Sunday, July 13, 2008

Radar Reports Confirm Eye Witness Accounts of Stephenville UFO!

Radar Graph of UFO
Radar Spotted UFOs Near Crawford in January, Group Says

By Matt Frazier
The Star Telegram
7-12-08

     A national group that studies unidentified flying objects has issued a report that says Federal Aviation Administration radar appears to confirm the presence of unidentified aircraft over the Stephenville/Dublin area, with at least one apparently headed toward President Bush's Crawford Ranch on the January night when dozens of witnesses reported UFOs.

The Mutual UFO Network report says radar indicates that several aircraft were found Jan. 8 in the same compass direction and time frame as cited by the witnesses, but were not military and did not have transponders, which relay information about the craft to radar operators.

The 77-page report was released on the MUFON Web site (www.mufon.com) late Thursday night.

The organization gathered data for its radar report by filing 10 Freedom of Information requests to the FAA, National Weather Service, all nearby military bases, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services and the 21st and 30th Air Force Wing Commands.

FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said he was not familiar with the radar data and could not immediately comment on the report.

According to the report, one Crawford-bound craft was tracked by radar for more than an hour. Witnesses said they saw two large glowing amber lights similar in size and color to the lights on the back of a school bus.

The object seemed to be stationary or moving at speeds of less than 60 mph most of the time, but at one point accelerated to 532 miles per hour in 30 seconds, according to the report. But it did not seem to reach the property.

"The object was traveling to the southeast on a direct course towards the Crawford Ranch, also known as President Bush's western White House," the report sates. "The last time the object was seen on radar at 8 p.m., it was continuing on a direct path to Crawford Ranch and was only 10 miles away. During the entire episode of over an hour, there is no indication that any of the military jets reacted to this unknown craft."

Dozens of people around Dublin and Stephenville — about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth — say they saw flying objects on or around Jan. 8 that they could not identify and that did not move like conventional aircraft. Some witnesses said the objects were being accompanied or followed by military aircraft.

Descriptions vary. Some told of objects up to a mile long and hundreds of yards high. Others reported seeing two to eight lights that flew in formation, changed color and shined with intensity greater than a welding flame.

These sightings gained national and international attention because of the number and credibility of witnesses, including a county constable and a pilot. Many of the witnesses are familiar with aircraft because the military has a flight practice zone that ends just south of the sighting area.

The radar report seems to back witnesses stories, including that of Constable Lee Roy Gaitan, who said he saw an unknown object south of his home about four miles southwest of Dublin. He described it as two amber lights that were initially stationary that changed into about 10 white lights that departed at a high speed.

"Radar detects an object at 7:20 p.m. only 2.8 miles south southwest of the constable's home and traveling in a southeastern direction," the report states. "This matches very well with the time and direction of the constable's sighting. At 7:36 p.m. radar shows the object suddenly veering to the north at 1,900 miles per hour and then returning a minute later to continue on its southeastern course."

The authors of the report said they reached conclusions:

■ There was definitely a real and physical object that appeared and was witnessed.

■ The military did not act overtly to the presence of these objects.

■ Military air traffic was unusually heavy and twice veered into civilian airspace.

The Mutual UFO Network is a nationwide organization that studies unidentified flying objects. Its Texas chapter took statements from about 50 witnesses Jan. 19 and interviewed at least 70 more, gathering descriptions, sketches, pictures and videos.

The report is online at www.mufon.com.

2 comments :

  1. Heading toward Crawford? All this does is convince me even further that secret US military/intelligence aircraft are part and parcel of the entire UFO phenomenon, and especially so in the case of the Stephensville sightings. Just think about all those declassified spy planes and the soon to be declassified Stealth bomber. Obviously, the US military has top secret replacements for these because since the end of WWII the we have been addicted to secret military aircraft. Anybody willing to bet their lives that the black triangles are NOT US military craft?

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  2. Good Day Purrigurrl,

    Thank you for your input; however, I must respectfully disagree, at least in part; that is to say I certainly agree that "some UFOs are indeed" military aircraft etc. Furthermore, I believe that "most" UFO reports of "the distant light sort" can be explained by "conventional or natural means"; however, this certainly isn't the case for Stephenville.

    The UFO described and reported by masses, and particularly Steve Allen and Ricky Sorrels not only goes way beyond anything we have in our (man's) inventory, the attributes defy physics as we know it.

    Finally, UFO reports have been relatively consistent long before man took to the the air, during "air flight infancy" and up to date.

    NASA/Apollo Program engineer, Greg, McCauly also asked me to post this on his behalf:

    In response to the email suggesting the Stephensville TX and/or Phoenix 1997 event were actually secret military experimental aircraft in test flight, I sincerely believe that is not the case.\

    I am a former NASA/Apollo Program engineer and have followed manned spaceflight for many years. Military flight technology advances over the years have certainly been interesting and progressive, but also predictable. Technology in military aircraft has progressed step-by-step for the last 40 years. The advent of stealth technology was very predictable as well as the development of gimbled thrust in the F-22, advances in electronics technology, radar, flight controls, navigation, remotely operated vehicles - the list goes on and is always predictable.

    Military aircraft are always 'purpose-built'. First the 'purpose' for the craft is determined (cargo, fighter aircraft, long-range bomber, etc) then the design phase begins, ending with a design that hopefully fulfills the original purpose. What in the world could be the 'purpose' of a mile long, half-mile wide aircraft? Is that a predictable advance in technology? If a cargo plane, just do the math. Something that incredibly large could hold and deploy 25 stealth bombers, 50 fighter aircraft, 100 M1-A1 Abrams tanks, 10,000 ground troups and all the support equipment for several batallions - what an aircraft! It would, however weigh close to one-hundred thousand tons fully loaded - do the math, I did. The propulsion system required to move that much mass is simply not available on this planet. There would be no hanger that could hold it, very limited landing areas to deploy the machine and certainly no available manufacturing plant even close to being large enough to manufacture it. Let's use our heads here, it's not ours! And if it even a remote possibility, the pilot, flight crew and all officers, intellegence, and support personnel responsible for the huge mistake of flying it over populated areas would all be court-martialled for such an enormous mistake.

    Something that large, that quiet and that fast is simply not even close to a natural progression of our technology. It is not ours.


    Cheers,
    Frank

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