Unidentified freaky lights fill the Stephenville Sky

‘Unidentified freaky lights’ fill the sky
Staff Writer
Published: Sunday, February 8, 2009 4:10 PM CST

County residents are once again seeing more than just stars in the night sky. Reports of large, orange lights started pouring into law enforcement Thursday night.

Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said the county dispatcher reported six calls between 7:33 and 7:44 p.m. coming in from various areas in the county. From Highway 108 to Highway 67 and out to CR 454, callers reported clusters of large orange or amber lights.

Joel Stroup called the sheriff’s office when he spotted the lights on FM 205.
“The whole horizon coming into Stephenville was lit up with lights,” Stroup said. “There’s no doubt when you see them.”

Stroup said the lights were about the size of oranges and flashed on and off. After about 30 seconds, the string of lights disappeared.

Junior Chacen, who also witnessed the lights in October 2008, was once again at HEB in Stephenville when he saw the lights Thursday night.

“It was pretty much the same thing as last time,” Chacen said.

He saw about eight to nine lights moving in the sky. He said they disappeared after about 45 seconds.

“Shortly after that we did notice a couple of jets. Then everything disappeared,” Chace“n said.

Norma, who declined to give her last name, was lying in bed in her Dublin home when she saw the lights.

“I have cafe curtains in my bedroom and I was lying down in bed and heard motors that sounded like airplanes or helicopters. I looked out the window and I nearly lost consciousness,” Norma said.

She saw orange lights that seemed to drop off one by one.

“I wouldn’t call anybody or tell them because I was afraid they would think I was crazy,” she said. “When it happens to you, it is awesome. You become fearful.”

Justin Sellers, who commutes to work in the Fort Worth area, was driving home when he saw the lights north of Bluff Dale around 7:30 p.m.

“They kind of moved across the sky from the west to the east,” Sellers said.

He pulled over and saw what he thought were two military jets flying eastward. Then the lights disappeared.

Michelle Stilwell and her family were heading home on Lingleville Road when her 10-year-old daughter spotted something in the night sky.

“We saw lights in the sky, me and my whole family,” Stilwell said.

They saw four or five lights in the sky that flashed on and off.

When the family arrived home, her husband Travis, Stephenville High School principal, began searching the Internet for similar sightings.

The family tried to cope by naming the objects UFLs - unidentified freaky lights. But her two daughters were still worried.

“They were so scared they wouldn’t even go back to the car or get their backpacks,” Stilwell said. “It was the wildest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Mike Carroll was standing outside when he saw something at 7:30 p.m. Carroll, who is the assistant athletic director and head athletic trainer at Stephenville High School, saw the lights during a football game last fall. But he said this time, the lights were much brighter.

“I saw four real bright lights right in a row on the horizon,” Carroll said.

He did not hear any sound and the display only lasted about 20 seconds.

“Two planes came in at a real high rate (of speed),” Carroll said, then the lights disappeared.

Steve Hudgeons, an investigator with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), confirmed that new reports have been logged on their Web site, www.mufon.com.

Stephenville Police Captain Jason King said they received a call just after 7:30 p.m. that a lot of cars were stopped near Highway 8 and Highway 108 looking at bright lights in the sky. He said an officer was dispatched and responded to the scene within four minutes, but found no cars and saw no lights.

“From our perspective, there’s nothing to it,” King said.

United States Air Force Reserve Major Karl D. Lewis with the 301st Fighter Wing said people most likely saw a training exercise.

“F-16s from the 301st Fighter Wing/457th Fighter Squadron continue to train in the Brownwood Military Operating Area (MOA) during the day and night for training operations. We were conducting our normal training in the Brownwood MOA on February 5th,” Lewis said.

Source: http://www.empiretribune.com/articles/2009/02/08/news/doc498f555d5ae4a435373093.txt


Mysterious objects reported in the Skies

Mysterious objects reported in the skies

Speculation abounds as to why unknown objects continue to fly in the skies over Erath County.

