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BREAKING NEWS: Military Offers Explanation For Stephenville UFO Reports

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posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 02:55 PM
They did the same thing in the Phoenix sightings. When first asked about flights they say none took place in the night in question then 10 days later they come out with a large flight of A-10's in the area during the same time.

Here we are 11 years later in Texas and they are saying the same things days after the the event even though they originally said they had nothing flyng that night. This is BS protocol and the disinformation button was pushed just as it was in Phoenix. 10 f-16's from a navy base??? Sorry dont buy it. Navy doesnt use F-16's

[edit on 23-1-2008 by credible_evidence]

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 02:58 PM

James Huse, a retired electronics technician, said what he saw on Jan. 8 was neither a helicopter nor a plane while pilot Steve Allen, of Glen Rose, said the lights he saw while sitting around a campfire were brighter than the glare from welding.

"The first time we saw it, the duration was three minutes; then it started slowing down and passed us, and the lights in the back reformed into an arc shape, and they would flash on and off with no particular pattern," he said. "Then those changed into two vertical lines. It was totally silent."

Hopefully the witnesses will keep this alive. I don't think the military helps their case by saying they might do a press conference then changing their minds. I don't know how they could make it more obvious they don't want to discuss this or answer questions.

What I'm reading in the article says the planes were in the air for two hours. Did they change that from the original?

Officials now report the aircraft were airborne from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

[edit on 1/23/2008 by Blaine91555]

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 02:59 PM

Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by Frank Warren

You don't make errors like that. How could they not know where a few million dollars worth of war fighting equipment went?

The same way nukes went missing earlier last year.

Training exercise my rear!

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 03:07 PM
More Blue Beam testing IMHO.

Someone got carried away playing with the effects generators.

Too many variables in the sightings.

That's why any mention of this event, from the get go, was ever carried in the MSM.

Notice how it's being played more seriously, at first flush.

From Larry King to CNN to Fox?

Why should we now be buying what they're selling?

IMHO, the sheeple are being set up to swallow whole, the "alien invasion" story.

That's why the Air Force cover story is being raised, it's what everyone expects, and it's blatant ludicrousness automatically lends credence to the "UFOs" being real.

[edit on 23-1-2008 by goosdawg]

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 03:08 PM
Drawing of huge UFO seen in Stephenville Texas woods by hunter Ricky Sorrells.

I think ATS should contact and interview Ricky!

Looks like F-16s to me!!!

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 03:29 PM
I have to agree.. this looks like the military are making this even bigger than it was originally... making conflicting statements will only raise peoples questions. Could this be a false flag for the FALSE alien invasion theory supposedly being carried out by the NOW?

Or on the other hand could this be slow disclosure?

And if neither of those... who's is it? ours or there's?

Either way the military seem to want their obvious lie about f-16's to be apparent... or is it just apparent to us here so they dont care?

So many questions
but one thing I don't need an answer to is are these 10 f-16's

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:01 PM
reply to post by SimonSays

Not to start a flame here but pilots have a "relief tube" they can use if the need occurs.

[edit on 23-1-2008 by Larry B.]

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:07 PM
I don't see how an object this large can be seen by several witnesses and not be photographed or videotaped. So many people have video cameras, digital cameras, cell phones with cameras, etc. these days. Someone somewhere must have recorded something from this event, assuming it really happened. And if they had, you'd think we'd have heard about it by now.

[edit on 23-1-2008 by Building7]

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:09 PM
reply to post by II HAL II

I'm of the opinion the big one was ours, and all the rest were projected chaff to throw off the witnesses.

The real thrust of the PTB generating these "sightings" is to measure the response in the general population and get to feedback on their efforts so far.

Remember the poll results on Larry King, and the switch in the personalities of the "witnesses" and the skeptic.

It's all a show, and it's working.

Actual ET activity, IMHO, would not be motivated to put on a garish display.

If you see them, they're probably "ours," the only real ET's, are the one's we don't see.

There's something more sinister at work here.

Why are so many sightings simply lights or orbs in the sky?

Because those are "easy" to project, as opposed to what's coming...

[edit on 23-1-2008 by goosdawg]

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:19 PM
While I do in part blame the MSM, I must object somewhat to those in this thread who have mentioned Fox News in particular.

Now I know it's fashionable to bash Fox for their right-leaning "propaganda" and whatnot, but in this case I think it is unfair. While a news organization will probably never cover this kind of event to our satisfaction, Fox News has been giving it quite a bit of air. I know that as a casual viewer, I have seen it mentioned several times on several different programs on Fox News. And it wasn't your typical "let's laugh at UFO believers" kind of stories, either.

In fact, they had the former Governor of Arizona on this morning, who believes in UFO's. He spoke about this recent sighting as well as the Phoenix Lights event that I think he personally witnessed 11 years ago. Although I haven't been able to watch the news that much today, I have yet to see Fox News tow the official line and claim that it was the US Military. And if they did report this, then I doubt they said "case closed" or even believed it.

For comparison, Fox News was one of the first media outlets that I heard discount the idea that those radio threats came from the Iranian speedboats during our little international "incident".

