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Gary Stearman of Stearman Aviation: The Story I've Never Told

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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The following is recounted as a true story, told by
Gary Stearman of Stearman Aviation as he finally shares a kept secret of 42 years.


Except for a handful of people I’ve told over the last four decades, it has been my secret.


Gary Stearman first gives us a little background on himself, and his family:


As part of an aviation-oriented family, I was literally raised around airplanes from my
earliest childhood. I was an airport brat when my father managed an airport. I determined to get
my pilot’s license at the earliest possible date … which I did as a teenager. I’m telling you this just
to illustrate that flying has always been a big part of my life..... My father, uncles and cousins all
felt the push toward flying and aeronautical engineering.


Stearman Aviation known for having produced aircraft from the late 1920s through the 1940s, ending with the famous Model 75 Kaydet, which was the basic trainer for most of the pilots in World War Two. Over 8,500 of them were built, of which about 3,500 remain to this day.

Now, onto Stearmans story:

Working for Cessna Aircraft Corporation in the Merchandising and Marketing midsummer
in the late 1960s in Wichita, Kansas, on a routine trip take off from the delivery center airfield at
Cessna Aircraft, Flying a brand-new Cessna 207, Stearman departed Love Field and headed west
toward Lubbock, Texas. Climbing to a cruise altitude of 6,500 feet, and leveling off, Steaman anitcipaing
at that point, relaxed and was enjoying his flight.

A stock Cessna 207 photo.


"The air was smooth and cool"

Then, without warning, a low-voltage warning flashed on his instrument panel.
Stearman noted that the electrical system voltage was steadily dropping and after trying
every alternative and discovering that there was no cure, I took one last reading on his
heading and position, then shut down the entire electrical system. The aircraft engine has its
own separate ignition system, and he planned on engaging the panel upon preparation for landing.

With about an hour of flight left, Steaman hoped it would be uneventful.
That was not to be so, and the pilot goes on to describe the stange events that followed:


I heard a crisp, clear voice that sounded just like a tour guide.
It said, “If you look to your left, you’ll see a UFO.” My instant reaction was: “Now,
that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. I’m not gonna look to my left!”

And I didn’t. Facing forward, I set my jaw and determined to continue as before.

But then it hit me: Although the radios were off, I had heard a clear voice. It was then that I
decided for sure I was not going to look to my left!



Then, for the second time, loudly and clearly, the voice said (and I really couldn’t tell where it
was coming from ), “If you look to your left, you’ll see a UFO.” Its intonation sounded just like a tour
guide, and I laughed out loud. Then, curiosity finally got the best of me and I couldn’t stop myself
from looking to my left.

And there, slightly below my altitude, and a mile or two away, was a bright light. I watched it for a
good while. It was matching my speed and direction. As we continued for a few minutes, it appeared
to be slowly drawing closer to me source



The pilot decided that this thing he thought was a “UFO” was really an Air Force airplane
(a Cessna T-41), which Stearman knew they were using for basic training at Lubbock.

Mystery Solved!

No UFO after all … it was a silver-winged T-41, gleaming in the sunlight.

Then something startling happened.


We both flew under a high, solid cloud deck that was a few thousand feet above us. Now, at
virtually the same moment, we had both flown into shadow. But amazingly, the light that came from
this mystery aircraft was as bright as it had been in the sun. It was generating its own light! It was brilliant! Suddenly, I believed the voice I’d heard fifteen minutes ago. It was a UFO!


Now, the moment I had this thought, the bright ship reacted by flying quickly sideways toward me, covering about a mile in less than two seconds! What had earlier registered in my mind as a T-41 was now a circular aluminum craft … at least it looked like polished aluminum! It was about a hundred feet in diameter and maybe fifteen feet thick. It was shaped like an upside-down Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup … even to the detail of being corrugated around the outside, though its corrugations weren’t as deep as those on the traditional peanut butter cup. As it approached, I had seen its top because it was a little below me.
It had a gleaming center spot and bright radial lines that went like pie slices to its edge.


Artist Rendering of UFO




Its corrugations were spaced about three feet apart. And here it was, flying with me in close formation about seventy-five feet off my left wing. Then, as unbelievable as it may sound, I felt something like waves of energy coming off this thing. I felt like I was being “probed” or “scanned” … that it literally knew what I was thinking! And I wasn’t at all bothered by this. Quite the opposite, I felt an elation I’ve never experienced, either before or since.