Slightly more than a year after the first report of mysterious objects, now known as Stephenville Lights, more witnesses are coming forth. Walnut Springs resident Matt Collins and his mother, Sharla, and sister Ashlee have all said they have witnessed bright lights in the sky that defy explanation.

On Thursday Matt said he and his sister were returning to their home on FM 203 shortly after 7 p.m. He said they had just been talking about the Stephenville sightings when his sister pointed and said, "'Look at that,'" Collins said. "I thought she was kidding at first because we had just been talking about the Stephenville sightings."

"My sister saw three light sets but by the time I located them there was only one. The lights would come on and stay on for about 20 seconds. Then it would go off and reappear a little to the right or left of where it was."

Matt said the air traffic route for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is near his home so he is accustomed to the presence of commercial and private aircraft.

Matt said the object appeared about 25 to 30 degrees off the horizon in the northwest sky toward Stephenville. He said he could definitely see a dark mass between the sets of lights.

"I'm not sure how close or far away it was," Matt said. "It could have been over Chalk Mountain. But, it was definitely in the direction of Stephenville."

Then on Saturday it was back. This time it was about 9:30 p.m., shortly after Matt appeared on the WB 33 (KDAF-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth) news discussing the sighting he had witnessed two nights before.

"I ran in the house and got my sister and woke up my mom," Matt said. He also took video footage of the incident, he said.

Sharla said she was amazed.

"I always thought people that said they saw UFOs were crazy," Sharla said. "Now, I think there is definitely something out there that we don't know about."

The family said the object was visible for about fifteen minutes and had a red center but that the outside of the light changed from red to yellow, to white and bright orange.

CNN called Matt on Monday and made arrangements to show the film he took in a future broadcast.

Apparently, the Collinses were not the only ones to see the objects.

On the same night, Cody and Carrie Tedford and their uncle Dwayne Clover were turning right off Loop 377 South in Stephenville returning to their home in Hamilton.

Cody said he caught something out of the corner of his eye and told his uncle to look out the back window.

Clover said his 5-year-old niece riding in the back seat with him could also see the object and made comments like, "Wow! Look at that."

They agreed the object was fairly low in the skies but estimated it could have been 60 degrees from the horizon and then made a slow descent to about 25 degrees.

"At first it appeared to be just sitting there hovering," Clover said. "But that might have been because it was moving toward us and we couldn't tell that."

Cody said he thought it was over the courthouse and moving toward the City Limits bar on U.S. 377.

"We thought it was landing," Clover said.

All said they saw a double row of horizontal lights.

Clover said he likes to watch planes and he works at a place where helicopters take off and land often, so he was sure it was not one of those types of aircraft.

"I don't know what it was. We weren't frightened," Clover said. "We were just watching it, trying to figure out what it was and it didn't fit for anything I knew. It was a clear descent and moving slowly and close enough to the ground to make you think it was landing."

A reporter from WB 33 said the Bosque County Sheriff's Office dispatcher received four calls reporting something unusual.

Two people in the Abilene area also reported sightings to the Mutual UFO Network Web site.


Obama and the Release of the UFO files

Obama administration to clash with corporations over UFO files

January 31, 6:09 AM
by Michael Salla, Ph.D., Honolulu Exopolitics Examiner

Lockheed Skunk Works, Palmdale, CA. Photo: Wikimedia

President Obama’s January 21 Memoranda to promote Open Government and strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) are intended to release unnecessarily classified national security files. Among the many millions of classified files to ultimately be released, some will concern UFOs and extraterrestrial life. From these releases, UFO enthusiasts and exopolitical researchers hope to find clues into how government policy has been developed. More importantly, FOIA releases will point to where the bulk of the nation’s UFO files are located. That’s when the Obama administration will run up against corporate control of UFO files and policy.