I don't want to hijack this thread or anything, I just felt the need to step up and give an honest assessment of a news network that is rarely given the benefit of the doubt- especially on this site.

Now... moving on... As for the military coming out and claiming that it was 10 F-16's on a training mission... give me a break! I know some of you believe that coming out with this excuse now only makes us more suspicious. And in some cases I happen to agree with those sentiments. But I am also afraid to say that there are citizens out there who will hear this latest excuse from the military and say "Oh, so that's what it was! Case closed for me!". Some people are just so willing to swallow what is fed to them and so unwilling to take UFO reports as credible.

After all, the government claimed the Phoenix Lights were just "flares". That was almost 11 years ago. We never uncovered anything and the story is rarely, if ever, discussed in the MSM. So they got away with it. And they will get away with this one too. They've been getting away with these excuses since 1947, and there's no reason to believe that it will ever be anything different. So I think that they believe that no matter how rediculous the excuse they give is, people will either buy it or just forget about the whole thing eventually anyway. And the sad part is that they are right. And this will always be the case as long as the MSM doesn't take a stand and as long as the American people don't stand up and hold our government accountable and our media accountable. I don't see either of those things happening anytime soon.

I think at this point it is up to the ET's to take it upon themselves to fully disclose their existence to us all!

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:25 PM

You are so busted! Did you really think the people that have gathered their own intel without your help are going to buy this new story of yours? No, it was not f-16's flying a training mission. They are loud and would have woken up most of the town if they were flying 300 feet off the ground.

I was in the NAVY assigned to an aircraft carrier and know all too well what these type of jet sound like. They are far from silent and none of them have holes on the bottom or block out the sky.


posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:25 PM
You know what is great about this information coming out? So many sources are covering this, and a wide audience gets to see what happens when the military has a change of mind with what really happened.

Think of it this way. Maybe there was no UFO. But the military still lied and pulled a gong show by not knowing what was happening with their own equipment.

There are 91 news articles about this on Google News.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:35 PM
This has to be one of the lamest explanations ever given. Heck, why didnt they just bring the old swamp gas line out of retirement if we're going to get into THAT.

Honestly, this is nothing but a slap in the face to anyone that whitnessed this sighting. Here it is, well respected, upstanding citizens of the Texas town are basically having the military tell them, "we know youre stupid little sheep, and thats why we're telling you this, because you'll believe it".

When are these mindless MIC minions going to wise up and let the cat out of the bag? They cant possibly continue this charade for much longer. If someone told me that the slow, silent, light-dancing craft that I saw was a formation of F-16's I would have gone berzerkers.

This has long been past the point of ridicule. What will they tell us when the evidence is irrefutable? Probably the same things...How sad.


posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:43 PM

Originally posted by goosdawg

Actual ET activity, IMHO, would not be motivated to put on a garish display.

thats what keeps ringing in my head. aside from the military statment, what in the world ( pun intended ) would an ET ship that big be doing here? it would be large enough to carry lots of people. or something really big.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:47 PM
Why doesn't the media for once ridicule this excuse. It would have massive implications if they did.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by JSR

Maybe there was a problem with the cloaking device.

Maybe they were going to a undisclosed location to meet with military officials.

Who knows?

[edit on 23-1-2008 by Digital_Reality]

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 04:53 PM

Originally posted by broli
Why doesn't the media for once ridicule this excuse. It would have massive implications if they did.

True.. instead they ridicule an actual UFO (not saying alien) when its far more laughable to imply f16's.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 05:11 PM
Contrary to what the Military intends with this "release", I think it will add credibility to the reports.
F16's were described chasing and searching for the UFO, admitting now that indeed F16's were there, thus confirming their sighting entails in all logical thinking that the sighting of the UFO was real aswell.
Had there never been mention of "planes chasing after the UFO" this release would have looked like a debunking attempt, now, for the informed reader it's a confirmation that indeed there was something more out there than just the F16s.

Logic can be a double edged sword!

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 05:13 PM

I agree with you 100%. Fox news does give the whole UFO story much more credible coverage than most other news networks. In My Opinion anyway. Too bad thier such Bush Berries or more people would take them seriously, again In My Opinion.
Also I have thought for a long time that maybe these huge crafts were seeing are secret prototypes or something and they need to lie about it to at least keep some of the sheeple in the dark for as long as possible.
Just a thought. Weve had this technology for quite some time now and were spending billions upon billions on our military budgets so it just makes sense that maybe there human controlled back engineered air force crafts of some kind.
If not then they are almost certainly alien and maybe disclosure is right around the corner. We as a species are on the brink of blowing each others heads off and maybe they'll step in and re-enslave us and take away all the nice toys those greedy elite fu*#ers have built for themselves.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 05:22 PM
I wonder if we’re overlooking the principle of Occam’s razor in this matter.

After all, Stephenville is the seat of a Texas county named Erath. Isn’t it possible that some interstellar navigator made a simple typographical error and brought this spacecraft to Erath in particular as opposed to Earth in general?

Wouldn’t that explain why a ship capable of light speed was puttering across Texas at minimal velocity? In galactic terms you might say the captain and navigator had "pulled over to the curb" while arguing about that left-hand turn they made back in Albuquerque.

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