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More UFO sightings are seen by New Witness, at Stephenville

Posted by dandare on February 9, 2009

tipoftheicebergI have had a very interesting e-mail from Fred Ewers ( who gave permission for his name to be added to this blog post).

Dan, I am a semi-retired man 63 years of age and my wife and I recently (Nov 18,08) had a life changing experience. We saw an awesome display of large lights in the southern sky over Stephenville. I determined the lights to be approximately 8miles south at an altitude of approximately 5,000 ft.

The measurement from left to right was 1 to 2 miles in width. The lights had to be 50+ feet in diameter. First there were three very symmetrical horizontal lights, then a space was skipped and another three identical lights appeared to the west.
The first three went off and then came back on and then they all went off. Entire time lasp was maybe 15 seconds. The lights took on the appearance of port hole windows of a ship if you can imagine with bright light amber fluorescent lights inside. The lights were soft, no glare or prisms as car lights produce. Instantly on and off. Were not military flares as the military wants residents to believe.
We THINK we are anxious to find the origin of these lights.
Thank you.  Fred Ewers  Stephenville, Texas USA

In a later correspondence, Fred mentioned that:

No one at this point in time has the ability to come up with an answer. Who or whatever is responsible will eventually show up and I believe it could change the world. I failed to mention that the exact same lights appeared last Thursday night at about the same time and place. Numerous educated drug free citizens saw them for 20+ seconds“.
My thanks to Fred for coming forward to report this.

ufo-alert444Did you see these lights as well?

Would you like to describe what you saw? and where you were at the time, the size and shape of the UFOs, approximate height, and how long the sighting lasted for; or to even just add a comment here.
At this time, apart from MUFON and some other websites, it is quite hard to find other recent sightings around Stephenville, apart from Matt Collin’s recent sighting.
Whatever is going on, it would be nice to try and get a sensible answer, as too what everyone is seeing…. if the UFOs are military or otherwise.
It is evident however, that whatever it is,  is not going away.

For those of you who think Fred might be making it all up, well all i can say is, that you have to take all you receive in all honesty, until proven otherwise, and i do.

I would also welcome any theories, as too what it is that Fred saw….

Update:

In the  Empire Tribune it mentions activity from last Thursday also (which has only just come to my attention, after writing the above).

(posted 8th Febuary 2009) ” Unidentified freaky lights fill the sky

County residents are once again seeing more than just stars in the night sky. Reports of large, orange lights started pouring into law enforcement Thursday night.
Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said the county dispatcher reported six calls between 7:33 and 7:44 p.m. coming in from various areas in the county. From Highway 108 to Highway 67 and out to CR 454, callers reported clusters of large orange or amber lights
” (extract from article).
The last paragraph mentions that “ United States Air Force Reserve Major Karl D. Lewis with the 301st Fighter Wing said people most likely saw a training exercise.
“F-16s from the 301st Fighter Wing/457th Fighter Squadron continue to train in the Brownwood Military Operating Area (MOA) during the day and night for training operations. We were conducting our normal training in the Brownwood MOA on February 5th,” Lewis said
” (extract from article).

Is this plausible….. do you believe this as an explanation?

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Stephenville UFO Sightings Spring up again in 2009

Posted by dandare on February 3, 2009

Matt Collins, who lives near Walnut Springs (on the North Side), kindly alerted me to a sighting, which was aired on channel33 (the 33tv.com), and which warrants investigation.

 This can be seen on you tube below:

This is not a bad tv report, but it’s a shame that more was not seen of the actual ufo.

Matt has written an account at iWitness Writers (part of  KWTX.COM) ” Possible UFO sighting in Stephenville ” 

At about 7:15pm this evening on the horizon in the North West, there they were 3 hovering bright red lights.

Nothing like I have ever seen.

They would sporadically appear and disappear in different locations in the same part of the sky ” (extract from article). I also noted in the comments section below this, that others also had ufo sightings.

For instance Rogena mentioned, “I too, saw several red lights in a row, slowly moving South to North. I am south of Cisco and would place the objects (during my sighting on Jan. 30, 09, between 7:20 to 7:25 p.m.), to have been possibly North of the Dublin area. I have made a report to MUFON.com “.

Another guy Jonathan ” I have seen these lights a few times around the area. This is no joke. There is some reason why they are choosing this area of Central Texas to visit. I never believed in UFO’s until I saw one near Clairette about 4 months ago that I reported to MUFON“.

Angelia Joiner has also posted ” Mysterious objects reported in skies ” (febuary 2nd, 2009).

Matt said the object appeared about 25 to 30 degrees off the horizon in the northwest sky toward Stephenville. He said he could definitely see a dark mass between the sets of lights.

“I’m not sure how close or far away it was,” Matt said. “It could have been over Chalk Mountain. But, it was definitely in the direction of Stephenville.”

