A monstrous disc of burnished steel, the saucer measured 300 feet across and six yards deep at its center. Wingless and free of any visible means of support, the disc floated as if weightless several feet above the scrubby desert brush. The little men crowded around him. One fellow identified himself as the groups leader and, grasping Bethurums arm firmly, agreed to introduce the Earthling to their ships captain. As they moved together toward the waiting craft, Bethurum asked his guide what country they called home. Like a character from a Brothers Grimm fairytale, the little man answered cryptically, "Our homes are our castles in a far away land." As they neared the saucer, the whole disc tilted toward them, revealing a landing step with a single hand rail. They ascended and entered the vehicle through a topside doorway... Discover 1950s contacteeTruman Bethurums true story of extraterrestrial contact with this free full chapter excerpt from "The Golden Age of Flying Saucers!"