Testimonial evidence exists that corporations have become the ultimate repository of the nation’s UFO secrets. A number of whistleblowers have emerged revealing how corporate control has been achieved. A recently deceased corporate whistleblower revealed how during the mid-1980s, he worked for six months as an archivist for a large aerospace defense contractor based in California. It was a temporary assignment with his employer at an obscure office building. The archivist found many files dealing with flying saucers and extraterrestrial life. The files contained: “Reports, photos, media materials (tapes, films, video cassettes) and material from crashed saucers.” When asked where the files came from he revealed the “materials came from everywhere. CIA, Air Force, Navy, Army, DARPA, NORAD, DoD, FBI, and government officials to name most.”

Project Camelot Video of Corporate UFO archivist

If the archivist’s testimony is accurate, this means that prior to the mid-1980s UFO files were taken out of the possession of U.S. government agencies and military departments due to security concerns. One reason for this is that the proprietary rights of corporations would enable UFO files to remain hidden from the prying hands of congressmen, and private citizens using the Freedom of Information Act first passed in 1966 and strengthened in 1974.

The above scenario is supported by comments by Ben Rich, former CEO of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works. In hand written responses to questions from John Andrews of the Testor Corporation in 1986, Rich confirmed the existence of both man-made and extraterrestrial UFOs. Most importantly, Rich revealed to Andrews how control of UFO files had slipped from the U.S. military to private corporations. Andrews relayed Rich’s responses to questions from UFO investigator William McDonald which confirmed:

There are two types of UFOs -- the ones we build, and ones THEY build. We learned from both crash retrievals and actual "Hand-me-downs." The Government knew, and until 1969 took an active hand in the administration of that information. After a 1969 Nixon "Purge", administration was handled by an international board of directors in the private sector.

Former astronaut, Dr Edgar Mitchell recently confirmed an incident in 1997 where the Head of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff was supplied the code names of UFO related projects, but was denied need-to-access. The first to report the incident was UFO researcher, Dr Steven Greer, who in 2001 revealed that Admiral Wilson was furious over his failure to gain access. On a July 4, 2008 CNN interview, Dr Mitchell confirmed Greer’s version of events when he said that Admiral Wilson “had found the people responsible for the cover-up and for the people who were in the know and were told, I'm sorry, admiral, you do not have need to know here and so, goodbye.” A reliable source furthermore revealed to UFO researcher Richard Dolan that Admiral Wilson was frustrated by attorneys of a corporation that denied him access. I interviewed an active duty U.S. Navy officer in October 2008 who confirmed the powerful role of corporations involved in UFO projects.

A number of senior officials in the Obama administration were deeply involved in Clinton administration efforts to disclose files concerning UFOs. If President Obama’s January 21 Memoranda are fully implemented, FOIA requests will allow much information about UFOs to emerge. This will give important clues to where the bulk of the nation’s UFO files are kept. That is when the Obama administration will run up against powerful corporate interests claiming proprietary control of UFO information and advanced extraterrestrial technology. The Obama administration will ultimately need to confront corporate interests that house UFO files, and controlled UFO policy since the Nixon Administration.

Source: http://www.examiner.com/x-2383-Honolulu-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2009m1d31-Obama-to-clash-with-corporate-control-of-UFO-files


Possible UFO Sighting In Stephenville

Possible UFO Sighting In Stephenville

Reporter: Matt Collins

At about 7:15pm this evening on the horizon in the North West, there they were 3 hovering bright red lights.

Nothing like I have ever seen.

They would sporadically appear and disappear in different locations in the same part of the sky.

I waited for about five minutes and finally another light, of the same brightness and intensity, appeared in the same location, only this time it was moving across the horizon.

Just like the other lights before it, this one disappeared the same way.

Me and my sister both witnessed the lights over Stephenville.

The reason I know these were not airplanes or jets is because just off to the North of the UFO's was the path that airliners and other jets arrive at DFW, so I had an almost side by side comparison of the two different crafts as a point of reference to make my judgment call.