Padrick, Sid (fl. 1965)
UFO contactee Sid Padrick rose out of obscurity in 1965
when he claimed that on January 30 a spacecraft landed near
his home in Watsonville, California. A high school graduate,
Padrick worked as a radiotelevision repairman. He was married
and the father of three sons. Frightened at the sight of the
ship, he dropped his guard after the being from the ship assured
him that they were not hostile. He invited Padrick aboard
their ship. Walking into the saucer-shaped ship, he met a humanoid
being who spoke English and indicated his name was
Xeno. All the entities on the craft were young. The single female
among the crew was attractive. The other crew members
did not speak, and Padrick concluded that they communicated
by telepathy. This observation appeared to be confirmed by
Xenos slowness in answering Padricks questions. He seemed
to be receiving his answers through telepathic contact with another
Xeno indicated that he came from a planet hidden by another
planet that could be seen from Earth. He told Padrick of
his hometown on that planet. There was no crime or sickness.
People lived long lives and the society practiced strict birth control.
Children were trained for the single task they would work
at later in life.
Unusual in contact claims, Padrick said he was led into a
room on the spaceship that functioned as a chapel and was invited
to pay his respects to the Supreme Deity. He offered
prayer in the manner he had been accustomed to do through
his life, but for the first time actually felt the presence of God.
He concluded that these advanced beings had found the means
to unite science and religion.
The contact had been made in the early morning hours
while Padricks family was asleep and he was walking outside.
He was returned to his home around 4 a.m. Several days later
he reported the incident to nearby Hamilton Air Force Base
and announced plans to write a book, though it was never published.
He lectured for several years to contactee audiences and
claimed further contacts, though he did not elaborate on them.
Eventually he moved back into the obscurity from which he had
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Lorenzen, Coral, and Jon Lorenzen. Encounters with UFO
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Padrick, Sid (fl. 1965)