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News-Journal.com | East Texas has had its share of UFOs, too
Those unidentified flying objects around Stephenville have generated a lot of copy the past couple of weeks, but they're nothing new to Texas or to East Texas.
Way back in 1897, East Texans were seeing UFOs, which apparently also visited the Piney Woods a half century later.
Folks in northwestern Louisiana, and East and North Texas were seeing some strange things in the sky In April 1897.
On April 16 that year, a Louisiana fellow reported he'd seen an "airship" traveling west along the Texas and Pacific rail line. "The ship appeared to be going in the direction of Marshall," said a Shreveport, La., newspaper.
Later that day, a T&P freight train left Big Sandy and had just pulled into Hawkins when conductor "Truthful" Scully saw a most unusual sight.
Sitting in a clearing near the track was an aircraft, Scully told a Dallas newspaper, shaped "like a Mexican cigar, large in the middle and small at both ends, with great wings that made it look like an enormous butterfly." The ship's operator, who looked like a "scientist," was making some sort of repairs on the ship, the conductor said.
Originally posted by Grey Basket
I too would love to see the Larry King video from last night, I missed it.
Originally posted by PokeyJoe
Im in the Air Force, and let me tell you this is a huge crock of crap.
No way, one, would they not know that they had 10 jets out training, and two, 10 F-16's do not look like a UFO, nor could they be mistaken as one by anyone with half a brain.
They are loud, and definitely sound like jets.....10 of them in the sky at the same time would have been extremely loud.
Plus, I worked at a major F-16 base for 5 years, where they flew missions every day, and never were there 10 in the same place at the same time. They usually went out 2 or 4 at a time.
This is just fishy, and really is insulting to our intelligence. Im not saying that it really was a UFO, or claiming to know what happened, but it wasnt 10 F-16's.
[edit on 23-1-2008 by PokeyJoe]
Originally posted by Frank Warren
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Nearly two weeks after UFOs were reported over Stephenville, the U.S. military has offered an explanation as to the source of the mysterious lights.
Lewis had previously said there were no F-16s or other aircraft from the base in the area the night many of the sightings were reported.~ Artilce ~
Check into the history of sightings in San Luis Valley (Colorado-New Mexico): 200 foot "boomerangs", lights in formation, helicopters, and...1994 and jan 2008!!!!
Originally posted by ufo reality
Kinda odd how the media has seemed to stop covering this story as soon as the last press release came out saying the 301st did in fact have F-16s flying around.
[edit on 28-1-2008 by ufo reality]