I felt as though something terrifically good and beneficial was happening to me, something on the order of a rescue. Remember, I had entered into this situation with an electrical emergency.

I was magnetically drawn to this beautiful machine … if one can call it a machine. For several minutes, we flew along together. But as I looked, I wanted to get closer to it, to see how it was built. So I nudged the controls, causing my plane to slip stealthily closer to this thing … seventy feet … sixty-five feet … sixty feet … and I felt a magnificent connection with the giant ship … as though it was concerned about my condition. I perceived it as a gracious benefactor, though at the moment, I didn’t connect its actions with my electrical failure.

Fifty-five feet … fifty feet … As I slowly drew closer and closer, I was looking for clues as to how it was built. Did it have rivets or seams? I could see none. It looked like one solid piece of material. Forty-five feet … and then I felt this thing alarmed by my intentions. It didn’t want me to get too close.

In an instant, and with blinding speed, it zoomed back to its original position, about a mile off my left wingtip. It astonished me by banking to the right in order to turn left … exactly the opposite of the way an airplane flies. Now, in the distance, it still gleamed with a luminous silver light, and once again, flew along with me as we both headed for Lubbock, which was now less than twenty miles away! It seemed that we had covered what should have been an hour’s flight in about ten minutes!


With the UFO still in the distance, Steaman reactivated the electrical system, went in for landing.

After shutdown, Steaman walkined into the dealership in something of a daze,
meeting the dealer and mumbling something about having seen a UFO.
The dealers not subtle reply "I dont believe in those things!".

Stearman spent the night, waiting for repairs on the Cessna. The next morning :


The shop foreman approached us as we entered. He was in an excited state as he almost shouted, “You ain’t gonna believe what we found!”

And he proceeded to show us the brand new V-belt that had fallen off the alternator drive and ended up in the bottom of the cowling. There was not a mark on it. It was factory new. And the pulleys from which it had escaped were still tensioned and safety wired. It was impossible for the belt to have fallen off in this way. Five men, including an FAA inspector, stood around marveling at the sight. At the very least, the belt should have been scarred. Most likely it would have broken. But it was pristine, and what’s more, they had to loosen the fittings to replace it. It couldn’t have fallen off the engine.


Stearman goes on to ask the questions we would all ask.

Was the UFO good or evil?

Was it from outer space or inner space; perhaps another dimension?

Was it angelic or demonic?

Did it cause the failure of hiselectrical system, or did something else cause the calamity,
and the UFO came to his aid?


Stearman does go on to recount that this experience became part of
his larger spiritual experience later on in life, and relate other information
as part of this story concerning military experiences, and technology.

I find it amazing how even an experienced pilot, a backgound in aerospace
was intimidated to keep secret this secret for 42 years.
I admire him for finally sharing his story!

edit on 13-8-2011 by burntheships because:
format, clarification




posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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The following is a true story.


If this is a story just told my Mr Stearman then how do you know it is true?



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Nice thread.. S n F

Don't know whether this is true or not but I've always considered pilots as quite reputable witnesses for this kind if stuff..



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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It really comes down to gut instinct, either you take him at his word,
or you dont. I am sure there would be ways for him to verify everything
in the story, aside from the UFO sighting.

And, as he recounted in the story, I am sure your reaction is part of the
reason more people dont share thier experiences.
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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Never heard of Gary Stearman before so I just did a Google search , It would seem that he is no stranger to the subject , mainly the Aliens / Demons area .
Its a nice story but the whole look to your left announcer and the alternator belt part make it feel like just that ...a story .

Tom Horn, Gary Stearman, & LA Marzulli On The Secret Alien Agenda



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships
The following is a true story.


One does wonder about the UFO pilots motivation.

They remove the v-belt off his plane, give him "tour guide" verbal instruction, do a flyby to reveal themselves.... and then leave.
Cant see the point really.


Edit - oh, and as someone who is non-religious, I really dont find all the rest of the stuff in his story adds credibility or signs of clear thinking.

The bits you cut out...