Then on Saturday it was back. This time it was about 9:30 p.m., shortly after Matt appeared on the WB 33 (KDAF-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth) news discussing the sighting he had witnessed two nights before” (extract from article). It also mentions other individual witnesses; it beggers the question, how many more saw it, and didnt report or mention it to anyone; or other sightings on other nights?

ufo-online-soapFor now, it is a UFO (that’s Unidentified Flying Object), clear and simple; however  a secret military Installation is nearby (link to an article i wrote a while back) and could hold an answer to the UFO? 

Thanks to Matt, this has come to the attention of us all, and i wish him good luck with any new sightings.

REFERENCES TO STEPHENVILLE UFO SIGHTINGS:

http://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/04/16/stephenville-ufo-sighting-2008-looking-back-latest-updates-part-1-of-4/ 

http://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/stephenville-ufo-sighting-2008-looking-back-latest-updates-part-2-of-4/ 

http://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/04/25/stephenville-ufo-sighting-2008looking-back-latest-updates-3-of-4/

For some reason i never wrote number 4 i’m afraid.

The Texas UFO triangle

Are Stephenville Residents seeing more UFO activity in the area once again?

The Nuclear connectionProject presents the camp hood ufo sighting  (this is for Texas as a whole).

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Are Stephenville residents seeing more UFO activity in the area once again?

Posted by dandare on October 25, 2008

I have just seen this article on WFAA ” Stephenville residents report more UFO sightings ” which includes a video report.

Over a three-month period this summer there were 1,000 UFO sightings filed with the National UFO Reporting Center.

Some 75 of those UFOs were reported over the state of Texas.

Stephenville is one hot spot we’ve shown you before.

Now the small town is getting buzzed by UFOs again and we have the video ” (extract from article).

Also at stephenvilleufos.com ” more lights spotted in stephenville skies ” (posted 24th october, 2008. 

If anything signifigant develops, i will post it on here.

A you tube video can be seen below:

UPDATE:

The Stephenville Empire-Tribune has a post on this (dated october 24th 2008 ) “More lights spotted in Stephenville skies ” I have added the post below :

Dozens of Stephenville and Erath County residents have reported unidentified lights in the Texas sky this week.
Recent accounts started coming in Tuesday, Oct. 21. More sitings were reported Wednesday night and a stadium full of parents watching a Junior High Football game spotted more strange lights Thursday night.
Many witnesses reported seeing the lights and then watched jets chase after them. Local residents made headlines nine months ago after reporting unidentified flying objects in the southeastern county skies
“. Lets hope the reporter does not lose her job as well, if anything more comes of this.

UPDATE (27th October 2008 )

I missed this article written by the Stephenville Empire-Tribune (posted on 26th october, 2008 )

Here is the full article, and the only new information i can find about recent events; again i do not usually take the whole article and show it here, but i think it is needed as alot of activity seems to be going on again, and i cannot easily summarise it… so here it is. ” They’re back ” 

Dozens of Stephenville and Erath County residents reported seeing unidentified lights in the Texas sky last week.
Accounts started trickling in on Tuesday. But on Friday, they poured in, with dozens of people claiming to see unexplainable lights across the area Thursday night.

Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said dispatch received multiple calls from people claiming to see bright lights in the southern part of the county Thursday. Callers reported that the lights would flash and disappear, then reappear a short time later.Charlie Carrasco, who lives in Stephenville, said he saw two fighter jets flying low to the ground around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, chasing flashes of light in the air.
Ashleigh Cole was also working with her horses around 8:40 p.m. when she turned her attention to the night sky.
“It seemed like it was really close,” Cole said. “I’ve never believed anybody when they say they saw a UFO, but I saw one myself.”
She said there were three lights in a row that would move straight up in the sky and at an angle.
She was about 10 miles south of Dublin and thought the lights were flashing and moving around for about five minutes.

Darlene Ross, who lives south of Ranger, noticed two orange lights in the sky about 8:45 p.m. Thursday. The two lights turned into four lights in a straight line, one stacked on top of the other.
“It was just the weirdest thing I ever saw in my entire life,” Ross said. “It was acting weird and it was scary.”

Nick Horn caught part of what he saw Thursday night on video.
He was at his house west of Stephenville talking on his phone outside. He saw on orange light above the house and went inside to get his family.
He said jets were flying across the sky coming out of nowhere. He grabbed his video camera and caught about 20 seconds of lights flashing across the sky.
Nick’s four-year-old brother Matthew was so excited that he tripped over a rock and bumped his head on the sidewalk.

Juli Gibson was riding her horse in the southwestern part of the county around 8 p.m. when she noticed the lights.
She said there were four white lights flashing on and off.
“It’s like they were talking to each other,” Gibson said. “It was just weird.”
The flashing lights spooked even her horses.

