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February 18, 2008

Ufo Po/Jo?

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Texas: UFO Sightings Were Military Jets
By ANGELA K. BROWN,AP
Posted: 2008-01-23 17:35:45
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – U.S. military officials said Wednesday that fighter jets were training in a rural area the night of Jan. 8 when dozens of people reported seeing a UFO.

Although officials at the Naval Air Station Reserve Base in Fort Worth initially said none of their planes were in the area of the UFO reports, they changed their story Wednesday, saying that 10 F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp. were training near Stephenville, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) southwest of Fort Worth, about the time of the sightings.

But, some residents say the military’s revelation actually bolsters their claims because several reported seeing at least two fighter jets chasing an object.

“This supports our story that there was UFO activity in that area,” said Kenneth Cherry, the Texas director of the Mutual UFO Network, which took more than 50 reports from locals at a meeting last weekend. “I find it curious that it took them two weeks to ‘fess up. I think they’re feeling the heat from the publicity.”

Several dozen people swear that what they saw was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object’s lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane.

“I guarantee that what we saw was not a civilian aircraft,” Steve Allen, a pilot and freight company owner, said Wednesday.

Allen said that the fighter jets’ training area in the Brownwood Military Operating Area, which includes Stephenville’s Erath County, is not in the airspace where he saw the object. Also, Jan. 8 was not the only day sightings were reported.

Anne Frazor, who owns a fabric store in Stephenville said many in town have seen military aircraft zoom overhead from time to time as part of training operations. But she said that is different than what she saw Jan. 8.

“I couldn’t begin to say what it was, but to me it wasn’t planes,” Frazor said.

Since the reported sightings two weeks ago, the 17,000-resident town has had some fun with the international publicity. Some high-schoolers made T-shirts that read “Stephenville: the new Roswell” on the front and “They’re here for the milk!” on the back. A picture features flying saucer beaming up a cow.

The U.S. Air Force says it has not investigated UFO sightings since 1969 when it ended Project Blue Book, which examined more than 12,600 reported UFO sightings – including 700 that were never explained. That program started a few months after a 1947 crash near Roswell, New Mexico, which the government said involved a top-secret weather balloon but others involved later said was an alien spacecraft.

“What we want is the government to admit there are UFOs and what they know about them,” Cherry said.

Military Blames UFO Reports on Jet Drills
By ANGELA K. BROWN,AP
Posted: 2008-01-24 07:00:32
Filed Under: Nation News
FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 23) – So much for aliens in Texas dairy country. At least that was the message Wednesday when the military said 10 F-16 fighter jets were training in the Stephenville area the night dozens of residents reported seeing a UFO.

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Or Just Swamp Gas?1 of 10     More than 50 residents of Stephenville, Texas, reported seeing a large, silent, fast-moving object hovering over their rural town in early January. Initially, the military said it didn’t have any planes in the area, but later officials claimed that F-16 fighters were training around that time.

Although Air Force Reserve officials in Fort Worth initially said they had no planes in the area Jan. 8, they said Wednesday that they were mistaken and wanted to set the record straight “in the interest of public awareness.”

But some residents remain convinced that it was no human-made aircraft, saying the military’s revelation actually bolsters their claims. Some insist they saw at least two fighter jets chasing a large object with bright lights.

“This supports our story that there was UFO activity in that area,” said Kenneth Cherry, the Texas director of the Mutual UFO Network, which took more than 50 reports from locals at a meeting last weekend. “I find it curious that it took them two weeks to ‘fess up. I think they’re feeling the heat from the publicity.”

What’s Your Take?

Well-respected business owners and a county constable were among dozens who swear that what they saw was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object’s lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane.

“I guarantee that what we saw was not a civilian aircraft,” Steve Allen, a pilot and freight company owner, said Wednesday.

Allen said that the planes’ training area in the Brownwood Military Operating Area that includes Stephenville’s Erath County does not include the airspace where he saw the object. Also, Jan. 8 was not the only day sightings were reported.

Maj. Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station in Fort Worth, declined to comment on the nature of the military training or say if it took place on other days.

He initially said folks may have seen an illusion caused by two commercial airplanes and reflections from the setting sun. On Wednesday, he said he should not have speculated about the reported sightings.

Anne Frazor, who owns a fabric store in Stephenville, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, said many in town have seen military aircraft zoom overhead from time to time as part of training operations. But she said that is different than what she saw Jan. 8.

“I couldn’t begin to say what it was, but to me it wasn’t planes,” Frazor said.

Since the reported sightings two weeks ago, the 17,000-resident town has had some fun with the international publicity. Some high-schoolers made T-shirts that read “Stephenville: the new Roswell” on the front and “They’re here for the milk!” on the back. A picture features flying saucer beaming up a cow.

Several stores put new messages on their marquees, including “Aliens welcome.”

This week Tarleton State University is even hosting a lecture by a UFO researcher on the U.S. government’s secret response to UFOs, based on previously classified documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

The U.S. Air Force says it has not investigated UFO sightings since 1969 when it ended Project Blue Book, which examined more than 12,600 reported UFO sightings – including 700 that were never explained. That program started a few months after the 1947 crash near Roswell, N.M., which the government said was a top-secret weather balloon but others involved later said was an alien spacecraft.

“What we want is the government to admit there are UFOs and what they know about them,” Cherry said.

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2 Comments »

  1. My comment is this: In my opinion, they beam up cows, extract the blood, drop

    the cows back to earth. Think about it!! They’re harvesting blood for some

    unknown diabolical reason!! Maybe they’re friendly, but I wouldn’t count on it!

    Comment by Jim Magee — February 19, 2008 @ 1:58 am | Reply

  2. Hmmm… Great blog! I love deep thinkers and UFO stuff! Not certain what to think thou??!
    As a note, check out this blog: http://blogrdie.wordpress.com (not my blog – just found it thru another post) What is the WORLD is this blog all about? Armageddon,(the end of the world), Religions, UFO.s, time Travel, etc… Someone may be smoking something, but it is worth a read! Again good content!

    Comment by LuvLife — April 17, 2008 @ 4:17 am | Reply


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