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Reporting From Texas

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posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 07:25 AM

Reporting From Texas

Texas is currently the hot spot of a trifecta of open cases. From missing persons to UFOs to possible fugitives on the run, Texas is the place to be.

(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 07:25 AM
Valhall and Fretling will be road tripping across the entire length and about half the breadth of the massive state of Texas this weekend in hopes of finding clues to the mysterious disappearance of Matthew J. Wilson, a RICE University student who apparently drove off into the midnight darkness of December 14th, 2007, and has not been heard from again.

In addition, as serindipidity would have it, on our way to the Houston area where Matthew was last seen, we will be stopping in for the MUFON press conference in the Stephenville/Dublin, TX area where multiple witnesses have come forward to report their UFO sightings.

And lastly, we\'ll be keeping an eye out for that bastard marine on the run - Cesar Laurean - who is suspected of killing the eight month pregnant fellow marine, Maria Lauterbach, and her unborn child...and then apparently having a good ol\' fashion firepit BBQ party over their dead bodies. Some reports state he has either made an ATM transaction, or sent an email from the Houston area.

Fretling will be towing along her 35 mm and I\'ll have a digital camera as well. We hope to report in along the way and share what we learn on these various stories as we trek across the Lone Star state.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 07:28 AM
Texas is a big place, so theres always going to be lots going on. Its justs depends it its reported on.

posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 07:33 AM
Have I missed something?

I was unaware of the drama that is currently facing Texas
be careful Valhall

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posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 09:23 PM
Report on MUFON meeting at Dublin, Texas, 01/19/08:

As we passed through Stephenville headed toward the sale barn in which the MUFON meeting was supposed to be held, Fretling took a few pics of some signs that show people are at least showing a sense of humor on the recent events:

We finally located the sale barn only to find that the MUFON meeting had been moved to "downtown Dublin" (no address included on the paper on the sale barn's door). So we headed to Dublin to try to find it.

We were lucky (Dublin isn't that big) and located it quickly and managed to walk in just as one of the MUFON representatives had started talking. There were approximately 200 people in the small building and the PA system consisted of one portable speaker up by the speaker so it was a bit crowded and hard to hear. But things got surreal real fast. Within 2 or 3 minutes of being in the building I felt like I was in a real dramatic scene of a movie.

The MUFON rep was talking and said something to the effect of "We have several witnesses here today who have come to file their reports. Could you witnesses please acknowledge your presence?"

One hand after another went up...I counted to 12 and then looked across the crowd as the hands continued to go up.

The MUFON speaker then stated "Could you witnesses just step into this next room so we can begin the report taking?"

Somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the room exited into the adjacent room. It was truly dramatic.

Fretling and I made our way toward the front to get closer to the lone speaker and be able to hear the MUFON representative. There were a lot of reporters and camera men there, but only one group of guys could be identified...I believe they were from a FOX affiliate. The following are notes I took from the MUFON speakers' (there were two men there from MUFON who spoke):

MUFON rep stated it could take up to a year to complete investigation due to the number of witnesses. Stated it was the most significant mass sighting since 19(?). (Couldn't hear date given but I thought it was 1970 something.)

One of the witnesses who have come forward works for the Department of Justice.

Current Airforce explanation is that it was a mirage caused by two aircrafts heading in different directions. MUFON rep states it doesn't hold water due to the multitude of witnesses from vastly different perspectives.

Second rep:

He compares it to Phoenix sightings of 1997. They are approaching 100 witnesses coming forward. He referenced the type of witness they are dealing with by talking about an elderly couple who have lived in the area all of their lives. He stated when speaking with the gentlemen that he stated he had never seen anything like this, and then as he began to recount his sighting, you could hear the honesty and sincerity in his voice.

States Airforce spokeman that had previously stated a 99% certainty that the multiple commercial aircraft explanation was probably what had been seen has now retracted that statement.

Sightings that came in range in time from 6:15 pm to 4:00 a.m. the next morning. Sightings are coming in from weest of Stephenville/Dublin to as far east as Palo Pinto. There have been sightings since the original event.