Stephenville resident John Darby and his daughter were driving on Highway 67 near the Seldon cutoff when they saw the lights around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
“At first I thought it was my lights reflecting off the power lines,” Darby said.
But he quickly realized it was something more than a reflection.
The lights started out small and orange. They grew larger and began to display different colors in a beachball-like pattern. Then they disappeared.

His daughter jumped out of the vehicle trying to take a picture with her cell phone. The lights reappeared in the sky when she came back to the truck.
Darby said there were about nine jets traveling at a high rate of speed and headed for the Metroplex.
He is convinced they were not passenger airplanes.
“If it were my speculation, they were doing maneuvers with some kind of tracers,” Darby said.

Monica Diaz was driving on the Northwest Loop near the high school in Stephenville around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday when she saw the lights.
“It looked like a row of stadium lights,” Diaz said.
The four lights would turn on and off individually, but they would move as a group. The show only lasted about 30 seconds.
She pulled over and watched the sky but she never saw or heard anything else.
“It was very odd,” Diaz said. “I don’t believe it was aliens but it was definitely something different.”
Diaz said the lights were white and round and didn’t resemble anything close to an airplane.

D’Ann Wheeler is a Hico resident and a skeptic.
“I never had a personal experience until last night (Thursday),” Wheeler said.
She and a friend, who confirmed Wheeler’s story but did not want to be identified, were stargazing around 9 p.m. when they noticed a lot of activity in the sky.
“There were jets all around them (the lights) but you couldn’t hear the jets,” Wheeler said.
She saw two sets of lights that she described as a string of pearls. Then the lights just disappeared.
“I have never in my life seen anything like this before. I went in the house and shook my head and thought, what did I just see?” Wheeler said. “The lights disappeared and then came back on a second time. They stayed on for about a minute.”

The lights were large and white, and moved up and down with the jets close behind.

“I know they were big and far apart, but I couldn’t tell how big or far apart,” she said.

Wheeler said the sight unnerved her the rest of the night and she had a hard time sleeping. She even went back out around midnight to check the sky, but she didn’t see anything.

Ashley Ainsworth was driving on Highway 377 near Tractor Supply Company around 8:30 Thursday night when she and several other cars pulled over to watch the lights dancing through the sky.
She counted six yellow lights on the horizon that moved in a circular motion. They disappeared completely but started blinking on and off.
“I’m not into that alien thing, but it’s kind of weird,” Ainsworth said.
She reported her sighting to Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

“I saw four, five, six jets, then bam, hit my head,” Matthew said.
Unlike other witnesses, Nick said he got a good look at the lights above his house. It appeared to be a metal object hovering about 400 feet in the air.
He said it moved away from the house and disappeared before reappearing closer to Dublin.

Steve Hudgeons, MUFON Chief Investigator in Texas, said he received reports of three sightings near Stephenville on Thursday. At press time, he had not yet interviewed the witnesses.
At least one witness came forward to say she saw lights in the Stephenville skies on Tuesday night.

Sherry Sechrist was outside of her house in town when she and her family noticed the lights around 8:30 p.m.
She snapped a few pictures on her cell phone and her mom even caught video footage on her phone.
Sechrist said the lights would flash and move up and down and side to side. She could hear jets buzzing around the lights, but doesn’t think the jets produced the lights.
“I’d like to know what goes in reverse,” Sechrist said. “The lights would fly over and then they would stay still.”

United States Air Force Reserve Major Karl Lewis, public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, responded to the numerous sightings.

“Seven F-16s from the 457th fighter squadron flew from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth to the Brownwood Military Operation Area (MOA) for normal training operations, Thursday, 23 October 2008, from approximately 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time,” Lewis stated in an e-mail.

Similar sightings made national headlines 10 months ago after reporting unidentified flying objects in the southeastern county skies ” (extract from article).

UPDATE (30th october 2008 ):

First coast news has ” UFO caught on camera ” (+ video )

AUSTIN, TX — Two men believe they saw a UFO flying over Austin in October.

They said they have the videotape to prove it.

Carl Lancaster and Doug McCullough were both outside their apartments on Oct. 8 around 9 p.m. when they both saw three bright lights. Lancaster said he saw a red light and two white lights that flew in a zigzag pattern across the sky ” (extract from article).

WFAA.com has (28th october,2008 ) ” UFO group probes light mystery in Erath, Comanche ” (also with video).

An investigator with the Mutual UFO Network has traveled to Erath County to talk to dozens of people who all reported seeing unusual lights in the sky last week” (extract from article).

 

Star-Telegram.com (30th october 2008 ) ” New UFO sightings investigated in Erath County

Most of the descriptions are of an oval shape with lights around the outside, said Alejandro Rojas with the Mutual UFO Network, a nationwide organization created in 1969 to scientifically study UFO sightings. A MUFON investigator is interviewing witnesses, and the group has already sent requests for radar data from the F-16s ” (extract from article).