Scripture.Bible-believing Christian Tribulation period
prophecy dark spiritual forces God’s Spirit
hell, itself, will be released to torment mankind.
Satan
angelic or demonic? Christ Bible God, Creation and Redemption
biblical answers God’s angels in their chariots of fire Ephesians 3:10. dark forces Satan,
Ephesians 2:2,
Job 19:25 Jesus is my Lord and Savior. Spirit of the Lord Christ our Lord
Good and evil angels Christ,. In the Spirit of the Lord, angels
God, Jesus
Rom. 8:38, 39.

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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Great story. I will have to dig in deeper when I get home. I'm jealous!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by Misterlondon
Nice thread.. S n F

Don't know whether this is true or not but I've always considered pilots as quite reputable witnesses for this kind if stuff..


Yes, I would agree. He was piloting an aircraft during the sighting.
As many pilots have witnessed UFOs in flight.

In flight is a logical place to sight a UFO.

I also found this worth of mention:


family and close relatives – discuss the reality of UFOs. They were all totally convinced of their reality. In fact, two of my closest relatives were affiliated with the development of military aircraft, and later, with the establishment of our Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system. One of them, charged with developing protective systems that prevented false alarms, once casually mentioned that his major problem had been alarms tripped by passing UFOs. Another had seen a government-issued 16-millimeter film of a crashed UFO, which had been presented to them as a craft from outer space.

I, myself, had been employed in the building of test equipment for a wind tunnel, where I worked with two military officers who both had close encounters with UFOs.
source



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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I found that part of the story to be credible, not only did he recount
hearing the voice once, but twice.

There are only a few possibilities, since this did not happen on a movie set.
Also, his instrument panel was disabled, so it was not his radio.

1. The UFO transmitted the audible or telepathic sound, or its occupants.

2. It was God, an Angel or a Demon that spoke in an audible manner.

3. He imagined it.

Did I miss anything?


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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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good post.

lol at his airplane # being ZK- SEX



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1


Edit - oh, and as someone who is non-religious, I really dont find all the rest of the stuff in his story adds credibility or signs of clear thinking.


How does the pilots sprititual enlightening he came to later in life discount his
credibility? I missed that part.

And oh, I did not cut out that part, it is all there to the story I linked.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
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good post.

lol at his airplane # being ZK- SEX


LOL, well that pic is just a pic of a Cessna, not the actual Sesna.
I'll add that to the OP, thanks for catching. I missed that.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Very interesting story, BTS. Sounds heartfelt and had that degree of high-strangeness that most folk would be bright enough to leave out of a made up story i.e. the "tour guide" or "this is your Capt speaking" voice that told him to look to his left to see a UFO.

I have little doubt we are in for some mind-blowing revelations in the near future.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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post by burntheships
Did I miss anything?

No I don't think so , I think I go with option three , and not just for the voice .



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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It really comes down to gut instinct, either you take him at his word, or you dont.


So in truth you have no idea if the story is true or not.

Its not his story i have a problems with its your blind belief. You cant go claiming something is true just because you have a gut feeling.

Still its an interesting story, worth a read.


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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by The GUT
Sounds heartfelt and had that degree of high-strangeness that most folk would be bright enough to leave out of a made up story i.e. the "tour guide" or "this is your Capt speaking" voice that told him to look to his left to see a UFO.

I have little doubt we are in for some mind-blowing revelations in the near future.


I like the way you put that - "high-strangeness". Yes, I would have wanted to leave that part
out, in a very large way. Very good point, thank you!

And yes, I do think we are in for some mind blowing things in the very near future.
I am with you on that for sure.

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD

Its not his story i have a problems with its your blind belief. You cant go claiming something is true just because you have a gut feeling.

Still its an interesting story, worth a read.



Its his story, recounted as a true one, and I believe it... so yes I can believe it due
to a gut feeling, which is entirely different than a blind belief. Do you realize how many very
importing things happen in life due to gut feelings?


ETA: There are many facets of the story that are verifiable. I.E. who he is,
his relations to Stearman Aviation, etc.

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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Ahh .. i see you have changed your opening line


this is a true story


to


The following is recounted as a true story


Thats a much more agreable statement


Like i said , its an interesting story.


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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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I presented the story as his recounting of a true story,
and yes, did add that it is his recounting.
I am not going to argue or belabor this point with you.
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
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But you are presenting something as being true when you have no idea if it is or not.

Personally believing it as true isn't the same thing as presenting it as being true. Aren't you nit picking just a little?

OP shared the claim and their own opinion--did NOT say "This is true!"

That was my take anyway. Peace.




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