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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 22: The Dade City Flower Alien Encounter


The Dade City Flowers? Sounds like a flora shop…

Wait, what? They’re aliens? That’s ridiculous! Complete and total tomfoolery, I refuse to cover this story.

Oh, wait, Dade City is in Florida. Never mind, it makes perfect sense. Alright, let’s see if we can get to the bottom of this.

The Story

First things first, I want to give a massive bit of praise to Monster-Man-08 over on DeviantArt for doing a drawing of this creature. He also did the drawing of the Ririe Carjackers that I used as the header for that write-up. This dude is incredibly talented and you should all check out his other drawings. He’s wickedly talented.

Also, what the hell. Robotic flower aliens? Lordy, Florida is weird.

Anyways, this story takes us back to 1924—96 years ago! At the time, there was a girl named Evelyn Wendt whose age I could not find, but a Mysterious Universe article referred to as “elderly” back in March of this year. As such, I’m inclined to believe that she was a child or at least pre-teen at the time this event happened.

You see, Evelyn was playing in St. Joseph’s schoolyard (no word on if it was recess or she was there on her own volition) when out of nowhere, she saw an “egg-shaped” UFO descend and land in the grass. Now, to quote the aforementioned Mysterious Universe article, this is what happened in Evelyn’s own words:

Little people emerged. I think they were robots. I tried to count them, but they changed about so. They were smaller than I was and resembled animated flowers with faces where the bud would be.

Yes, robotic alien flowers emerged. The drawing above from Monster-Man-08 showcases how I honestly imagined they looked, so it’s possible they looked like Hydrangeas or Roses. Whatever their appearance may have been, these flowers weren’t here to check out the White House, see what was up with the Roaring 20s, or warn us of a pandemic that would hit in a little under a century. No, they were here to try and intimidate a little girl with something even more bizarre.

You see, Evelyn stated that the aliens were carrying an object—a weapon or device that I can only imagine would launch Sunflower seeds. Given that Evelyn was a young lass, she went over to try and help the aliens carry their weapon, but it proved to be way too heavy. This attempt presumably alerted the aliens that they’d landed near some humans and they decided to converse with Evelyn telepathically. Their message? Well, they wanted her to stop working in the school’s science building. Why? I don’t know, but the Mysterious Universe article states that there were “dangerous experiments” going on behind the doors there.

Topping this request off, they also asked Evelyn to destroy the building.

Yes, the robo-flower-aliens wanted the little girl to somehow destroy the building. I never thought I’d say this, but that meme of the little girl looking away from the house fire suddenly feels a bit too real for me.

Evelyn you dastardly lass. You destroyed the science building!

Oh wait, no she didn’t. She said she wouldn’t destroy it—most likely because she was either too young or knew that it was illegal. This naturally upset the aliens who had stated they would return in 35 years. Oddly specific, but I’ll let the Mysterious Universe article’s quote (I guess) from Evelyn do the talking.

They promised to come back for me in 35 years, but that was a long time ago and nothing happened that I know of. All I can remember now is that the saucer was leaden-looking and very pockmarked. Then, when it started up, its molecules expanded and it turned silvery bright. The UFO then went straight up, hovered a minute, and disappeared from sight.

Yeah, all I could think of when I read that quote was District 9. Good movie by the way. If you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth checking out.

After this, the story more or less ends. However, apparently, the building was eventually “left in shambles”. I don’t know how exactly; whether it was simply abandoned, condemned, or if there was some sort of mysterious fire/explosion. As far as I can tell though, Evelyn opened up about this incident 50 years after it happened, meaning she talked about it in 1974. So, more than likely, the quotes from above were in a book prior to her death (though if she’s alive, she would be very old and in serious danger if she got the Coronavirus).

So where does that leave us? Well, when I tried to look up Evelyn’s name, I found nothing. It was only after I added “aliens” that I could find anything. So that was a bit odd, though I guess this isn’t exactly going to be on the scale of Roswell, Aurora, Kecksburg, or Rendlesham Forest. Though it’s certainly a unique story and I guess that makes it more than worth visiting. However, one must ask: is it real? Well, given that’s where the story ends, let’s take a gander at the theories.


1. They were aliens

The first theory is that the creatures were aliens.

Oh man, this is a weird theory to remain neutral on. I’ve heard of a great many different kinds of aliens. There are the standards like Greys, Reptilians, Draconians, and Venusian/Nordic Aliens (which are essentially Scandanavian females, but their beauty is amped up for 50; it’s really strange and we’ll cover it next year, I swear). However, never have I heard of any that look like robotic flowers.

Of course, there are plenty of people who will argue that these aliens are endangered/hunted by the nefarious Reptilians. It’s very hard to take the idea seriously though because, well, this is the only time I’ve ever heard anyone talk about these kinds of aliens. At least with other types, there are numerous accounts of them and as such, you can at least plausibly say, “well, there are plenty of people who have seen these creatures.”

In this case? I can only find this one story and quite honestly, the story seems really, really flimsy. Though I guess some people can make up explanations for that. I’ll let you, dear reader, decide on what that explanation is because I don’t want to be here forever.

2. It’s all made up

The second and final theory is that this is a load of garbage; a complete and total fraud of a story.

Given that I can’t find anything worthwhile in the way of a source—and most skeptics would no doubt laugh themselves to the Moon and back with the idea of robotic flowers coming down to Earth on an egg-shaped UFO, I’m inclined to believe that most people likely subscribe to this theory. Of course, that’s just a hunch so big, it could pass for a Saints Row game.

Make no sense? Neither does the story to most folks.

My Take

Based on my high intellect and high analytical skills (see: common sense), I’m inclined to believe that this story is complete and total nonsense. Nothing about it makes sense and based on what I can tell, I’m highly doubtful that any of it happened. Given it happened to a young lass though, I’m inclined to believe that it was a false memory.

I know, that’s anticlimactic and my tone during the theories section was rather harsh, but this story is very difficult to believe. I treat alien encounters with a lot of scrutiny since you’re asking me to believe that you had a direct encounter with an extraterrestrial. This isn’t something like, say, Sasquatch where it’s more than likely a primitive creature which would react by running away if it saw you (or it would try to pummel you into a bloody heap of muscle and tissue). No, we’re talking about a being—or beings—that can travel across the galaxy to visit us. That really makes me treat something like “robotic-flower-aliens” as nothing more than absurdly silly.

Now, at the same time, I will concede that I can’t exactly disprove this. Given I don’t know where this St. Joseph’s school is, All I can find is St. Joseph Elementary in Pasco County, which apparently closed in 1959—35 years after the incident. So, there is that. However, whether this is the same one, I don’t know. On a map, it’s to the west of Dade City. Take a look and compare it to the header image.

However, I’m hesitant to say that the correlation is accurate since, according to a website called “ufologie”, the building was still standing in 2006.

Whatever the case may be with this story, it’s a unique and fascinating one. Ridiculous as it may be, it was one of the most enjoyable stories to research and because of that, I must concede that I would happily cover it again and again and again. So, thanks Evelyn for having come forward with this crazy tale of robo-flower-aliens.


Ayy lmao. See you all tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. The school is an extension of the church and it all still functions as both to this day. Cool to see our small town on the mystery map. My mom and I had a spiritual experience that proved of something more than nothingness after death within 3 miles of the mentioned location where I resided off Darby rd. Ig:bboyett88