UPDATE 2nd november:

you tube video

Also (thanks to Aliencasebook.blogspot.com ) this took place on october 29th, 6.30pm near airport.

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Latest: MUFON Update on Stephenville UFO

Posted by dandare on July 13, 2008

 LATEST:

MUFON have the full report that you can download here on the Stephenville, Texas radar report.

Also from the media  star-telegraph (july 12th 2008 ) “Radar tracked unidentified craft from Crawford, groups report says” 

Pegasus news (july 12th 2008 ) “MUFON radar evaluations show UFOs aimed at Bush’s Crawford ranch

This therefore asks some serious questions?  the larry King live latest show (aired 11th july, 2008 ) also touches on this, among other things to do with Stephenville, proving this is still not going away…. please see the link http://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/larry-king-live-stephenville-ufo-aired-july-11th-2008/ which was put on here earlier for the videos from you tube.

interesting indeed.

Also Abovetopsecret.com has a thread on this here

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Larry King Live (Stephenville UFO) Aired july 11th 2008

Posted by dandare on July 12, 2008

Here is the recent Larry King Live video, on the Stephenville UFO incident ( that took place january 2008 ) that was aired on 11th July, 2008.

****As of this moment (19th august2008)this video has been removed/deleted…. if i can find another link, i will add it ***** if any one can find a link for this elsewhere, i would really appreciate it if you could post it below in the comments…

Thanks to ghf10 for placing this on youtube for us too see…..

The video is divided into 4 parts, but could be made unavailable at any time; i will endeavour to find another link to this, if it disappears…but sometimes this is impossible? so please take this on board..thanks.
part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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Stephenville Ufo sighting 2008:looking back + latest updates (3 of 4)

Posted by dandare on April 25, 2008

Welcome to part 3…… we begin with.

 

Formal news conference, March 2008 (Dublin Rotary Club Building) on Stephenville UFO sighting

Posted by dandare on February 10, 2008

ufo online

 

According to San Angelo live here :

Steve Hudgeons, Mutual UFO Network assistant state director for Texas, released a media brief yesterday that promised a formal news conference in March at the Dublin Rotary Club Building. The Dallas Fort Worth MUFON chapter and Hudgeons will present information Hudgeons gathered during a late January trip to Stephenville, Texas, after UFO sightings had been reported there earlier in the month.

“The media will be invited to hear the results of our investigations,” Hudgeons wrote.

Hudgeons also reported that the DFW chapter has reserved the Dublin Rotary Building on Feb. 23 for additional witnesses to the Jan. 8 UFO sighting. “We . . . hope to see those that didn’t attend [the Stephenville follow-up investigation] or were unable to attend the Jan. 19th meeting,” Hudgeons wrote.

“We further ask that the Media NOT attend this meeting. We appreciate the new -found sincerity of the Media of late, however, 50 or so years of media ridicule hasn’t been forgotten and has caused many witnesses to shy away from our investigations.”

The Air Force Reserve released a statement on Jan. 23 claiming the bright lights and UFOs spotted in Stephenville had really been ten of their F-16 fighter jets on a nighttime training mission. This information contradicts their earlier denying of activity in the area.
( Full article from sanangelo live-posted feb 7th 2008 ).

I just hope, in light of very recent events, that the Dublin Rotary Building is not made available, for an unknown reason??

 The same day i wrote …

Stephenville UFO sighting- still more surprises-but not nice ones?

Posted by dandare on February 10, 2008

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I now report on the nastier side of the Stephenville ufo sighting….

It is reported that one witness was harassed by an unknown source (and later i report on Angelia Joiner losing her job at the Stephenville Tribune )?

As was reported in the Stephenville Tribune (full article below):

More twists in the Sorrells’ saga By ANGELIA JOINER Staff Writer
Monday, February 4, 2008 11:19 AM CST

Answers.Ricky Sorrells just wants answers. And, in light of what he’s been through, it doesn’t seem to be a lot to ask.

Witnessing an unidentified flying object four times since the beginning of the new year, then having military aircraft whizzing over his land and disrupting his sleep and livestock, followed by a string of mysterious phone calls and in person encounters from individuals demanding he “shut up” about what he saw, and landing unexpectedly in the international spotlight, has taken a toll on the 37-year-old man accustomed to the simple life.

“If you told me a while back that I would be sitting here talking to you about UFOs I would have said, ‘No way, not in a million years,” Sorrells said. ” Now, I know for the rest of my life I’ll keep looking to find out what it was.”

