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BREAKING NEWS: Military Offers Explanation For Stephenville UFO Reports

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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 07:24 AM
Well, while we're watching the military machine react to this sighting as if they are still using the playbook written in 1947, I can't help but notice that they are operating in familiar territory in more than one way. Not only in the way they are handling things, but in the exact territory they are operating in. With Carswell AFB allegedly being where the wooden crate was taken from Roswell AFB in 1947, and now Carswell being the base from which a whole swarm of silent F-16s flew from - they are literally in their old stomping grounds!

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 08:31 AM
Amazing thread.

I was waiting for the witnesses to be discredited.
Even if one might be a sham , that they try and make it stick for the rest.
But don't be put off.

Just because one or two witnesses with dubious intentions jumped on the I saw it too bandwagon, doesn't mean that ALL of the witnesses were lying.

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 01:21 PM
According to the following article, UFO sightings in Texas go waaaay back!

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. | East Texas has had its share of UFOs, too

The "butterfly" description sounds familiar, didn't one of the witnesses to the latest events describe a "butterfly" shaped object?

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 01:59 PM
reply to post by goosdawg

If you look into the 1897 sighting you'll learn that there were sightings of an airship all over the country starting in November of 1896. The Aurora, Texas encounter was the only one that reports it being extraterrestrial in origin, all other sightings reported it being piloted by humans. Also, in the Aurora account, the ship crashed into a windmill and a body was recovered. The body is reportedly still buried in the town's cemetery, but all attempts to exhume the grave have been met with resistance by the town. It's been reported that the man who originally sent the story to the newspapers in Dallas and Fort Worth made it up to bring attention to the town, which was dying. It's also worth noting that Aurora is only about 80 or so miles from Stephenville.

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 09:51 PM
Does anyone in government ever stop to think that this is the reason why people take conspiracy theories seriously?

When they say things like this... Either they are stupid, or think we are.

Let's face it. When the military makes contradicting and inane statements like this, it means they're either incompetent or hiding something. To be blunt, sometimes I think I'm HOPING they're lying!

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 10:51 PM
After just listening to Linda Howe's report on Coast2Coast the other night on podcast, it dawned on me that the military's lame excuse for an explanation was calculated. They also likely expected such a response. It still has the effect they want.

They first had to evaluate their data (you know they compiled maybe radar, visual and gun cam) and then the public data. They did the threats to the witness people they could to slow that process down, but they knew it would only work with a few and some only partially, if at all, but would cut down the process of information and details. Fear is an efficient tool.

Still their strategists had this all laid out with contingencies in place for such events anywhere this would happen, even out of the country. Probably for 50 years of thinking on how to do their jobs.

Once the Air Force knew the event was over, (waiting a week or so) and they could see if any good video or harder to refute evidence emerged, (so they could quickly gobble that up with dark methods of control and intimidation and hide it). Then as things settle into the media circus and sensationalism that media breeds and feeds off of, they could go ahead with the lame story that they DID have assets in the air, knowing again that there would be just enough folks to believe them and at the least cast some doubt and amplify any questions, arguments and confusion. Divide (the people) and conquer (the Media).

The media, (the whores) did just what the military expected and in most cases broadcast the terse and obviously deflecting explanation verbatim.


posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 10:59 PM

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 05:22 AM

Originally posted by Grey Basket

I too would love to see the Larry King video from last night, I missed it.

I am also trying to find second Larry King live from Jan 24.

No luck so far.

The short part of it for now is available here;


If it is possible could someone upload the show somewhere?

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 05:38 AM
Guys, please, stick to the topic at hand and refrain from the personal stuff

Remember Civility and Decorum are Required

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by Grey Basket

"UFO" is relative to the observer. It's a UFO regardless of whether it's military or not to the people who witnessed it on the ground. The only time it's not a UFO is when it's announced what craft it is specifically.

Not meaning to nit-pick, but I dislike when "UFO" is thrown around. A "UFO" shouldn't have to mean a craft from somewhere else in the universe.

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 11:33 AM
Ricky Sorrells saw a silent craft the size of 3 football fields 300 feet above him on his own property.

The Air Force is telling him to be quiet and not talk about what he saw.

Either the huge craft was alien in origin and the Air Force doesn't want the truth of that to spread around, or the huge craft is our own advanced technology (which I highly doubt) and they don't want classified info to spread around.

If we have the technology to make a craft that large, that silent, and take off in the blink of an eye, then we have some seriously advanced Snip.

If it was ours, then the Air Force shouldn't have been flying it over public land. If I was Ricky Sorrells I'd tell the Air Force to SNIP off.

Mod edit: Vulgarity and The Automatic ATS Censors

[edit on 27-1-2008 by sanctum]

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 01:03 PM

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]

Absolutely!! Anyone who's ever been around fighter jets can attest to the incredible noise they create. And for 10 of them to be flying in formation would be unmistakable. The roar alone would be a dead giveaway!

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 01:24 PM
It all boils down to ...your government thinks your stupid and knows you can't do anything about it anyway other than to inform those who will listen....and by the time you can do something it won't matter anyway because they accomplished what they set out to do.

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 09:55 PM
Ricky Sorrells should have unloaded a few rounds into that thing.

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 10:34 PM

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!!!!

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 07:18 AM
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.

I wouldn't doubt it if the Air Force put out this press release and told the media to stop covering the story.

The reason I say this is because if Ricky Sorrells or someone else who saw the huge craft in day light really is being threatened by the Air Force to keep quiet like James Fox proclaimed on CNN Larry King Live, that's a big story and I would think the media would cover it.

The Air Force must be clamping down. I know other stuff that's going on, but I can't talk about it right now. I will talk about it on ATS in the coming months...

[edit on 28-1-2008 by ufo reality]

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 07:25 AM

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]

I agree. As mind boggling and insulting as their "explanation" was, it worked. We are pretty much the only people still discussing this any more. Blows my mind.

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 07:41 AM
This is an interesting read. Click on the link and scroll down a bit until you see January 25, 2008 - Update of Emails just below the small picture of Gregory “Pappy” Boyington:

An excerpt:

"I think I can explain what those cone-shaped holes and mirage heat waves are, but first let tell you a little about myself. I'm 30 now. When I was about 18, I saw a strange light in the sky that looked like a red ball of light. As I was looking, it shot out of sight in the blink of an eye. The first question I asked myself was not "What was that?" I asked, "How?"

Sense then in my spare time, I've researched the how question. Without getting too technical, I came to conclusion that an electromagnetic field can cause an antigravity effect IF the fields are shaped properly. There are actually two fields that need to be shaped properly. The electrical field and the magnetic field.

The electrical field has to be shaped like a tornado or a vortex. The magnetic field has to be shaped like a donut. If you can make a device that can create the electrical vortex, then the electrical field will cause the magnetic field to take the donut shape. The same is true the other way around. If you had a device that can make a donut-shaped magnetic field, it will build the electrical field in a vortex shape. These shaped fields cancels gravity."

Illustration of what Ricky Sorrells saw:

[edit on 28-1-2008 by ufo reality]

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:12 AM
I hope they make a special 2 hour show about the Stephenville case and keep the skeptics out if it, or at least have a few more Larry King Live shows talking about this. Something tells me the media won't cover this anymore. Only time will tell...

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:20 AM
reply to post by ufo reality

Great link, ufo reality, thanks!

The longer this goes on the more it looks like this was one of "ours."

Check this out:'

Were do you think all those "missing" trillions have gone?

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