Piotr Cielebiaś is a Polish writer, publisher and journalist dealing with fringe science and paranormal phenomena.
His new book has been translated by UFO expert Philip Mantle who publishes books on strange unexplained sightings.
Here he extracts some of the stories he has translated from the book.
Polish policemen rarely report their UFO encounters but when they do, their reports are astonishing ones.
On January 8th a pair of police officers from in southwestern Poland were returning from a night intervention.
Their task had been to calm down an aggressive drunkard in one of the villages lost amongst forested farmlands.
When the job was done, they began to head back to their station located dozen kilometers away.
It was about 4am when their Kia Ceed was calmly running lone road.
All of a sudden they noticed some bright lights in the distance that hovered over nearby forest. This prologue may sound prosaic but the rest of the story is much more extraordinary… and complicated.
At first they took it for mobile tower but the luminous object was apparently approaching their car.
Soon it stationed over a groove of trees located about a kilometer from the road.
Orange-yellow in colour the object began morphing and changing colors.
One officer recalled that several minutes before seeing the light his partner had told him ‘Something is in the air’.
He said: “She had repeated this sentence several times before the light appeared.
“When the object appeared in the horizon, we decided to stop and go out of the car to examine it.
“From the distance it looked like a ball and then changed shape into crescent-like.”
He added that just a while before he could feel as if time slowed for a moment. But it was a matter of seconds.
During the next stage of the encounter Mrs. M. and his partner were totally conscious.
The officers stopped and watched the light maneuvering over a nearby field.
The officer recalled: “It was moving soundlessly, with no noise that should be generated by engine or rotor of the flying machine.
“At some point the object began ejecting something resembling ‘balls of light’.
“Some were disappearing in their way down to the ground, other were returning to the UFO.
“Suddenly from the below of the craft there emanated a ‘flash’ resembling that of a stroboscope.”
According to the officer it was possible to distinguish the shape of the craft hull.
But darkness, strange feelings and appearance of exotic object forced the witnesses to drove off the scene.
To their amazement, after a while UFO began to move in parallel with their car, staying in the constant distance of about a kilometer.
Despite strong concerns and unnatural fear the officer stopped the car in the next village trying to record the object with his mobile phone camera.
He said: “The UFO was in shape of a disc, with a kind of small ‘dome’ on the top.
“It was emitting blinding, yellow light (occasionally turning orange). At the bottom, three smaller white-bluish ‘balls’ could be seen.
“In my opinion they were ‘engines’ but there were no sounds at all.”
It was 4.32 am when the officer took a short video showing a dim light in the distance.
It’s the only one visual documentation of the incident.
The officer said: “The situation was totally unexpected and we weren’t prepared for UFO encounter. I wish I could go closer to that object. It is clear to me now, when all the emotions ceased.”
The UFO recording of was made public but in muted version due to witnesses’ request.
In the original material it is possible to hear excited voiced of both officers commenting the “UFO” appearance.
They also tried to open the car window to check whether the object emits any noticeable sounds but only dog barking could be hear in the distance.
The officers said that during the incident they considered notifying colleagues or other patrol cars about the strange object.
He said: “After short discussion with my partner we decided to stay calm.
“Too many units could hear our report so everyone can imagine the consequences.
“People are rather skeptical and we don’t want more problems”
It was another instance of the taboo UFO encounters made by staff of emergency services is.
The Polish sighting is a very rare case of public servant who decided to reveal his experiences, despite his concern about the consequences.
It’s also interesting that during three stops when the witnesses decided to inspect the object closer, the UFO seemed to withdraw deeper over the fields.
In his opinion the object hovered about 60 meters over the ground but exact size of the craft was hard to estimate.
It was said to be at least dozen of meters in length but it was hard to find any reference points.
In the whole affair there is another one mystery. The witness stated that they observed the craft for about 90 minutes but it seemed too long comparing with the time necessary for them to pass the distance to their home station.
The patrol lost UFO from view when the disc withdrew over nearby fields and then disappeared over the horizon.
About 6 am, when both policemen returned to their station, they decided to report their experience to principals but as Mr. M. said, the duty officer at first burst with laugh and then neglected their story:
The officer said: “He said that I’m dog-tired and hallucinating. The same was with other high officers. They tried to persuade us that we saw balloons or birds.”
Nevertheless, the strange report about exotic “thing” probably induced some concern amongst senior officials but after some time the case was hushed up as if nothing had happened.
Polish national media and web portals usually don’t report UFO incidents although it is a very popular topic.
UFO reports from Polish police officers are also rarity but the case from Opole region showed that many other encounters may be not disclosed due to witnesses’ fear of ridicule.
But the real cause of tabooing UFO reports amongst policemen is that there is no official procedure concerning unidentified objects and phenomena.
In other words, an ordinary officer who sees UFO doesn’t know how to react.
However following publicity around the close encounter other officers came forward with stories.
One of them wrote us a report concerning his UFO sighting in vicinity of Otmuchowskie Lake in 2008.
He recalled: “At about 2 am, over Sarnowice, I saw a row of about 15 red lights.
“Along with my partner I decided to hide our car in darker spot so the object could not to see us.
“But then some of the lights went off and other ones change their positions and began to move away in various directions.”
Another story from police officer recalled an event which took place in Opole region, precisely in Daniec area.
The witness said: “It was June or July 1997. From the duty officer we got a call that some drunken man was sticking people with an axe in a village in Opole area.
“It was an emergency, so we rushed with the siren going.
“Just before we arrived my partner had to answer a call of nature so I stopped the car on the side of the road.
“I also got out to straighten my neck.
“Suddenly I saw those objects and in the same moment my colleague screamed: ‘UFO!” I saw two bright orbs flying in the air 300 meters away from the car.
“They weren’t discotheque lights or lanterns. They were flying with high speed, stopping, accelerating and making sharp turns.
“We stood there in awe. I was glad I wasn’t there alone. During the sighting one of the orbs neared us and stayed dozen of meters away.
“The other one remained over the field and then – as if answering a command – both of them departed in just a second. I know that they were intelligent.”
Another report from former officer of Polish state police said: “It was winter 1978 but the exact date got lost in my mind.
“It was about 2am and I was patrolling area between Ornontowice and Chudów checking if the stores were properly shut down.
“I was on my way from Ornontowice to Chudów.
“The night was beautiful, with no clouds in the sky. Temperature was below freezing and I was standing on the roadside when my attention was drawn to my dog’s strange behavior. Automatically I looked up hearing also some unfamiliar sound.”
The officer reported that he saw a black, oblong object with some “windows”. He also got feeling that someone is staring at him.
He added: “It wasn’t a plane. It looked like a hull of Antonov An-22 but without wings.
“There were no sounds at all, despite slight ‘whirring’. Then I saw it against the sky background, from different perspective.
“Afraid that it could be a damaged plane that is going to crash, I rushed to local bakery to phone to the duty officer from Gierałtowice.
“But he also scoffed me saying that I must be drunk.”
Piotr Cielebiaś new book, and his first in English, and published by Flying Disk Press, UFOS OVER POLAND – The Land of High Strangeness , is out now on Amazon.