Sorrells said he is receiving a lot of support from family and friends helping him to keep an eye on things. He said that support has been a great help to him.“I’m not going to freak out or anything,” Sorrells said. “I just think the government should come forward and help us to figure out this thing. I think people should write to their congressman or something.”
Sorrells said soon after his Associated Press interview went around the world in mid-January – not only was he allegedly contacted by a Lt. Colonel telling him to keep quiet about what he saw, he was also contacted by a woman named Linda Moulton Howe.
Howe’s Web site touts: “Earthfiles is a crossroads where experts, eyewitnesses and viewers meet to share the latest updates in earth and astronomical mysteries, in-depth reports that go beyond the 6 o’clock news.
Earthfiles reporter and editor, Linda Moulton Howe, is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer, investigative reporter and author who goes directly to the men and women at the forefront of science and environmental challenges and to firsthand eyewitnesses of high strangeness.
Earthfiles.com received the 2006 W3 Silver Award for excellence in news category. Earthfiles.com also received the 2003 WebAward for Standard of Excellence and the 2000 Encyclopedia Britannica Award honoring Internet excellence.”
Sorrells said he vaguely remembered listening to her on a radio program years ago while on a road trip and her name clicked with him. It was the only familiar name he knew and she promised to do an investigation so he agreed not to talk to anyone else until she could make the trip from New Mexico.
Howe arrived in Dublin last week and stayed with Sorrells and his family to conduct the investigation and left late last week.“I told her everything I knew and showed her my property,” Sorrels said. “After she left, I felt I had honored my commitment with her. Things have settled down a little and I feel free to talk about the experiences I have had. I just didn’t want to do anything that would interfere with her investigation because I want the truth.”

He said the last time he saw the object he was able to get a video on his camera phone and said he has seen some other “pretty good footage” taken by others.

One night Sorrells said he had four helicopters flying at such low altitude that when a spotlight was shined up at them from Sorrells’ pickup he could see the pilot throw his arm up in front of his eyes to block the light. But there has been another strange occurrence recently on his property that leads him to believe the military is involved. It was an unexpected visitor about 1 a.m. who may have left something behind.

“I was in bed asleep,” Sorrells said. “I keep my bird dogs on the east side of my house and three others on the west side. The black lab doesn’t bark until someone comes across the cattle guard and the Catahoula doesn’t bark until she actually sees someone. They were all barking so I got up to see what was going on.”

Sorrells said he walked to his bedroom window and looked out to the top of his driveway – he saw someone.

“I went around the bed and grabbed my rifle,” Sorrells said.

His family was still sleeping, so with one hand on his gun and one hand on his backdoor knob, he peered through the window of the door to see if he could spot the intruder again.

“He had positioned himself in between the car and the pickup 40 to 50 feet from my back door,” Sorrells said. “He stood staring at me rocking back and forth. I didn’t think his feet were moving but the next morning when looking at his tracks I could tell they were.”

Sorrels said it was cold and misting rain and it was obvious the guy was “dressed for the elements with a heavy parka-like coat.”

He said he strained to see if the man carried a gun but could not see one but could clearly see the face of someone he thought to be in his late 20s or early 30s judging from the way he “walked and acted.”

“I’m trying to decide whether or not to open the door,” Sorrells said. “We’re just standing there face to face looking at each other. I’m thinking he’s dressed for the elements and the dogs are raising such a ruckus he must know he’s in danger of being caught. That’s when I realized he wanted me to see him.”

Sorrells said the trespasser had positioned himself in such a way he decided he could be vulnerable if opened his door. He thought of his family and then the man slowly turned and walked into the woods.

“He walked through an area where I’d cleared the brush so apparently he’d been there before because he knew where to go,” Sorrells said.

Sorrells said shortly after the unwelcome caller disappeared the dogs calmed down and he stayed up the rest of the night to keep watch.

Later, when walking through the woods on his property with Howe, he decided to return to a bare spot where his property line ends at a fence.

“It is washed out there and I like to go there to look for deer and turkey tracks.” Sorrells said. He said he’s an avid hunter and keeps abreast of the wildlife on his place. He said he had not been to this particular spot in about a month.

“The first thing I saw was a man’s footprint,” Sorrells said. “Ms. Howe videotaped me putting my foot beside it. The sun was going down and I saw something shiny.”

Sorrells said he walked over and picked up a bullet – a shiny new 25-06 Remington – with some dotted tarnished smudges.

“I think the man that I saw that night dropped this bullet and the tarnished spots are from the misting rain that night,” Sorrells said. ” I just think it was the military showing me they could get to me if they wanted to.”

Sorrells said he just doesn’t think a hunter poaching on his property would’ve dropped the bullet. He said he doesn’t have trouble with poachers. While he knows there is no way to prove it could have been from the same man it’s something he keeps mulling over.

 Sorrells returned home with the bullet in hand and took it apart to look at the powder to see if he could glean any information at all. A local gun and ammunition authority said there was no way to identify if such a bullet was from a military source.

“Talking about military powder is like talking about military gasoline,” he said. “There is no difference.”

