Here's an interesting, vintage case from the Imjarvi area. Imjarvi is in the south-central part of the country, well north of Finland's capital Helsinki.
This strange humanoid encounter purportedly led to additional experiences with a "spacewoman" as well as the appearance of psychic and healing abilities for one of the witnesses:
Date: January 7, 1970. Time: 4:45pm.
Aarno Heinonen and Esko Viljo saw a bright light in the sky approaching them with a buzzing sound. A round, 10-foot wide, metallic object with a flat bottom, wrapped at first in a reddish gray mist, descended to within 10-12 feet off the ground and the buzzing ceased.
It was so close to Heinonen that he could have touched it with his ski pole. From an opening in the center of the object's bottom, a bright light beam was emitted, creating an illuminated area of 3 feet in diameter and edged in black on the snow beneath it.
A red-gray mist descended again; when it cleared, both men could see, only 10 feet away, a 3-foot tall humanoid creature standing in the illuminated area carrying in its hands a black box with a pulsating yellow light.
The arms and legs were very thin. The face pale like wax, and the nose hooked. It wore a light green coverall with darker green knee boots, white gauntlets, and a conical, metallic helmet.
Then the mist again descended and long, red, green and purple "sparks" floated out from the lighted area. A sort of flame rose from this spot and entered the UFO; then, the mist vanished, as did the UFO.
After this experience, Heinonen found his right leg numb. He vomited and passed black urine. Viljo also suffered severe physiological effects. The former would claim, two years later, a series of contacts with a female "spacewoman."
According to Finnish researcher Tapani Koivula, Heinonen obtained psychic talents after the encounter and became a clairvoyant and healer. He died in the 1990's.
Viljo is still living in the Imjarvi area, but has remained very quiet about his experience.
Original source: Sven Olof Fredrickson et al & K Gosta Rehn for APRO. Re-posted by Albert Rosales.