The Stephenville Lights Video

Stephenville Texas, Light in the Sky was filmed on October 29th at 6:30 PM in Stephenville near the airport. This light was disappearing and re-appearing in different locations.

Also, in today's local newspaper Empire Tribune:


Sightings continue to puzzle residents

Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, October 30, 2008 11:27 AM CDT
Recent unexplained lights spotted in the skies of Erath County continue to haunt residents who can’t dismiss what they saw last week. New reports of lights spotted above Stephenville Tuesday night have witnesses like Sandy Bell of Freestone County talking about their experience.

Bell said she saw lights on the horizon last week and again on Tuesday when she went outside to feed her dogs shortly after 8 p.m.

“I have gotten into the habit of scanning the sky because of what happened last week,” Bell said. She saw an objet on the horizon to the southwest.

“I watched it briefly, it was large (I was seeing it from far off), it had a definite red glow and had a faint strobe effect with a whitish blue light emitting around it,” Bell said.

Bell and her boyfriend used a high power rifle scope to get a closer look.

“We could clearly see an oval or round object that had a red glow, it pulsated,” Bell said. “Whatever this was, it was big because we were seeing it from a great distance from where it actually was.”

The object looked more orange through the scope.

The object would occasionally throw a white or blue light. Bell said planes routinely fly along Interstate 45, but that this object did not resemble anything she had seen.

“We really could not believe our eyes. It finally just looked like it disappeared over the horizon (or lowered itself to a point we could not see) at exactly 8:33 p.m.,” Bell said.

Stephenville residents also caught glimpses of the lights.

Junior Chacon was in the HEB parking lot around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday when he saw something in the sky towards Dublin that looked like a large star.

Then he noticed two sets of three lights that would turn on and off; they would move apart and then come back together.

He said there were about eight other people, including customers and employees, standing in the parking lot and watching the lights.

Clinton Holland was driving down Lingleville Highway with his friend Aaron Adams around 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday when they, and several other cars, pulled over to watch some lights they noticed on the horizon.

Adams said it started as a single bright light sitting just above the power lines and was headed toward Dublin. He had a hard time telling if the light was blinking, or if the power line was obstructing his view.

Holland said he soon noticed multiple lights, but couldn’t tell exactly what was happening. Lights kept “dropping” and disappearing, but he didn’t know if something was actually falling from the sky or if the lights were rotating around an object.

Tarena Major was on Highway 377 in Stephenville when she made her husband pull over. They had noticed a bright light.

“I saw a big light that was kind of low, like a star,” Major said.

Shortly after two smaller lights appeared on both sides of the large bright light, then they disappeared.

“It was a big light show, but definitely not airplanes,” Major said.

Many people are still searching for or offering explanations for the big light show. Some believe they are intergalactic visitors, while others think they are top-secret military flight-tests.

United States Air Force Reserve Major Karl Lewis, public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, responded to the latest sightings and a series of questions about training schedules and tactics with a simple response.

“We routinely train, during the day and in the evenings, in the Brownwood

Military Operating Area (MOA),” Lewis said in an e-mail.

But for many, that answer isn’t enough and they believe that what they saw in the night sky was not simply an F-16 in training.

Dwight Williams with Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene said their flight patterns usually head to the west.

“Most of our action is north and west. If we go east, we’re going to the east coast,” Williams said.

The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) has sent a field investigator to Stephenville to conduct field interviews with witnesses this week. The investigator will evaluate pictures, videos and testimony in an attempt to sort out the information.



More UFO sightings in Erath County

11:43 AM CDT on Thursday, October 30, 2008 By JIM DOUGLAS / WFAA-TV

ERATH COUNTY — There are more new reports pouring in about UFOs over Erath County.

In fact, there were so many reported sightings on Tuesday that an aircraft coordinated with spotters on the ground Wednesday hoping to get fresh video.

"I never watched Star Wars growing up. I was too busy hauling hay," said Ricky Sorrells.

But the rancher and welder was among the first in January to take the heat for publicly admitting he saw mysterious lights over Erath County.

Sorrells said he has occasionally seen them since then — including Tuesday night.

"They were huge," he said.

But this time, it's different.

Over the last few nights, many other people have reported sightings.

A stunned family in Dublin shot a video.

An organization called the Mutual UFO Network has an investigator interviewing witnesses.

Ricky Sorrells wants to know what those lights are.

"I'm tickled to death about it. I've got people calling me saying 'I saw them too. You're not crazy,'" said Sorrells.

Angelia Joiner started writing about the phenomenon as a reporter for the Stephenville Empire Tribune. No longer with the paper, she's now travels the country as a UFO researcher.

Joiner said a small plane will start assisting spotters on the ground with cameras.

Back in January, folks around Stephenville had a lot of fun with UFOs. This time, with so many sightings, it seems to be a little more serious.

"It tells you it's not a conspiracy," Joiner said. "They've seen them in Hico, Stephenville, Dublin — lots of towns."

For the record, Joiner and Sorrells are not saying they believe the lights are from spaceships.

"All we want to know is: What is it?" Sorrells asked.

E-mail jdouglas@wfaa.com


Atrueoriginall said...

Check this out. It just popped up on my blog roll.

Another Stephenville UFO sighting yesterday

Atrueoriginall said...

I guess you can ignore what I just sent you since I looked at the video AFTER I sent it. lol

I'll assume it's the same sighting.

Me silly.