Meanwhile, Sorrells said he and other witnesses are considering setting up a Web site to encourage people to do what they can to influence government participation in finding out about the curious, sometimes frightening, sightings.

“I’ve heard that other countries are releasing information on what they know,” Sorrells said. “We’re thinking of calling it (the site) ‘Stephenville Lights.’ Too many people have seen something not to try and continue finding out about it. We want to know what it was”. 

Some people have suggested that he is only in it for some fame, but i’m not so sure; i believe that he could be telling the truth.

 

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However, this is not the only strange news to come out of this UFO sighting:

Angelia Joiner has lost her job at the Stephenville Tribune for evidently writing too much about the UFO sighting….. well i for one am glad she did, and she must have worked hard, for all the articles were excellent.

 She kept us all informed about what was going on….and i say this because as i live in the UK, reliable sources on this were hard to come by, but Angelia’s was one that i came to enjoy, for its frankness and detailed articles. so thank you.  

Whatever happened to freedom of speech; the Stephenville Tribune must have got many hits from its website alone, solely on the UFO sighting coverage, and many more must have bought the paper due to these sightings.

Also write a message on the guestbook to protest at Angelia being forced to leave her job (just pretend it was you…. how would you have felt….i know i would have been annoyed).

the link is http://empiretribune.com/guestbook/  (this is now unavailable..).

The american Chronicle has an article on this here . Lastly, i wish Angelia Joiner all the best, and hope she finds work soon…..thanks for keeping us informed about the sighting and good luck.

Letter Protesting firing of Reporter covering UFO story (very short article)

Posted by dandare on February 12, 2008

Ok….. i have highlighted this article, just in case you are not aware of it…. it is basically a letter of protest aimed at E-T (thats stephenville Empire Tribune), also a link to congress can be found here too. the article can be found here  .

Unfortunately i cannot use the congress link, but will be thinking of an e-mail to write to the paper.  

Fox 4: UFO investigation won’t go away

Posted by dandare on February 14, 2008

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 Fox4 has an interesting video about the Stephenville ufo sighting which is definately worth watching….according to this, the sightings came from a 60 mile radius, and are still being seen. see here for video.  (posted 13th feb,2008). I am still a bit skeptical about the photos of the ufo though!

Another interesting source i have stumbled across, although written in 1996, mentions in these documents, Air Force procedure with regard to ufos … see here for details (PDF file).

For map of stephenville see here .

Angelia Joiner – reporting again on Stephenville UFO sightings

Posted by dandare on February 14, 2008


She’s back, and on Stephenvillelight.com , reporting new information about the ufo sightings… it starts

“”It’s clear.
Whatever is hovering over Erath County isn’t leaving. UFO reports are pouring in. Two are from original witnesses, and two new ones are coming aboard.
This time there are pictures and video — Constable Lee Roy Gaitan made sure of it.
The following are accounts from Gaitan, Ricky Sorrells, Mac McKinnon, and a source not wishing to be identified.
Note: Gaitan’s first sighting was with his eight-year-old son on Jan. 8 when he saw a red glow that faded and then reappeared. Later he said he saw bright white lights that seemed to “bounce around in the sky” and took off at a “blazing speed”” (extract from article).

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Their Mission Statement near the bottom states:
“Our purpose is to promote full disclosure of knowledge and information regarding unidentified flying objects throughout the world by encouraging the government and military forces of the United States of America through reasonable and peaceful means provided to us by the United States Constitution” (exact words from article).

I look forward to more from this site…. its good news.

Stephenville UFO you tube videos

Posted by dandare on February 20, 2008

I have added here, all the videos that i previously missed….. for Stephenville UFO sighting. (will add some more tommorrow, if i find some more).

Mark Murphy of Stephenville at MUFON conference

Texas ufo update (from 21st jan 2008 )

Cell phone footage from TV21 (24th jan,2008 )

What people in texas really saw (part 1)

What people in texas really saw (part 2)

Eye witness Rodney Pate

Texas ufo- actual footage (i believe this to be a fake/blip on this video)

the stephenville lights

Angelia Joiner – gains work at Mandatory FM

Posted by dandare on February 24, 2008

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According to the Star-Telegram.com, angelia joiner has joined the radio station Mandatory FM (107.9 stephenville,texas, and 98.5 Ranger, TX)…

Please see full article below for details (posted 21st feb,2008)…..

The former Stephenville Empire-Tribune journalist known nationally for her stories about UFO sightings over Texas last month was not kidnapped by the military nor abducted by aliens.

Angelia Joiner says that after working for the newspaper for 18 months, she left a couple of weeks ago to “pursue other avenues,” including the UFO story. Her departure was noted on several blogs with suspicion.

She is now working with several UFO witnesses to start a Web site devoted to uncovering the truth behind the dozens of reports of strange objects flying Jan. 8 over Stephenville, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Joiner says that she has been hired recently as news director for radio station KCUB/107.9 FM, which touts itself as “your official Stephenville UFO information station” on its Web site.