When asked if there had been any reported injuries he said no, but then recounted a story where two witnesses were in a car and a bright light orb came directly to their windshield (never stopped) and then right in front of their windshield cut a 90 turn and sped off.

Fretling and I tried our best to eavesdrop and watch as witnesses were interviewed by reporters. We did not attempt to interview any witnesses as it was a bit chaotic and the MUFON people were attempting to get all written reports completed. But we did get to engage two witnesses with video/photo evidence.

One woman (who we could not speak to because she was totally surrounding by reporters and cameras - we actually had to stand in chairs to see her laptop screen) had recordings from a camera they have positioned on a deer feeder on their back property. She had videos from November 21, 2007 and January 4, 2008. She claimed that on the 11/21/07 videos there was a point that a beam of light shoots down from the sky, and then later footage of a deer standing there and then a light and the deer is gone. We never got to see that footage. She was wearing on my nerves because I found it very inconsiderate to come into a forum like this and tie up several reporters and not have the exact file and timetag you need to show...instead she was aimlessly running hours of video to try to find this footage...we walked a way for a bit and listened else where. However, there were some interesting points on the 11/21/07 footage we did see that had several seconds (this happened more than one time) where the entire picture seemed to "fog over"...Fretling got shots of these on her 35 mm. We'll post all 35 mm shots at a later date.

When we returned she was on the 01/04/08 footage. Fretling was not able to get to a vantage point where she could take pics, but I stood on a table to watch and there was approximately a minute of unexplainable footage on some of this video. A large white, perfectly circular "thing" suddenly came into the footage. It did NOT come from a distance and up to the camera, but came laterally into the video. It was very close to the camera and it was not translucent but TOTALLY white. It did not appear to have any diffusivity to its edges, but was sharp. It looked 2D almost. It moved around erratically and then eventually went off one side of the footage actually seeming to stop half off the frame for a couple of seconds before going off to the right. It was very odd.

We also got to talk to a truck driver by the name of Sean Kiel. He was on I-20 between Weatherford and Cisco on 01/08/08 around dusk when he took a series of shots on his cell phone. He showed them to us and even zoomed in on them and Fretling took some pics of these. What he caught was a rather large "firey object" that appeared to have a tail. There was a dark object immediately above the object and one immediately below the object. He believes they were chaser planes or escort planes. When I first saw the first pic it was zoomed in. To be quite honest I thought I was looking at a shot of a cloud immediately in front of the setting sun that was being made to look to glow from the sunlight coming through it. But then he zoomed all the way out to show us where the sun was - off frame to the right of the shot. It wasn't the sun behind a cloud. He also showed us a shot he took of the sky immediately after the object passed by. The sky turned from clear blue to purple after the object passed.

The interesting thing about this man is that he saw the object and the dark objects he thinks are planes, and was so impressed as to stop his rig on the side of the road and take these series of pics.

Fretling also got to listen in on an interview with a local man (she said was probably in his 40's). She said the man looked genuinely scared as he talked about the events. She said he was visibly shaken and nervous as he recalled things.

We have a lot of pics taken by Fretling on her 35 mm, but we'll have to wait and get them developed and scanned.

In the meantime, here is a brief interview with Fretling that captures her thoughts on what she witnessed:¤t=FretlingtalkingaboutMUFON.flv

Well, okay, maybe it doesn't capture much, but I thought it was funny.

We are in Houston now and plan to go our missing person search in the morning. We are both very glad to get to attend the MUFON event as it was very impressive to see that many people acknowlege they had seen something.

See ya!

[edit on 1-19-2008 by Valhall]

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 08:29 AM
What an extraordinary the true sense of the word! Thank you for posting some of the fascinating details.
Starred and flagged!

It really looks like 2008 could turn out to be quite an interesting year!

