On saturday 23rd february 2008, MUFON visited Dublin, Texas for a second time, and gathered 17 additional UFO sighting reports. Apart from a few local reporters being present, all other media was not not allowed in, due to some witnesses being intimidated by such a presence (although the history channel’s UFO hunters were present and a reporter from NY times).
According to Angelia Joiner’s article, The chief investigator, Steve Hudgeons, spoke to Ricky Sorrells for nearly 1 hour (he had been interviewed before on the 14th january by another MUFON member).
He then went on to add that through their records, from 1977 - november 2007 there were 400 sighting reports. But from november 2007 to today, there were around 150 reports.
Hudgeons said a final report will be made public, even though there are still ongoing sightings in the area… also a timeline format will be made available on the MUFON site soon, and will include a report on the david Coran video, (on 19/20 jan).
The main report will be available in April, in the MUFON journal; also a news conference will also be held too on the findings.
From Stephenvillelights.com (posted 24th February,2008)
this article, i have decided to reproduce in full and can be seen below….
Erath County Officer witnesses UFO
Another law enforcement officer has come forward in the strange and mysterious UFO sightings in Erath County.Sgt. Jim Clifton of the Erath County Sheriff’s Department was with Erath County Constable Lee Roy Gaitan in the early morning hours of Feb. 2 on U.S. Hwy. 377 when both saw something extraordinary in the black sky.“It was a clear night, no clouds, no moon, and a dark night,” Clifton said. “I’ve never seen anything like that before in my career. I’ve never seen any aircraft like that. The lights did not appear to be military. I was very amazed at what we saw.”Clifton said he received a call to check out an alarm at Woody’s restaurant and when he got to the eatery, Gaitan had heard the call also and was already there. The two took care of business and then Gaitan told Clifton there was something in the sky.
“He heard the alarm and got there before I did,” Clifton said. “I got in the car with him and observed this with him. It looked like it was over the Highland area to the west and it was a large object.”
Clifton said they observed the unidentified flying object through the “dash cam” in the car and could see it quite clearly with the zoom feature. He said the camera is in a permanent mount, which is stationary. So, in his eyes, the video is more than credible because shaking the camera could not be a concern.
“To your naked eye it looked like a bright light and I couldn’t really tell if it was moving, but I don’t think it was,” Clifton said. “What it looked like is difficult to describe because there is nothing to compare it to.”
Clifton said the object had a transparent or perhaps translucent appearance and it had ” a fog or vapor or cloud around it.”
Clifton said he saw colors of white, blue, and red.
“I wasn’t frightened – I was just trying to think of what it might be,” Clifton said. “I don’t have a clue. I wish I had an explanation but I can’t think of any explanation. The thing that impressed me was how big it was. It stuck in my mind.”
Clifton said he is looking at the sky more now to try and see it again. He said most people he knows are doing the same.
Clifton said he has seen a video from Canada in what he thinks was the year 2007 that is most similar to what he and Gaitan saw.
Both men said the sighting was reported to the Erath County Sheriff’s office at the time.
Now that just adds to the evidence….. What i immediately see as interesting is “the object had a transparent or perhaps translucent appearance and it had ” a fog or vapor or cloud around it.”
And the fact that he spoke of a similar video sighting from 2007 in Canada; i’ve done a quick scan for such sightings, but unless i’m missing something here, am unable to find what he is referring too….will not give up the hunt though.
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I apologise for the blog entry here… i was short on time, but wanted to post it as soon as possible.