“Just in the last five days I’ve received 800 e-mails about UFOs,” Joiner said.

Also online: www.stephenvillelights.com

www.mandatoryfm.com 

At the radio station, it mentions that Angelia will be keeping listeners up to date with local sightings.

There are a few UFO  interviews on the home page, worth listening to as well.

The radio station also plays some nice music to boot.

Gets my vote………………. )

I wish Angelia and the Radio station all the best…

 

Stephenville UFO sightings: More evidence is collected

Posted by dandare on February 26, 2008

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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. 

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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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References/sources for this a post/blog entry :

http://stephenvillelights.com/news.html#Filed_2-22-2008 

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/53285

I apologise for the blog entry here… i was short on time, but wanted to post it as soon as possible.

 

Angelina Joiner:3rd Officer comes forward about UFO sighting in stephenville

Posted by dandare on March 3, 2008

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Recently, angelina Joiner wrote at stephenvillelights.com  about a third police officer (a former protector of Texas governors) who came forward as a UFO witness;

I have enclosed the whole article here, as i feel it is needed to be seen in its full context; with a small summary by me at the end, of the stephenville ‘flap’.

Mike Zimmerman, 62, retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety after 25 years but not before he was on Protective Detail for five Texas Governors.Zimmerman was assigned to protect Governors Briscoe, Clements, White, Richards and Bush for a period spanning 19 years.“Clements was governor twice,” he said.To date, Zimmerman may be the most credible witness to come forward to report what Erath County residents have been coming forward in droves to report since January 8 — another unidentified flying object.He said it was 6:05 a.m. on January 31 when he awoke from a peaceful slumber for a Mother Nature call. As he was returning to bed, something caught his eye through the bedroom window of his home located just past the city limits on U.S. Highway 281 South in Stephenville, Texas.“I saw three bright lights,” Zimmerman said. “Two white lights were grouped closer together and higher and the third one was closer to the horizon. That one was a was a reddish orange color.”Zimmerman shared a sketch and notes he had jotted down.

But, there is more to this story…The two white lights also were shooting out beams of white light in a pulsating strobe light effect. The reddish orange light closer to the horizon did not have beams shooting from it.
“At first I thought it might be three helicopters with really bright search lights until I noticed the beams of white lights shooting out to the side of the bright lights,” Zimmerman said.He said he awoke his fiancée to make sure he was seeing what he thought he was seeing. The couple watched for approximately three minutes he said.
“What I saw is completely different from what Lee Roy (Gaitan) saw,” Zimmerman said. “The beams from the side weren’t as obvious as the bright big lights and they were just real quick. The whole beam would just shoot out there and just disappear. If anyone had taken a picture with a timed exposure they would have caught all of them (shooting beams) at one time. It was strange. I have never seen anything like this before at all.”
Zimmerman said the sun was rising and he’s not sure how the lights disappeared. He said he didn’t know if they became less obvious because of the sun’s light or if they just left.“I could have turned away for a minute and they left,” Zimmerman said. “I’m not sure what happened, but I remembered looking and they just weren’t there anymore.”
Zimmerman said his home faces the northwest and his bedroom is on the back of the structure.“I got out my compass and it indicated 115 degrees,” Zimmerman said. “So the objects would have been more to the east.”
Zimmerman said he had talked with Gaitan on January 9 so he was aware of the object Gaitan and his son had viewed on the evening of January 8.
When asked if he was able to ascertain if the objects appeared to be under intelligent control, he said he could not say because he didn’t see them move.

“I hope it’s military,” Zimmerman said. “I know they’ve got things. I could go either way (opinion of military or alien) but it was out of the ordinary and I have never seen anything like it before.”

Zimmerman said as he was watching the shooting beams he at first wondered if something could be going on at Fort Hood.

“That’s the first thought I had, but that’s a long way off and it appeared to be closer than that,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman estimated that with a dime held out with his arm fully extended, the objects would have been slightly larger than the dime.

He is currently employed as an officer with the Tarleton State University Police and he said he has not had another sighting, but openly confessed, “I pay more attention now and I’m watching for it.”

When asked why he waited so long to come forward, he looked thoughtful and then he said, “It was something I had to think about and it didn’t seem the same as what Lee Roy (Gaitan) saw.”

The Stephenville UFO saga continues with Zimmerman being the third officer to come forward after Erath County Constable Lee Roy Gaitan and Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Clifton
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So as we can see, the stephenville ufo ”flap” was not just confined to the 8th-10th january (although the world media focused in on the 8th-10th january, 2008). MUFON and other sources of information collected, and pieced together, prove that the ‘flap’ took place over a much larger period of time. 

