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Dozens in Texas town report seeing UFO

Postby TeMerc » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:40 am

By ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer
Mon Jan 14

STEPHENVILLE, Texas - In this farming community where nightfall usually brings clear, starry skies, residents are abuzz over reported sightings of what many believe is a UFO.

Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.

"People wonder what in the world it is because this is the Bible Belt, and everyone is afraid it's the end of times," said Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw last week was a mile long and half a mile wide. "It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts."

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Postby TeMerc » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:41 am

From comments on Digg:
Great, more illegal aliens.

Or should we call them "Guest Extraterrestrial Workers"
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haha The truth is out there.
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Re: Dozens in Texas town report seeing UFO

Postby gimpguy2000 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:59 pm

Heh, I am a U.F.O buff but don't believe in them, not until I see actual proof but love the concept and have seen some strange stuff as well. Of course that large object may have been my mother in law, she was in Texas around that time... >><


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Re: Dozens in Texas town report seeing UFO

Postby TeMerc » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:31 pm

Popular Phoenix lights seem to always spark all sorts of debate as to what the really are.

I for one think it rather obnoxious to think there couldn't be other life forms out there somewhere. The universe is far too vast and we've barely explored any of it.
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Postby gimpguy2000 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:04 pm

I tend to sway towards sightings way back when we weren't even close to the technology we are now for many reasons but many today are hard explained as well. There is a loop theory, the government uses UFOs as a cover up on our technology or uses our technology on a cover up on UFOs. I found it interesting that most other countries were releasing UFO records but out of all, the united states. If I can recall "I may be off a bit", a UFO was spotted over a Russian base"I believe" and the nuclear warheads all became active and they couldn't stop it. This was an actual event. Finally the UFO left and the warheads were disabled again. This is when they considered UFOs to be a threat finally, whether meaning to be a threat or not. Of course it was no joke for sure either way.

Could you see the aliens on the ship laughing and slapping their knees? "Heee, did you see the look on their face... when the warheads went active !?"

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Re: Dozens in Texas town report seeing UFO

Postby bem » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:50 pm

I try not to get too hung up on this sort of thing as I can't help but believe that if and when 'they' decide to be good and noticeable the whole world will be more than sure it is happening. The Day The Earth Stood Still is probably still the best 'first contact' movie ever made and makes the point quite well. On the other hand, I am way past open minded about what I have not personally experienced and try not to pass judgments any more than I do. ;)

The Marfa Lights usually get the most press around here just because anyone with patience can see them and no one can explain them. Sort of like swamp gas, but in the desert/mountains. This was in a very different part of the state populated with a different sort of folk. (If you're not S. US local, its hard to grasp how freaking big this state is.) These locals are hard core set in their way right-of-right conservatives. They may believe what their told, but not necessarily what they see. Imagination isn't a forte or we wouldn't have sent you Bush <<! Reports were spontaneous, non-localized (no 'group' phenomenon) and from a range of types. The most (to me) believable witnesses basically said they could not explain what they saw, but BY God They Saw It! I know from my own experiences that sometimes that is the fairest witness that you can give. I was especially intrigued by the witness who is a pilot. I have no unearthly idea what happened in Stephenville but I feel certain that x number of people experienced something that they were unble to comprehend, and that the few who willingly admitted it struggled to put words and ideas to it.

Remember, UFO does not = Flying Saucer. It just means that it was in the air, it moved, and I don't have diddly squat certainty WHAT that was but it wasn't normal. Been there, seen that, still no explanations. Life goes on 'til it doesn't... chrz

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Postby gimpguy2000 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:41 pm

Good points. I will outright admit, I have watched the skies since I was a child, into astronomy, etc..and pretty good at spotting out of the ordinary things which have been explained away very easily. I am not originally from up north and glad for that. People here are as closed minded as it gets and will accept NOTHING even close to out of the ordinary.

That said, there was one UFO report of two guys from right in my area who saw a UFO. This UFO was flashing... get this.. blue, red, green and began over the horizon, they watched for over 2 hours as it ascended up and westward, "sound familiar yet?" after all this watching they figured it was a UFO and checked back hours later to find it setting in the West sky. ((O my guess, it appears almost every night and does the same thing. So yeah, they watched a star for over 2 hours.

On a lighter note, one experience that I had was where I live now. We don't have many night lights as it's country. Two summers ago, my son had some friends spend the night, bond fire, etc...up all night thing. It was close to 3 AM and I was going to the 24\7 gas station to get some more snacks and looked up in the sky south from my house roof and saw what looked like a huge star but not blinking and moving to the east. Then another star far below it but smaller moving synchronously along. The spread between the lights seemed enormous even in the dark. It was like watching the big dipper float through the sky. The transformers all began buzzing so loud it was irritating. The lights were moving slow but fast for how large the object was.

Now, I know it was solid because it blocked out half the stars in the sky as it moved by. The bottom smaller light looked as if it was fading but it wasn't. The object was moving away from me, no noise at all, nothing. It was freaking huge and made no noise, solid "what I call black" but looked more like a void, that's the only way I can explain it. Another thing that made me notice the size, did you ever stand at an airport and watch a huge plane go over head and get that dizzy feeling? This did the same.