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 09:07 AM
Wow really good news about the footage. I hope it reaches the right hands and makes its way public. But most likely it will be sold for some movie where 90% of the junk is a hoax and then they splice this vid in and it loses any credibility :/

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by Valhall

Thanks for the ATSNN style exclusive reporting Val

From the sounds of this, it was a pretty lively meeting I could just see you & Fretling inching closer and closer trying to get the goods on this event, I couldn't help but think that you could have used that sonic ear deal they advertise on TV

Good luck in the rest of your trip and look forward to further updates on the Texas trip

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 09:17 AM
Thanks for reporting.. starred and flagged for good work

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 09:23 AM
This is really exciting!

I just love all those signs with the ufo mentions, particularly the cleaning chemicals. ET's use this to disinfect!!!

Thanks for posting for us armchair quarterbacks to get a feel of *being there*

I will be following this thread all the way.

It's kind of like Oprah and Gayle on thier adventure!!!

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 09:33 AM
Fantastic work Valhall....

Your our very own roving reporter.

This is going to be good. Can hardly wait to see the pics.
Happy hunting in Texas !!

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 10:01 AM
excellent work guys , it is very well reported and i am looking forward to your next report.

star and flag !!



(edit for sp)

[edit on 20-1-2008 by snoopyuk]

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 10:19 AM
Great job, starred and flagged. The two of you have done an excellent job for us here at ATS, thanks.

I hope the two of you find both the people you are looking for, I 'll keep my everything crossed
for you.

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by Valhall

If you're seriously looking for Cesar Laurean, you should have brought the 35 mm alright and included a 9 mm.......

Excellent report. Thanks so much.

[edit on 1/20/2008 by TheAvenger]

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 11:00 AM
Thank-you Valhall and Fretling. Your photo's and descriptions of the event are remarkable. Makes us feel like we're right there with you guys. I wonder if that sonic ear device works, as good as they say.

Flagged & and a Star here too.

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 11:16 AM
Valhall' quote,

mysterious disappearance of Matthew J. Wilson, a RICE University student who apparently drove off into the midnight darkness of December 14th, 2007, and has not been heard from again.

I don't want to go 'Way Out on a Limb' here, but I have to ask.
You don't think this fellows disappearance has anything to do
with the UFO activity right?

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 04:49 PM
wow there is going to be a lot going on, good luck, hope you bring back some good information

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 06:33 PM
Thanks for the fantastic report.

Here's a link to an image from the 01/04/2008 footage you mentioned. It doesn't show much but hopefully the video surfaces soon.

A woman from Brownwood brought a video of bouncing lights that she shot on Jan. 4. "You can't see through it," Margie Galvez said. "You can't see in it. It just bounces." She said she shot the video with an infrared surveillance camera at her farm.

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 09:49 PM
No, I do not believe Matthew's disappearance has anything to do with the sightings in west Texas. My daughter and I committed to go look for him because I believe the actions of Matthew in the last month before his disappearance showed signs of him having a psychological schism. I believe he may be at that pivotal moment in a person's life where they either become John Nash or a Ted Kaczynski. And I think the difference between those two outcomes is whether the person is found and helped once the schism occurs.

In my opinion, Matthew began to exhibit behavior that was uncharacteristic of his former self and I believe his final actions prior to disappearing show a combination of a truly logical mind in battle and conjunction with an emotionally irrational mind. And I do believe those two can exist in a shattered psyche.

We hoped desparately to find a trace of him, but we were completely unsuccessful.
I pray the authorities stop thinking he just "decided to disappear" and realize that people don't typically make the drastic change they are speaking of without a severe emotional disturbance (i.e. schizophrenia, etc.) playing into the picture. I am afraid the Houston authorities are not trying to locate him along this line of thinking, but have written him off as some one who "wanted to disappear".

I didn't get to run the bastard marine down either, so today was a solid wash.

[edit on 1-20-2008 by Valhall]

posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 09:55 PM
Wow. Sounds like fun! I would love to go on some trek like that!
Though I dont think its very safe for you to be looking for a murderer, I can certainly understand your desire to do so.

Sounds like Stephensville has brought in some tourists and may be the next big attraction like Area 51
Nothing brings $$$$ like a good UFO sighting! Love the signs - and glad you took pictures of them!!

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