STEPHENVILLE, Texas - A decade ago, amid the popularity of the X Files television show on Sunday night on FOX 4, Richard Ray ran a periodic series of reports called the Tex Files which focused on legitimate Texas mysteries worthy of X Files' plots. This week Richard brings us a new case that's widely known as the Stephenville UFOs.
It was a story that attracted international attention. Dozens of credible people reported seeing unidentified flying objects over Stephenville, Texas. Erath County Constable Lee Roy Gaitain risked ridicule and abuse to publicly describe remarkable things they'd seen in the skies over Stephenville on January 8th, 2008.
The initial reports sparked a media frenzy and attracted the attention of the Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON, a group of UFO enthusiasts. The group organized an event for witnesses to come forward and tell their stories. Despite the circus-like atmosphere, more credible witnesses came forward including three police officers who wish to remain anonymous.