There is even suggestions that the starting period, was around december 2007, with sightings in Lubbock and San Antonio (although i’m not sure of this, however this must not be discounted).

However, according to reports that MUFON and other organisations recieved the following week (from the 13th – 19th january), it suggests that the activity was not letting up much.

From Stephenville, the concentration of sightings, later shifted, to other areas in its vacinity.

There are still so many more questions that need answering….. hopefully, MUFON will help fill in the gaps with more information, and answer some of the questions in April, when they report on their findings.

What do you think? does the flap have a reason or is it just random? is it human or something else? I am still searching for an answer to questions… whether we will ever find out the truth, is another story.

 

Leaked David caron Stephenville UFO video…analysis

Posted by dandare on March 7, 2008

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A local, David Caron captured (at Clark Field), what he believed was a UFO on video (on both 19th + 2oth january,2008); this video was leaked on the internet, at you tube, on the 5th march 2008.

The link below is to the stephenvillelights.com website where it can be seen…. the ones on you tube could be taken down anytime, therefore i have not linked to these for this reason (for now).

The video can be found at

  http://stephenvillelights.com/slnews_video002.html

I have tried to collect as much information on this video from the internet, as well as some of my own theories, to try to get to the reality of what we are seeing.

I was also going to show, + see for myself, the Dorothy Izzatt case (which was on video), where it is mentioned that the sighting was similar too; unfortunately, it has been removed due to copyright claim by outside the box Productions,LLC.

The video debate centres around these main points:

A laser projection?
Shake and/or vibration from the camera
Are we looking at the night sky?
long exposure of the video camera
It was Canis Majoris/Sirius
So what about the first point…..

1. could it have been a laser projection that they captured….. it has been debated that laser shows,ect only have one colour to them; however, this is not the case any more.

These 3 are just some of many examples of what is now available, even some that can quite easily write onto large buildings. Some are more professionally made than this.

However, at this distance there would need to be some serious equipement used…no ordinary laser pen is going to be able to project the image this far, and it needs a backdrop to be able to work …even a smoky or misty night would do it, although i’m pretty sure it was neither the nights in question(although i am aware that a backdrop might not be needed ; something that ionises the air-this might not be real though).

Are there/were there any Raves around at the time of the event? could be another source. Could be the military, but to what purpose.

2. shake/vibration from the camera; david claimed that the camera was ‘quite still’, but from experience, i know this to be very differcult to achieve in reality…. sure he could have propped himself up on a wall, tree, and so on, but just from breathing, this can cause shaking….ah, just found out he propped himself up on a post on his porch.

On a digital camera, to take a good shot without a tripod, you try to anchor/prop yourself on something, and just before you take the shot, you either breath in or out.. to get maximum quality; on a camcorder this is made more problematic.

Could the shaking/vibration have caused this effect- especially if close on the subject, as the slightest movement has much more of an impact when zooming into an object at night. Also, he was using a JVC (that is the type used) effect, night vision feature (night alive). Could this have changed the image?

3. Are we looking at the night sky; what i’m saying is, i cannot see any suggestion that we are looking into the night sky at all; for all i know it could be a tv screen? basically, there are no reference points?

4. Long exposure of the video camera; it could be a series of pictures of a light source, using a long exposure ….. the effects of this can be similar to what we see….

5. That it was Canis Majoris/Sirius that was seen and what was on the video.

Have a look at these 2 videos on youtube


as you can see similar results have been achieved with this video from shooting/focusing on sirius.

I must make this clear, i am not trying to debunk this video, but to show that there are problems with this video…… also for proper analysis, the original video needs to be looked at in detail (ie the frame rates,ect).
If it was sirius, i think that he was honestly mistaken, and i am not claiming that he hoaxed this at all.
I have to be honest, and say i am not sure what all this means? I have definately not taken the symbols idea as being a true message, because for instance, how do we know it was written the right way (could be back to front), and other difficult questions/issues.

Again, i say we need to analysis all data, so that we can go forward with the UFO subject… if we do not do that then we will not get anywhere.

I will be adding to this debate as time goes on, if there are any ideas out there, or possibly those that enter my mind (mmmmm…).

As far as i stand, the Stephenville UFO sightings in this area, still need much more analysis, as something is going on…

Other sources of relevance/interest :

  UFO’s: are we alone? 

Stanton Friedman guest on Scooter McGee show PT1  

Stanton Friedman guest on Scooter McGee show PT2 (on 29th feb,2008 ) 

Bezier Curve

A review of the  JVC GR-D290 (believed to be used by david caron) 

Patrol car videotape, news media are factors in Texas UFO case 

UFO: Uncovering a national secret  

**END OF PART 3 **

PART 4 will consist of any additional updates (we are still waiting for the MUFON report which will hopefully answer alot more questions? about the Stephenville UFO sightings. Also i will try and draw a summary of it all. 

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