It was seen by others as well. Now, I do say I don't believe in many UFO sightings as far as alien life is concerned but this one left a dent in my memory. I highly doubt our government has something like this. Keep in mind a once military base "now airport" wasn't too far away and I had the opportunity to see many cool planes. Huge planes. This dwarfed the lot of them.

Just for the record, I don't drink,haven't since 19, don't do drugs, etc.. not on medication and I am not an easy person to convince of such things. This , if I could say it was anything, was definitely not from this world. BTW, it was seen by me and many others again but not as close. It was spotted 3 times total and haven't seen it since.

This and a few other instances of this magnitude which, hey, I can't begin to explain. All I CAN say, if there is absolutely no other logical explanation, which I can't find, lol, fireballs, nothing. I would say and actual ET craft.

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Re: Dozens in Texas town report seeing UFO

Postby bem » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:42 am

"I would say and actual ET craft." :roll: Just when I thot you'uns was a lojikal sort...

Like I said, whatever it was, no one really knows = UFO You just had to have a bigger one, though, didn't you? Good thing there's no fishing forum here :mrgreen:

Seriously, I can't and won't even try to nay say your experience. I wasn't there. I can relate on a much smaller scale !?~ no, don't go there! This is a clean forum...

About 1969-70, outside of Austin when there wasn't enough there to amount to light pollution after 8 PM. My older brother was home on leave from the Marines for a few days and we were out in the backyard late at night trying not to get sent to bed. His specialty required him to be able to pick out a satellite by visual if need be to establish an uplink. As we lay in the grass looking up at the stars he explained how to spot one and we strained our eyes to be the first. He pointed out a couple over a half hour or so and after watching them we determined to find one on our own.

So there we were, all three lying on our backs in the grass and just staring at the starscape for an hour. The first thing we learned was to differentiate high flying planes from what we were looking for. Since not much moves in the night sky, at least back then, the planes that did pass thru were a distraction and you couldn't help but notice them. We would point them out to each other as soon as we noticed them, counting coup as only little kids can enjoy. One in particular caught our attention because it was both brighter than most and moving at fair clip for a plane. We watched it progress from the NW horizon to zenith in not much over 8-10 minutes and decided it had to be a low flying local plane of some kind. Except then it stopped. Dead overhead for nearly 5 minutes we decided it had to be helicopter, and military one at that to have made such time.

Just about the time that we were feeling confident in our deductions the light took off at a 90 degree angle to its original course and disappeared over the SE horizon in about 3-4 seconds flat. Gone. To this day I know of no aircraft that could have performed that feat. I have no clue whatsoever what that was other than it was not anything known to me, and I thrive on arcane data. Coming at such a young age it predispositioned me to be much more tolerant of what others may have to say about their own experiences. Its a great big universe out there and a darned complex one down here. Who knows what is really going on? One thing I am sure of is that the more someone tells you they know exactly what its all about, the less they probably know and the more they fear...

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Re: Dozens in Texas town report seeing UFO

Postby TeMerc » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:12 am

Man am I ever jealous!

I've never had any such experience. I'm not sure when my fascination with extraterrestrial possibilities started but I recall being a young man reading Chariots of the Gods and being mesmerized by the books contents. I read that sucker from cover to cover in like a day and a half.

Maybe it was my moms sci-fi watching habits. We were always watching all sorts of shows that had anything to do with the paranormal or 'out there' type of topics.

Our fav movie was The Day The Earth Stood Still. It wasn't uncommon for us to sit and watch anything like that. Twilight zone was a TV fav.

Then later there was Star Trek and a whole slew of other similar shows. I still like that kind of stuff.
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Postby gimpguy2000 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:12 am

Well the thing is, I don't look for this stuff you know? I was always a star gazer but not for E.T. AAMOF, going back a few years, like when I was 8 or 9, the local news paper had reported 3 police vehicles chased a football size craft for miles until it disappeared . So this was in the late 70's and for them to publish this where I live, was a major deal. I didn't see anything but the chase did go right by our home. My stepfather doesn't believe in anything, religious wise, or anything, very strict he is. Anyway, all I remember is him saying holy "sh..." and seeing our whole garage lit like the sun for seconds as he yelled at me and my sister to get to the basement, at this point, where he was in our living room was just as good as daylight, not a bluish light like on movies but a pure light. My mom was screaming, lolll. I peeked out the basement window and only saw a light shoot down the road , "and we have long roads with little obstacles" in just a split second, then police sirens screaming after them. My Stepfather , to this day will not say what he saw, he won't even talk about it. It's one of those times where you think, damn, wish I could have looked out that window! Still bothers me to this day. LOL.

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@Bem, I have seen the lights you stated. A few times where it travels like a satellite and suddenly does a turn and shoots through the sky so fast, nothing we have could touch it. Saw it while a few friends and I were camping. We get those all the time here as I said, we have very clear skies and little light pollution at night. BTW, I am logical, that's the problem. When I see something that weird, it bothers me.
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