something that will change your life forever.